Thursday, June 16, 2011
My workout routine this month is to work out 5-6 days a week, I give myself some flexibility because sometimes I donít feel like working out one day.
I run 4 days a week for cardio a min of 3 miles each time. My goal is to run 10-15 miles a week. I set a challenge with my rookie running team to run 60 miles in the month of June. This helps push me to complete the miles each week. So far I have about 26 miles so I am actually 5 miles behind goal since half of the month is gone.
I do strength training 4-5 days a week. I am doing Jillian Michaelís Ripped in 30. I am suppose to be doing 5-6 days a week but I think that is great for someone who doesnít do anything else. I run so much that 5-6 days a week is too much especially since I am on level 3.
I short run days I also try to do extra strength training to build more muscle and focus on abs. 2-3 days a week I do crunches, push-ups, leg raises, bicycles etc.
If I miss an extra day from time to time itís ok because running alone burns off the calories I need to reach my weekly goals. The rest is just bonus. In fact, SparkPeople raised my calorie intake because I was burning off too many.
I try to stay around 1500 calories daily but donít really follow the meal plan. I follow the ranges for carbs, fat and protein but eat whatever I want. I cut out a lot of empty calories like candy, soda and pastries and added more fruits and veggies. I stay away from fried foods and fatty foods but pick my own meals and eat out a lot. The restaurant guide is awesome!
I am losing about 2 pds a week and canít wait to complete my goal.