#MotivationalMondays- Three’s A Charm

Bad things come in three’s. They always have. When I had three goldfish, one of them died within two weeks. When I dabbled with softball, the number I was ordained was “3“, which then resulted in a big welt to the face two weeks later. Oh and currently? I have $3 to my name and need to pay about 20 feet of bills. So in short, I’m completely lucky!

Sarcasm aside, when it comes to working out and pumping iron, God throws me a bone. I set my resistance training up in three’s and (so far) nothing earth shattering has happened. (knock on wood)

Like I’ve been telling you guys almost all summer, I’ve been transforming into this wild runner. I almost feel like Katniss at times roaming the countryside. (I suppose that’s what keeps me motivated.)

While I am a cardio hater turned lover, I also have enough marbles to know it’s not all about pounding the pavement. Picking things up and putting them down is what’s responsible for my small exclamations over seeing the cuts in my stomach or the muscle in my thigh. (as well as a clean diet)

I set this workout up on a rainy day last week and it proved to be more motivational than my plan A– which was to consume an entire pint of Edy’s MAXX Cookie Dough ice cream. How is THAT for willpower? 🙂

Adding to this, you’ll see that soreness also comes in three’s!

What kind of reps/sets do you do? 
 

Peace, love, and luck!

~C.C.D.

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2 Responses to #MotivationalMondays- Three’s A Charm

  1. Great post! I love using several different set/rep schemes. Some days I will go really heavy and do 3 to 5 sets of 3 to 5 reps. Then the next workout I will use 2 or 3 sets of 12 to 15. Of course 3×8 is a great standard I incorporate as well.

    Whatever the sets/reps, you’re going to see great change as long as you have a challenging weight that’s hard to get on the last 1 or 2 reps.

    Coming from always running and nothing else, I now like to do circuit weight training for my strength and cardio combined. Fun and helps keep things varied.

    Have a great week and keep up the great work!

  2. I tend to stick with 3 sets of 12-15 reps. Might have to switch things up a bit now and then though.

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