I headed to my first workout at Gold's Gym at 8 and finished in an hour and a half, including 30 minutes on the elliptical. That actually was quite enjoyable. Whereas the strength portion was so-so. There were lots more benches for my presses. I has trouble feeling it in my chest with the barbell vs the dumb bells.
I was excited to use the cable crossover till I realized how much weaker my left arm is!
And the 2 different pushups compounded the problem. :(
The gym was cleaner, much cleaner and everyone was nice. I didn't feel like I belonged in such an elite club. I couldn't find the Roman chair here though. I'll make that up another day of the week, maybe tomorrow.
There's a separate room that was pretty big for stretching and abs.
Then I headed to the front room with relatively clean machines.
I took a quick shower and headed to work. I need to pack a toiletry bag... I don't need a lot but definitely Q-tips.
- Wide-grip barbell bench press: 40#, 50#, 45#, 40#
- Pushups: bodyweight, knees, knees
- Cable crossover: 10#, 10# x 5, 5# x 5, 5#
- Smith machine incline bench press: 40#, 50#, 45#
- Side-to-side pushup: bodyweight, knees, bodyweight
- Toe touchers: -
- Crunches: -
- Knee/hip raises on Roman chair: N/A
- Cable crunch: 42.5#
- Cardio: elliptical trainer level 12 x 30 minutes
I didn't anticipate having so much extra time so I got gas and perused the grocery store for my midday snack: Chobani 2% strawberry banana, which was definitely needed. After consuming too much sparkling water, my stomach was killing me so I took a break and went to my car to eat it. Felt much better. I also had 2 more hard-boiled egg whites.
Lunch was steamed tilapia in a tortilla with spinach, and dinner was homemade sweet and sour chicken over massaged kale.
I'm a peanut butter lover/connoisseur yet my co-workers were shocked I never tried Laura Scudder's. I ended up renting "Young Adult" and bought a jar to try.
Yet they haven't heard of Justin's or PB & Co or MaraNatha?! Insanity!