So far, so good with the new job! I had kind of like an introduction/orientation day on Tuesday, which I always find to be quite awkward. It involved lots of filling out paperwork, touring the facility, and meeting new people. I guess it’s the meeting new people and being out of my comfort zone that I found to be the most awkward. I can be pretty socially inept and prefer to keep to myself until I’m comfortable around people (you know, when I’m not writing about every little detail of my life for all of the internet to read). Luckily, everyone was nice and I’m sure I’ll get more comfortable eventually.
I’ve been way too busy when I’m there to try out the facility at all, but it’s pretty awesome! They have a couple of stepmills, which I’m excited to use since none of my other gyms have had one. What I really need to focus on is the weight section though.
I was oddly sore after my sprint workout on Tuesday and realized that I really need to get back into strength training more seriously. After falling off the fitness bandwagon due to the whole moving across the country thing, I’ve managed to implement workouts back into my schedule more consistently, but have still been skimping on strength training, which is weird since I’m definitely someone who prefers strength training over cardio any day of the week. But after being sore from a simple sprint workout on Tuesday, I realized I really need to get some muscular strength back after taking time off.
Enter this workout. Since I feel like my legs have lost the most strength, I decided to focus on working them with some squat and lunge variations. Also, the only thing you need is a chair or bench of some sort for the Bulgarian split squats. Apartment living means I need to try to get in a good workout with minimal equipment now.
Bulgarian Split Squat
Curtsy Lunge (Any Biggest Loser fans? Jen, the new trainer, instructs this one!)
Get it? How-low-ween? Ha yeah, I’m a dork. I know. Let me know if you give it a whirl! My legs were s-h-o-t after doing this.
Have a happy Thursday aka almost Friday!
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