Tuesday, January 12, 2010
So a few weeks ago, my husband borrowed the P90X dvd's from a friend because he wanted to get into better shape (not that he's AT ALL in bad shape) and these videos KICKED HIS BUTT. By the 3rd day of he video's, he was so sore he couldn't raise his arms above shoulder level, nor could he bend them past 90 degrees. Though I felt bad for him, I did take advantage of the situtation. Its not often I get to tickle him nonstop without reprecusions. Besides, he did milk it for a week, saying that he couldn't scrub dishes because it hurt too much. =P
So my husband took a week off from P90X after just 3 days of doing it and we decided that it is a program that you should build up to, rather than jumpin in head first. These workouts are no joke. Its called P90 because most of the workouts are 90 minutes or more! I don't know what I was thinking, but my husband has convinced me to do the program with him. We are doing regular workouts this week to prepare for P90X and we'll be starting the program on Monday.
Today, we took the fit test which is supposed to determine if you are fit enough to do the program. We both passed with flying colors. I couldn't do a pullup though, which was pretty sad. However, I did 20 regular pushups and beat my husband at the wall sit. I have to admit that, though this will probably be the hardest I have worked since high school, I'm excited to see the results.
Well, I'm also trying to get more sleep these days so I better go to bed. I'll write more after our next workout!
Wednesday, December 09, 2009
My husband and I live in a small apartment and we both dream of having a very large workout space, but for now, we've usurped some space in the bedroom. I thought I would share my setup. My laptop gets used for playing the workout videos, and goes on the TV table, but is not shown.
Workout videos - $10-20 each
"Rarely used" 2lb weights as book ends - $0
Jump Rope - $5
Tube style stretch bands - $10
Removeable hangers - $2
Mirror - $15
Exercise ball - $20
Pilates mat - $12
Adjustable weight set - $45
3lb and 5 lb weights - $6-8 each
Stretch bands - $10
TV table stolen from living room - $0
Total cost to recreate: $237
Total space needed: 7' x 6'
Items I don't use much: tube style stretch bands
Items I use constantly: 5 lb weights, workout videos, pilates mat, exercise ball
Wish list: BOSU or other balance ball, weight bench, more workout videos
Now many of these things were either given to me, found on sale or borrowed from other parts of the house, and I've pulled it together slowly. I've barely noticed the cost. If you were to buy these things all at once you might need to save a little money first. I would suggest starting with the highest priority items and purchasing slowly, much like I did.
What is your home gym like? Any low cost or small space tips?
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Here's a scan of the motivation collage I created from magazine clippings. I'd love to look like the girl in the upper right. I know a body like that takes lots of work. I've got the opportunity to work like that this summer if I would only take advantage! I need to plaster these images everywhere, get serious about training, and stop over-indulging when I get cravings! I know what I DO and DO NOT want to look like as I grow older and I know which one I will achieve by eating unhealthy and sitting on my bum.
I did a lower body workout after my run today. For now I've got my eye on the prize. Just gotta hold onto that in the weeks to follow!
Saturday, March 07, 2009
Stillwater/College Ave loop w/ Andrew
w/ Andrew on a warm sunny afternoon!
felt much better than last time
w/Andrew on a warm sunny afternoon!
muscles tight but loosened up 2nd half of run
10:31 pace on treadmill
Recovery run, still sore from race!
Luv 2 Run 5k #1
Surprised myself with my time!
New PR goal: 23:00?
9 minutes per mile (41:30)
Ran with April and Andrew
knees sore after but otherwise I feel great!
on treadmill, random level 6, 10 min/mi
30 minutes of continuous running is pushing my endurance right now. Need to run more.
Ran outside w/ April & Andrew
signed up for B2B today!
First outside run of the year!
Running is a lot harder outside than on the treadmill.
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