100th day in a row!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

So I finished my 100th day in a row of exercise yesterday!! And.... it kind of sucked. lol Not quite the exciting event I thought it would be. I was just really tired and not into doing the boot camp type moves my sister wanted to do, so I just did one set of cardio moves and one set of arm moves and a couple core moves and burned like 133 calories in 16 minutes. But I still did SOMETHING, and that's what matters. :)

Starting next week, I'm hitting the gym that I've been paying for and not using a lot. :) I mostly joined so that I'd have a place to run in the summer/fall when it's 90 or 100 degrees here. And the best deal was to sign a 15 month contract ($25 a month!), so I've still got my membership and I need to use it! I also joined so that I could go to Zumba, but I didn't really like the instructor. Maybe they have a new one by now?

ANYWAY... I'm going to lift. I'm thinking Monday, Thursday, and Saturday. I got one of the New Rules for Lifting books in the hope that my husband would join me, but he's not ready yet. So I just download the New Rules of Lifting for Women by Lou Schuler and I'm going to get some kind of tracking paper or app or something--maybe even paper and pencil and clipboard!--and head to the gym on Monday and down into the free weight dungeon!!!!! (it's really just a sunken down lower level). I'm not going to "do the machines," I'm going to do squats or deadlifts or whatever else is good for me and I'm NOT going to let feeling awkward stop me! lol
And big thanks to BEECHNUT13 for the inspiration!!
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    I hope that you will continue this streak. 150, 200, 250, 300, 365???

    I am one day behind you, my 100th day will be tonight. I should get started...

    I intend to keep going as long as possible.

    1743 days ago
    Aw, thanks! :)

    If you go to their website, there is a link to get to a spreadsheet for the workouts. I opened the ebook on my computer and took a screenshot of the training log and then cropped and pasted it into a Word Document. It works. I did the same thing with the workout plan and pictures of the exercises, so I could put them all on my clipboard and take them to the Y with me.

    Alwyn Cosgrove recommends doing planks instead of the Swiss ball crunches. I don't do crunches because they bug my back, so I was doing planks before I saw that recommendation. There is also a very helpful FB page for NROL for Women that has good videos. Per GETTINGSTRONGRRR's recommendation I looked at "Starting Strength" by Mark Rippetoe, to give me more info on doing squats and deadlifts, because they are so new to me. I'm finishing up Stage 1, so if you have any questions about the exercises, let me know.

    Turns out I was doing step-ups too low, and I'm going to do them with the weight bench now instead of a block so I'm stepping higher. To do them properly I may have to go without weight at first. I'll be testing it out tomorrow.

    Anyway - good luck! It's a lot of fun. I'm noticing a lot of changes in me as well... I feel good about building myself rather than trying to take myself away. It's a different mindset.
    1743 days ago
  • MKELLY72
    Good for you--the free weights still intimidate me. I don't know how to use them, and I usually work out alone--so I would never have a spotter, so I always just "do the machines".
    So, workout day #100 was unceremonious? Do we build things up in our mind bigger than they really are? It's still a really cool accomplishment, and something I have never been able to claim to achieve.
    1743 days ago
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