I’ve been MIA but there is no baby to report yet! 🙂
Yesterday was a busy day that didn’t leave me any time for blogging and then this morning I taught a yoga class, took a yoga class and baked sourdough bread while I did car research. My check engine light came on again yesterday after last week’s repairs and my car was doing the same annoying start and shut off thing this morning when I was leaving to go teach. This is pretty much the worst timing ever to be feeling the crunch to choose a new car but I’m trying not to rush anything and to thoroughly do my research and understand my options. I took it into the repair shop again this afternoon to read the check engine code and it’s another issue with the fuel system. So you can say it’s been a fun day so far! 😉
On the positive side, it is gorgeous in Charlotte today and I’m working out on my back patio with the company of two cute goldens. I’m done teaching for the day and it feels good to have a whole afternoon in front of me. I have exciting things planned like folding laundry, dog walking, a trip to the bank and post office and cooking dinner. Sounds perfect to me!
UPPER BODY SUPERSET WORKOUT
This is the time of year when I get inundated with upper body workout requests. I guess everyone’s arms and shoulders are seeing the light of day again after a long, cold winter + I always find that brides want to do some extra upper body focus in preparation for the big day!
I put together a quick upper body superset workout to share with you guys today. All you really need is a set of dumbbells and your own bodyweight for this one. A bench or step would be nice but isn’t necessary and there is an option to do some pull ups as part of this workout if you have access to a pull up machine or bar. If not, don’t sweat it! Just leave them out!
The way this works is that you knock out all reps and rounds of one superset before moving on to the next. I’m recommending 2-3 rounds of each superset. You should be able to complete this workout in about 20-30 minutes, depending on whether you do 2 or 3 rounds of each group of exercises.
Remember that weight selection is everything! You shouldn’t get to the last rep of the 15 and feel like you could keep going for 15 more. On the other hand, you shouldn’t get to 6 and need a break already. Look for that sweet spot where reps 10-15 get really hard but are doable with breath and focus.
MAY WORKOUT PLAYLIST
Need some motivating tunes to get you through your strength training? Here’s your May Workout Playlist! It features over 2.5 hours of music. Play it on shuffle to keep it fresh!
Speaking of workouts…part of me really wants to go to the gym to get a strength workout in since I’m not sure when that will be in the cards for me in the future…but then part of me is hesitant because I know I’ll be sore. I’m terrified to feel really sore going into labor. Haha! 🙂
I’ll probably just stick with walking and maybe I’ll do some push ups and squats at home or something.
Off to run errands and get some housework done. Let me know what you think if you try this workout!
Do you prefer training upper or lower body? I LOVE training legs!
Do you prefer to break up your training (like legs one day, upper another day) or do total body strength workouts when doing strength?
What types of workouts would you like to see more of from me!? Hit me up with requests! I’d love to hear what you want more of and find useful!