Friday, May 21, 2010

Finishing up the week strong!

3 more successful days of workouts. Here are my last three day's blogs.

It was a cardio day today, fun fun! :)

I did 60 minutes on the rbike this morning while watching Pitch Black (love Vin Diesel!). Every ten minutes I'd jump off and do abs, then I'd increase my speed for the first half hour. For the second half hour I did the abs and then decreased my speed as cool down. I felt great after that workout.

This afternoon I took Jake up to the park and we rode the 11 mile loop. He biked and I bladed. Windy today so it was a bit rough and we had to fight against it toward the end. I'd rather deal with it in the beginning LOL. We were going along rather lazily when I realized that I wasn't giving it 100%, just going through the motioin. So after that we did all out for a mile, then relaxed for a mile, etc.

So workouts for day four of my miniC is done. Eats were good again. I might need to plan a little treat for tomorrow, maybe some yogurt w/fruit.

M1 - Kashi golean crisp / milk
M2 - pshake / banana
M3 - loaded potato (1/2 baked potato, tsp butter, 1/4c cc, 2.5oz chicken, 1/2c broccoli, 1/2c salsa)
M4 - salad (1c spring lettuce, 1c endive, 1c spinach, 2oz turkey, 1/2c broc, 1tbsp bleu cheese dressing)
M5 - pshake

Feeling great about giving it 100%. I'm hoping the scale or the tape measure will reward me in two weeks LOL.

Have a great evening!



I had another good day. Let's see, it is day...5 of my challenge and well, I'm a bit hungry for bad food :) . But, so far so good.

This morning I did Chest/Tri's/Abs.

BP 45x15x3 w/abs
DBBP 20's x 10 x 3 w/abs
Inc DB Flyes 15's x 10 x 3 w/abs
CGBP 45x10x3 w/abs
Tri Exts 20x10x3 w/abs
Bench Dips 10x3 w/abs

This afternoon just a short walk/run to my mom's house, 1.5 miles. Then floated in the pool for about 45min.

Eats are good.
M1 - 1/2c oatmeal w/ half tbsp coconut oil, 1/2tsp brown sugar; 1 egg & 1 white scrambled; 1/2 grapefruit; 1/2 c milk
M2 - spinach wrap, 1.5c spinach, green pepper strips, 2.5oz chicken
M3 - tuna; plain yogurt w/cherries & 2tbsp flax seed
M4 - 1/2 turkey sandwich, salad
M4.5 :) - kashi bar, tsp pb
M5 - protein shake

My shoulder/neck/back was feeling so sore after my workout this morning. Bench pressing always bothers it and it is why I can't go heavy lately. I called and got an appt for massage in the early afternoon and it feels so much better. I'm glad they could fit me in.

That's about all. Have a good one.

Today was another successful day. I don't know about tomorrow, but today is all good!

Workout: Legs/Abs - 3 Rounds of:

Squats 95x15
walking lunges to bench out in family room 15's x 8
Single Leg Ext's 45x15 ea leg
walking lunges to living room 15's x 8
Single Leg RDL's w/KB 25x15 ea leg
walking lunges to bench out in family room 15's x 8
Bench Step Ups 15's x 10 ea leg
walking lunges to living room 15's x 8
KB Swings 25x15

It was a good one! It took a little over an hour due to so many single leg exercises. No cardio today - yay! Tomorrow is back/shoulders/bi's and after reading Kim's blog I think I'm going to do my arm work while I'm on the rbike - time for some crazy rbike intervals!

Eating is on track:

M1 - 1/4c oatmeal w/1 tsp coconut oil & 1/2 tsp brown sugar; 1 whole egg, 1 white scrambled; 1/2 grapefruit, 1/2c milk (looks just like yesterday, right!)
M2 - 1.2oz steak, 1.2oz chicken; 1/2 sweetpotato; salad w/lettuce & endive, green peppers, broccoli, apple cider vinegar for dressing
M3 - 3 hb egg whites, 8 carrot sticks, 1/2 tbsp coconut oil
M4 - 4oz chicken over 1/4c brown rice w/homemade spaghetti sauce, tiny sprinkle of cheddar on top; green beans; piece of toast w/1 tsp butter
M5 - protein shake

I think I need to plan another yogurt treat for tomorrow :) Oops, nevermind that. I'm putting some kashi cereal in that spot to increase my fiber intake. That's like a treat though too :)

Now I just need to stay focused and determined. The scale is not budgeing at all - well barely. Up and down a few ounces each day. I know it is going to be slow going because I'm so close to my goal. I know that if I just stay committed it will finally drop. It seems so hard sometimes when you don't see any progress. But I won't rely on that scale. I will go through my two weeks and see what my results are. There'd better be something good at the end for working my tail off and eating good. But I want to lose fat, not just weight so I'm content to keep going. Because I can make the scale show a lower number by not eating, but I want to be buff, not skinny fat. :) Anyhow, just getting that out there because it is annoying me.

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