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October Plan

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

October Plan:

Strength Training: I am bringing down my pie in the sky ideas for strength training (the need for an expensive system, new and exciting equipment, or complicated diagrams), and focusing on keeping it simple, and forming a firm habit. To that end, I want something that can be done in or out of the gym, and a routine that is simple to commit to memory. Here it is:

Shoulder press
Bicep Curl
Tricep kick back
Push ups
Bent over Row
Sumo Squats (for inner thigh)
Walking Lunges (or regular lunges)
Abs: Crunch/reverse crunch/Crunch with a twist (elbow to opposite knees)/bicycles

I will do this basic routine 3X a week/minimum 2 sets.

Cardio: I will be doing a 10K on 10/5, and am targeting a 5K on 10/20, and a 5 mile in January. After the 10K which I plan to complete doing intervals of run 3 min/walk 1 min, I want to turn my training to increasing 5K speed and losing the walking intervals.

Food: I continue to struggle with over-snacking/too many calories. During October I am going to practice better meal planning so that I break the habit of “hmmm, what do I feel like eating now?” I also plan to get going on crafty endeavors to keep my hands busy.
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  • GEORGE815
    How did you do on your 10k?
    1597 days ago
    Great plan!
    1600 days ago
    Love the ST design!! I'm becoming such a HUGE believer in the ST , even at the expense of cardio - and let's face it, so much ST gives us a cardio work out. More muscle, more burning of fat! And that's what we want to lose!! Go You!!
    1600 days ago
  • LETHA_
    Wonderful set of goals.
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    1601 days ago
    Those are great strength routine goals. I do a similar routine a couple days a week, I NEED to add in a 3rd day... hmmm my own October goal :)

    1602 days ago
    Sounds like good, solid, achievable goals, Holly! Good luck on your races -- I have one coming up the first weekend of November. Time to get training!!
    1602 days ago
  • 35ANGELS
    Awesome plan Holly! I have trouble with Strength Training also

    1602 days ago
  • KAZZIE531
    Great Goals..........serious workout routine planned. emoticon
    As for snacking...try to stick with healthier and cleaner snacks. I kicked the snack attacks my making my own snacks utilizing the SP recipes. See ya in the chat room.
    1602 days ago
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