In high school I always worked out at a local gym but after having my daughter I started working out at from home instead. Whether it was running, doing workout DVD’s or using our own equipment I managed to get my workouts done. Recently however, I decided it would be fun to check out the gym again now that my daughter is in school. My sister invited me to check out her gym and was kind enough to allow me to photograph our workout session with some of her favorite and my favorite machines.
Since I have not been in to the gym in years I wanted to go back in style, so my sister and I both wore my new shirts from Ruffles with Love Etsy shop. Ruffles with love makes workout shirts to inspire! She has a Large variety of shirts in different styles, colors and sayings. I of course couldn’t pass up the baby pink shirt that said “I don’t sweat, I sparkle” when I came across it. I also chose to get a maroon shirt that said “carpe diem” on the front and “seize the day” on the back, which my sister is modeling for the workout. I am in love with these workout tops. They are fun, look great on and are long enough to wear with tight workout bottoms or leggings. Plus the bows in the back are freaking adorable!
Back when I went to the gym I always did cardio & abs every time but would rotate between my arms, legs, and back. My sister does the same thing so we decided to focus on our arms for today workout, along with cardio and abs.
We first started with some good old cardio! I like to do cardio for 20-30 min a day. I use to do 15 min on two different cardio machines because I easily got bored lol. That hasn’t changed much as you can see below I did the bikes and ascent machine. My sister stuck to the elliptical machine.
Next up we focused on our arm workout. I typically like to do 3 sets of 15-20 reps.
Lastly we finished up with Abs. again I like to do 3 sets of 15-20 reps
This has been one of my favorite machines to do my AB workouts on since high school. The left photo is for an easier version and the right is harder.
My sister likes to use this bench with a weighted ball and twist from side to side as she goes up and down, for a great AB workout.
This machine is a basic AB roller machine
Summary Rating: A+ Where to purchase: Ruffles with Love Etsy Shop Price: $24.00 Overall: I am loving the workout shirts made by Vanessa at Ruffles with Love. They make me more excited to workout and love how fashionably cute they look on! There are so many styles and colors to choose from. Here are a few others on my wish list: