So lately I've been trying to lift heavy weights to get more muscle definitions, and eating accordingly. I will probably make a separate post about the food later. Of course I still want to do cardio, because it's good for the heart, and I got a half marathon coming up I should probably do some sort of training for. But I have been really focusing on building muscle, because I want to be more toned up for my wedding that's coming up in just a little over a month! Plus, muscles will burn more fat, so it's really a win-win. But it's so hard for girls to build muscles! For me especially because genetically I just don't get muscle definitions easily. Strength wise I'm not bad, I push myself hard and I'll bench 60-70 pounds. I just want the muscles to pop out already! Geesh, it's not like I'm trying to be a body builder...
Anyway, so here are the workouts and outfits for the past week!
What I did: Warm up on the gauntlet for about 15 minutes at 80 steps a minute. Then weight lifting session for about 45 minutes. I did free weights, machines, TRX, and ended with a set of jumping on the big step thingies about 3 feet high. I used really heavy weights! Because I was sore for like 3 days after.
What I wore: Lululemon Run Swiftly Tech SS in fruitie tootie, and Run: Ultra Short in black/fruitie tootie (dug this one oldie of the bottom of my drawer!).
What I did: HIIT for 45 minutes (time goes by fast when you are watching poker on TV while running), then yoga for an hour.
What I wore: Lululemon Dance Strap tank in army green, and Wunder Groove Crop.
Wednesday, 8/10 - Rest
What I did: Ran 15 minutes on treadmill to warm up. Then lifted heavy weights.
What I wore: This is the day I forgot to take a pic, since I was rushing out the door at 4 am. Sick I know. But you accept these ungodly hours when you choose to work in finance on the west coast. But I wore the NUX Serenity Heather tank I wrote about, and groove pants.
Friday 8/12 - Rest day
What I did: An hour of alternating HIIT and heavy lifting. i.e. 15 minutes of 1 minute sprints and 1 minute rests. 15 minutes of lifting. Repeat.
What I wore: I got this Reebok Easytone Taped Bra tank in Malibu Blue from Ruelala that I thought looked really cute on the model. But it was really small when I put it on. Well, it doesn't look small when you hold it up, but the material is not very stretchy at all so it's very hard to put on and take off. I wish I had gotten a size M but I always get S in stuff, and did not think I would have needed to size up. The tank is a flattering fit once you wrestle with it for a while to put it on, and the material is very light and nice - like Lululemon's luxtreme a lot in the front. And the back is all mesh, with some taping. But it kept riding up as I was running and lifting really badly! Though I'm not sure if that's because it's a little too small for me. See how tight it is! It's too bad because I really like the color and material. Maybe I should use it as my "goal" tank for when I trim down. Hehe.
I wore my Lululemon Run: Passion crop in bright blue.
I probably shouldn't post the model's pic right after myself in the same tank, but it looks rather tight on her too! Lol. Just trying to make myself feel better (or not).
I did not take a pic from the back, but here's what the back looks like, I like the taping look:
What I did: Same as yesterday, I did HIIT alternating with weight sessions for an hour.
What I wore: I decided to give the Lululemon Cool Racerback in pearl luxtreme a try again. This time I wore my Energy Bra underneath, and I also wore my Run: Passion crop in power purple. So I was in head to toe luxtreme. The tank did ride up again, but not as bad as the Reebok one did yesterday. So basically I spent the whole weekend's workouts pulling down my tanks. I still really love the color though!
So that's it! I can now relax before going back to work tomorrow (ugh!). Though I did not do much this weekend other than working out and going to the Dodger game today, but for some reason weekends are never long enough. I am now ready to start my TV Sunday night marathon with True Blood, Entourage, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and some other shows I have recorded. Yay! Hope everyone had a good weekend!