Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Getting Past Hump Day: Lunchtime Workout

I really look forward to my lunch time workouts. It gives me a chance to get out of the office, stop staring at a screen and to get in my gym time before it gets dark out. If you are like me, your motivation comes to a quick stop the second you get home from work.

Easy for me I have our wedding to motivate me to get into shape. I posted on my Facebook page today that today, 75% of people would drop their New Years resolutions. I got my workout in, did you?

The biggest advice I can give you is to not focus on seeing the pounds dropping from the scale, focus more so on how you feel. Is your body sore the next day? Great! You are working your muscles that have been in hibernation. If you watched the Biggest Loser, week 2 is ALWAYS the hardest. The first week you are loosing the extra water weight your body had been carrying around. If you don't see a change the second week, why not push through it and see how well you do during the third week!

My workout tomorrow will look a little like this: 

I'll start off with 20 minutes on the elliptical at a level 12-14 depending how I feel while doing it. Rather than doing chair dips, I plan on doing 20 overhead tricep extensions and standing cable tricep extensions.

To end the workout I always do 25 regular sit-ups, 25 reverse sit ups and a 40 sec - 1 minute plank.

Here is what's motivating me this week:

I'm trying on wedding gowns this weekend and am absolutely terrified! Hopefully I find something amazing! I'm doing a juice detox Thursday and Friday so I'll share my smoothie recipes with you!


  1. Congrats on getting that afternoon workout in! You're rocking it!

    I completely agree that when it comes to working out, it's best to focus on how you feel rather than the number on the scale. Weight is just one of MANY measures of health! Our bodies tell us much more than some silly scale. :)

    That wedding dress is GORGEOUS! Have fun trying them on this weekend! xoxo

  2. have a GREAT time trying on dresses. i'm sure you'll find one you love. for me, it was actually the very first one i tried on. i tried on about 20 after that but kept going back to the first one :) good luck!

  3. @Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean I have a list of dress styles I am bringing with me! I hope I find one as easily as you! xoxo

  4. @Sara @ Nourish and Flourish It's hard to learn that sometimes it's not about what the scale says, but how you feel and how your clothes fit! Thanks for always being so supportive! love ya!

  5. Cara, I have commented in awhile but I am still a reader! Congrats on the engagement and I love reading about your wedding planning and workouts :)
    Keep up the good work!!!

  6. I've decided that I'm focusing on the workouts and eating better, the scale will be a benefit :)


  7. Good luck with the wedding gowns! That's so exciting. Enjoy every minute of it.

  8. Hi!! Long time I haven't been on here! :) Love the workout and omg that wedding dress is adorable. You will look amazing in anything ;D

  9. Well done with the workout! Sounds like you have a great plan for tomorrow too. Love the 'strong is the new sexy' pic - such a great inspiration for when I really can't be bothered!

  10. Love this post. :) I wish I would workout on my lunch break, but that just doesn't work for me. I'm happy to get in a workout though before work since all I want when I get home is couch n' pajama time!

  11. Thanks for stopping by my blog today! :) Yup, I got my workout in today...but it was at 5:15AM instead of lunchtime. I wish I could work out during my lunch break, but it'd never work for me. Boooo.

    Good luck dress shopping! Don't be nervous...you'll have an absolute blast!! :)