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1 month done of Split Training

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Ok I have completed a full month of split training and I can feel the difference although the weight is not moving yet it is not going up. My inches are going down and I am getting this routine down pat. I really like my leg routine. I pretty much do leg press sled machine or seated, leg curls , adductor and abductor leg extension then I throw in something different on the 2nd day of legs, usually squats and lunges. I feel the burn and I feel my body getting strong. I am increasing the weight and it is working.

Next, I am still tweaking the other body part workouts. My core/abs are a challenge but I am determined not to let that get me. What I don't like about core work is getting on the floor, I have bad knees and rotator cuff issues so I shy away from doing it. But now I discovered some assisted crunches with the V-bar on a high pulley and I like that, just need to find other ones as well to hit the Abs and get that light burn that I am feeling in the legs.

As far as the food, I think I have the balance of nutrients sync for my pre-diabetic state where I am eating lower carbs but enough to have energy for working out the next day and the protein to repair my muscles I am just having a hard time eating in the range I have selected of 1523 to 1744 for me. I am eating above 1200 but not quite making it to my min. or in between, I am simply not hungry enough. I guess I will have to see if this is enough for me to drop the weight and still maintain. In time we will see, I just hope that I can start seeing the scale go down with the inches.

Well onto another month of split training to get to the new me.
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TATTER3 12/10/2013 9:51PM

    Just keep Sparkin'!!

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ISLENAA 12/10/2013 3:17AM

  you're doing an awesome job and losing inches too. congrats on the NSV!!! keep it up!! emoticon emoticon

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144AUTUMN 12/10/2013 1:23AM

  keep up the good work!!

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All about the Inches

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Well we have read over and over again about not being a slave to the scale or letting those numbers dictate to us our mood and attitude for the day. But it is only human nature or sheer curiosity that makes us want to peek and see if there is any movement in the numbers. I have to confess that I fell victim to my curiosity and had to look to only be disappointed that the number had gone up by a tenth of a pound. I stared aimlessly at the digital number and swore the scale had to be broke because my clothes, especially my workout pants were getting too big, I am constantly pulling it up. I look at my stomach and it is going down...so I pondered the thought, WTF, something has to wrong with this stupid scale.

I got off and immediately wanted to say, what's the use, I should go ahead and eat the comfort food I want and crave right now, I am never going to get past these 190's that I have been in for a good 4 or so months. I felt so defeated, but being the curious and inquisitive person that I am, I had to figure out why I am feeling smaller, why the mirror is reflecting that I am getting thinner yet this darn scale screams at me No You Are Not!!

Then the light-bulb moment, I pulled out my Team Beachbody tape and decided to measure myself, I hadn't done it since last month. So here I go reluctantly measuring myself, starting with my neck, hmm it was the same as the month before, so scale right--wrong! Next my chest --what?? 2 inches down...now I knew that had to have some truth to it because I just swore last week that my washer stretched out of shape my bras because all of sudden my cups are too big for the 'lil girls' LOL So I measured again and again and yep down 2 inches.

So I continued to my waist and hips, my biggest nemesis of all times...well I was surprised again, an inch here and another inch there, this can't be true. I had to measure again at different point levels of my waist and hips trying to see if i hit the number I had the month before...no matter how much I twisted turned like a pretzel I could not hit that same number, so OMG moment, I am loosing inches. Woo Hoo--I quickly cursed the scale and said you are wrong and do not define me. I immediately reaffirmed what my purpose of this journey is for me and started working on my motivators and goals within sparkpeople. I said to myself, it is working, you just got to stay the course. Stick with it and give it a chance to transform you.

Today I woke up before the alarm and eagerly prepared myself to hit my 4 week split program. Today was Cardio and I felt good doing what I know is going to show in my clothes and through the inches as I discovered last night. I now know for myself that it is All about the Inches and the scale is not my defining moment in this journey to the New Me. emoticon

  
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TATTER3 11/14/2013 9:16PM

    Yea you!!!

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Continuing with Split Training

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

I am officially in week two of my split training, although I did try to stick with the plan last week, life got in the way BUT I at least got the cardio in no matter what!

I have found that I am loving my workout sessions and get a little annoyed when someone wants to stop me and hold a long conversation. I have never been good cutting people off from talking too long. I notice that I perform best in the mornings, I am in a zone that I absolutely love. The challenge comes when I go on Saturdays because the "weekend warriors" as I call them, crowd the gym and it is hard to get on the equipment.

I am finding if I adjust my time to go on Saturdays like I do during the week, early morning it is not crowded.

Back to split training. Well I said Mondays would primarily be legs --this is my biggest nemesis next to my stomach. Realizing that you cannot spot reduce I do believe you can spot train a muscle. I love the burn I feel when I am working the muscle I am trying to train. Right now I want the inner thighs to tighten up. My quads are starting to pop and show definition but truthfully that was happening already just with the cardio, but I do believe they are starting to show more. So with this new break-through for me, I decided to add a 2nd day of legs to complete out this 4 week split training.

As far my Abs, I believe I said on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Well the truth be told I have not done the AB DVD as I hoped. I am trying to psyche myself up to get into it once I come in from the gym, but really I am just making to sign in for work, I work from home. I know I can either go to the gym earlier and get back to do the DVD or stay home and do the DVD but I believe the issue is more deep rooted than adjusting my schedule. Albeit I want the fat off and the smiley face, the affectionate name I call the little apron I have, gone; I simply do not like floor work. So right now, Tuesdays and Thursdays have been no AB work at all. I have told myself that I will attack AB work next week, week 3. This week I have adjusted ST to include two days of legs as stated before.

I know I got to get the AB work in, I just have to figure this thing out on how to make it doable and fun for me.

But all in all, I am lifting on, meaning I am keeping up with the ST no matter what and learning that I am a work in progress. I will get my system down.

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TATTER3 11/13/2013 6:34AM

    Keep going!!!

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144AUTUMN 11/13/2013 1:04AM

  Keep up the good work!!

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Split Training

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Okay today was the 1st day of something new for me. I spent the last 4 days reviewing and reading all kinds of fitness and workout books and webpages and success stories. I have now created my own split routine for ST. Today was day 1, the plan is to do this for 4 weeks then switch up and/or re-assess.

Mondays
-legs(quads & inner thighs) -hamstrings -low back -butt(glutes)
CARDIO * initially I said my AB DVD but that was a bit overzealous

Tuesdays
-Cardio but Hi Intensity - AB DVD currently it is Abs in 6 weeks
she says to do her video 5 days a week, I will be doing good to get in 2 good days of her Ab workout, I did it 1 day last week and was down for 3 days. Now I know I was going at it full speed when that is a no-no but I just could not help it. So more realistically for me right now is to do ABs 2 days a week and work up to more days the next go around.

Wednesdays
-shoulders -chests -upper back
-Cardio

Thursdays
-Cardio HiIT & Ab DVD

Friday * Free DAY pick an additional body part besides arms to work on again
-Arms
-Additional body part to re-work this day
-Cardio

Sat and Sun rest but I usually still go to the gym on Sat.

I love to do lots of Cardio. This seems to be working best for me. I know there are those of the belief that you should not do Cardio at all on ST days or if you do just do no more than 5-10-15 minutes. Well for me I like doing Cardio, I love the sweat, I love the energy and rush I get from it and I don't find that it takes away from my ST and personally I do not see where it would hurt.

I need to loose all the fat I can in all ways possible. So unless I am given some sure fact driven convincing evidence that it hurts me to do Cardio on ST days, I will continue forward.

Today for Legs I did
Incline Press
Adductor machine
Abductor machine-this is for the butt an muscle on flank but 1 hip always hurts.
Leg curls
wide leg squates with dumbells
Lat pulldown
Bent over row machine
Dumbell lunges

Today was an energizing day for me, I did find out that the abductor machine makes my hip joint hurt so I need to find something else to target this particular muscle. Suggestions and comments are always welcome.
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TATTER3 10/29/2013 11:06PM

    Keep Sparkin'!!

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Down 2 pants size

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Yoohoo to me, down two more pants size feeling good. Been working out consistently since Jan at least with my Personal trainer 2 times a week. My workout partner has dropped out so now the time is dedicated to me for the full hour. I want to see this through a little longer at least for my stomach and thighs. emoticon

  
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N2LAW1 5/31/2013 12:15AM

    Thank you all for the sweet and encouraging comments I really needed them today emoticon

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SUEPERSTARS 5/30/2013 5:22PM

    Amazing! Good for you for keeping up with it, especially when your friend quit on you!

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    Congratulations emoticon

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SIMONEKP 5/30/2013 9:28AM

    congrats

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RUFFIT 5/30/2013 8:56AM

    How AWESOME is that!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SLIMMERJESSE 5/30/2013 8:55AM

    How fabulous! Congrats!

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GOPINTOS 5/30/2013 8:54AM

    emoticon Sparktacular!!!

Have a fantastic rest of the day!
Melinda
Dr. Oz Show Fans Team

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TATTER3 5/30/2013 6:11AM

    Mine have dropped out too!!! Just keep Sparkin'!!

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JUDYHELP 5/30/2013 4:04AM

  emoticon emoticon continued success on your journey and dropping pant sizes!! emoticon emoticon Judy

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