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Shaping Up For Summer: My Gym Routine

by Megan

Ha ha ha ha ha ha! That’s you laughing at the thought of me having a “gym routine.” Okay but I kind of do. Here it is.

I basically have three mornings a week when I’m not headed to work right after dropping off Carter at Kindergarten. Something almost always comes up on at least one of those mornings, leaving me with two mornings a week to go to the gym. There are other times that I could go, but mornings are so convenient because I’m already right there, and it’s nice to take advantage of the kids care (which I’m paying for)!

So I try to go two mornings a week. I get there at about 8:10, and Zumba starts at 8:30. So I can either do a short 20-minute workout and then join the Zumba class for an hour, or I can do a longer 45-minute workout. My plan right now is this:

Week 1, Day 1: warm-up, short upper body workout, Zumba
Week 1, Day 2: warm-up, long legs & abs workout
Week 2, Day 1: warm-up, long upper body workout
Week 2, Day 2: warm-up, short legs & abs workout, Zumba

And so on. I think it’s a pretty good routine.

A few weeks ago I mentioned some fitness apps that I was going to try out. Well I found a winner. It’s Gain Fitness.

Gain is free (with additional packs you can buy, but which are not necessary), and it’s seriously like having a personal trainer in your pocket. You can tell it which equipment you have at home and at the gym, and then when you’re ready to work out, you just tell it whether you’re at the gym or at home, how long you want to work out, and which area of your body you want to focus on.

Then it creates a program for you, and it takes you from one exercise to the next. It tells you what to do, how many sets/reps, and how to do it. You just check the box when you’ve finished a set, and you can enter in the weight you used, if applicable.

It seriously gave me the confidence I needed on my first day. I walked right up to that Smith machine (Do you know what that is? It’s super cool.) and started using it like it wasn’t my very first time!

The workouts were challenging but not difficult, and left me sore the next few days, which is always a nice feeling!

Oh, that’s just me, taking a rest from being all hardcore and stuff.

Weigh-in: 165.0, I lost 1.2 pounds, after losing 1.4 last week! Granted, some of that was from not eating for over 24 hours because of a stomach bug I had on Thursday, but now I’m just more motivated to keep it off!

Just 1.2 pounds away from my lowest weight in YEARS. I will get there in April.

How was your week? Did you meet your fitness goals? Link up and let me know!

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Jessa March 29, 2014 - 6:10am

I love this app. I might have to try it out. I have so many fitness apps on my phone.

Jasmine April 2, 2014 - 8:09am

Wow–great loss! And you do have gym routine–I love me some zumba!!!

Sarah April 2, 2014 - 6:49pm

Congratulations! That sounds like a great app. I’ll have to check it out. I’m definitely going to recommend it to my husband, who wants to bulk up!

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