Monday, August 3, 2015

No Clue What Yet - Day 1

I woke up knowing I was in no mood to exercise after work.


coffee w/ Splenda & creamer
yogurt, cheese & Clif bars - Yes, plural.
sloppy joes

I didn't work out. A) I don't know what I want to do yet and B) I hate working out at night. I don't go in to work until 11:30 tomorrow so I will lift in the morning.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Shaun T's Cize

I bit the bullet and ordered Cize from Beachbody. I splurged and bought a bag of vegan chocolate Shakeology. There's a 30-day free trial of Beachbody on Demand with it, so I watched one of the Cize workouts last night. I love me some Shaun T, but I can't dance. I'm lucky I can Turbo, and even that is sometimes way far out of my comfort zone and ability. But my sister - who is a worse dancer than I am - swears I will love it. I don't know when I'm going to start. I might give myself four-weeks of Turbulence Training, then start Cize as my cardio with whatever program I pull out of my ass next. It will surely be New Rules something but I still haven't decided.

I'll be honest. I'm not looking forward to working out tomorrow. I know my son will resist, even though he "promised" he would start exercising with me. I'm not going to force him but it would be nice to have a workout buddy at home. No, I will not join a gym. I want to work out at home, with my own equipment and on my own time frame.

I have no plan of attack for food at all. I'm not going to give up my coffee with Splenda and junk flavored creamer. That's my breakfast. I don't really get hungry until mid-afternoon. I can certainly take my lunch to work but I often don't think about it in the morning when I leave because I'm just not hungry. And then I get home to deal with people have zero interest in eating healthy. Both are carboholics. One would eat pasta every day and the other would live on pizza. I'm half tempted to make everyone prepare their own meals, but then that would require them to shop for their own food and hahahahahahahahaha, yeah right. I need to draw a line in the sand and say, "This is what I'm making for dinner and if you would like something else with it, or something else altogether, you will have make it yourself." And then just keep mostly "my" food in the house. As it is, I've cut back on the amount of junk food I buy, but my boyfriend has a sweet tooth and though I've asked him repeatedly to not keep the candy bars where Sebastian can find them, he doesn't. And Sebastian is like I am - he will eat it if it's there. I've been able to show some restraint. I appreciate that my boyfriend wants to share with my son, but I just don't want Sebastian eating so much crap. It's hard enough to keep him from eating everything I buy for his weekly lunches in one day.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

I'm trying to talk my son into fitnessing with me.

My son just turned 11. To say he is sedentary is a bit of an understatement. He doesn't know how to ride a bike. He likes to swim but we don't get to the pool very often. He doesn't like the outdoors (and I don't blame him - I am not a fan, either). I've been trying to get him to do martial arts for years but he refuses. I think it would be good for him but I'm not going to force him. So when I was going through my NROL books, trying to decide what to do, I (half) jokingly asked him if he wanted to lift with me. And to my complete shock, he said he would give it a try. I think he just wants to see me do burpees but I think I am going to "force" him to do this with me. We have all the equipment right in our air conditioned living room. I am confident I can modify the routine enough that he can do it. Hell, I'm going to have to start over as a beginner.

But I think we are going to start with Craig Ballantyne's Turbulence Training. Craig has fantastic workouts, and there are some 4-week bodyweight only programs. I think we are going to do those first. I'm actually going to have Sebastian do the Beginner Workout and I am going to do the Intermediate Workout.

Beginner Workout

Workout A
A1) lying hip extension (3x8)
A2) plank (3x15 sec)
B1) prisoner squat (3x12)
B2) bird dog (3x5)
C1) push up (3x8)
C2) side plank (3x5 sec)
D1) band pull (3x15)
D2) ab curl up (3x15)

Workout B
A1) step up (3x8)
A2) stick up (3x8)
B1) split squat front foot elevated (3x8)
B2) kneeling push up (3x8)
C1) Bicycle crunch (3x20)
C2) 1-leg hip extension (3x8) 

Intermediate Workout

Workout A
A1) push up (3x15)
A2) inverted row (3x8)
B1) 1-leg squat (3x8)
B2) bicycle crunch (3x30)
C1) Bulgarian split squat (3x8)
C2) elevated push up (3x8)
D1) reaching lunge (3x8)
D2) mountain climbers (3x20)

Workout B
A1) 1-leg deadlift (3x8)
A2) Chin up (3x6)
B1) Step up (3x12)
B2) slow push up (3x10)
C1) prisoner lunge (3x8)
C2) side plank (3x20 sec)
D1) close grip push up (3x10)
D2) plank (3x45 sec)

We start Monday, August 3. I still need more time to figure out which NROL program to do.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

I'm back for good! I think.

So it's been a long, long, long, long, loooooooooooooooonnnnnnngggggggggggggggggg time since I've blogged and even thought about fitness. Life was crazy. I was miserable, working two jobs, having no room to work out and no time to cook. I've gotten a new job, moved, and have my gym set up in my huge ass living room.

I'm thinking of starting back up August 3, since that is the day I first started this blog. I may start sooner if I could just pick a damn program. I'm going through my New Rules of Lifting books. They are all so good. I just don't know which one to do. Originally, I planned on doing NROL For Women, but I've done that before, and there are three programs that came out after (and another coming out in November). 

So back to flipping through the books. Watch this space for killer transformation!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Melty was right!

I am not surprised. I did a short test today. I did Turbo Jam 20 Minute Workout. It kicked my ass. My chest hurt (because cigarettes and allergy issues - don't worry, I am quitting) and my right quad ached. But I did feel better as soon as I put on my workout gear. There's something about that sports bra and sneakers...

Anyway, I worked out today. Tomorrow is more Turbo Jam. Jenga, baby!

I don't know what I'm doing, nutritionally speaking. I mean, I know what I'm doing but I don't know what, if any, plan I will follow. It's no secret that I hate measuring and tracking. And working around food blows. There's so much temptation. We'll see. I didn't eat anything today, until dinner. I drank coffee like a pro, though.

Change O' Plans

I'm sure you're shocked that I am changing my mind!!! I had my trusty virtual workout buddy look over my schedule for the next 20 weeks, and in her infinite wisdom, she said it looked like too much too soon and of course, she is right. The truth is, I wasn't quite comfortable with it either. So I'm going to take her advice and start slower.

Mondays - Cardio - Probably TJ Cardio Party Remix (30 min)
Tuesdays - Lift - goblet squats/db RDL, inverted row/db shoulder press, Swiss Ball/Bosu plank-roll up-push up
Wednesdays - Cardio - Cardio Party 2 or 3 (45-50 min)
Thursdays - Lift - same routine
Fridays - TJ 20 Min WO/CLX Recharge
Saturday & Sunday - Rest

I'm just not ready to commit to four months of workouts every single fucking day. Baby steps.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Le Sigh

Obviously, I haven't done jack shit this summer. Here it is, mid-September and I'm still as out of shape as ever. Lack of motivation continues to fuck me up.

My son is 10. He's 4'9" or 4'10", 130 pounds. He was up to 142 back in late July. His weight was measured on 2 different scales though - two different doctors offices - so I don't know what his true weight is. He's been overweight for a while. I'm pretty sure I've mentioned it here before. I've pretty much stopped buying junk food, and his appetite has been affected by his ADHD meds. He's not very active though. He just returned to school and is making somewhat of an effort in PE, which is a big change from last year. He still hates PE, but he's trying.

So when he told me the other day that he wants to work out, I was surprised. I had been talking about getting back into it - aren't I always??? - and promised him I would put together something we can do. I wish he would learn to ride his bike, or be interested in roller skating again.

But anyway, I'm starting a new program Monday. I'm using the 20-week Turbo Fire calendar. I'm just doing the cardio, and adding my own lifting. I used The New Rules of Lifting: Supercharged to put together 4 workouts.

Workout A

bodyweight squat (3x15)
push up (3x15)
split squat (3x8-15)

SHELC (3x15)
dumbbell 2-point row (3x8-10)
step up (3x8-15)

reverse lunge w/ overhead shoulder press (3x8-10)
Swiss ball rollout (3x15)
box jump (3x15)

Workout B

goblet squat (3x8-10)
pike push up (3x15)
rack deadlift (3x8-10)

forward lunge (3x8-10)
dumbbell chest supported row (3x8-10)
dumbbell single leg Romanian deadlift (3x8-10)

Romanian deadlift w/ row (3x8-10)
Swiss ball jackknife (3x15)
dumbbell swing (3x15)

Workout C

back squat (3x8-10)
dumbbell shoulder press (3x8-10)
Romanian deadlift (3x8-10)

walking lunge (3x8-10)
inverted row (3x15)
dumbbell single leg deadlift (3x8-10)

squat & press (3x8-10)
Swiss ball mountain climber (3x15)
squat w/ jump tuck (3x15)

Workout D

front squat (3x8-10)
barbell bench press (3x8-10)
deadlift (3x8-10)

Bulgarian split squat (3x8-10)
suspended row (3x15)
single leg squat (3x8-10)

push up w/ 1-arm row (3x8-10)
Swiss ball plank (30+ seconds)
dumbbell snatch (3x8-10)

I'm calling this cluster fuck the Girl On Fire Challenge. Gotta get in shape to win those Hunger Games. Here is the complete schedule:

We will see how it goes. My guess? This will be my last post on the subject.