Today I woke up ready to go pick up some more Michigan strawberries from our local farmers market. They did not disappoint 🙂 I definitely have to think up a fun red white and blue dish for the 4th of July that uses those babies because they are gooood.
When I got home I made a big bowl of cereal. I wasn’t in the mood to cook anything on the stove because it was so hot outside when I was walking around so this cold cereal bowl was perfect.
Bear naked cereal, 1/2 a banana, and a cup of almond milk. (Also some watermelon on the side)
Today I’m going to work on my upper body again–and I figured it would be a good to actually explain how to do the exercises, if you’re not totally sure what to do. So without further ado, a little tutorial 🙂
Upper Body Workout
12 reps each, 3x through
- Basic curl with 10 lb weights
- Hammer curl with 10 lb weights
- “C” curl with 10 lb weights
- Overhead tricep extension with a 15 lb weight
- Front-side-front shoulder raises with 7.5 lb weights
Here’s what each curl looks like:
And then make the “C” motion in reverse (this equals 1 curl)
Here’s how to do front-side-front shoulder raises (these are killer!)
PS does your elbow look like that or is it just me? Creepy.
Now obviously this exercise will be done without an iPhone in your hand, so do these motions (1 rep: lift front, side, front, lower) with the weights in both hands. Go through the rep 12 times, and repeat the set 3 times. It burns so good.
Make sure to take a selfie in the mirror at the gym so you a) look like an idiot and b) make everyone around you uncomfortable
Side note: I used to be a cardio queen, running and going on the eliptical all the time with one goal in mind–to lose weight. Ever since I started adding weights into my regimen, the scale has NOT gone down, but I feel 10x more confident in myself and my body. It feels so good to be a strong woman!