Wednesday, April 07, 2010
First of all, whew! I just completed Jillian's No More Trouble Zones full 40-minute circuit training workout. Lemme say...that is a crazy hard workout. You will sweat and shake and ache in many many places. BUT it feels amazingly awesome to complete it. That's where the WOOOO comes in.
Now I'm going to have a protein shake and some water and relax for a bit, then go for a scenic bike ride through some trails by a river.
Note: This DVD is full of strength training and cardio because Jillian believes that strength training doesn't burn enough calories so she always combines cardio with strength training (usually through circuits). Below are the ST exercises in this 40 minute (7 circuit) workout (which I created a "workout" for on the fitness page so that I wouldn't have to keep entering this whenever I do her DVD):
I know it's small. I hate that SP takes the quality down THAT much. Anyways, you can still read it if you try reallly hard. Also, you can go to my "shared" fitness and food trackers for April 7, 2010 and see it plenty big! Also, the list of the exercise, reps, etc. isn't listed anywhere that I know of. I went through the DVD once and wrote down everything so that I'd had the name of each exercise. If you get the DVD and decide to enter the exercises in your tracker, feel free to copy mine (editing only the weight you use -- Jillian uses 3lb dumbbells, so I figured that was good enough for me).
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Starting work this week has been incredibly difficult....and already by the third day I'll be managing the place by myself (seems a silly choice by the manager, but whatever). This week, so far, I haven't gone to any Zumba class, nor have I strength trained (I haven't been to the gym AT ALL). This new schedule (which hopefully won't be the same next week - I'm working a lot more this week because of Easter) is really annoying and making it terribly difficult to find time to workout. I did Zumba at home once (using 5 of my class's songs/routines and doing it on my back porch). Doing Zumba at home is much less satisfying. I enjoy the class because there are people to laugh with, talk to, watch, etc. It's more social and it keeps me wanting to do it. Zumba is a Party! Zumba at home is lonely. But I will try to keep doing it and I'm going to try to make a new schedule for myself for going to the gym in the morning (which I don't really like to do because I'm an evening person). I should be going to Zumba on Friday night (only OFF day) and Saturday morning (before work).
Tentative Workout Schedule:
Sun - Cardio before work.
Mon - Cardio/ST before work.
Tues - Cardio before work.
Wed - Cardio/ST before work.
Thurs - Cardio before work.
Fri -Zumba @ 5:30-6:30pm. ST before/after Zumba.
Sat - Zumba @ 10:00-11:00am.
Until I know what my more permanent schedule at work is going to be this is only temporary. I think it helps to write it out, though.
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Women's Health Mag explains why detoxing by fasting or drinking a foul-tasting liquid is NOT the answer. Instead a sensible diet full of fruits, veggies, lean proteins, etc IS the answer. It even includes a sample diet that will cut out unnecessary sugars, saturated fats, etc.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
This quote by Wentworth Miller is precisely how I feel right now. I found out that a part time job opened up in a local deli in a grocery store. While the job is NOT the job I desire, it is a JOB. I will need money for grad school (coming up in August) and I currently need money for daily living. I feel like it's a wonderfully lucky thing that I was able to walk in, talk to three different people, and get hired on the spot (they even decided not to have any further interviews or so they said). (Although, I have known these people for a while, so they kinda know that I'll be a good worker.) But it is in a deli, where there are strict food safety rules and regulations to memorize and follow to a tee. I'll be wearing a hair net (I think I can rock that with a hat), I'll have a uniform (I had to buy khakis today after going to 4 different stores), and I'll have to greet customers and get their food items (like meats, cheeses, and such). I'm okay with most of this. I don't fancy being on my feet for 8 hours straight on most work days, but hey, I know plenty of people who do it, so maybe now I will be able to appreciate (and hate) it properly.
One of the problems I have with this new job (which I officially start on Sunday) is that my hours will be day to evening (around 11am-7pm - I'll be closing the deli!) and Zumba is during this time. I will miss at least 2 or perhaps 3 Zumba classes a week. Since there are only 4 a week, I'm kinda upset. I just got back to it after being sick. :( I just keep thinking to myself "Look at the bright side. You will be making money. This will be nice." This doesn't really suffice for me. I LOVE LOVE LOVE going to Zumba.
Oh well, such is life. I wanted a job, so I should have expected it to be one that doesn't fit into my schedule. Then, in August (if I last that long...gosh, I hope I do), then I'll have to work around my grad school AND work schedules. That'll be fun. Nothing like real life slapping you in the face to wake you up from your trip down fantasy lane. (I say I live in fantasy lane because I currently live with my parents - moved back after college so that I could get a local job, make money, and then go to grad school - and they don't really make me pay any rent or utilities and I can pretty much do as I please. I suppose this will still be good for me, considering I can just save up money for grad school and have my own pocket money for minor expenses.) Ah, real life. Ready or not, here I come.
Wish me luck!
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
New SP article. I don't have kids, but I know many of you out there do. Get the whole family involved in fitness and healthy eating!
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