Monday, August 6, 2018

Weekly Wrap | As Many Reps As Possible

AMRAP, as many reps as possible. I've seen this fitness term tossed around my social media for years and always felt a little intimidated by that kind of workout.

When AMRAP showed up in all of my strength training workouts last week, I figured it was finally time for me to give it a try. And, you know what? It wasn't bad at all. My body and my mind were clearly ready for a new challenge.

This got me thinking. Timing is everything.

Last week things just seemed to be falling into place. The timing was right for a lot of things in my life and it felt really good.
  • I took on those timed AMRAP workouts like a champ 
  • my FASTer Way To Fat Loss VIP group monthly topic is MINDSET. We're talking about the power of positive thinking and how to avoid the self-sabotage trap (I do this A LOT)
  • I took a step toward learning something new (not quite ready to share what it is yet, but it is definitely something I have wanted to do for awhile and now is the right time for me)
It was a good week all around. Here's a look at my workouts for the week:

Interval Training
I loved the workout space for Monday's HIIT workout! "Up by 10" is a tough one ---> I may have cheated on the in & outs and the plank pushups, but I still got in plenty of the total 550 reps! Tuesday's sprint workout seemed tame in comparison, but I still felt a good burn.

Strength Training
Like I said, first time doing AMRAP workouts. I don't know what I thought was so intimidating in the past, but I liked this type of workout. I was surprised to see how many or how few reps I could do in the timed portions. I also tried my new weight lifting gloves...I like the fit, but I'm on the fence on how I feel about wearing them.

Active Rest Days
For my Friday yoga session, I did Yoga with Adriene's Stretch and Soothe. We had perfect weather for our Sunday SUP session. I am so grateful that I've learned to embrace my active rest days. I used to think that I needed to work out EVERY day hard. I didn't realize that I was actually hurting my body. Making progress means taking rest days and giving your body time to recover.

Have you ever felt like something was perfect timing?

I’m linking up with Holly and Wendy for the Weekly Wrap!


  1. Timing is everything for so many things -- especially learning life lessons. Good thing we usually have more than one opportunity to try things!

    1. That is so true! I feel lucky that I was given another chance to learn something new.

  2. Yes timing really is everything. It's a great feeling when things come together at a point when you're ready to dive in.

    1. That's the key right? Knowing when you ARE ready...sometimes my fear gets in the way of diving in.

  3. Yep. I should have run today but I knew I needed to recover after such an active weekend. Yoga was the answer!

    I know what you mean about AMRAP. But the thing is, you get as much as you give. It can be as hard or as easy as you want. NIce work!

  4. Isn't it funny how sometimes we resist things and we're not even sure why? Glad you embraced and enjoyed the AMRAP! I'm struggling a little bit with goals right now. Tomorrow's post about BHAGs will explain that.

  5. I have never seen the acronym AMRAP. But thank you for teaching me something. Next time I see it I will know what it means! -M

  6. I didn't know what AMRAP meant so thank you! And hooray for learning new things. I was thrown right into the deep end with that on Sunday and had a great time when I managed to stop worrying.

  7. Your SUP sounds so fun. I have recently fallen into the trap of feeling I don't measure up when it seems (at least on social media) that everyone works out crazy hard every single day...and I don't. Rest days are just as important (if not more important) than the workouts. Thanks for including this reminder in your post. Thanks for linking too!

  8. I can tell that you have not only embraced this new workout routine but it is changing you both physically and mentally! Good for you Amy! I can't wait to follow along to see you, not only tackle this new endeavor, but crush it! Go get 'em lady!


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