Today was actually a rest day for ChaLEAN, so I just did my run this morning. It was nice doing some longer intervals. As usual for them, my knees didn't start to feel sore until this evening. Hey, as long as they don't hurt while I'm running I'm going to continue.
Lots of running around at work. We had a meeting from about 11:15 till 1. Boy was I glad to finally have lunch.
I had brought the left over espresso cookies for one of our former dialysis patients. He is up in the hospice unit and has stopped dialysis. He only took one cookie because he said that they would bother his stomach. I promised I'd bring some different cookies. I baked some sugar cookies for him. They are the same recipe that I had made for our friend's birthday last month.
For dinner tonight we had Peanut Noodles with Chicken and Vegetables. I got the recipe from the Jillian Michaels website when I was a member but it is originally from Eating Well. I substituted PB2 for half of the peanut butter to make it a little less evil. Sorry, I forgot to get a picture. It was really tasty.
Now I've got to box the cookies up and maybe head to bed a little early. I've got some ChaLEAN to do in the morning.
Have a great night everyone!
I know I missed blogging yesterday. Way too tired in the evening when we got back from the model contest. Lots of fun but exhausting. Yesterday was my rest day from exercise, so nothing to report on that front.
Today was day 8 of ChaLEAN.
Burn Circuit 1
Sumo Squat with Hip Lift - W 15 R 12 (I'll try 17.5 next time)
Lunge with Posterior Fly - - W 7.5 R 12
Push Up with Leg Lift - 12 (on toes)
Dead Lift with Posterior Fly - - W 7.5 R 12
Lunge with Core Rotation - - W 17.5 R 12
Bench Press and Leg Lower - - W 12.5 R 12
Squat with Side Bend - - W 17.5 R 12
Forward Lean Lunge with DBL Arm Posterior Fly - - W 7.5 R 12 (6 each leg)
Chest Fly with Hip Lift - - W 10 R 12
I increased all my weights since I did it last Sunday. We moved the weights close to the TV, so I don't have to pause as much to get ready for the next exercise. Still getting used to setting the weights. You have to twist both sides to lock in the plates and they twist in opposite directions (well, it's really the same direction but since one is in front and one is behind it is opposite....does that make any sense?).
I decided to get some cardio in so I did 40 minutes on the elliptical. I wanted to get some miles for the virtual relay and I felt like ellipticalling.
It's been a catch up on chores day. I did some swiffervac, we went grocery shopping, I baked some blueberry Vitamuffins for my husband to take to work (yes, from a mix). He's fixing the sprinklers right now. Apparently one of the pipes was leaking and spraying water all over. I hope he finishes soon because I don't like to be left without any water and he needed to shut off the water to make his repairs.
I was going to do laundry but that will have to wait until the water is turned back on.
Have a great night and I hope your week is awesome!!
Since I had a lot of working out to do today, I made sure to get up this morning at my crazy 2:30am time. I finished week 3 of the C25K. For some reason my wonky knee was sore last night and it continued into today. It wasn't worse after I ran. I actually wore my Cho-pat dual action knee support: www.cho-pat-store.com/chopat-dual-ac tion-knee-strap_ChoPDulAtn.html
I'm not sure if wearing it helped any or not but my knee didn't hurt at all while running but was a little sore during the day on and off...just it's usual weirdness.
Only a half dozen trips between the labs today at work.
When I got home I did ChaLEAN Extreme Burn it off (plyometrics) and Recharge (yoga). I wore the strap for these workouts as well. I figured it couldn't hurt. No pain during the plyometrics and it's been feeling good since. Weird.
I did bake the Espresso Chocolate Espresso Chunk Cookies. Espresso cookies with espresso flavored chocolate chunks....lots of coffee flavor. I added a little cinnamon to give it a Mexican Coffee flavor.
The second load of laundry is in the dryer and after I fold it, I will head to bed. Gotta get up at 5 to have breakfast and get to the Convention Center by 7am.
Have a great night and a wonderful weekend!!
I was up late last night (well, late for me). I got to bed around 10:30. I certainly wasn't going to try getting up at 2:30 to exercise.
Busy day at work and then I dropped my car off at the mechanic for it's 120,000 mile service. Did a little browsing in Sports Authority and Marshalls but didn't buy anything. I did pick up some peanut M&M's for the candy dish at work. I will not eat any of them. Then I picked up my car and paid my mechanic with a big kiss....mechanic is my husband :-)
I came home and took butter and eggs out of the fridge. Then I did my ChaLEAN workout.
Here's my Burn Circuit 3
Sumo Squat with Overhead Press ~ W-10 R-11
Lunge with Calf Raise ~W-17.5 R-12
Squat with Lateral Raise ~ W-7.5 R-12
Lunge with Frontal Press ~ W-10 R-12
Squat with Calf Raise ~ W-17.5 R-12
Sumo Squat with Delt Raises ~ W-7.5 R-12
Squat with Double Overhead Press ~ W-10 R-12
Lunge with Lateral Raise ~ W-7.5 R-12 (6 on each leg)
Sumo Squat with Calf Raise ~ W-17.5 R-12
Yes, I can do half pound increments because I used my fancy new weights today:
They are really nice. The only drawback is that they are placed kind of far away from where I work out because I didn't want them in the middle of the rug. I have to pause the DVD sometimes to change weights. Not a huge problem.
These are my other weights:
After working out, I mixed up some of the espresso chocolate espresso chunk cookies and put them in the fridge to mature. They definitely taste better if they have been sitting in the fridge for at least 12 hours. I'll be baking them tomorrow to bring to the Silicon Valley Scale Modelers Kick Off Classic model contest on Saturday. I'll be working registration. Very similar to my last Saturday.
Have a good night, all! Tomorrow is Friday!!!!!!
And here's a picture of the
Today was day 4 of ChaLEAN Extreme. I did the Burn Intervals which is about 45 minutes of 2 minutes of high intensity cardio followed by 3 minutes of muscle endurance weight training (light weights). I ended up using my old regular 5 pound weights. Tomorrow I'll try out the fancy new ones. Then I did Ab Burner which is 10 minutes of abdominal exercises.
I will be doing my C25K as soon as I finish this blog.
I made an agreement with APIRLRAIN888 this morning that if she posted her bikini challenge pictures, I'd post the pictures I took on Sunday morning (very early and I hadn't combed my hair) before starting the ChaLEAN Extreme. You may recall that I posted my stats. Here they are again:
Upper arm: 11
Abductors: 37.5 (Yes, I do have quite the saddlebags)
Thighs: 21.25 (both are the same)
Here are the pictures...yikes!!!
We'll revisit these in 30 days (well, 26 but anyway).