Weekly Workout [Sweating for the Wedding Update]

Happy Friday loves! So excited that we're about to head into a long weekend. Do y'all have any fun plans?! Saturday, we are going to work on building the dining table which I assume will take most of the day and also get some blog shoots done. At some point I'm also going to go with my mom to look at Mother of the Bride dresses! Sunday, we wanted to go to Mount Vernon but I'm not sure how the weather will be with the tropical storm rolling through. We might have to push the day trip to Monday! I want to start doing more fun weekend trips. We have so much around us between everything in DC, Baltimore and Annapolis. Plus, I love fall weather so that will motivate me to get out and about more!

As promised, I'm doing on update on my "Sweating for the Wedding" series. The last month and a half I have been really strict about going to the gym and have definitely been seeing some great results! I'm seeing a lot more muscle definition and just feel more toned all around. I love being able to add more weight on when I'm doing exercises--I never had a lot of upper body strength but I'm finally starting to get stronger! Here is my weekly work-out routine currently:

  • Leg Press (usually 110ish Ibs)
  • Squats on the Smith machine (4 sets of 12, 70 Ibs)
  • Leg Extensions (4 sets of 12, 40 Ibs)
  • Leg Curl (4 sets of 12, 40 Ibs)
  • Glute machine (4 sets of 12, weight varies)
  • TRX Single Leg Squat (4 sets of 12, each leg)

  • 25 minutes on the spin bike (variation between high resistance/low resistance)
  • Wide Grip Lat Pull Down (4 sets of 15)
  • Dumbbell alternate bicep curls (4 sets of 12 for each arm)
  • Front Plate Raise (4 sets of 12)
  • Plate Truck Driver (4 sets of 12)
  • Dumbbell bench press (4 sets of 12)

Wednesday-Arms (more focused on shoulders/triceps) + Abs
  • Shoulder Press (4 sets of 12)
  • Dumbbell lateral raises (4 sets of 12)
  • Tricep Kickbacks (4 sets of 12)
  • Vertical Tricep Extension with Cable (4 sets of 12)
  • Bicycle Crunches (4 sets of 50)
  • Planks and Side planks
  • Weighted "In-N-Outs"  (4 sets of 15)
  • Decline Sit-Up+Oblique Crunch (4 sets of 10)--these are SO hard!
Thursday-Legs (pretty much a repeat of Monday--I don't switch up my leg workouts that much)
Friday-either Barre class or Cardio + Back

PS-I think I'm going to skip Monday's post to enjoy the long weekend but I'll be back to my regular schedule on Weds!

Hope y'all enjoyed this post and have an awesome holiday weekend!


  1. So impressed with you! I need some workout dedication.... Have a good weekend!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  2. I'm so glad we are getting out of here before the tropical storm hits. Hopefully it will be gone before we have to drive back Monday! I'm still hoping the forecast will be wrong -- so fun you have plans to go to Mount Vernon! These are some great workouts! Do you do Pure Barre? Which location?! Have a great Labor Day weekend!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

  3. This is exciting that your working out like this before the wedding! I recently got engaged, but I'm not planning on getting married for some time so I have time to get prepared, ha ha.

    Raindrops of Sapphire

  4. You rock and I am so proud of you not to mention how cute you look in the striped yoga pants! Cute cute cute. Have an extra fun long weekend and good luck building the table, it's going to be beautiful!

  5. Sounds like such a productive weekend planned, girlie! I'm sure the table will come out great and I hope you and your mom find a dress she loves! As for your workouts, they seem challenging and intense, you go girl, you look great! Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you're having a great day so far, happy holiday weekend!



  6. Nice workout routine!!
    stay strong!!!!

  7. fun work out! those stripe leggings are so cute!

  8. Keep it up with the exercise. You're doing great.

    Mich x

  9. Sounds like you have a great routine going on here. Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy your plans! Gemma x

  10. Great!! Keep it up :) Will try the routine, thanks for sharing,

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  11. Loving those striped leggings, girl! I've been taking a TRX class at the gym, and those single leg squats can be such a killer. You rock!

    Kathryn • The Fashionography

  12. Your workout routine looks awesome- you go girl!
    Julia // Little Miss Haute Couture

  13. definitely gonna try this out!!! NEED THAT BODY FOR NEXT SUMMER!!!

  14. Looking fit! That routine is Definitely working, babe!
    Adi xx

  15. Wow, you go girl!! This is impressive!! Total inspiration :)


  16. Hit those weights, lady! Atta girl! Love these striped leggings- super cute!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  17. I love barre classes I do them twice a week and I started seeing a difference very quickly!


    Tamara -

  18. You're looking great! I hope you managed to find a dress that your mum liked! :) xx

  19. Good luck and enjoy!
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  20. Wow! This is impressive, I need to join you. Thanks for the motivation pretty.

  21. Nice article Thanks for Sharing !!!!!!!!!!!!

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