Saturday, May 16, 2009

Jillian Kicks My Butt - Week 2 - Saturday

Turbulence Training Workout 1B:

superset pairs - no rest between sets, 1 minute rest between pairs

low incline db bench press - 3x8x25
db Romanian deadlift - 3x8x25

db close grip bench press - 3x8x20
db shrug w/ calf raise - 3x8x25 - I've added a calf raise to this exercise for kicks

push up - 3x12xbodyweight - I did the first set on my toes, the second set on my knees and I split the third set
Swiss ball rollout - 3x15xbodyweight

After weights, I did Turbo Jam Cardio Party Mix 2 - 334 calories in 45 minutes. I followed that up with Biggest Loser Yoga, Level 1 - 64 calories in 21 minutes. I do not like this yoga. I'm thinking I need something different. I don't want to do push ups and crap when I've just done them for my main workout. If I could do yoga on its own, maybe I'd enjoy this. Okay, "enjoy" isn't really the word I'd use, but I wouldn't resent it. And I refuse to do exercises that make me resent exercise. So I'm going to find something else, something with more upper body/back stretches. The only thing I really like about Biggest Loser Yoga (other than Bob Harper) is being able to get a close look at my legs to see what spots I missed with the razor.

Over the last 2 weeks, I've averaged about 80 minutes of exercise per day. That's twice as much as normal, and I'm doing twice as much cardio as usual. This is very weird for me. It's not exhausting but it's definitely draining, especially on Fridays and Saturdays when it all catches up to me. I don't know how people do this (and more) long term. I'm only doing this crazy (for me) schedule for 10 weeks, then I'm going back to just 3 days of cardio, 3 days of weights. Or, shorter cardio on weights days. I make no secret of, or excuses for, my laziness and I will be very happy to return that when this Jillian challenge is over. But sometimes, I feel like I'm not doing enough - either with exercise, the foods I eat, or the water. I don't think there is really anything I need to change but something in the back of my head says, "Oh, you can do better."

I woke up late this morning. My alarm went off at 5 AM as usual and I was in total Screw It mode. I went back to sleep until 6:30. It was after 8 before I could start working out though. It sucked. I hate being that behind.

7:15 AM - Fiber One cereal w/ skim milk

10:55 AM - homemade bagel w/ light cream cheese, turkey bacon, fried (with non-stick spray) eggs; I ate a banana while I was cooking because I was ravenous!!

2:30 PM - tilapia w/ onion & garlic, raw cauliflower, broccoli, green pepper & baby carrots w/ sweet onion dressing

3:30 PM - half a banana; Sebastian wouldn't eat the mushy part.

5:45 PM - raw green pepper & baby carrots; Dinner was taking forever on the grill and I needed something. I was going to have some cheese or almonds, but thought vegetables might be a smarter choice, in case I wanted a treat later.

6:35 PM - grilled pork ribs w/ grilled green beans, onions & garlic

Five cups of coffee and 160 ounces of water.


Hayley said...

I was laughing over your comment about the only thing you like about that yoga is when you look at your legs and see the spots you missed with your razor..LOL..I do that at Jazzercise sometimes during our stretches. I look down at my ankles and think, "Whoops!"

I don't think you're lacking in the exercise department. I sometimes feel the same way when I don't teach a class at night, but in reality I think when I'm not working and not exercising I'm not doing a whole lot other than sitting down. Perhaps just walking around more (for me), cleaning, and not being lazy on the couch would make me feel better. I'm not saying this is you, it's just a thought. :)

Becky said...

You're pretty dead on with that assessment. I don't move around much during the day, except for random cleaning and dealing with Sebastian. So I'm definitely not over-exercising LOL I want to try to play Wii Sports more often. I have a Wii Fit but I think it's boring. I'd like to get some games that aren't really workouts (like the Gold's Gym or My Fitness Coach or even that new Wii Active) but I'd like some more Sports-like games.

Hayley said...

I like the Wii sports games like tennis, though honestly I can play that while sitting on the couch..LOL. I don't mind the Wii fit, but I admit we hardly ever use it. I find the hula hooping hard, but the stuff I'd really like to do (yoga) is kind of annoying because you do one pose, then have to go back, then do another, etc. I'd rather the moves just loop all together. I didn't know there were games like "Gold's Gym" or My Fitness Coach! That sounds awesome!