Stronger Than Yesterday!

by Glenneth on July 18, 2012

ONE! One more day of work and one more sleep until BEACH TIME! Want to see another picture of Folly Beach? I do. So looking forward to this mother/daughter time! I cannot wait to walk on the beach and in the ocean water.

Strength Chick

Yesterday after work I headed to Planet Fitness for a quick, but intense workout. Check out what I did:

I felt like a badass in the weight area. Yes – like this:

I really enjoy strength training. I might have gone a little overboard yesterday, but it is a good kind of sore. The bench press/squat bar is “assisted” so that you can’t drop it or hurt yourself. This is great since I don’t have a spotter. I really want to encourage women not to be afraid of this area. Once again, I was the only female in the weight area. Strength training rocks ladies!

Source: via Linda on Pinterest

Source: via Deborah on Pinterest

Source: via PT Business on Pinterest

Here are a couple of great links to check out about strength training:

8 Reasons Women Should Strength Train

Top 10 Reasons To Strength Train

Looking for a great book on the subject? Try The New Rules of Lifting for Women: Lift Like a Man, Look Like a Goddess. This book goes into a lot of the science of strength training, but also has some great workouts.

After the weights I headed to the elliptical for a 10 minute H.I.I.T. workout. My arms and legs were jelly when I left the gym. The sign of a great workout.

Today’s agenda includes wrapping up a few work items and PACKING!

Do you strength train? Why or why not? Do you have a favorite book on the subject? Please share in the comments.

Enjoy your day! Make it awesome!

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Katie @wishandwhimsy July 18, 2012 at 6:46 am

I LOVE strength training. I’ve always worked out, but used to be afraid of the weight room. There was and is such a dramatic difference in the results I see when I strength train. I only wish I had started sooner. Love, love, love it.
Have a great mother/daughter trip!


2 Tara Burner July 18, 2012 at 8:45 am

feeling like a badass rocks!!!
enjoy your vacay!!!!


3 Meredith @ DareYouTo July 18, 2012 at 8:55 am

best feeling! Strength training definitely makes me feel tough, like I can tackle anything!


4 Paige @ Running Around Normal July 18, 2012 at 1:46 pm

I love strength training – AND feeling like a badass. Good thing they go hand in hand :)


5 Tina @ Best Body Fitness July 18, 2012 at 4:27 pm

You know I’m a BIG fan of strength training. ;)

That is a great looking workout! Although the trainer in me has to say, that using free weights is preferable to the Smith Machine (which is what the assisted squat/press bar sounds like you’re describing) since that machine can hinder natural body movement and form. Either way, though, GREAT work!


6 Angie @ Losing It and Loving It July 18, 2012 at 6:17 pm

Yes, I do strength/weights at least twice a week. I do have that book you mentioned but haven’t read it. I hired Tina (Best Body Fitness) to be my personal trainer online and she sends specialized workouts for me. I love them!

Oh and see, I look up and there she is commenting here lol

Way to go on your workout, you rock! Beach time is coming.


7 Abby @ BackAtSquareZero July 18, 2012 at 10:02 pm

You will love Folly Beach:)
(says the slightly prejudice girl who live 10 miles away)


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