I am 100% certain that if I was a kid in elementary school today that they would diagnose me with ADD. It is impossible for me to sit still, even when I am sitting at my desk at work at least something is moving. A foot shaking, playing with a pen while on the phone, playing with whatever ring I may be wearing that day. I just don’t sit still.
Now think about that in regards to fitness. I have Fitness ADD. What might that definition be? One who goes from workout to workout and is always looking for the next best thing. Yes, that is me. Working out 3-4 times a week has been a consistent thing for me for the past 10 years, but what I do is constantly changing. I find something and become slightly obsessed with it and go all out for a few weeks or months and then it is on to the next thing.
New Rules of Lifting for Women (I’ve done the whole program twice)
New Rules of Lifting (Done once)
Program Written by a Personal Trainer (Whole program done twice)
Turbulence Training (Done once)
Women’s Health Big Book of Exercises (I did two of the programs in the book)
Various magazine workouts (I will do them a few times and then end up forgetting about them)
My Goal: Pick a program and stick with it, from start to finish. I am allowing myself to make modifications that work for me but I will do an entire program. I am not trying to lose any weight, I just want to be healthy and fit. I will continue doing yoga once a week and may attend the occasional Zumba class to keep things interesting.
My Reward: Kindle Fire. I want a tablet and when Amazon released the Kindle Fire for pre-order I was drooling. Having something I really want as a reward will keep me motivated.
The Program: LiveFit 12 Week Program from Bodybuilding.com and Jamie Eason. I truly admire how hard Jamie works and she has an amazing body and arms that I envy. I will be following the exercise plan but not the diet, I am not trying to lose any weight I just want the challenge of a new lifting program.
Starting: Thursday morning. I will update every week about my progress! I may even do before and after pictures. I have to think about that one In the 2 and a half year history of my blog there has been 1 swimsuit picture! Not something I am comfortable posting for the whole world to see.
Week’s 1 and 2:
Wide Pushups (standard or on knees) – 3 X 12
DB or BB Flat Bench Press – 3 X 12
Cable Fly – 3 X 12*
Narrow Pushup (standard or on knees) – 3 X 12
Overhead Two Hand Triceps DB Extension – 3 X 12
Cable Triceps Pushdowns (single or two-handed) 3 X 12
Lat Pull-down (wide grip) – 3 X 12
One-Arm DB Row – 3 X 12
Seated Cable Row (narrow grip) – 3 X 12
Lat Pull-down (reverse grip) – 3 X 12
Alternating DB Curls (standing) – 3 X 12
Single Arm DB Preacher Curls – 3 X 12*
Two – handed Cable Curls (bar or rope) – 3 X 12
Leg Press (feet shoulder width) – 3 X 12
Leg Extensions – 3 X 12
Sumo BB Squat – 3 X 12*
Seated Leg Curl – 3 X 12
Standing Calf Raises – 3 X 12
Seated Calf Raises – 3 X 12
Seated DB Press or Machine Shoulder Press – 3 X 12
Front Delt Raise to a “T” (up & open) – 3 X 12*
DB Lateral Raises – 3 X 12
Rear Delt Machine Fly – 3 X 12
Stability Ball Crunches – 3 X 12
Bicycle Crunches – 3 X 12