Fitness Friday: Volume 1

Hey friends! Happy Friday! I’ve done the whole “weekly workout roundups” before, though they’ve never stuck around. And I’ve seen lots of people doing them as well (like Megan!) so it’s inspired me to start them up again. Plus, it keeps me motivated. Granted, this might fall by the wayside in Hawaii, but … 🙂

Fitness Friday

The selfie collage might change at some point, but it’s all I’ve got for now. 😉

Friday, April 8 – 5:30 a.m.: Quads, Glutes & Hamstrings
I wrote about this last week, but I was NOT feelin’ it during this workout. My leg curls were so weak, but I got through it! Lots of hip thrusts, squats, etc. BUT I did get up to 105# for 6 reps on my squat, which is exciting for me.
* Hit my macros.

Saturday, April 9 – 10 a.m.: Back, Shoulders and HIIT
This is usually my favorite workout. I love working out shoulders – probably because I get the best pump from it. 🙂 And I’m seeing results, so that makes it exciting. I had to work at 2, so I did this workout in the morning before going back into the gym to work. It was SO busy, which is weird. The 30 barbell clean and jerks at the end and then 20 minutes of HIIT on the stairmaster was NO JOKE.
* Hit my macros.

Sunday, April 10 – 3 p.m.: Chest, Shoulders and Abs
This technically was a rest day in my program, but I wanted to move it to a different day which was a mistake because I worked shoulders two days in a row. Ouchhhh. I love face pulls, for some reason, so I was excited those were in for the day. But I hateeeeee abs – I barely did everything I was supposed to. I’m awful. I also worked this day from 8:45-2:30 at the tennis courts so I worked out around 3 in the afternoon.
* Hit my macros.

Monday, April 11 5:30 a.m.: Glutes & Hamstrings
Dude, front squats ouchhhhhhh. More ouch because the bar bruises my shoulders. Hovering hip adducters were in my program, but I didn’t “hover”. I was just too small for the machine and couldn’t figure it out, so I stuck to the right ones. So instead of targeting my glutes, they targeted my inner thighs (which still hurt, by the way) but I’m not mad about it. Oh, and let’s just talk about the 200 walking WEIGHTED lunges at the end. Oh. My. Gosh.
* Hit my macros.

Tuesday, April 12: Rest
I took this day off work and had a lot going on, so instead of trying to get in a workout, I took this day as a rest day.
* Hit my macros – rest day, so less carbs.

Wednesday, April 13 – 5:30 a.m.: Arms, Abs & HIIT
Why is the day after a rest day so difficult? I could NOT get up in the morning, so I ended up cutting out the ab part (imagine that). Lots of tricep and bicep work today, and then ended with 16-minutes of HIIT on the treadmill. I did 2 minutes walk (at an incline) and then 1 minute sprint (still on the incline).
* Hit my macros.

Thursday, April 14 – 6 a.m.: Back & HIIT
I started later than normal, so I cut my warm-up to only 5-minutes instead of ten on the treadmill. I added in 3 sets of 10 on the low row machine as well, mostly because I love the way that workout makes my back feel. And the renegade rows, burpees and KB swings HIIT session at the end was killer! Thank God for the push at the end.  
* Hit my macros until I got some super stressful news, which … well, then I got a blizzard from Dairy Queen. Whoops.


Friday, April 15 – 5:15 a.m.: Quads, Glutes & Hamstrings
WHAT KIND OF WARM-UP IS 100 JUMP SQUATS AND 100 WALKING LUNGES?! Granted, I did 100 regular squats (I hate jump squats), but still. Then leg extensions. Leg press (3×30). Weighted walking lunges. Sumo deadlifts. Hamstring curls. Glute machine thingy (I’m good at technical terms). Bulgarian pulse split squats.
I THINK BRITTANY IS TRYING TO KILL ME. I was a sweaty, exhausted mess at the end.
* This is going to be my treat meal – and girlllll, I am going HAM (you’ll see it on my Monday blog, I’m sure). Even though I don’t really deserve to go crazy since I had that blizzard yesterday but …. doin’ it.

Friday Workout

My weigh-in this week: Down .4 lbs (not the best, especially since I gained like 3 lbs back over the last month, but it’s better than a gain!)

Whew, that’s it! Crazy week. Let me know if there’s anything else you’d like to know about my fitness routine!

What’s your favorite way to keep healthy? 


  1. Annie says:

    What program do you follow and how can I get in on it? I think if I had a strict workout program to follow, I’d definitely be motivated and confident.

    • Jessie says:

      I follow Brittany Dawn Fitness! I did her 60-day challenge at the beginning of the year and I’ve been hooked every since. I count macros (so basically I get an allotted fat, protein and carb intake that she puts together for me) and then a workout regimen. Totally worth the money in my opinion! I love having the programming and someone to check in with every week. Plus, you get access to her private Facebook group as well, and all of the girls on there are so encouraging. It’s the best program, in my opinion! She’s currently getting married (today, actually!) so she’s taking some time off, but if you reach out to her toward the end of April, I’m sure she’d get back to you! 🙂

  2. Megan says:

    Yay! I’m so glad you’re doing these! I love reading what other people do for their workouts + I’m so intrigued by your program! Ouch, shoulders two days in a row! I used to hate doing shoulders but I’ve started to love it. Like, it hurts but in a good way, haha. Jump squats, yuck. And 100?! Seriously! That’s rough, haha.
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