Monday, October 31, 2011

Spartan Sprint Countdown - Week 8 - Monday

No workout today but I was fairly good with food. I'm not feeling well and I have to take my kid trunk-or-treating, so I'm cutting this short, getting that done, and going to bed.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Spartan Sprint Countdown - Week 7 - Friday - Weekend

No workout Friday. On Saturday, I did the Saturday Fitness Beatdown - max squat reps in 2 minutes. []. On Sunday, I just tried to stay awake all day. I imported recipes into my Living Cookbook software and it made me want to eat real food again, so I actually cooked - stew meat & roasted butternut squash.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Spartan Sprint Countdown - Week 7 - Thursday

No GO FAR today because it was a half day of school, and no school tomorrow. Food and exercise? Hahahahahahahahahaha!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Spartan Sprint Countdown - Week 7 - Wednesday

I started working out and on my second set of squats, I hurt my quad somehow. I didn't dare try to finish the workout, not with my 8K in just over two weeks.

Food sucked today. I cant get a handle on any of this. It's making me miserable.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Spartan Sprint Countdown - Week 7 - Tuesday

Go Far today. I'm exhausted and stressed. I don't even remember what I ate. I had to oversee a PTO function and now I'm going to bed.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Spartan Sprint Countdown - Week 7 - Monday

I managed to squeeze in a workout. I was going to shoot for three weight sessions this week but I'm only going to get two. Again.

squat 3x5x115 lbs
bench press 3x5x70 lbs
deadlift 1x5x125 lbs
supinated grip suspended row 3x12
jackknife 3x12

coffee w/ skim milk
vegetable soup w/ potatoes & bread stick - I probably should have skipped the bread.
vegetarian chili
apple & yogurt

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Spartan Sprint Countdown - Week 6 - Friday - Weekend

Busy, busy, busy weekend! We went to the state fair on Saturday. Surprisingly, I didn't eat all that much junk. I walked around all damn day. I've been feeling kind of queasy since Thursday. I don't know what's up.

Back to it tomorrow...

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Spartan Sprint Countdown - Week 6 - Thursday

I ran with my GO FAR kids today, then came home to lift weights.

squat 3x5x115 lbs
dumbbell shoulder press 3x5x30 lbs
power clean 5x3x70 lbs
pronated grip suspended row 3x12
plank 3x60 sec

coffee w/ skim milk
 apple & cottage cheese
turkey sunshine salad
cake & ice cream

Obviously, I'm not dieting...

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Spartan Sprint Countdown - Week 6 - Wednesday

I woke up this morning planning to take a rest day, then changed my mind and decided I'd do Plyo X when I got home. I looked forward to it all day and by the time I got home, I wasn't in the mood for Plyo and wanted to Turbo instead. So I tried a Turbo Fire workout I hadn't done yet - Fire 45. I am not a huge fan of Turbo Fire just because the choreography is much faster than Turbo Jam. I'm sure I'll get the hang of it, but it's just frustrating the first few times. But, if I'm going to get my Turbo Kick certification, I need to start practicing.

coffee w/ skim milk
navy bean soup
turkey sunshine salad w/ fat free dressing
turkey burger w/ cheese on sandwich thin

Too heavy on the carbs today...

Spartan Sprint Countdown - Week 6 - Tuesday

We were a bit short handed at GO FAR today so we kept all of the kids in the gym and ran various sprints. They even wanted me to race them. I ran against some of the faster kids and beat all but one. But my 2nd and 3rd graders ran their asses off today. I'm so proud of them. I love this group of kids.

coffee w/ skim milk
chicken w/ cheese & potato
peanut butter sandwich
roast w/ carrots

Monday, October 17, 2011

Spartan Sprint Countdown - Week 6 - Monday

I wasn't going to work out today because I was called to sub in the after school program, and I had my errands to run after, and I didn't get home until much later than normal. I decided to go ahead and do it anyway. Yay me.

supinated-grip suspended row 3x12
squat 3x5x115 lbs
stability ball jackknife 3x12
deadlift 1x5x125 lbs
bench press 3x5x70 lbs

coffee w/ skim milk
apple, cream of potato soup
salad w/ fat free dressing, black beans, corn & cheese - I made this way too spicy and ended up eating less than half of it
eggs w/ sauteed onions & peppers

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Spartan Sprint Countdown - Week 5 - Friday - Weekend

Busy weekend, all fun stuff. Food was just okay. I did lots of walking on Saturday. I think I'm going to move up to 3 full-body workouts a week. I need to kick up the cardio, too. I have an 8K in less than a month and my Spartan Sprint is creeping up. I feel very out of shape.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Spartan Sprint Countdown - Week 5 - Thursday

I ran with my GO FAR kids for a warm up then came home and lifted weights.

squat 3x5x115 lbs
dumbbell shoulder press 3x5x25 lbs
power clean 5x3x65 lbs
pronated grip suspended row 3x12
plank 3x60 sec

Food sucked. That is all. Oh, I did drink lots of water today. Well, more than usual.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Spartan Sprint Countdown - Week 5 - Wednesday

Rest day. I did a little stretching for my sore legs but that's it.

coffee w/ skim milk
stuffed shells
turkey sunshine salad

Not a stellar food day.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Spartan Sprint Countdown - Week 5 - Tuesday

I am so proud of my 2nd & 3rd grade GO FAR runners. They did such a great job today. We ran relays and the all gave 100% effort. It was so great. I was exhausted after trying to keep up with them! I wasn't planning on exercising at home, but I decided I needed something, so I did Turbo Fire HIIT 15. I have to say, I don't know how I survived Insanity with those cross-trainers I wore but I can't stand them now. I can't wait until payday so I can go buy some new running shoes. I need new running shoes for my 8K anyway, and I want a second pair for wearing at home for workouts. I am never getting cross-trainers again.

coffee w/ skim milk
apple, cottage cheese & turkey bacon
burger w/ cheese on whole wheat bun
burger w/ boiled potatoes & baked beans

Monday, October 10, 2011

Spartan Sprint Countdown - Week 5 - Monday

I actually lifted weights today. I've lost so much strength due to my break. It really sucks. I knew better. I don't know why I let things fall apart the way I did. There's no excuse, other than I was lazy and didn't care. Now, 20-25 pounds up and out of shape again, you better believe I fucking care.

Here's the workout. It's based on Mark Rippetoe's Starting Strength but I made a few modifications.

squat - 3x5x115 lbs - I could barely hit parallel with these. It really, really sucked.
suspended row (supinated grip) - 3x12 - These should have been chin ups, 3xMAX but since I can't do chin ups anymore....

barbell bench press - 3x5x65 lbs - I can go up to 70 lbs next time.
stability ball jackknife - 3x12 - This isn't in SS but I like them and need the core work

deadlift - 1x5x125 lbs - My deads need work.

Even with a quick warm up, this was a nice, short workout. Just the way I like them.

coffee w/ skim milk
salad w/ cheese, black beans, corn & fat free ranch dressing
apple & baked potato
scrambled eggs w/ sauteed onion, green pepper & cheese

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Spartan Sprint Countdown - Week 4 - Friday - Weekend

OMG, what freaking day is it? I have been so damn busy!!! Good busy, not annoying busy. I ate like crap all weekend but I was active and had a very long overdue, much needed girls night out with some ladies I adore and hope to have many more evenings with, even if they include alcohol and naughty foods! I am absolutely back on the wagon tomorrow, I promise.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Spartan Sprint Countdown - Week 4 - Thursday

GO FAR whooped my butt today. I'm exhausted. I ate too much ice cream. I must stop this crap.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Spartan Sprint Countdown - Week 4 - Wednesday

I wasn't going to work out today - I was not in the mood for strength training - but I decided pretty last minute to do some Turbo Jam. I did Cardio Party 2. I'm not all "wow, I feel so great and I'm so glad I worked out" but I'm at least glad I wasn't a lazy slug.

I've struggled with food today. I really need to go grocery shopping and have decent stuff handy.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Spartan Sprint Countdown - Week 4 - Tuesday

We had GO FAR today. Some of the kids don't like to run. Some of them don't even like to walk. I don't know why they are in the program. We're going to work on ways to motivate them. Sometimes the first session is rough for some kids, but if they return after doing the 5K or Fun Run, they are usually more involved. Right now, a lot of the kindergartners and first graders (okay, mainly the kindy kids) just do not want to do anything. So it's hard to try to accommodate everyone. Fortunately, we have a lot more adults involved this year. Last year, it was just two coaches and 60 kids. Now we have 6-8 coaches and about 50 kids. It's much more manageable. The entire group went to the beach, and I played Follow the Leader with my K-1 kids. They seemed to like that. There was a lot of chicken walking, marching, and silly running. Then we just let them run on the beach - they run to the pier and back. They did really well today.

hard boiled egg, coffee w/ skim milk
turkey & cheese sandwich on whole wheat bun w/ black beans, salsa & cheese
roasted pork tenderloin w/ potatoes, carrots & salad
ice cream & cookies (not a lot)

Monday, October 3, 2011

Spartan Sprint Countdown - Week 4 - Monday

Back on plan today, though I wasn't even all that hungry. I was busy, busy, busy though! I worked in the cafeteria then subbed on short notice in the after school program. I didn't even eat all my lunch because I wasn't feeling so great. Well, I felt okay - just queasy.

Today's workout was a quick session on the suspension trainer, everything 3x10 with 30 second rests in between circuits.

single-leg squat
suspended push up
suspended row
suspended plank (45 sec)

I was going to do a one-legged suspended burpee tabata but believe it or not, I didn't have 4 minutes to spare.

apple, coffee w/ skim milk
baked potato, part of a salad w/ lettuce, tomato, onions, corn & black beans w/ fat free dressing
onion omelet

I was really, really not hungry today. I got my oils in with my omelet but I only got one dairy serving.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Spartan Sprint Countdown - Week 3 - Wednesday - Weekend

The insanity of the last month is finally over!!! I'm exhausted and relieved and ready to start a new exercise routine tomorrow. I'm going to some suspension training 2-3 times a week and run with my elementary kids twice a week. Weekend are hopefully for biking if a) my son will get his ass on his bike and try or b) my husband is home to stay with him while I ride.

I had my first experience with a dunk tank yesterday at my school's pumpkin fair. It was so, so awesome. I loved it. It was a bit chilly out and I was warmer in the water than I was on the seat. But wow, it was the most fun I've had in a very long time. In the 30-40 minutes I was on deck, the kids probably dunked me 20 times. I hope we get a dunk tank next year. I am definitely getting in!!