Guess I take it back! Lol!
Yesterday, on the post I wrote, I mentioned how my body was starting to get used to my workout routine that it stopped aching. Huh! I realized a few hours later, that my oblique muscles started feeling the effects of the training I did the day before! Lol! (I love renegade rows!)
Still, if you’ve been following along, you’ll know how I LOVE that feeling! Yes, it can be uncomfortable but to me its a sure way to tell that I have been doing my routines well! 😉
Early morning: glass of water with acv, cup of coffee, banana
Breakfast: 2 eggs, banana bread muffin
Morning snack: handful of roasted almonds
Lunch: leftover gnocchi pasta w/ chicken in alfredo pesto sauce, bowl of cucumber slices & sugar snap peas
Dinner: Slow-cooked brisket and onions, mashed sweet potato, brussel sprouts
The final day was ladder day designed to see how heavy you can lift as you lower the reps, so it goes, 4, 3, 2. Let me tell you how much I surprised myself at the end of it!
1 set, 4 reps each side using 44 lbs
1 set, 3 reps each side using 48 lbs
1 set, 2 reps each side using 53 lbs.
Last time I checked, I was able to lift 53 lbs for 1 rep each side successfully. So I decided today to try to SLDL our 60 lbs. I picked it up and did 1 set of 1 rep each but surprised myself to realize that the weight was so doable. So I repeated the move, 2nd set, 1 rep each side with 60 lbs, to confirm it. Yep! I could do it! I was so happy to learn!
2 sets, 1 rep each side using 60 lbs.
The heaviest kettlebell currently that we owned is a 70 lb. I decided to try if I could lift this thing 1 handed when I was setting it up and I could!
So, I went for it!
1 set, 1 rep each side using 70 lbs
Wow! That was incredible! The move was not perfect, I wobbled a little bit when I did my left side but nevertheless executed it successfully!
I did not anticipate this turn out at all in the beginning when I decided to go for the challenge. Now, I’m hooked! I’m forever changed!
This simple challenge that takes maybe 10 minutes of your time everyday was the one that set everything in motion for me. I started with a weaker body, unmotivated, no plans of starting a workout routine, let alone take up a personal challenge of my own!
Now, here I am feeling a bit incredulous, and 11 days in on my 6 Weeks to Shred personal challenge! I feel hopeful, happy and no sign of stopping from taking up fitness challenges in the near future! That’s why for my next challenge, I decided to do Lauren Brooks’ Kettlebell Press challenge for 21 days!
And I’d be honest, I am not sure if I could produce the same results as my SLDL challenge, if not close to it at least. Pressing weight over my head is not my strongest. But I am excited to find out how much I can get myself up on weights when 21 days is up and the challenge is over. Stay tuned to find out!
By the way, if you ever thought about starting the same workout routine I am doing for my 6 Weeks to Shred. Now is the perfect time to do it because Lauren is having a spring sale where all her kettlebell dvds, videos and e-book programs are 50% off for a limited time only.
Once again, I thank you for stopping by!
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