Gotta love SoCal weather, right? First heat wave of the summer. I love beach weather… but I absolutely
hate dislike with a passion the dreadful heat. If I lived near the beach, I would not mind it so much. But living inland sucks buttermilk. “But I thought you were from Hawaii”… Yes, I am. But I lived near the beach. And nice cool breezes in the shade. And stepping outside didn’t feel like walking into a huge oven.
With that said. It made it difficult for me to get into beast mode this afternoon. I didn’t want to leave the house to drive to the gym… so that meant working out in my garage. In this triple digit weather heat. Yeah we have fans in there. But still. It was a definite mental battle to get my butt up and into workout mode.
So did I workout? Yup. I did. The heat didn’t bother me much once I got started. Thank goodness.
My workout today:
- 5 sets 10 reps squats with 115#
- supersets – 4 sets 10 reps step ups w/glute kickback with 20# (each leg) followed by deadlifts w/115#
- supersets – 4 sets 10 reps bulgarian squats w/20# followed by sumo squats w/20#
- 5 sets 20 reps calf raises with 20#
Pretty good workout if I do say so myself. Sometimes I don’t give myself enough credit when it comes to my workouts. I always feel like it’s never enough and I’m always pushing myself harder because I’m not satisfied with my progress. Ever. But on occasion, I run into a co-worker from my old store – who’s also a guy by the way – and he’ll jump in and do my workouts with me in between sets and he’s sore for days, he tells me. So that makes me feel pretty good about myself. And it tells me I’m getting to be pretty good about working out on my own. Without a personal trainer. Hmmmm….a career change maybe? 😉
*sigh* Anyway, enjoy your weekend! With the exception of going to the store for some groceries tomorrow, my butt is staying home. Gonna try and keep cool. 🙂