How’s your week starting out? Good I hope!
Just like that it was already time for another grocery trip.
I go weekly. Is that normal? How often is normal?
The Master’s Hammer and Chisel: Total Body Hammer is For Gym the Goer Afraid of the Big Weights
I am sore today. But that’s ok! Today marks one week down in The Master’s Hammer and Chisel. This morning’s workout was Total Body Hammer. In this workout, you use heavier weights and do a set of 10, 8, and 6 reps for each exercise. All I could think about was how much I could have used this program when I was a beginner in the gym. I had gone to a gym for a while, but didn’t learn my way around the weight room until my ex-husband who was into bodybuilding showed me what to do. Before then, I would hang out in the cardio section, then every now and then make my way over to the machines. I only used machines because they had a diagram of how to use them. I almost never messed with free weights because 1) I didn’t know what to do with them and 2) I thought that section was only for bodybuilders and I didn’t belong.
*Warning: Soap box*
Well let me tell you gym going ladies, you DO belong in the free weight section! And you need to be over there as well! You may not be thinking about it now, but you will when you get to be 34 like me. Not that 34 is old by any means, it’s just funny how when I was 14 I didn’t think too much about 30 being just 16 years away, but at 34 it has definitely crossed my mind that 50 is! Haha! But muscle is our greatest weapon in winning the aging battle. Is aging a bad thing? Heck no! I know for me, the 20’s were for the birds. I was so glad when I turned 3o and could leave them in the dust! But I do know most of us want to age well. Muscle mass is what keeps you moving, keeps your back straight and tall, and believe it or not, keeps you looking more youthful because it releases human growth hormone.
But why free weights instead of machines? Because free weights utilize 90% of your muscle when the machines only utilize 20%. So see, YOU belong in the free weight section!!!
Ok so why am I saying all this when I don’t even go to a gym? Adding onto what I said in the beginning of this post, when I was the beginner in the gym not knowing what to do with a free weight, THIS program would have been so helpful! The exercises that I have been doing in The Master’s Hammer and Chisel are real bodybuilding moves yall. As you know, now I DO know what I am doing in the weight room and I could take any one of these workouts that I have done so far in Hammer or Chisel and do them in a gym weight room and no one would blink an eye. So for the one like me back then that doesn’t know what they are doing or where to begin and can’t afford a trainer to tell them, you could actually learn these workouts in the privacy of your own home and then take them confidently into your gym weight room. For real, I’m not trying to sell you something I’m just giving you good advice. This is the only home workout that I have ever done that is equal to an advanced gym workout and it’s a great way to learn how to build your body.
So needless to say I thoroughly enjoyed this morning’s Total Body Hammer. 🙂
What I Ate Today!
I know, I know. Your thinking “Angela, you eat the most amazing food! Won’t you share the recipes?”
Of course I will Peaches. Rest assured. In fact, I will share them all right here.
Breakfast: Get bowl, put some Greek yogurt into it. Put 1 scoop of Vanilla Shakeology into the bowl with the yogurt. Stir and enjoy. 🙂
Snack: Put some water in a pot and heat to boiling. Boil eggs in their shell for 10 minutes. Peel and eat!
Lunch: Put some more Greek yogurt into a bowl, take same scoop from Shakeology bag and scoop out some almonds instead. Walla.
Dinner: Put a little water and some broccoli in a pot and cover. When the water starts to boil, turn off heat, let sit 10 minutes. Heat up whatever meat you had last night in the microwave. Put both of these items into a bowl and top with avocado oil and sea salt. Enjoy!
I know that last one got a little complicated but practice makes perfect! Just keep trying and you will get it.
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Have a wonderful night sweet readers!
How often do you grocery shop?
Gym goers, have you ever been nervous to try free weights?
Do you enjoy getting older? Are you afraid of getting older?