Several years ago, my husband hated to go to the gym with me. Why? Well, to be honest with you, I was kind of a brat. Why? I wasn't confident in what I was doing, and that made me feel crazy uncomfortable. Here I was dating (now married) to a guy that had grown up in the gym through his many years of football, both high school and collegiate. If you asked him what he hated the most about going to the gym with me? It was probably my attitude towards squats. I felt like my body was not meant to do squats. Think of someone who looks like they are awkwardly about to fall over, but you can't tell if they are going to fall forward or backward. Yes, that was me.
Well, fast forward to now, and I can say I am 100% more confident in going to the gym than I ever was back then; and my what a great feeling that is! (Shout Out: Thank you Jenna Fail for helping with that!!!)
In learning all sorts of exercises for chest, back & bi, delts and legs, my absolute favorite day is back & bi. More specifically, my two favorite exercises are lat pulldowns and low cable rows. I could do those every day!
If you know me, you know I can be super organized. I have to make a workout sheet for reference when at the gym. I need order when it comes to my workouts, and I haven't found an app that I really like. That and my memory isn't great to remember 5 different days of workouts. So, I made these nifty workout sheets in Microsoft Excel, and absolutely love them. Not only do they help me stay on track through my time at the gym, but it also helps me compare the same workout from the previous week. That way I can easily gauge my progress from week to week.
If you would like a copy of this in the Microsoft Excel version that you can edit to make your own, go to my About > Contact page and shoot me a message. I'd love to hear from you and help you out!
What ways do you keep track of your workouts?
Disclaimer: Yes, I am 6.5 months pregnant. However, I have adjusted my workouts, and am not focused on high weights. I am focused on maintaining a workout regimen. And, I am listening to my body. I am not continuing an exercise, or even a day at the gym, if my body is saying no. :)
Hi there! I'm Kara, of taking KARA myself! I've dabbled in blogging off and on for a while now. Mostly off. But I'm trying to change that and make a dent in this side of the world wide web. Enjoy!