Monday, January 11, 2010

Monday Night's Workout

Ok, just for the sake of getting it down, here's tonight's workout:
  • 28 minutes on the elliptical machine (weight loss setting), increased resistance to 2 and 8 from 1 and 7
  • 3 sets of 10 reps (10#) supine fly (pecs) on the fitball
  • 3 sets of 10 reps (10#) tricep extensions on the fitball
  • 3 sets of 10 reps (10#) supine press (pecs) on the fitball
  • 3 sets of 20 reps (10#) bicep curls on the fitball
  • 3 sets of 15 reps fitball crunches
Today was a bad Coke day; super stressful, so I had two Cokes and one hot chocolate, which is one Coke and one hot chocolate more than my allowed amount.  I did match my Cokes with one liter of water and made sure that I burned off those extra 250 calories on the elliptical machine before I stepped off of it, so I'm not feeling so bad about blowing it.

My upper body is going to be sore tomorrow, even though I only lifted 10#, but it's a start.  Every time I get discouraged about my lack of progress, I remind myself that the last time I started working out I couldn't complete nine minutes on the elliptical machine (resistance 1, no incline/intervals).  Here I am, 35# heavier than the last time and right off the bat I could complete 28 minutes on the weight loss setting.  I think I'm going to have to hold onto that thought for a while, as this is really slow going.

7 comments:

Candance said...

You're off to a great start! And, you're kind of making me want to go workout. I just might do that today!

Aunt Crazy said...

Congrats on going to the gym and being able to do ALL THAT!

I keep saying I'm going to join the gym, but I am terrified. I've never been before, wouldn't know where to start or what to do, plus I just know I'll be the ONLY fat girl there in the middle of all the hot chicks and hot dudes that work out cuz they LOVE it not cuz they NEED it, like me...UGH

Allenspark Lodge said...

I did a few 12 oz. curls last night while watching "Monsters vs. Aliens". OK- I feel a little guilty, but I'll get over it.
Bill

GunDiva said...

CTM - hopefully you're feeling well enough to at least walk by the gym, 'cause, you know, walking is still exercise!

Aunt Crazy, the trick is to find a small gym where they'll spend time with you orienting you to the equipment and all of the skinny bitches go to the big gyms so they can be seen and admired. Us fat chicks hide in the small gyms.

Bill, I know for a fact that your elliptical machine is right in front of your TV, so you can still work out, watch a movie AND do your twelve ounce curls.

Mad Woman said...

Good workout!! You'll be seeing the results very very soon I'm sure!

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Nathanael Rey said...

i just realized that aside from my little run around victory lake... i havent actually worked out in almost a year.


i hate myself.