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I've been semi-successful with my lifting goals in the past. In fact, last year I was meeting with a personal trainer and my friend Emily and I were lifting twice a week during our lunch breaks at work.
I was always pretty excited when I was able to bump up my weights and after a few regular sessions, I was creeping up from 10 lbs. to 15 lbs. and even 25 lbs. for some things. Three cheers for not using wimpy weights!
But then the break up happened and I fell off the workout wagon hard. I eventually got my running mojo back, but I haven't picked up a weight since.
Getting my running mojo back at my cousin's first 5K
Until last night.
I was out running with a friend and he mentioned he was planning to hit the gym for a lifting session afterward and asked if I was interested in joining.
I have a policy that I don't say no to workouts if I'm invited by other people.
So that's how I found myself in a gym last night lifting weights again.
We did a pretty solid upper body workout and I'm happy to report, I was still able to use pretty heavy weights:
- 10 lbs. for overhead press
- 15 lbs. for bicep curls
- 25 lbs. for rows
Planks are my friend
The workout was fun and it made me miss my regular lifting sessions that I was doing so religiously last year. Maybe it's time to find some room in my training plan to work them back in.