I haven’t been posting exactly what I’ve been doing, but starting on Sunday I will have a new calendar schedule, so stay put with me! I am not giving up on actually trying to work out almost every day. Hopefully I will be more motivated with my upcoming schedule. My new schedule will include taking ‘cycling’ classes at 24-hr fitness, and more running, on the treadmill/elliptical/stair masters. I’m also going to try to take pilates and yoga-lates (yoga & pilates). Here is what my new schedule will look like!
SUNDAY - Yoga @ 9AM
MONDAY - Cycling @ 6AM — Treadmill / Elliptical / Stair Masters
TUESDAY - Undecided
WEDNESDAY - Cycling @ 6AM — Treadmill / Elliptical / Stair Masters
THURSDAY - Pilates @ 9AM — Yoga-lates @ 8PM
FRIDAY - Cycling @ 6AM — Treadmill / Elliptical / Stair Masters
SATURDAY - Undecided
There are no actual “work out” days, but since these classes are all in the morning, I will try to workout at night. I want to just start off like this maybe for the first two weeks so I can get use to the difficulty I’m adding into my schedule. Hopefully after the first two weeks I can also start working out daily in the evening after work on Mon, Wed, and Fri.
P.S. I’m going to take cycling classes until I am finally able to finish the goal of what the instructor has given to me. Or until I feel as if cycling is no longer helping me strengthen myself.
June 9, 2012
Sadly to say, my day 2 was a little over a week pass day 1…
I’m still trying to get the hang of working out (a little more often).
Today’s workout was definitely a challenge for me. It was a lot harder to go through my workout since I barely had anything to eat (I’m not starving on purpose). This morning I had a PB&J (strawberry) sandwich. The one that comes from the grocery store — the uncrustables or noncrustables or something like that. I had work from 10-3 today and all that time I was hungry .. but we have no lunch breaks on Saturday. So after work, instead of getting something to eat, I had to take my mom to the optometrist to find some new glasses, but that didn’t really work out. So when I had finished running errands with my mom, I ended up not hungry anymore. Went home and took a slightly longer nap than I had wanted too. Woke up and decided to go to Academy because my boyfriend wanted to see how their ping pong table rates were. Had a coconut jelly thingy (Asian food). After that we headed to Target to make my first ‘healthy’ grocery shopping list. Bought a bunch of stuff — fruits even (I don’t really know how to pick fruits)!
So as you can see, I didn’t have much to eat today ): but here is what I did for my workout!
Ran a mile ~ 15 mins. / incline 3 / fastest 5.0
I had help from bodybuilding.com today! Did some extra work on my legs!
Freehand Jump Squat = 2 sets / 10&7 reps
Plie Dumbbell Squat = 3 sets / 10 reps
Narrow Stance Leg Press = 3 sets / 12 reps
Stiff-Legged Dumbbell Deadlift = 2 sets / 10
I wasn’t able to do all the things/sets/reps exactly like bodybuilding, but that’s not the point! I pushed myself to do all the things that I could do, and now I can only improve!
After my workout, I was SUPERDEEDUPER HUNGRY. So I went home and made a salad with spinach, croutons, a little bit of caesar dressing, mushrooms, and roast beef. YUM.
P.S. I know I’m not doing the greatest at everything, or eating the healthiest. But I am trying my hardest to change a little bit at a time. This is my start. It’s only been day 2. I don’t push myself enough sometimes. I get lazy sometimes. It’s a hard start. But if you do wish to follow me on this journey, please know I will try not to let you down. I will do this for myself and however long it takes me to get to where I want to be.
June 1, 2012
My official day one was today! I woke up a little early by accident today. My two little rascal cats were being rowdy and broke a bowl ): Woke up around 7:45AM just to wake up my boyfriend to have him clean up the mess (: hehe — fell back asleep a little later for a little nap before work. All I had for breakfast today was about a cups worth of Bolthouse Farms Mango Lemonade. OMG SO GOOD. Probably my favorite drink of all time! (: — what a long and slow day it was at work today D: wish I had a more fun or a more time consuming job … — ate lunch with my boo @ Jason’s Deli! Had a quarter of his Chicken Panini, and about half of my Chicken Pasta Primo! Mm, super yummy! Had a garlic toast, and some nuts/sunflower seeds, and a little under half of a root beer float! T’was not a good day of healthy foods … — after I got off, I went home to play a little D3 with my boyfran :D, waited a little late to get ready but here’s my first day of work!
Ran a mile ~ 15 mins. / incline 2 / fastest 4.5
Stair-masters ~ 5 mins / lvl 5 / 15 floors
2 sets of 10 w/ 10lb for tricep dips?
2 sets of 15 w/ 2 5lb-er of what Gary wanted me to do
& also 5 minutes on the “backwards bicycle” machine / 281 revolutions
I had a hard time on my run today. Hopefully by the end of the summer I can run a mile without having to die. One of my goals is to be able to run three miles without stopping. I would walk/run/walk/run and so on for awhile. My shoulder also started hurting at .70 miles … ): Sighhh, my arms were sore from doing what Gary showed me to do, so maybe I’ll increase the number of reps from my tricep dips. Also another goal is to be able to reach 300 revs on the “backwards bicycle machine”. So far, two goals to go!
After the workout, Gary, Aadrian, Wing, and I decided to go eat at Berryhill. Not a good choice for after a workout at all ): I just hope it’ll be okay for me and I can just work it off tomorrow. Slowly trying to get into this ‘eating healthy’. It’s so hard to eat healthy when you can’t cook in your own kitchen, or when you just don’t have the time. Hopefully I can buckle down a little on the healthy eats! (: