Short and sweaty

The title of the post refers both to how I feel right now…and how my workout was. Double win.

I didn’t have a game plan for the gym today. My ankle has been feeling a little…off, so I wanted to get sweaty without any high-impact cardio. Mission accomplished!

I feel like I should say something here about how I have no professional training, and anything you do is at your own risk and should be monitored or something. I’m listing my workout below, but, please, do what’s comfortable and challenging for you at your level.


Warm up: 10 min. on the treadmill at 3 mph

Overhead triceps extension with 8 pound medicine ball while standing on the half stability ball: 25 reps x 3 sets.

Deep squats, with butt touching half stability ball:  25 reps x 3 sets.

Side bends, holding a weighted bar above your head: 30 reps x 2 sets.

I’m not sure what the bar weighed, but it was the lightest of options at the gym. I realize that’s not helpful at all.

Bicep curls with weighted bar: 30 reps x 2 sets.

Walking lunges: 25 reps x 3 sets.

Leg lifts: 15 reps x 3 sets. <–these were tough…I barely finished the last set!

There ya go! I love workouts with little or no equipment, so this was perfect. For total honesty, I learned all of these move from a trainer that I’ve been working out with for about 3 months. He’s extremely creative and consistently finds new ways to tire me out every week. For a gym newbie like me, paying for training was one of the best decisions I ever made, and I highly recommend it!