Monday, January 30, 2012
My daughter just dug an old DVD player out of the garage and found a DVD in it. It was an old Denise Austin Pilates DVD. WHAT?! I used to love watching her early morning half hour workouts on TV. She was always so tanned and she did her show on the beach. But I don't remember buying her pilates DVD. I did buy a pilates DVD set some years ago. But it was Mari Winsor. And what I found with that workout was that I absolutely hated it! It was too hard on my neck.
I tried the Shrink Your Fat Zones Pilates DVD last night. There are three 15 minute workouts (core, upper, lower). I did the core and upper last night. I liked it! When the exercise required your head to be held up, you use a towel for support. I'm so glad I found something new to work into my program.
If you're looking for a new DVD to check out, I recommend this one!
Sunday, January 29, 2012
The main challenge this week is to complete 30 pushups, 30 squats, and 30 jumping jacks at least 5 times this week. The bonus challenge is to complete a 5k (3.1 miles) at least twice this week.
I'm streaking in the wrong direction! Week 10 was another low fitness minute week. No excuse, really. I had an ugly headache on Tuesday, so I slept through Zumba. I think my new assignment at work may have something to do with it. It's added a bit of stress. I need to remember that exercise is a stress reliever, so I need it even more these days.
Nutrition in Week 10 was fair...I think. I didn't track every day. I typically start my day by planning my meals. During the week, I'm really good about sticking to my breakfast and lunch plan. But my dinner plan is typically different than what the rest of the family has. I need to correct that. My family should be eating healthy food with me. Instead, what happens is I cave in and we all have the old standby frozen stuff. Moreover, I still struggle with portion control at dinner. I'm going to try to put leftovers away before I eat to see if that helps. I also am making a concerted effort to start phasing out the frozen meals with fresh food. I know it'll be a challenge. But it means a lot to me, so I need to make it happen. I have the tools. I just need to take the time and plan ahead.
Here's my workout plan for Week 11. It looks a little different than previous weeks because I want to get those two 5ks in. That bonus challenge is a good one for me to start preparing for the 5K in May. I plan on running instead of walking this year.
S – 60 cardio (5k); 3 x 30 challenge
M – Upper Body, 30 cardio; 3 x 30 challenge
T - 60 cardio. I Zumba!
W - Lower Body; 30 cardio; 3 x 30 challenge
Th - 60 cardio; I Zumba!
F – Core, 30 cardio, 3 x 30 challenge
Sa - 60 cardio (5k); 3 x 30 challenge
Week 11: 305
Week 10: 90
Week 9: 125
Week 8: 120
Week 7: 465
Week 6: 380
Week 5: 130
Week 4: 355
Week 3: 350
Week 2: 190
Week 1: 331
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