Day 1/5

Today was day 2/45 and day 1/5. Starting today, I want to start writing journal posts just to reflect on the day and my daily workouts/exercise. This way, as I progress, I will have a place where I can come back to assess my progress and I will have a history of all my workouts.

Today’s workout was a repeat of a full-body personal training session. In fact, it was a repeat of my first ever personal training session from April 30th2018. I had made so much progress back then, but since I took a HUGE break, I am basically starting all over again and I thought it will be a good idea to start from my beginner personal training sessions.

Full body personal training session #1 

  • Body weight squats: 20 reps x 3 sets
  • Wall sit maximum time: 3 sets
  • 15 Leg raises (hold the last rep) and in between do plank for max time: 3 sets
  • Shoulder press with 3 lbs dumbbell (but attempt 5 lbs 15 reps x 3 sets)

Today’s workout (notes and details on what I actually did)

  • body weight squats: 20 reps x 3 sets
    • finished all 20 reps and 3 sets
    • it burned a little but it wasn’t too difficult to manage
  • Wall sit maximum time: 3 sets
    • I held each of the 3 reps for 40 seconds
    • It burned a lot and it was very difficult to hold the 3 reps but I forced myself to do it
  • 15 Leg raises (hold the last rep) and in between do plank for max time: 3 sets
    • Held first plank for 23 secs
    • Held 2ndplank for 11 secs 
    • for my last rep, I did 15 leg raises but I had to stop in between for some breaks and I wasn’t able to hold the last one.
    • I was completely exhausted and I took a break before holding the last plank for 25 secs
    • My legs were completely trembling in the end but I had made my mind to hold it for at least 25 secs
  • Shoulder press with 3 lbs dumbbell (but attempt 5 lbs 15 reps x 3 sets)
    • 1st set: 3 lbs x 15
    • 2nd set: 5 lbs x 12 reps
    • 3rd set: 5 lbs x 12 reps
    • Legs were completely trembling: I tried to keep a little bend to do the shoulder press but just couldn’t so did it with legs straight (hope that’s correct)

I was able to go through this routine in about 25 minutes and was completely sweaty by the end. Here is a pic from during the workout: 

Other things I checked off my daily checklist today, that are directly related to my physical health

  • Day 1 of week 1 of the 3 week-yoga retreat from beachbody on demand (it was quite hard today but I plan to keep trying and repeating this until I get better at it)
  • 35 minute evening walk with Mayhem
  • Shoveled some snow which was a little bit of an arm workout 🙂

Thanks for reading & stay tuned as I progress further on my fitness journey.

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