Strength Training–Club LA Fitness

This week I’ve ventured into “no man’s land”..the infamous gym jokingly called, Club LA Fitness. I rejoined the gym earlier last week because I have to get in some strength training while training for this marathon. I’ve decided to follow a pretty rigorous training schedule where I’m basically lifting3-4 days a week. At first I thought this would be too much but after looking at some of my blogger peeps who lift a lot, I’m confident that I need to lift.

A couple of months  ago I would of veheemently denied lifting weights but I have found that lifting makes you burn calories quicker and helps tone/slim you out. Here are some common  arguments about lifting: it can bulk you up too quick, it’s too hard and that all you need is cardio to lose  weight. NEGATIVE. I frequent Laura from Laura Must Lose Weight and I swear we have the same body type before she lost weight. She lifts a lot so I looked at her plan and decided to follow that. Now she’s training for a fitness competition so I’m not lifting as much as her but I am lifting enough. ( This time next year I will competing in my first competition!)

Source: goo.gl via Crissy on Pinterest

Now everyday I went to the gym I’ve rotated what I am going to focus on. On last Thursday I focused on my arms, abs and cardio. However on Saturday I did legs, abs and cardio. I generally hate ALL cardio machines because I run/walk but I’ve been hitting the elliptical and this week I plan on doing the stairmaster to further “firm up” my legs. I can tell you now my legs and arms are SORE!!! I worked muscles I didn’t know still existed!  This week I am going to try and start attending some cardio classes just to switch up my routine a bit. In the near future I am going to start bringing a workout journal with me (or on my phone) to record my workouts so I can easily look at my progress. But for those of you who are LOST when in the gym, look at what I found. A guide to strength training in the gym! It’s pretty good and gives you some specific ideas about what to do in the gym! 

Source: itsfitnessbaby.com via Bridget on Pinterest

Now I’ve been in the gym, been running (2-3 days a week) but I need to increase my days to four days a week. Pray for me on that note. I think I may start running earlier in the day so I don’t have to worry about what the kids are doing. Last but certainly not least, I have been clean eating like a beast!

I will report back on next Monday (7/2) how much weight I’ve lost.. How was your week? Are you staying committed? Have you ever visited LA Fitness or the gym? Do you like it? 

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Here I am 32 and accidentally a mother of three, naturalista, wife, business woman, budding socialite and self proclaimed “runnergirl”. Follow me on my journey of living the fab life while trying to maintain my sanity. In 2010 I lost over 30 pounds by embracing exercise and running as a pastime. This is your place for everything it takes to be a BossyGirl .

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About BossyGirl1980

Here I am 32 and accidentally a mother of three, naturalista, wife, business woman, budding socialite and self proclaimed "runnergirl". Follow me on my journey of living the fab life while trying to maintain my sanity. In 2010 I lost over 30 pounds by embracing exercise and running as a pastime. This is your place for everything it takes to be a BossyGirl .
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4 Responses to Strength Training–Club LA Fitness

  1. Unknown Mami says:

    You are doing great! Very inspiring.
    My recent post Feeling Blue

  2. Margaret says:

    Sounds like you are really sticking with it! I am doing my best to eat a more "clean" list of foods and to slowly get into working out regularly. It will be a major lifestyle change but a welcome one! Hope your Friday finds you well! Love the blog!

    Hugs and peaches- Margaret

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