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Monday Workout - Nov. 5

Tuesday, November 06, 2012      2 comments

Started out on the Expresso bike, a 2.9 ride with LOTS of HILLS! Broke my previous record by more than 2 minutes (of course the last one was AFTER being on the arc trainer for 40 mins). My ride burned 81 cal in 13:25; max HR 147 (not bad for the... Read more

Breaking Records - Friday, 11/2 Workout

Friday, November 02, 2012      5 comments

Back on the Cybex Arc Trainer today (I'm hating it a little less because I'm loving the results)! 5 min warm up at resistance 15 5 mins at 20 5 mins at 35 5 mins at 40 5 mins at 45 5 mins at 50 5 mins at 55 !!!!! (my previous re... Read more

Thursday Workout - Nov. 1

Friday, November 02, 2012      4 comments

Two more weeks to PUSH forward with my trainer, Cassiopeia (she's named after the constellation)! Last night I was on the treadmill for 33 minutes, including a 5 min warm up and a 3 min cool down. We kept the incline at 3% and started at 3.... Read more

Halloween Workout

Thursday, November 01, 2012      2 comments

I haven't done a good job with keeping up with my exercise blogs lately--I don't always get them logged either, but I'm doing it, which is the most important thing! I have today and tomorrow and two more weeks left with my student trainer and we... Read more

Thursday Workout - Oct. 18

Thursday, October 18, 2012      2 comments

30 mins on the Cybex Arc Trainer (5 mins warm up & 5 mins cool down included) Level 5, started with resistance at 15 and worked upward to 38 (really wanted to hit 40 today) 187 cal Avg HR 141 Max HR 161 15 mins on treadmill, 3.5 ... Read more

Wednesday Workout - Oct. 17

Thursday, October 18, 2012      1 comments

5 mins warm up / elliptical 20 mins / elliptical (working my way up to level 13!) 5 mins cool down/ elliptical 30:27 207 calories on my HR monitor (elliptical said 277) Avg HR 135 Max HR 159 I started my HR monitor with the w... Read more

Tuesday Workout - Oct. 16

Wednesday, October 17, 2012      5 comments

My student trainer was back and as feisty as ever! We met for 90 minutes last night! We started out with 4.4 miles on the Expresso bike. I remember last June when I used the Expresso bike for the first few times ... I felt so accomplished w... Read more

Spent my workout time in the ER yesterday!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012      11 comments

Long story short, my student trainer didn't show for my appointment last night. That is NOT like her. She also didn't respond to my texts or to the texts of a classmate of hers. I was worried because a few weeks ago she suffered two seizures and... Read more

First 10 Roctober Questions!

Sunday, October 14, 2012      6 comments

1. Your stats. Starting stats, current stats, goal stats. Are you currently trying to lose weight, gain weight, or maintain weight or something else? Do you have a goal for the month? I started at 253, am currently at 235, and my first goa... Read more

Saturday Workout - Oct. 13

Sunday, October 14, 2012      2 comments

I had to talk myself into it, but I made it to Planet Fitness yesterday. I didn't want to push as hard as Friday, but I definitely wanted to get some cardio in. 20 mins arc trainer (first 5 mins was warm up) 20 mins elliptical 5 mins el... Read more

Friday Workout - Oct. 12

Sunday, October 14, 2012      0 comments

My student trainer promised to hit me with cardio on Friday and she sure did! 35 minutes on the cybex arc trainer 15 minutes on the elliptical She's really pushing with levels and resistance, so I find what used to be a fairly easy t... Read more

Thursday (Day Off from Working Out) - Oct. 11

Sunday, October 14, 2012      0 comments

My student trainer recommended I take off Thursday. We've been pushing pretty hard and my body literally felt like it needed the break. So I listened to my body. I knew she was planning to hit me hard with cardio on Friday and I wanted to be rea... Read more

Wednesday Workout - Oct. 10

Sunday, October 14, 2012      1 comments

I worked out 70 minutes on Wed. with my student trainer. We started out with 35 minutes of cardio, followed by 35 minutes of strength training using weight machines, doing 3 sets of 10 of each machine. We threw in one leg machine, the leg press.... Read more

Tuesday Workout - Oct. 9

Tuesday, October 09, 2012      3 comments

Today we started out on a Maximum stationery bike. This was the first time I ever used it. It looks something like a recumbent bike, but the arms spin as well and the resistance setting affects the arms and legs. It was tough and we cut it short... Read more

Monday Workout - Oct. 8

Tuesday, October 09, 2012      1 comments

Started out on the elliptical yesterday: 5 mins on Level 1 (warm up) 5 mins on Level 5 5 mins on Level 10 5 mins on Level 5 5 mins on Level 10 5 mins on Level 1 (cool down) 30 mins:2 seconds 232 calories 84% Avg HR 94% ... Read more


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