Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Work It Wednesday - Free Weights!

Work it Wednesday

Welcome to this Work Out Wednesday Post!  I didn't know about this Link Up until today, but I thought I would join in anyway!  Thanks to Katie King for motivating me to post!

 Queen of the First Grade Jungle

Today's workout is free weights

 I usually pick 2 or 3 muscle groups to work on when I work with free weights.  I'm trying to do weight work twice a week.  Today I picked out exercises from this book that I really like to work arms, shoulders and back muscles. The workouts are listed according to muscle groups, with detailed pictures, suggestions for routines and sets. 

I have several pairs of free weights ranging from 2 lbs. up to 25 lbs. but today I used the 15's, the 10's and the 5 lbs. weights.  
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I usually work out 5 or 6 days a week.  Spinning is my aerobic workout of choice!  I teach Spinning three days a week.  I try to lift weights two days a week and on Day 6 I do a different activity like Pilates, Yoga or neighborhood walking.

When I'm at home I love to do Pilates!  I have many DVD's that star Ana Coban.  She is an excellent instructor with Gaiam. Here's one of her beginning DVD's and it's a good one!
Pilates - Beginning Mat Workout

I like to work out for about an hour each time but sometimes it's a little longer. It took me many, many years to find an exercise activity that I really love but I finally did. I could Spin everyday.  The thing is, we have to cross train.  It keeps things fresh and it keeps us healthy.  Mixing things up builds strong muscles and muscle burns fat!

I really want to be HEALTHY AND STRONG.  All the other good things that come from doing exercise are fabulous, but being healthy is the top priority.  

My best advice is that it is very important to be consistent and don't give up!  It's not always easy to find the time or the motivation.  Yada, yada, yada, just do it.  Get it done.
Think about and focus on how GREAT you'll feel when it's finished!    

Slip on your favorite gym shoes and get started.  
Get moving!  It's all worth it when you feel healthy and strong! 

Good Luck this week and work hard!      


  1. Hi Kimmie!!! I am so impressed you are a Spin Instructor! If I am honest, spin is one of the few workouts that I just haven't fallen in love with! Ha! Thanks so much for linking up! -Katie

  2. I try to keep my workouts to an hour too. I usually go to the gym at 4 am and get back right after 5 so my hubby can go to work. It's hard but I enjoy it! I mostly do cardio but I really enjoy weights. I need to try out the spin bikes at the gym.

    The Busy Busy Hive