Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Workout 119 ~ C25K

Despite extremely tight and sore hamstrings, I did Week 3 Day 3 of the Couch-to-5K program.  Here's a breakdown of how it went:

First 5 minutes- Began at 2mph and progressed up to 4mph
3 minutes at 6mph
2 minutes at 4mph
90 seconds at 6.5mph
2 minutes at 4.3mph
3 minutes at 6.5mph
2 minutes at 4.3mph
90 seconds at 7mph
2 minutes at 4.3mph
5 minutes decelerating from 3.8 to 2mph

I did just over 2 miles total distance and am SUPER-proud of my brief stint at 7mph.


Monday, June 25, 2012

Workout 118 of 2012 ~ Video Podcast!

While taking a break from the housework I've been working on all day, I decided to play around on AppleTV and you'll never guess what I just discovered...  Video Podcasts!  I decided to peruse the health ones and happened upon eFit30, a series of 30 minute workouts that are completely free.  Naturally this inspired me to workout again so I tried Pilates for Beginners and it was tough.  I am definitely a beginner or a pre-beginner if that even exists LOL.  I am so excited to find a pseudo-replacement for ExerciseTV on demand!


Workout 117 of 2012

I just did Ripped in 30 Week 1 and of course the A/C guy showed up mid-workout.  Did I let that stop me?  Nope!  He worked on the A/C in the hallway by my workout room and I finished up the last 1.5 circuits.

I haven't worked out with Jillian in awhile so this workout was tougher than I'd like to admit but I'm glad I did it.  I feel thoroughly worked out at this time and hope the A/C guy leaves soon so I can shower before Kailee and I have to leave to pick up Gavin from summer school...


Sunday, June 24, 2012

Workout 116 of 2012 - Jogging in the pool

Kailee, Gavin and I arrived at the pool today the moment it opened.  We pretty much had the place to ourselves for awhile so I decided to power-walk/jog in the pool like I used to do at the gym.  I don't have a clue how many laps I walked/jogged though I did it for a total of 30 minutes.  At least a third of the time involved me dragging Kailee along with me so my arms got some strength work as well.

I will definitely utilize the pool like this some more this summer.  The only downside is that my feet feel a little roughed up from the bottom of the pool.


Saturday, June 23, 2012

Workout 115 - Burn & Firm Pilates

I am in love with Crunch: Burn and Firm Pilates from Netflix.  It is like circuit training meets pilates.  The majority of the workout requires supportive footwear as you up standing for it.  It is challenging but doable (which makes me really appreciate it) though I do not like the last 10 minutes which involves impossible mat work.  Why impossible?  Well... I do not have the flexibility necessary to complete part of it--which of course annoys me to death.  I'll get there eventually!  


Friday, June 22, 2012

Workout 114 of 2012 ~ Pilates

That's right!  I worked out again!  I'm making up for lost time after all.  This time I did Total Body Pilates, one of the workouts I downloaded off of iTunes.  I can tell my core has lost some strength, but I will get it back!

And now I'm off to bed to recuperate from getting up at 4:45 the last 3 days.  My children will be in soooo much trouble if they decide to get up that early n their own tomorrow!


Workout 113 of 2012 ~ C25K

It felt soooooo good to workout tonight!!!!  It has been over a week and my body just does not feel as good when I'm not working out as it does when I am.  Not to mention the fact that I miss the endorphins :).

I just did the C25K Week 3 Day 2 workout using the Ease into 5K app.  I went between 4mph and 6mph though at one point I did jump up to 6.5mph just to mix it up.  At 6mph, I was able to sing along a bit with my playlist (because naturally my TV and internet messed up right as I began my workout so music was my easiest entertainment).  Let me just say, Alanis Morisette's "You Oughta Know" is a GREAT running song, LOL.  So is "Call me Maybe," "Want U Back" and Gavin's favorite, "What Makes You Beautiful."  Both kids were dancing around while I ran.  It was kind of adorable :).


Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Workout 112 of 2012

I knew I was pushing it, and 4 days in a row of cardio (2 on the elliptical and 2 on the treadmill) have made for some sore knees today.  What really sealed the deal is that I did the C25K workout on Sunday instead of the power-walk.  So today, I stuck with the actual plan and completed the Day 5 strength and interval walk while watching a season 2 episode of Dawson's Creek.  It wasn't too bad until I got up to 4.5 and 5mph.  Then my knees were a little unhappy.

I'm definitely going to need to play tomorrow's workout by ear.  This constant cardio may not be in the cards.


Monday, June 11, 2012

Workout 111 of 2012

Just did week 1, day 4 of this workout.  Now off to shower and spend time as a family of 4--the hubs is home for a 7-day pass.  

I could let that be an excuse to not take care of my body, but I'm here.  I just worked out and plan to workout all week :).


Sunday, June 10, 2012

Workout 110

Just did my variation of Week 1, Day 3 of this workout.  Instead of doing the cardio intervals, I did the C25K Week 3 Day 1 workout.  All in all, I feel pretty awesome right now and will feel even better after a nice refreshing shower :).


Saturday, June 9, 2012

Workout 109 of 2012 - Week 1, Day 2

I continued on this 14 day challenge by completing Week 1, Day 2 of this workout.  I did the cardio on the elliptical and it was more challenging than the treadmill.  I am not 100% back to my abilities yet since the stomach bug and I could feel it on the elliptical today.  My stamina is still building back up, but I pushed through :).


Friday, June 8, 2012

Workout 108 - Chris Freytag's Shrink a size in 14 days workout

I started this workout plan today (Week 1 Day 1).  The strength part was challenging and the cardio was moderate.  I think I'll do the cardio tomorrow on the elliptical to make it possible for me to go at a faster pace without hurting my knees.  I ended up adding another jogging interval and stayed on the treadmill for 5 extra minutes today.  I probably should go measure to see if I see a change in two weeks like it promises :).


Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Workout 107 of 2012 - C25K

Finally, I got in my next run while watching tonight's episode of Pretty Little Liars!  I did week 2 day 3 of the C25K program and was able to go back and forth between 3.8/4mph walking and 6mph running.  In 33 minutes I did 2.31 miles and supposedly burned 269 calories.  This was a much needed stress relief.  I'm a little overwhelmed with life right now and needed this workout.  


Monday, June 4, 2012

Workout 106 of 2012 ~ Pilates

I tested pre-workout and my bloodsugar was 137.  This limited my options because my ideal bloodsugar pre-cardio/circuit training is 175 to prevent going low.  I decided to try another Netflix pilates workout, Crunch: Super Slimdown.  It is a pilates yoga blend (as the description states) and it was tough.  While difficult, I enjoyed all the toning moves and could not believe how quickly it was over.  I like 42-minute workouts that feel like 20 minutes :).


Monday Motivation!

Need I say more?


Sunday, June 3, 2012

Workout 105 of 2012 ~ Cleaning / Solo Dance Party!

2 hours of de-cluttering / reorganizing / running laundry up and down the stairs / dancing to whichever song decided to play on my phone was a fun workout!

Thanks, Sybil, for this video which fits perfectly with my workout!


Saturday, June 2, 2012

Workout 104 of 2012 ~ Light Cardio

New workout clothes from my cousin Leslie :)

I finally got to do workout 104!  I did 32 minutes on the treadmill and went 1.76 miles.  Not bad after a stomach virus week.