I went to the gym today and it was totally dead. Score!
And then I played soccer with my friends for 3 hours!
I went grocery shopping and bought a TON of fruit: cherries, watermelon, apples.
I ate incredibly well today.
Ahh this feels amazing. I’m home, showered, I’ve eaten supper and I’m going to watch a movie because I did all my homework on Friday!
- Stairmaster 20 minutes (Level 4 intervals)
- Long Row 3 x 12 (40lbs)
- Ab Crunches w/ Machine 3 x 12 (10lbs)
- - part of the reason I like the machine bit is it adds resistance and isolates your abdominals!
Not a bad workout, not a great one either. It was really late by the time I ended up going, which was good because it was pretty much empty, but not good because I couldn’t sleep much after, I was still so riled up.
I bought a scale yesterday!
and planned to go to the gym, but didn’t actually go. Going tonight!
I’m sitting pretty at 210.6.
Honestly, this is a pleasant surprise. When I weighed myself at home over Easter, I was 216.
Last year, my family and some family friends held a bit of a competition to see who could lose the most weight in 3 months.
By the end, I was 191. 191! I felt better, I looked better, and I’m going to be there again.
I know you can’t target fat loss, but realistically all I want is a fit bod.
Right now my main focus is developing all this good stuff into habits, and seeing results via measurements and being able to handle heavier weights week after week. (Though when I actually get home I’m nervous to step on the scale..)
- Elliptical 15 minutes (not the normal HIIT routine, but I averaged 5mph)
- Long Row 3 x 12 (40 lbs)
- Pectoral Fly 3 x 12 (40 lbs)
- Biceps Curl 1.5 x 12 (40 lbs), 1.5 x 12 (30 lbs) [this was very difficult to get through!]
- Triceps Curl 3 x 12 (30 lbs)
Apparently it was an upper body day. Woo!
During class I wasn’t really feeling the gym all that much but when I got home and had some lunch I managed to motivate myself to get out there. I’m glad I did!
- HIIT Elliptical Workout (avg speed of 5.5mph)
- Leg Curls - 3 sets of 12 (40lbs !!)
- Weighted Squats 1 set of 12 (10lb total, 5 in each hand)
- Weighed Lunges 1 set of 12 (10lb.. same as above)
- Seated Row 1 set of 12 (25lbs), 2 sets of 12 (40lbs).
The only cardio I get if I’m not at the gym is walking to school, which is about 1km each way.
I went to the gym on Monday, (today’s another gym day) and in order to keep track of my workouts, I’ll write them down here!
It was good, but I’m feeling it more today than I did yesterday.
I think today will be leg day. I’m not entirely feeling the gym, I’ve got a cough and I’m feeling lethargic because of the weather. I don’t want to push myself when I’m feeling ill, but it could always be worse.
The 7 Day Beginner Trainer went well! I pushed too hard the second day and had trouble walking for the next two, but I really miss that burn!
I haven’t been to the gym in two weeks because I’ve got so much homework to do. My eating habits started to slip, but I’m back on track.
I had an apple and some yogurt for breakfast, and now I’m sipping on pomegranate green tea with stevia as I start to write my essay.
So, I’ve started again. For good this time.
I’m doing the 7 Day Beginner Trainer plan on bodybuilding.com and I’m on day 4!
Yesterday, I went to the gym, did my Day 3 workouts and found a HIIT Elliptical workout that was both fun and gruelling.
It looks like I’ve forgotten how to walk, my legs are so sore.
I don’t even have a scale up here since I’ve moved, so I’ve been taking my measurements.
I started Atkins last week. In some ways its harder than I thought. Some ways it’s easier. My friend and his family are doing it for one month.
I’ve lost 4.5lbs so far (probably water weight) but it’s enough to keep me motivated.
I was upsetting looking back on my old posts and realized I was 194. When I started Atkins, I was 220. That’s only 10lbs shy of me at my heaviest.
I’m done with being in the 200s.
AND I’ve been going to the gym every other day!