Been making it to the gym all week and finally starting to feel like old self again. Every day, gaining more and more confidence in my own skin and in the gym. Yesterday was Leg Day and I even came up with the courage to talk with others and ask for help. The Physical Training instrictor on duty agreed to be my resistance for lying leg curls. They didn't have a machine, so I had to improvise. And then the Leg Press had 4, 100lb Dumb Bells on it, so i had to ask a bigger dude to help me get them off. That may not seem like a big deal to most, but when you're the only girl in the gym, it's hard to make friends who won't think your just trying to hit on them. Lol. Thank God the PT person was a girl and not a guy, because I can only imagine the awkwardness of a man forcing my legs down or keeping my butt/hips from coming up off the ground!!
A few weeks ago, I discovered that my IDOL, Dana Linn Bailey, has a website where she posts her daily workouts and videos! I have never been so excited! One of my biggest anxieties is not knowing what I'm going to do at the gym. I don't want to look like an idiot. I want to go in with a plan of action and not worry about how all the machines work etc. Being able to utilize her website for ideas and routines, takes out all of that fear and anxiety, and also saves me a bunch of time. I love it! Below are the movements, along with sets, reps, and weight. It was Killer! If you see me struggling to walk or sit today and tomorrow, you know why! Lol.
Killer Leg Day!
90lb BB, 6r X 3s, drop to 70lb, drop to 60lb (next time i wanna add a warm up round - could have done more)
90lb, 12, 10, 8, 8r x3s, drop 10lb, drop 10lb, drop 10lb AND 10 half reps to hold
Lying leg curls
12,10,8,8 drop resistance, 8 drop resistance
(PT hand resistance)
180lbs (20r,15,10,10,50 drop set)
goal 100 (I did 70r)