What Up Workout Wednesday


Good morning and happy workout Wednesday all ya’ll beautiful people!

It’s been a while since I’ve posted about working out. I haven’t been slacking by any means with nutrition or exercising, BUT I haven’t been taking measurements or pictures. What a freaking colossal mistake that was; especially since I’m participating in the eight-week #myfitsquad challenge on Bodybuilding.com. At first, I was thinking that maybe it’ll be a cool surprise after eight weeks seeing what I’ve accomplished. Now I realize I’ve been an idiot because I have no idea where I am, how I’m doing, or if my plan is working. It seems like it’s working at least in the mirror most days.

I’ll take pictures over the next couple of days and check my measurements. But It might be too late for me on this challenge. That doesn’t mean I’m going to lose motivation and start slacking. It means I’ll evaluate what I’ve done to myself and make a plan for the rest of the challenge to see what I can accomplish. Sometimes, you mess up. Just gotta stand up, brush yourself off, say, “I’ve been an idiot,” and move on. And that’s what I’m going to do. That being said, I do hope it’s working because I love the workout program and split I’ve made.

The workout program I developed was inspired by Muscle & Fitness Hers: The Guide To Your First Bikini Competition, and from Bobybuilding.com, 30 Days Out: Craig Capurso’s Extreme Cut TrainerKris Gethin’s 4 Weeks2Shred, and Jim Stoppani’s Six-Week Shortcut To Shred. I also used a couple other specific workouts that I’ll let you in on later.

I’ve adapted, modified, switched around, excluded and included exercises according to what I have access to, what works versus what doesn’t, and honestly, making sure I get in all the exercises that I like so I still love lifting as much as always.

Here is my split!

Mondays- Inner Thighs, Quads, Glutes, Cardio
Tuesdays – Shoulders, Chest, Abs, Cardio
Wednesday – Inner Thighs, Hamstrings, Plyos, Cardio
Thursday – Rest – (maybe a little cardio)
Friday – Back, Arms, Abs, Cardio
Saturday – Inner Thighs, Glutes, Abs, Cardio
Sunday – Total sloth-like rest

This program is pretty intense and very challenging. By the time Thursday or sometimes even by Wednesday, my body needs a break thus the “maybe cardio” option. I’m not talking about just being unmotivated or just not feeling like working out. In those moments, you need to kick your ass and get it done. You’ll feel better when you do. I’m talking when your bone-weary tired and muscles need some time to grow. For me, it’s better to rest and crush my next workout when I’m like that and I’m okay with that. It took a while to realize sometimes I did my body more harm than good by pushing through those moments. Just my two cents on that.

I’ve already talked too long so starting next week I’ll start sharing my new workouts with you!

Have a wonderful day all ya’ll!

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Meet Emmy Gatrell

Hi! I’m Emmy, a 42-year-old Stay-At-Home-School-Mom to two teenage boys, nine dogs, and a husband. I write and publish fiction in multiple genres including epic fantasy, urban fantasy, paranormal romance, dystopian, speculative fiction, and supernatural horror ranging from young adult through four-flame +18. As you can tell I love all things that go bump in the night ;) I also love food. I’ve published the first five cookbooks of my No Frills Cookbook Series. My first coffee table cookbook TACO FREAKS (52 Recipes and Thoughts about the Best Day of the Week) publishes soon!