...mostly spent in the air conditioned gym! Here is part 2 of my August gym streak.
Week 3 (8/16 to 8/22):
M: 30 mins - recumbent bike (15) / weights (15)
T: 30 mins - mile run [time 10:03] and walk (15) / recumbent bike (15)
W: 30 mins - recumbent bike (15) / weights (15)
R: 30 mins - recumbent bike
F: 30 mins - slow incline jog (15) / weights (15)
Total: 150 minutes. This week my goal was to do weights MWF. Goal accomplished!
I am really sore now, some really weird parts of me got worked that I never ever noticed existed before. The soreness from one day would make my workout the next just a little bit harder...I feel as though I walked around most of this week sore. But in a good way, I guess. I think that next week I will take it down to just two days in the weight room.
Going to the gym Thursday night after work and my GRE prep class was soo hard, I really wasn't in the mood. But I did it! And I did a hard resistance on the bike. I am very happy the weekend is here, I need to recuperate.
Week 4 (8/23 to 8/29):
M: 30 mins - upright bike (15) / weights (15)
T: 30 mins - elliptical
W: No gym - took the day off!
R: 30 mins - stairmaster (15) / arm cycle (5) / rowing machine (10)
F: 30 mins - stairmaster (15) / elliptical (15)
S: 30 mins - elliptical (15) / weights (15)
Total: 150 minutes! My goal is accomplished for the month!
This week has been a little more laid back! I've decided to take it down a notch.
There have been some major renovations going on at my university gym. One of the cardio rooms - the one with the most machines - is off limits. Also they are painting many of the common areas of the gym. The whole locker room smells like paint, which is awful in close quarters and low circulation! When the major machines are off limits (usually at peak times) I take it as an opportunity to use other machines in the auxillary room that I visit rarely, like the rowing machine and the arm cycle.
For some reason, the temptation to skip the gym has really hit me hard this week! I've noticed the tendency to get lazy about exercise sometimes happens when I've made progress. I think there is a part of me I have to battle that wants to "see what I can get away with" in terms of food and exercise. It doesn't make any sense, because the rational part of me knows that I reach goals when I am CONSISTENT about exercise and eating healthy.