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Workouts 12/3-12/9

Ok, the holiday season is kicking my eating butt, well actually the holiday season is probably adding to my butt. The goal for this week is to keep the workouts in high gear so my holiday eating spree doesn’t catch up to me! I also am trying to eat balanced meals during the week so if there are holiday parties, weddings, and eating out with friends and family on the weekends, I have a little cushion. Not the best perspective, but if working out hard is the way I can enjoy (a little too much) good food with good company, it’s totally worth it.

Saturday, December 3rd –
PM: wedding dance! woohoo…I got at least and hour and a half in
Later PM: birthday dancing! yep, I was home early enough that I could join some friends to go out dancing for at least another hour and a half. Plus, a good 20 minutes walking to and from the car.

Sunday, December 4th –
Afternoon: 5 hours of shopping….at least three hours of walking and two hours of standing, my feet feel like they got a workout even if I didn’t really break a sweat.

Monday, December 5th –
Noon; 30 minutes elliptical, 5 min cool down
5 min warm up, incline 10, resistance 5
1 min: incline 20, resistance 1
1 min: incline 19, resistance 2….until  you get to incline 11, resistance 10
3 min back pedal, incline 1, resistance 5
2 min back pedal, incline 1, resistance 7
1 min: incline 10, resistance 5
1 min: incline 9, resistance 5
1 min: incline 8, resistance 6….repeat until you get to incline 1, resistance 10

3 min back pedal cool down

Tuesday, December 6th –
Noon: 20 min run (from work to dr. appointment, the bank, Subway and back to work), 10 min walk, and the following exercises while I was waiting for the dr:
4 x 20 calf raises
3 x 15 squats
3 x 10 incline push-ups
3 x 15 bench dips

Wednesday, December 7th –
PM: 3 hrs of cleaning/housework/laundry

Thursday, December 8th –
Noon: 20 minutes stairmill, 15 min elliptical

Friday, December 9th – REST

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Posted by on December 10, 2011 in Running, Work Out Logs

 

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Early morning adventures in shopping

This morning I woke up early, probably due to the fact that I already had a long mental list of things to do before we could leave town tonight. I was able to get a few things done at home and leave early enough to run an errand. I drove up to Target to return some shorts and get a new running watch, only to find out the Target doesn’t open until 8!! 8 AM, in this day an age, I couldn’t believe it.

Next stop was HEB for some cereal and sunflower nut butter. I tried some chunky almond butter and it was ok. Since that ran out last week, I decided to try sunflower nut butter because I have been hearing great reviews of it. HEB didn’t have sunflower nut butter but I thought it might be because it was a small store. So, I still had time and run up to the HEB Plus, also on my way to work, but was severely disappointed when they did not have it either.

I really didn’t want to, but had the time, so I ran over to Wal-mart because I knew they had sunflower nut butter from previous exploratory shopping sessions. I walked up to the aisle and found the Sunbutter brand, but it was pretty expensive compared to your normal jar of peanut butter. I splurged and bought it because I really wanted to try it. I had a small bit with my banana this morning and I’m not totally sold on it, but the almond butter took a little getting used to when I first bought that. I’ll keep you updated.

Have you tried any new “trendy” foods lately? Are there better brands of Sunflower nut butter than the one I bought?

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Posted by on October 7, 2011 in Food Reviews

 

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Workouts 8/20-8/26

This week’s workouts were pretty light. I just wasn’t in the mood to run, although the couple days I did run, I felt great. Tuesday I went to the chiropractor after work, so that meant Wednesday needed to be a light exercise and stretching day. Also, I need to try very hard to keep up with stretching my body (back and legs especially) so the muscles don’t pull it out of alignment and make me go back to the chiropractor sooner than needed. Last week the Crossfit type workout on Friday was petty good, and it left me feeling the results until Monday! It really got my heart pumping and I felt like I had just sprinted a mile after I was done today. It looks easy, but let me tell you, its a challenge to finish all 50 reps of those exercises!

Saturday, August 20 –
AM: 4 hours shopping

PM: 45 min walk

Sunday, August 21 – 20 min walk

Monday, August 22 –
AM: 10 min walk, 20 min run, 5 min walk, 10 min yoga

Noon: 40 min walk

Tuesday, August 23 –
Noon: 40 min walk

Wednesday, August 24 –
AM: 10 minute walk, 15 min yoga

PM: 10 min eliptical, 60 min yoga

Thursday, August 25 –
AM: 8 min walk, 3.5miles in 32 minutes (9.06 min/mile average) 5 min walk, 5 min stretch

Noon: 25 min walk

Friday, August 26 –
AM: 15 min yoga, 5 min abs

Noon: Crossfit Met-Con Workout 25 min
50 reps of each exercise
1.Jumping Jacks
2.Ball Squats
3.Push-ups(20 decline, 10 regular, 5 decline, 5 reg, 5 decline, 5 reg)
4.Sit-ups(the real ones, all the way up, all the way down)
5. 12” Box Jumps
6. Dips on 12” Box
7. Walking Lunges (25 on each leg)

 
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Posted by on August 28, 2011 in Work Out Logs

 

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