I was pretty unhappy with my lacklustre effort for the last couple of days. I know I exercised, but I had committed to really putting some serious effort into it. Thus I dragged my husband up to the gym so that I could do something up there.
I settled on arms, so after a tedious 10 minutes on an elliptical, I headed to the machines and started pumping iron. It sounds much more glamorous than it was. In general, for each exercise, I did three rounds, reducing the number of repetitions by 2 each time. I tried to increase the weights for each last set, but I was drained by the time I got to the dumbbells. Those flappers were hard today!
I was impressed I made it to the gym but not impressed with my effort. At least I got there. One of the problems with not having a personal trainer is that repeating the same exercises can cause issues. Things like only exercising one group of muscles or overusing a movement. I’m trying to overcome this by using a few different upper arm exercises, but I don’t know enough. Google and YouTube are about to become my best friends.