A Week of Workouts

by Meg on January 6, 2013

Hey, friends!

Thanks for all of the excitement, support, and love on Friday! I sure do love writing those High Five Friday posts :)
If you’d like to be featured in this week’s High Five Friday please read here for more information on how to participate or, if you already know the drill, email me at adashofmeg@gmail.com! :) The more participants the better!

So, I’ve been thinking…

Now that I have a little bit lot more time on my hands since I am only taking one course this term, I want to begin devoting more time to A Dash of Meg.

I have a ton of post topics that I am passionate about and more than enough recipes to share! So, get ready for some great posts in the near future :)

Since Sundays are the last day before a new week, I thought Sundays could be the day I recap my week of workouts (and maybe share a workout or two that I’ve done during the week!)


This week, my training looked like this:

Monday: Chest and triceps

Tuesday: Rest

Wednesday: Back

Thursday: Rest

Friday: Shoulders, biceps, and core

Saturday: Legs

Sunday: Rest

Yesterday I had a great workout with my personal trainer and I am definitely feeling it today. I increased the weight I use for hack squats, which made me incredibly happy! My personal trainer and I were both surprised, though – I was able to do the same amount of reps with 10 extra lbs.!

I guess you can say I released the beast during yesterday’s workout ;)

This is what we did:

01/05: Legs

Hack squats 3 sets of 12

Reverse hack squats 3 sets of 10

Single leg leg extensions 3 sets of 10

Lying leg curl 3 sets of 10

Standing single legged leg curl 3 sets of 12

Standing calf raise 3 sets of 10

Seated calf raise 3 sets of 10

Tomorrow I’ll be back at the gym for chest and biceps!

I hope you’re all having a great Sunday and maybe test out this workout for yourself! :) As always – let me know!

Love always,

Meg xo

Will you enjoy a recap of my weekly workouts? 

What was the best workout you did this week?

{ 30 comments… read them below or add one }

Jess @ Truly.Into.Fitness January 6, 2013 at 3:42 PM

Awesome leg work Meg!! I would LOVE to see your workouts weekly:) I know you push hard at the gym! :) XOXO


Meg January 6, 2013 at 7:10 PM

AWE!!! JESS!!!! I am so happy to hear from YOU and also happy to see that YOU want to know my workouts! Thanks

Love you girl xo


Kristen January 6, 2013 at 3:48 PM

Yes I will definitely enjoy a recap of your weekly workouts! Best workout I did this week was yesterday. Med ball slamsx10, prowler push 30 yards low handles, sledhammer swingsx10, prowler push 30 yards low handles as many times as I could in 20 minutes!


Meg January 6, 2013 at 7:10 PM

SOUNDS INTENSE!!!! I would love to push a prowler every once and a while


bryanna January 6, 2013 at 4:06 PM

I can’t wait to see what you have for us! Both recipes and workouts ;) do you do hacksquats on the machine or with a barbell?


Meg January 6, 2013 at 7:11 PM

Machine, girl! :)


Kierston January 6, 2013 at 4:11 PM


My best workout this week was…….my shoulders. I love training shoulders :)

Have a great day Doll!



Meg January 6, 2013 at 7:11 PM

And you have amazing shoulders to prove your hard work ;)


Emily January 6, 2013 at 4:29 PM

Hey, Meg!

I was just curious, do you ever do any cardio? And if not, does this mean you don’t eat simple carbs like fruit?

Thanks for all your posts. :)
- Emily


Meg January 6, 2013 at 7:11 PM

NO CARDIO! And yes! Fruit every day – it’s healthy!


Lindsay January 6, 2013 at 5:30 PM

That hat shows up in a lot of your photos! I love it, where did you get it??


Meg January 6, 2013 at 7:12 PM

Lol I wear it at the gym all the time. It gets me in my zone haha – I got it at National Sports or something… It’s UA


lifeasliv January 6, 2013 at 5:40 PM

Get it girl! Your beast mode sure is incredible. :)


Meg January 6, 2013 at 7:12 PM

LOL! Thanks sweetie pie


Kat January 6, 2013 at 6:11 PM

Great recap, you look awesome! I’m trying to incorporate more lifting into my running training plan, and it feels great! Thanks for linking up!


Meg January 6, 2013 at 7:12 PM

Awesome, Kat! Thanks for stopping by :) I really appreciate it xo


Carla January 6, 2013 at 7:15 PM

Are you dating your personal trainer?


Meg January 6, 2013 at 9:29 PM



Luvena January 6, 2013 at 8:25 PM

Can’t wait!!! Love seeing other workout ideas!!! Good job on those hacks. Gotta love that beast mode GRRRR. Oh and thank you for the high five mention!!! You rock! Enjoy the rest of your weekend :0).


Meg January 6, 2013 at 9:30 PM

Thanks sweetie :) xoxo


lynz January 6, 2013 at 10:01 PM

From one Canadian gal to another- you go girl!! Looking forward to hearing what you have in store for all of us! Keep it up and good luck with your class this semester!


Meg January 7, 2013 at 6:25 AM

Thanks Lynz!! xo


Adrenaline January 6, 2013 at 10:49 PM

I like the recap…however, it would be interesting to see how much weight you pushing, girl!


Heather @ Better With Veggies January 6, 2013 at 11:11 PM

Too funny, I started sharing my workouts this week too! I love reading about what training others do, especially when it’s so different than my own. It’s so interesting and I think I’ll pick up new exercises too. :)


Meg January 7, 2013 at 6:26 AM

That’s funny we both started sharing our workouts at the same time!! There is actually a link up party I just found that takes place every Sunday for weekly workout recaps!! :)


Sara @ Nourish and Flourish January 7, 2013 at 1:27 AM

Of course I LOVE this, sis!! I can’t wait to hear more about your training schedule. :) Congrats on increasing the weight on your hack squats, too! You’re killing it in the gym. I’m so proud of you <3 XOXO


Meg January 7, 2013 at 6:26 AM

Thanks sis xoxo


Ana January 7, 2013 at 4:02 AM

Find the new topic ‘week of workouts’ amazing. Don’t you miss cardio? I’m not sure but I think if I cut cardio, I would gain some. But I’m glad it works for you!
Do you eat carbs other than fruits and vegetables?
Thanks for sharing! Have a great week!


Meg January 7, 2013 at 6:28 AM

I have never been a cardio girl. I think it’s so boring, so no :) I don’t miss it :) My goal is to build and gain and cardio won’t do that for me, so I just need to do what I’ve got to do :)

I eat a ton of carbs. I have carbs for 6 meals out of 7 during my day! Your body needs carbs to thrive and function its best :) It’s the preferred energy!!



Alexandra March 10, 2013 at 12:13 PM

I am SO doing this workout today! I haven’t done hack squats in nearly FOUR YEARS!! I kinda miss them ;)


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