I went running today.
I haven’t ran in like two weeks.
I’ve been pretty disappointed with myself lately with not keeping up with any type of exercising schedule. The things summer does to you.
So I was in the gym this morning. And I realized that if I keep going down the path I have, I will become unhappy with my body, which will thus cause a depression and stress on my life. I can’t have that. So I’m taking preventive measures.
I’ll be running 5 times a week. Weights at minimum 3. And whenever I can fit in yoga classes, I’ll go to those.
I don’t want to have a dislike of my body. I’m not going to start now.
Obviously I won’t be able to run five times in this next week. I’ll start counting next week. But I’m going to try to go running tomorrow morning. We’ll see if my lazy tired ass ignores the alarm clock or not. I hate 8am classes.
Felt good. :D
5 minutes cardio for warm up. (I walked, then sprinted, then walked. Woo)
- 3x10 Press (?) at 40lbs
- 3x20 Standing weighted Crunch at 35lbs
- 3x5 Dips and 1 Chin up
- 3x10 Side crunches with 10lb Kettlebell
- 3x8 Lateral Raises with 8lbs Dumbbells
- 3x10 Low Row at 40lbs
Isn’t it obvious that the higher weights are on machines? haha. So I didn’t go crazy on core, but I was tried for time this morning. I didn’t do my hair last night, and so I had to do it this morning and make sure I made it to class on time because something is due. So yeah.
Running later with my buddy! [=
Cardio: 1.5 miles.
Core day, 4 rounds:
- 30 Bicycle Crunches
- 10 Windmills
- 20 Russian Twists with an 8lb.
- 20 standing side crunches with 8s.
- 20 Leg lifts
- 1 minute plank
this took me a while, because I wasn’t really feeling it today. But the important thing is that I did do it. No slacking. [=
Warm up: 2 min walk. 5 sets of sprints.
Core day, 3x:
- 20 standing twists with 5s
- 20 standing side crunches with 8s
- 10 Russian twists with an 8lb
- 15 situps with 5s
- 20 Bicycle Crunches
- 1:30 Plank
So if I flex really hard, I can totally see abs. Woo. That much closer. I’m pretty damn happy about it. I <3 Muscle.
Warmup/Cardio: A little over a mile. Dunno the time.
Core day! 3 rounds of:
- 20 Bicycle Crunches
- 10 Sit ups with 5lb dumbbells
- 20 Bridges
- 10 Hip Lifts
- 1 Min Plank
- 10 Leg Raises
I’m going to have to find a way to make this tougher haha. I was sweating because I was doing everything quickly, but I didn’t quite feel the burn in my core this time. Thursday is my next core day. I think I may go to the gym so I can use their equipment. Undecided.
Hope everyone has a good day! =D
Cardio: Warm up walk for 0.10 mile, sprint half a mile, and stretch.
Legs, at the gym, so these are mostly on machines (b/c the dumbbells are so crowded):
- 3x15 Calf Raises on 50lbs.
- 3x10 Leg Press on 115lbs.
- 3x10 Hip Adductor on 50lbs.
- 3x10 Hip Abductor on 50lbs.
- 3x10 Leg Curl on 30lbs.
- 3x10 Wall Squats with Ball
I’m liking this in the morning gym routine. The people there in the morning are so nice and comfortable to be around. Two people are already like “Hey! We’re so glad you’re back!” These are fellow gymees too, not the workers. Not that they aren’t nice too, but it’s nifty that everyone seems like friends.
My problem is still getting out of bed at five though. If I got up and was gone by 5:15, I could get in a much longer work out, but I’m having to jam this together because I don’t get on the cardio floor until almost 6:30, and that only leaves me 30-45 minutes before I HAVE to be in the shower, or I’ll be late to class. I’ll work on tho.
Off to work! [= Hope everyone enjoys their weekend!
Tell me your plans?
Running: 0.2 warm up and stretch. 1 mile (9.13. I need to work on that again.)
- 2x20 Standing Crunches (on machine, 35 lbs)
- 2x30 bicycle crunches
- 2x15 hip lifts
- 2x1 min plank
- 2x20 incline side crunches (both sides)
My abs are sore. Hell yeah. [=