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My mental limits- Shine in 49: Day 17

The power of our mind, constantly amazes me~

I pride myself on being a person who continually strives to challenge myself…but my husband pointed out to me today that I was NOT.

I had a glaring “Mental Limit” that was interfering with my workout. I love benching and have always dreamed of benching “plates” (135#)…. For many years I had been trying to get to the point to where I could. Well, I reached my goal about 3-4 months ago. I HAVE been able to bench and do several reps at 135#. Since reaching this “milestone” I have not once though about even attempting to lift any more than that. I had “set the bar” at plates and put a mental limit on myself!
Well…next time I bench I WILL try to lift MORE~!! AND I am going to keep in mind how easy it is for us to place mental limits on ourselves.
I need to stop thinking and saying “can’t”……. But instead say “let me try”!!!

YOUR workout for today is to make up any missed workouts from this week~

Here is the workout I did today:
Warm up
r-bike 10 mins
chest press: for warm up
70×15
90×10

Bench press
45×10
95×20
115×10
135×4+2 with assistance
135×4+2 with assistance
115×10

Incline Bench- Hammer Strength Machine
90x10x3 sets

Old School Sit ups between sets – 2 sets

Hammer Strength flat wide bench
90×10

then I realized we only had 25 mins left for childcare and decided to RUN

Treddy incline at 3%
Walk 2 mins @4
run @6 (easy)
3- 1 min intervals at 8mph- easy mins at 6
4- 1 min intervals at 9mph- easy mins at 7
1- interval at 10
then 3 more mins of running between 7-8.4mph

It was a good one!!
Have a nice day~
-Michelle

p.s. Here’s a video of “how to bench press”

Tuesday’s Leg Circuit…whoohoo


BOY what a super day!

I had a lot of things going on and stayed home all day!! That is amazing and doesn’t happen often, but I liked it 🙂

I did a leg circuit workout that took about 25 min plus 10 extra for lunges and leg curls.

here is the jist of what I did:
1. DB Squats- held weights(#30db’s) up by shoulders went down low 15-20 reps
2. Leg extensions on bowflex- 15 reps of 100, 160, 160
3. Dead lifts- #30 db’s down to touch weights on floor 15-20 reps
4. Bulgarians- 3x10x 30#db’s
5. Laying leg lifts on incline bench 3×20
6. Abs knee ups 3 sets of 40

Did all 6 exercises in a row repeated 3 times…
then did 20 stationary lunges w/#30 db’s and then 90 walkin lunges
and 5 sets of leg curls on the bowflex…these felt great!

My eats have been great too
P: Fajita steak, chicken breast, 4 eggs (minus 1 yolk)
C: Red Grapes
G: Green beans, asparagus stir fry
F: Summer sausage
NO TREATS 🙂

Bless you all!
-Michelle