Snowed-in on leg day

I am not one who likes to workout at home. I haven’t workout at home in a really long time. The something about the gym that motivates me to work harder than when I try at home. I also feel limited. While body squats and lunges do work your body, I like having the ability to add weight and use machines. Today was a scheduled leg day and last night when I went to bed the roads were clear and you could actually see the moon in the sky.

Getting up this morning was a different story.

When I got out of bed at 8 am I had every intention of getting to the gym, putting in some cardio and smash my legs. As fast as I could post that I was making coffee and heading out, I saw the fluffy, white snow falling nonstop. I still thought I could get to the gym though. I poured my coffee and starting texting my fit friends, Brittany and Sarah. After going outside and seeing how much had actually fallen, I decided there was no way I was moving my car from my parking spot. At this point the roads hadn’t even been plowed and the part of the city I live in doesn’t get a lot of attention from DPW.

Now I can tell you right now, that if I was 5 this would’ve thrilled me, as an adult I’m over here like “where’s the beach?”

But as you can tell, it was probably a good decision that I stayed home.

After getting back inside, I tried to figure out what I could do 1. without shaking the floor, 2. getting a good workout in. Brittany suggested weighted lunges since I had 5 pound dumbbells on hand. I looked on BodyBuilding.com’s web site to look at their exercise library. Here’s what I came up with:

  • 1 minute jogging in place to warm up
  • Side step squats 3 by 10( each side)
  • Glute kick back 3 by 20 (each side)
  • Step up with stairs 3 by 10 (each side)
  • 6 sets of stair runs (jogging)
  • Russian twists with medicine ball 3 by 10 (each side)
  • Dumbbell rear lunges 3 by 10 (each side)
  • Mountain climbers 3 by 20
  • Rear leg raises 3 by 10 (each side)
  • Split squats 3 by 10 (each side)
  • Glute bridge 3 by 10
  • Lying glute raises 3 by 10 (each side)
  • Medicine ball chops 3 by 10 (each side)

On hand I had a 5 pound medicine ball and a pair of 5 pound dumbbells. The apartment I live in has two flights of stairs and the first set is a pretty sturdy set in this lovely historical house. I brought my dumbbells and medicine ball down to the main floor and set up camp. It took about 35 minutes to complete everything.

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2015/01/img_4572.jpgWhile I’m happy that I was able to get my workout in, I’m hoping that tomorrow brings clearer roads and my ability to get to the gym before work! I’m trying to stick to my schedule so I can maintain my path to meet my goal for April. I know this is only one day, but I’m trying to make each one count. My macros are perfect today and that’s something!

❤ Cristina

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