This is one of my favorite songs from Francesca Battistelli and I love every line. Especially- "Every day the choices you make say what you are and who your heart beats for" So very true! I hope you guys listened to the lyrics and enjoyed!
So HEY GUYS HAPPY WEEKEND!!! I have this weekend off so I am super pumped! Last night I saw The Hunger Games with two of my co-workers and it was awesome (i had some butterfinger minis.... i couldnt keep that from you guys but i rarely go off track). I was in bed by 10, lame I wanted to go out but was tired, and I slept in until 9! My body needed that. Then I ate my wonderful breakfast, had two cups of coffee, waited and hour and hit the gym! Shoulders and Back day- MY FAVORITE!
Molly asked me what my weekly training schedule looks like. Keep in mind my schedule is going to look VERY different from everyone elses. I keep reinforcing to you guys that I am NOT DOING CARDIO. My metabolism is in high gear and I am trying to gain muscle which is a pain in the butt actually. We all have different weaknesses and goals. I know a lot of women are trying to lose weight and tone up and I totally applaud you and will help in any way I can, but I am trying to gain 8 lbs and gain lean body mass. My body is very petite and this is not happening as quickly as I thought it would. Kristi Romero, total sweetheart, gave me the best advice when it comes to building muscle, "Be patient, it takes time..." So...praying for patience :)
On my work days (which range from 2-5 days per week, 12 hour shifts, im a NICU nurse), I wake up at 4:30 and am in the gym by 5:00am. I train for an hour then have my evenings open. On my off days, I usually try to sleep in and take care of business and lift in the early afternoon. My routine looks kind of boring, but if i could post the exercises I do than you would see they are intense, involved, and require me to lift heavy and push my boundaries.
Monday- Shoulders (Upper Body) & Back
Tuesday- Lower body & Abs
Wednesday- Shoulders (Upper Body) & Back
Thursday- Lower body & Abs + high incline (30) lunges at a 1.5 speed for 15 min
Friday- Shoulder (Upper Body) & Back
Saturday- Full body
Jen stresses the importance of me to lift heavy and rest AT LEAST one full minute between sets. I am loving my results and I can not wait to step on the stage in July! I will start taking weekly progress pics tomorrow ;)
So excited to share my new Satio Pic:
As always, Ill end in prayer from our next day in A Woman After God's Own Heart: A Daily Devotional:
Lord, in You is my hope, in You is my desire, in You is my strength. I love you. Make my life count in someone's life today. Help me reach out with Your love. Amen.
I sure hope I was able to count and reach out to someone in some way today! Make this weekend a great and safe one! I am thinking about you all- you keep me so motivated!