Saturday, May 26, 2012

Countdown to Summer - Week 4

Busy, busy, busy week! Food was decent but I didn't get much exercise. I've been so busy!! I think I said that. Everything is going well, though.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Countdown to Summer - Week 3 - Sunday

Today I did the Cupcake 5K with my friend. It was her first 5K so I was really excited to run with her. I walked there (the long way) and ran home, so I probably did about 5 miles today.

I'm down 16 pounds from my dreadful high (since April 1). I think I'm back, baby! Only 23 to go.

Food:
banana
cupcake - I had to have one. My friend started her own vegan baked goods company and she was one of the people providing cupcakes for the 5K.
eggs w/ turkey bacon & chipotle sauce
pork tenderloin & mixed vegetables w/ olive oil

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Countdown to Summer - Week 2 - Saturday

No workout today. I'm resting for the Cupcake 5K tomorrow. I did walk the mile and a half there and back to pick up my race packet.

Food:
coffee w/ half & half
sausage w/ cheese
almonds & chocolate

Friday, May 18, 2012

Countdown to Summer - Week 2 - Friday

These were all 3x5.

box squat - 3x5x115 lbs - Up from last week.
single leg dumbbell calf raise - 3x5x25 lbs

assisted chin up
low incline bench press - 3x5x35 lbs

plank on Bosu ball - 3x45 sec
barbell push press - 3x5x55 lbs - Up from last week.

sumo deadlift w/ sandbag - 3x5x100 lbs - I had to change from straight leg DLs because the bag was rubbing the skin on my knees and shins raw.
lying dumbbell row - 3x5x25 lbs

After this, I did a metabolic workout - 1 minute of bench jumps, 1 minute of burpees with the Bosu ball, 1 minute of box jumps (18"), rest one minute, repeat twice. I LOVED IT!!!!

Food:
egg & cheese omelet
cake & cookie - Bad, I know.

Damn, I have to get my diet straightened out.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Countdown to Summer - Week 2 - Thursday

No workout today. The back of my knee hurts and I want to rest it before my 5K on Sunday.

Food:
egg & cheese omelet

Not a good day, obviously.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Countdown to Summer - Week 2 - Wednesday


dumbbell step up 3x12
suspended row 3x10

barbell good morning 3x12x65 lbs
standing barbell calf raise 3x12x65 lbs

bent over barbell row 3x12x45 lbs
medicine ball push up 3x10

dumbbell shoulder press 3x12x15 lbs
side plank 3x30 seconds

Then I did HIIT 15 from Turbo Fire. I felt awesome!!!

Food:
sausage
pizza toppings & broccoli
eggs w/ turkey bacon

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Countdown to Summer - Week 2 - Tuesday

No workout today. Food was kind of crappy, too. I ate some tater tots and a couple chicken nuggets at work. But I ate a decent dinner - chicken cordon bleu!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Countdown to Summer - Week 2 - Sunday

No workout today. I didn't get much sleep and I woke up with a terrible headache. I'm a wreck because I went to see my mom in the hospital yesterday. I don't know what I was expecting. She had double bypass surgery on Tuesday and she's still in the ICU because her oxygen levels aren't going up and she's in a lot of pain from where they had to drain fluid from her lungs. I've never seen my mom so tired and scared. I held it together until I left, but I didn't even make it to the elevators before I started bawling, and I cried the entire two hour drive home. I went straight to bed (though I did get up to eat two hot dogs - I was actually craving spaghetti and meatballs).  I was up late, crying on and off. I'm scared. This is my mom.

I didn't eat much today - just some mozzarella sticks and jalapeno poppers. Oh, and some almonds.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Countdown to Summer - Week 1 - Saturday

I did a few miles with my friend this morning, then hit the weights, all 3x5.

box squat - 3x5x100 lbs
single leg dumbbell calf raise - 3x5x25 lbs

assisted chin up
low incline bench press - 3x5x35 lbs

plank - 3x45 sec
barbell push press - 3x5x45 lbs

stiff leg deadlift - 3x5x100 lbs
lying dumbbell row - 3x5x25 lbs

This workout kicked my butt! I am so proud of the routines I put together for this block of time. I've lost some strength since my, um, hiatus, but I feel motivated to get my muscles back.

Food:
banana, coffee w/ half & half
venti Java Chip from Starbucks
almonds

Friday, May 11, 2012

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Countdown to Summer - Week 1 - Thursday

Today was moderate weight/rep exercises, followed by Turbo Fire HIIT 15.

dumbbell step up 3x12 - no weight because I was using my plyo box and it's 18"
suspended row 3x10

barbell good morning 3x12x65 lbs
standing barbell calf raise 3x12x65 lbs

bent over barbell row 3x12x45 lbs
medicine ball push up 3x10 - I did these on my knees, but I did them well!

dumbbell shoulder press 3x12x15 lbs
side plank 3x30 seconds

Then I did HIIT 15 from Turbo Fire. I am worn out!

Food:

I did not eat well today. I didn't eat junk like I did yesterday, but I had corn dog nuggets, stuffing, mashed potatoes and a roll for lunch. And sausage for breakfast. My post-workout snack was two granola bars. Then I ate eggs and turkey bacon. Not a good food day.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Countdown to Summer - Week 1 - Wednesday

No workout again today. It was a stressful busy day, and I wanted to drink when I got home.

Food:
cake - Damn it
apple & turkey burger (no bun)
Philly cheesesteak (meat & cheese only)
peanut butter & Nutella sandwich - to go with all the alcohol
Sno-caps - because they were in my purse.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Countdown to Summer - Week 1 - Tuesday

No workout today. I was up very late and needed some sleep. Immediately after work, I had to go to Virginia. My mom had double bypass surgery this morning. She's going to be fine.

Food:
iced coffee w/ milk
apple
beans w/ cheese & salsa
eggs w/ turkey bacon & chipotle sauce

Monday, May 7, 2012

Countdown to Summer - Week 1 - Monday

I woke up early and met my running buddy for some intervals around the Wright Brothers monument. My body is sore from yesterday's workout. We did about 2 miles. After work, I did Turbo Jam Fat Blaster.

Food:
iced coffee w/ milk
eggs w/ chipotle sauce
honey barbecue beef & chicken tenders
eggs w/ chipotle sauce, turkey bacon

I was a cow today.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Countdown To Summer - Week 1 - Sunday

I'm starting an 8-week fitness challenge today. I made it up myself so if it sucks, too bad.

Today's workout was low/body weight, high rep stuff, followed by a Sweet 16 Tabata (that's four tabatas in a row). For those not in the know, a tabata is a 4-minute workout - 8 intervals of 20 seconds of all out work, followed by 10 seconds of rest. As always, I do alternating sets of exercises, so I paired them accordingly. These are all 3 sets of 15-20.

walking lunge
pike push up

dumbbell shrug (25 lbs)
seated row w/ resistance band

push up
donkey kick

SHELC (supine hip extension with leg curl)
jackknife

Today's tabata moves: mountain climbers, Turbo Jam twist, run stance squats (from P90X), and butt kicks/high knees. It was rough. LOL

Food:
slim jim w/ cheese
pork ribs w/ barbecue sauce
eggs & cheese w/ chipotle sauce
apple & cottage cheese

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

So, it's my birthday.

I'm 37 today.

I know I haven't blogged since Storm The Beach. It's been a very rough week and a half. The good news is, I've lost about 10 pounds since STB. There are things going on in my life right now that I'm not going to get into here, at least not yet. There's nothing medically wrong but my personal life is complete chaos and I'm trying to sort all of that out. As a result, I have no appetite. There were a few days when I couldn't eat for 24-36 hours, and even then, I had to force myself to eat something (protein focus!!). Most of the time, I still have no appetite, but I am getting better about eating, AND eating the right things. Though, last night I did have a small bowl of ice cream. It made me not feel well. But I'm trying. I haven't been exercising like I should, but I've managed to get out a couple times for a walk/run with one my my team camp friends. I have my GO FAR 5K this weekend, and I'm looking forward to that. I got the latest New Rules of Lifting book and I'm trying to make sense of that. It's very different from the previous 3 books. You get to build your own program this time. Of course, the book offers a sample plan but you can make your own. I'm trying to get my shit together so I can start this really soon. I need to get back to lifting. I feel weak, and I need to feel strong right now.