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workout 11/17

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

So I am offically registered for the 5k!! Today I went to the gym for a tredmill run. I've been using C25K a little untraditionally you might say, Week 1 is perfect for interval training so I have been using that to work on my speed. I'm noticing my recovery times are decreasing. I'm still not 100% sure I will be able to run the whole thing, but I'm going to try my best!

After my run, I did an upper body workout.

Chest press 10#(2 sets)
Chest flys w/machine 60# (2 sets)
Chest Press w/machine 25# (3 sets)
Pull downs 55# (1 set) 40 # (1 set)
Assisted pull-ups 1 set of 8 reps

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DCSHADOWS 11/18/2009 7:44AM


Just to let you know... and I have no idea if this is something you may want to do but I learned this and wanted to share since we have some common goals of running and weight lifting.

There is a big difference in what you do first, what I mean by that. If you are used to running and then lifting weights try this... Lift your weights first, you will be stronger and happier with you progress and then try to do the same running routine you normally do. You will be shocked! Your running is not as easy as it used to be.

The difference: If you run last you will burn more fat than if you run first!

It is pretty cool the difference that this switching of routines does to you. As simple as it sounds it is amazing the difference you will definitely notice.

Like I said, I don't know if you are interested in doing this but at least try it once and see the difference.

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What a week!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Well I am happy to say that running and I are now friends again. After a rocky start, I ended my week with 2 good runs.

Monday I struggled with my run and had to fight to even finish it. I had to drop my incline from 2% to 0--my incline is always 2%. Tuesday's run wasn't much better, but I finished it. Wednesday was my first good run of the week. I still had my incline @ 0, but it was a comfortable run. Today I did my outdoor run and even though my calf was tightening up, I still felt like I had a good run.

Next week's plan is to increase my intervals. I'm hoping next week starts off a little better!

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SMILES4383 11/13/2009 9:23AM

    emoticon great accomplishment!

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Feeling it

Thursday, November 05, 2009

I have got to say that my abs are so sore from last night's Zumba class! I am loving Zumba--it is such a blast. I actually thought last night's class wasn't as challenging but boy was I wrong! I can especially feel it in my obliques and lower abs!!

I'm not going to be able to squeeze in a real workout, but I have been cleaning like a mad woman. The closets are cleaned out, underneath the bed is clutter free, and the carpets have been cleaned! I seriously looked under the bed and wanted to scream and cry at the same time.

I also need to focus on getting my eating back on track!! It has been horrible for the past 2 weeks. I tried a new recipe for dinner. It was the buffalo chicken-blue cheese meatloaf from the biggest loser family cookbook. I thought it was a flop. It's going in the trash. But oh well, you never know until you try.

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NCSUALUM03 11/5/2009 5:39PM

    I haven't tried Zumba, but it sounds fun! Don't forget....cleaning IS a workout!


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K_SHIVER 11/5/2009 5:34PM

  Zumba is like aerobics with a latin dance flair. It is so much fun and I never leave there not drenched in sweat! There are tons of clips on youtube if you wanna check it out.

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FIT_ARTIST 11/5/2009 4:37PM

    Hmmm... what is ZUMBA? Is it a dance?

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workout for 11/04

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

I had a great run/walk this afternoon. I hit the gym for a nice TM run. I added some inclines which kicked my butt--HARD!! But I always feel good when I am drenched in sweat--it makes me feel like I am accomplishing something.

32 min run/walk
2.06 miles
15.32/mile pace

Today's strength training session was super short because I got started a little later than I wanted.

Chest Flys 60#(10 reps) 50# (10 reps)
Shoulder Press 10#(2 sets)
Chest Press 10#(10 reps), 25#(10 reps)
Lat pull down 40#(10 reps)


workout for 11/02/09

Monday, November 02, 2009

Today is a beautiful fall day so how could I stay indoors. After hitting the gym for a nice strength trining session, I headed out to the park for a nice 2.5 mile run/walk. My 5k is right around the corner.

I am focusing on upper body for the next several weeks. After the 5k, I think it will be time to switch up my routine. I'm currently reading Body for Life and have gotten some ideas for my next rotation.

Today's strength training session

Chest Flys 55# (3sets of 10 reps)
Chest Press 25# (3 sets of 10 reps)
Shoulder Press 10# (3 sets of 10 reps)
Pull Downs 55# (3 sets of 10 reps)
Rows 55# (3 sets of 10 reps)

Total time spent: 20 mins

Tonight I am hoping to get to Zumba!

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K_SHIVER 11/3/2009 1:48PM

  I use aerobics high impact, but the absolute best way to determine how many calories you're burning is to invest in a good quuality HRM. I hope this helps!!

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NJBISHO 11/3/2009 9:39AM

    How do you add your zumba workouts to your fitness plan. I am new to the site and I can not find a zumba category to add to track my workout. Do you happen to know on average, how many calories you burn doing an hour of zumba?

I could really use some help...

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