Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Workout Wednesdays - Week III

I'm completely ADD when it comes to my workouts.. I can only follow a basic plan outline nothing exact because it makes me feel too trapped and scheduled.  If it says "x" # of runs per week, "x" day do cardio, "x" day do strength training of some sort I can kinda follow that.. but really when I want to run I run, when I want to go to the gym I do, and when it's freezing and rainy outside I turn to my collection of workout DVD's and the lovely internet.

Because of this I feel it may be good to do a weekly recap, at least for myself, of what I actually accomplished or got done!

This happens to be on Wednesdays because 'Workout' starts with a "W" and I'm a sucker for alliteration. Guess that's what happens when your mom is an English major!

Also feel free to follow/friend me on The Daily Mile!

This Week in Workouts:

Thursday, December 22nd -

Did not feel so hot today - got in 30 minutes on the Elliptical.

Friday, December 23rd -

Didn't have a lot of time today before my date with Miss Ashley to have lunch and see LES Miserables, but snuck in one of the Roommate's Turbo Fire DVDs... umm those are INTENSE.  I did the Fire 30 CD but it was longer than 30 minutes for me since there's an option for 'first time' where they walk you through some of the moves so that you know what you are doing.  The most interesting part of the CD was the 'firedrills'.  You hear an alarm sound and for a whole MINUTE you work super high intensity 'because you can do anything for one minute, right??'  

Saturday, December 24th -

Made time for a holiday run today even though it was 39 degrees and the weather channel said it feels like 34 (which is practically freezing... and being from Texas my whole life I really do not do well in the cold!)
Knocked out the first 3 miles in 24:42 (Holy Goodness -- 8:15min miles?!?! That's a miracle for me!!)
::small walk break to catch my breath::
STILL finished my 6.3 mile out & back in 57:10 (9:05min mile average).
I beat myself in my "challenge run"... Last Wednesday my average last time was 9:28min miles, and I have NEVER finished a 5k in under 25.

Sunday, December 25th -

Quick workout Christmas Morning - snuck in the TIU Sunset Workout plus some extra deadlifts at the apartment before rushing over to the parents'.

Monday, December 26th -

3 Miles on Treadmill in 26ish minutes... it was a really rough 3 miles, I think all the sugar from Christmas really got to me, but AFTERWARDS I felt a lot better!  

Mari and I took over my apartment gym and turned on a really great workout mix.. 

Mari and I completed the TIU Sunset Workout circuit 3 times PLUS we did about twice as many flutters and dead lifts as the circuit called for!  Since there was only one pair of 5lb dumb bells at the gym I had to use 10lbs but for dead lifts it wasn't too bad.  

We also did the following:

8 Reps Chest Presses (3 x's)
10 AB leg lifts in Roman Chair (3 x's)
20 triangle love handles (TIU move - see photo below)
Plank 1 min
Side Plank 1 min each side
10 triceps extensions on each side in deep lunge

Take that Christmas Pie!!!!

Tuesday, December 27th -

5.5 Miles Outside Recovery Run with Mari.

Really slow pace for me but my sister is recovering SO WELL from her knee surgery!!! We averaged an 11:49 pace including the walking we did... she ran 2 miles straight, then walk to calm her heart rate, then ran one mile, walk again then .75 miles finished strong! So proud of her!! BTW the temperature dropped half way through our run and it got stinkin' cold!!  I did sprint forward and back at one point just to warm up.... next time even if it's sunny Imma sport the jacket.

Wednesday, December 28th -

Went to the Hospital bright & Early this morning to meet my GODSON baby Jackson!!!

Meet Jackson:

Born December 28th, 2011
9.37 lbs and 21" long!

Hi Precious Baby Boy!!!!!!!!

Follow along with the printout here.

I will say the Triangle Love Handle move feels awesome two days later after doing it every day!  My sides are so sore... 

Reasons to be Fit:

What was your favorite workout this week?  Any new DVD's or circuits I should try??


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Running with you!! Definitely my favorite(: You are so inspiring and you've become so fit!!

And yes it turned freezingggggg -- how did the temp drop so fast in just an hour!?

I LOVE YOU!! -Mari