Weights day! This was tough to wake up for, but I’m glad I did. The empty gym allows me to blast the Taylor Swift album and even put “Shake It Off” on repeat a few times without anyone judging me.

Here’s my free-weight lifting routine, which I started before the wedding and resulted in me being able to lift Aaron (165-170 lbs., depending on how much food he had at dinner) in my wedding dress LIKE A BOSS. I mean, I could only hold him for like three seconds, but still. I’m proud that I could do it, and that it didn’t end horribly, horribly wrong.

Three sets of eight reps of:

– Bicep curl: 15# dumbbells
– Hammer curl: 15# dumbbells
– Shoulder press: 20# dumbbells
– Upright row: 20# dumbbells
– Tricep kickback: 10# dumbbells
– Chest press: 20# dumbbells
– Bent-over row: 25# dumbbells

After each set, I do 20 crunches, 20 bicycle crunches, and 20 of these ankle-grabbing thingies that I learned from Jillian Michaels that target your obliques. I haaaaaaate doing ab stuff, but I’m trying. Starting small.

I also need to add pushups, or sub in pushups somewhere. Those are the best. AND THE WORST.

Edited to add: OMG, I didn’t even realize today was Festivus!!! I’ve already participated in the feats of strength!

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