Today was my last workout! There is another part called Train to be Even More Awesome, but I am considering that to be separate for my purposes LOL I just feel like with my arm being so wonky I need to lay off the chin-ups and upper body stuff. So I’m calling it. One day I will do the Be Even More Awesome part of the program, but not right now. I started the Beginner Blast-Off in late January, and took a month off in May when I got really sick/tired. It took me a long time to finish, but that is how real life goes.
I’ve improved a lot in how much I was able to lift!
I started out deadlifting 90 pounds, and my max was 155 pounds with the trap bar (which was too much but I was still able to do it!).
I increased rows from 20 to 35 pounds. I went from 12 pounds to 20 pounds on shoulder presses. I can actually do quite a few band assisted pull ups now!
My before markers for Phase 1:
- Inverted rows 8
- Goblet squats 35# x 10 reps
- Pushups 15
- KB swings 25# x 100 in 5:48
My after markers from Phase 2:
- Inverted rows 30
- Goblet squats 35# x 25
- Pushups 20
- KB swings 25# x 100 in 3:37!
Not too shabby. I could have done more pushups maybe if I had done some warmup sets, I don’t know. Other positives include a boost in self-confidence, happiness, and improved body image :D
Since beginning the program I’ve lost 14.2 pounds, 10 inches overall, and 5% body fat. And I have been eating ice cream almost every single day LOL And eating whatever I want and not counting anything.
So now what? I don’t know! I still haven’t decided. But I am definitely going to get back to running more. And I still need to do strength, but I don’t want to jack up my arm more than it is. So, stay tuned!