This was the week before I got sick and also before I chopped off all my hair. It was a good week. I deep cleaned the fridge, reflected about the role of trauma in weight loss, and did my daily workouts.
This is my second vlog that encompasses a full week-ish of content. This is the week before we went on vacation to Maine. I actually did not record at all while on vacation, but my husband used my camera on his drone and got some footage that I ended up incorporating into the vlog.
I have noticed that many people who post weightloss | wellness | fitness vlogs tend to have pretty long videos — like, up to 30 minutes. I thought to string together several days’ worth of footage so that my vlogs can be longer. This is my first attempt, and the video only ended up being a little more than 5 minutes long. Oh well! Guess I need to learn to talk more, or record more…
But here is my first weekly vlog post, rich with almost a week’s worth of media.
I continue to play catch-up on processing videos from weeks ago, amidst trying to recover files from the latest computer crash. This heat wave is really getting to me. But, nevertheless, here is Episode 36 in which there was no heat wave, and I can look back upon that day fondly.
My PC crashed and I lost all my files; after four days of working on getting my computer back up and running, I am finally able to post my content. I was already two weeks behind on posting content, and now I am even farther back. I hope that I can catch up soon! Anway, in this episode I do some reflection on my journey, hit a legs and shoulders workout, and head to the beach for some reading after some delicious food.
I have been feeling confident in my program and better in my skin, so this episode ends with a bikini progress pic…because I felt it.
The 4th of July weekend continued with lots of fun. My child joined me for a full-body workout, which was great.
This weekend while swimming in the lake, I thought to take some footage of swimming underwater and my GoPro drowned! I lost some footage, but here is the last footage, which is a back and biceps workout. A new GoPro should arrive tomorrow, so until then…enjoy!
I begin an 8-week soft cut today to get me through the summer, and reflect on my fear of losing weight. I crush a chest and triceps workout.
Today was one of my favorite days on this journey so far. I feel that I checked all the boxes, including back and biceps workout, a run, yoga, kayaking, good food, and time with loved ones. It was a win!
Today’s workout focused on back and biceps, with 20 minutes of cardio at the end. Overall, it was a good workout with plenty of variety, using dumbells, resistance bands, a body bar, and a barbell.
One of my favorite exercises this week came with my legs and shoulders split on Sunday. I finished my workout with some kneeling squats and internally-rotated bent front shoulder raises. This brought a fantastic burn. The rest of the split was also very good, with some curtsy squats, overhead press (not shown), goblet squats (not shown), clamshells, glute extensions, upright rows, and a tri-series of shoulder raises.
The workout lasted about 45 minutes.
Posting my workouts again feels good; it keeps me motivated and inspired. Enjoy!
Adding this alternating dynamic into a classic dumbbell chest press kicked up this exercise quite a bit. You have to do more stabilizing in the core. You will also feel the flexion in each arm a bit more because you have to deal with balancing the motion.
- Check your elbows and do not dip them below your shoulder height or the top of the bench (if you’re using a bench)
- You can do this exercise lying on the floor — that assures that your elbows do not dip down too low!
- Go heavy! Make sure that your weight amount is appropriate for your actual strength. After a set, you should feel the burn