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Worked out at a different place today...

Thursday, July 03, 2014

So, you know how all gyms are different and a 20 pound dumbbell in one place will weigh slightly different in another, right? Well, everything seemed off at this new place I worked out at but I made sure to go as high as I could stand it without losing my form.

I worked out at my local communities gym. Mostly because I was curious and because I didn't feel like working out in a large gym with lots of people around. But after working out at this new place I realized that I love getting lost in lots of people that way no one really notices me. lol!

I started off with an elliptical machine and actually did a 5k on there! Burning around 250 calories. 30 minutes cardio. Not too bad! I was sweating quite a bit but the thing that bugged me was the machine kept saying my heart beat was 128, 130 at the most. What???? Really? emoticon Whatever. I felt good.

I liked the view at least! It was nice. I was bird watching. haha!!

After that I ended up doing 210 pounds on the seated leg press. I liked that! lol Im usually about 200 pounds at my other gym. 210 seemed just about right and challenging at this other place.

I also worked on quads and hamstrings. Hamstrings weight was lower than usual. But the seating itself was very uncomfortable so 90 pounds (usually 100) was good enough. Also 110 pounds quads.

Then I skipped onto triceps. Triceps pulldown with rope attachment because that's all that was around. The thing said I was at 27.5 pounds? I find that REALLY hard to believe because I am at around 60-70 pounds at my other place. Something was totally off. Maybe it was in kilos? hmm...I did two other triceps workouts. I'm not good with names so don't know what they are called at the moment. haha! One of them being triceps kickbacks. Then ended with chest on bench. I LOVE bench press with dumbbells! I Love to see how strong I can get and how strong I am now. 25 pounds at this gym. It felt different than the 25 at my other gym. It was challenging enough. But I'm at 27.5 pounds at my other gym. I can't wait to get to 30 pounds!!!!!!!!

There were a few other people in there when I was there. I was the only girl who lifted anything heavy. Well, the only girl who lifted anything at all! I felt kinda proud of myself. And not to mention strong!

Working out sure helped with the stress I was in earlier today after getting a very irritating phone call! From family no less! lol Figures! I feel better now though.

On a different note. My daughter and I are ready to sport our new tank tops for the 4th tomorrow! :) Let's just hope they don't get anything messy and red on them! haha

Food has been good today! I have been trying to log everything today. I logged some yesterday but didn't. Oh well! I'll do better today. For dinner I am planning an awesome chicken and strawberry salad with blueberries, almonds, blue cheese and raspberry vinaigrette dressing! Can't wait! It's my favorite salad this summer! :)

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    The calorie calculators and heart rate things on gym exercise equipment are notoriously inaccurate. You can use a heart rate monitor if you want to gauge how you're really doing on the heart rate front or you can gauge your effort based on levels of how you are working. 1 being easy. 2 being normal effort (you could still have a conversation and not be out of breath). 3 being moderate-hard (you could speak in brief phrases, but you wouldn't want to have a conversation w/ anyone because you're working hard). 4 being breathless (balls to the wall--can't have a conversation at all). My exercise class teachers typically have us most of the time in zone 3 w/ little bursts of zone 4 and then intervals between easy/hard. But most of the time, if you're in zone 3, you're working hard and are reaping the benefits.
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    keep it up!
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