Tuesday, March 01, 2011
It's kind of weird that day 2 is a rest day, but that's what the workout calendar says. Today was Day 3. I got up this morning and did Burn Circuit 2.
Sumo Squat with Bicep Curl - W 10 R 12 (I'll try 12 next time)
Lunge with One-Arm Tricep Extencion - - W 8 R 12 (I'll try 10 next time)
Dead Lift Row - - W 15 R 12 (I'll try 17.5 next time since I"ll have the fancy weights)
Sumo Squat with Overhead Tricep Extension-- W15 R12 (and I didn't hit myself in the head...bonus)
Dead Lift with Double Row -- W15 R 12
Bowler's Lunge with Single-Arm Row - - W 15 R 12
Bicep Curls with Abductor Balance - - W 8 R 12 (I'll try 10 or 12 next time)
Forward Lean Lunge with Double Row - - W 15 R 12
Triple-Threat Push Ups - 12 (on toes..but barely)
My arms are feeling it tonight. An excellent workout.
Me being me, I ended up dancing around for 45 minutes and going up and down the stairs between the labs a dozen times. Lots of exercise today.
When I wasn't walking up and down the stairs at work, I got fiber packets ready for our study subjects t his week and checking the new HPLC. I finally got it running leak free. Now I just have to decide what wavelengths I want to use on the fluorescence detector.
When I got home, there was a giant box from Amazon. My new weights. Unfortunately, the box weighed 125lbs. I had to leave it outside until my husband got home. They're going to be fun to play with.
There was a small package from Amazon as well. Jillian Michaels new DVD, Ripped in 30. It has 4 workouts. Supposedly you do each for 5 or 6 days before moving on to the next one. She wants you to take at least 1 rest day and as many as 2. So you do each workout for a week. I watched the first one. Very much like the 30 day shred. 3 minutes of strength, 2 minutes of cardio, 1 minute of abs in 3 circuits. I'll have to wait until I'm done with ChaLEAN before trying it out.
We had some turkey burgers, asparagus and Alexia onion rings for dinner. Super yummy.
Have a great night!!
Sunday, February 27, 2011
I did my measurements and even took pictures. I am brave enough to post measurements but not pictures.
Upper arm: 11
Abductors: 37.5 (Yes, I do have quite the saddlebags)
Thighs: 21.25 (both are the same)
I did the Burn Circuit 1 this morning. Since it was the first time through any of the workouts, I went a little light. I am going to need some heavier weights, though. The heaviest dumbbells I've got are 15 pounds. Those were just too light for the squats.
Afterward, I was feeling like doing a little cardio so I jumped on the elliptical for 50 minutes. That felt good after a day off yesterday.
I was really hungry for my Ezekial English muffin and almond butter after that workout.
We went to Trader Joe's and did some grocery shopping. We went to the Taqueria for lunch and I got a carne asada taco. I ordered two because they're usually small, but these were gigantic. They used the 6" tortillas instead of the 4.5" ones and put a lot of meat in. My husband ate the second one.
I decided to price weights online. I finally decided to go for the BowFlex SelectTech's that Chalene uses. She isn't a whole lot taller than me and it looked like she didn't have any problem with them being too big. We already have way to many free weights sitting in the living room: 2's, 3's, 5's, 8's, 10's , a single 12, and 15's. I know I need another 12 and at least 20 immediately. I have a feeling I'll be need 25, 30, maybe more for this program. The heavier the weight, the more expensive it is. I figured why not get adjustable. The one's I ordered go up to 50 pounds each. I doubt I'll need anything heavier than that. I guess I'll see on Thursday how they are. They should be arriving Wednesday but that's my running/Burn Intervals and Ab Burner day.
I guess I should get going on some laundry and swiffervac.
Have a great evening!
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