Picky Kitty & A Weight Workout

Who had a Terrific Tuesday? I sure did try! Luckily, one of my stress sources was eliminated.

No, I didn't get rid of her. However, I did find out that this little kitty happens to be a picky little bugger. Just 2 weeks ago, I bought her a new litter brand since the other was sold out. Ever since, Ginger refused to use her litter box. She found that our memory foam bath rug was a better choice. She greeted me with a present every day after work.

Once we figured out that Ginger has a preferred brand of litter, we got the old stuff and our little spoiled brat is using her litter box again! Yay!

Anyway, enough about cats!

For those of you who want to get fit or maintain your fitness, you should know there's more to it than just cardio. To truly become and stay fit, you need to strength train, perform ab exercises, stretch to gain flexibility, and then some! I TRY to include each of these practices into my weekly routine. I do ab and weight training 4 days out of the week (2 days of abs and 2 days of weights). Then, I TRY to stretch (I'm bad and sometimes skip...oops!) every day after a run. However, I'm finding that these good habits are not easily maintained!

I feel like after work, I devote most of my time to running and fitness. Food manages to take up the rest of my time. Peter may see me for 5 minutes in the evening...

But I think he still loves me.

The results are definitely worth it, though.

Not too shabby, huh? Remember, muscles love calories! The more muscle mass you have, the more calories you will burn. And if you're like me, you LOVE to eat as many calories as possible without gaining a pound.

With that being said, I'll end my post with what I typically do on a weight training day. I use a 15lb kettle bell and 10lb dumbbells.

Push-Ups: 2 Sets of 25
Dumbbell Front Raise: 2 Sets of 20 (Learned this one from Jillian Michaels and hate her for it!)
Bicep Curls: 2 Sets of 30
Overhead Press: 2 Sets of 30
Kettle Bell Swings: 2 Sets of 25
Tricep Lifts w/ Kettle Bell: 2 Sets of 30
Upright Rows w/ Kettle Bell: 2 Sets of 30
Calf Raises w/ Dumbbells: 2 Sets of 25
Dumbbell Flyes: 2 Sets of 30
Dumbbell Press: 2 Sets of 30 
Reverse Flyes: 2 Sets of 15

Give it a try if you'd like and tell me what you think!!

Do you have a pet? Do they have any bad habits recently?

So you do cardio, but do you work on strength? 

How do you balance your work life, fitness life, and personal life?

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