Today was an easy food day.  It was nice to be in the groove.

1/2c oatmeal made w/1c milk, 1c blueberries, cinnamon, 1pk Equal=6
Morning Snack
1 pouch tuna fish w/1pk fat free mayo, 1T relish=3
iceberg lettuce w/blue cheese and 4 cheese mix=3
(I know that iceberg isn't the greatest for you, but it was so crispy and fresh.)
Afternoon Snack
1c chili=5
2 corn muffins=8
Late Snack
1/2c egg beater w/1oz Camembert cheese on English muffin=8
1c applesauce
 Posted by at 9:57 PM

For the past few weeks, I have been working out with a second trainer, Chelsea.  Chelsea is a great trainer and I always get a challenging workout from her.  I don’t think I am lazy when I work out on my own, but when a trainer is pushing me, it is always more challenging.  My workouts aren’t planned in advance.  Chelsea has a good idea of what we are going to do, but it varies based on equipment availability, how I feel and how well I am doing the exercises.  Eventually, I will be getting copies of my workouts after the fact and my posts will hopefully be more complete.

Here’s my summary of today (in my own words as I don’t know most of the technical terms :-))

15 min warm up on the Elliptical

30 min w/Chelsea

  • hack squat machine (This is a new machine and it was my first time.  I think the jury is still out).  I did one set of 10 or so without weights and then 2 sets with 25 pounds on each side.  It looks like this
  • lat pull down – 2 sets of 10 with 80 pounds
  • row – 2 sets of 10 with 70 pounds
  • chess press on incline bench w/12 pound dumbbells
  • same thing with one arm while the other was held straight and up with weight while the other pressed (alternate hold)
  • bicep curls w/10 pound dumbbells
  • variety of squats – some with an 8 pound ball and others with 12 pound dumbbells
  • assisted plank (meaning I am leaning on some type of bench and I am not all the way on the ground)-we did these 3 different times.  I finally held one for over 30 seconds.  My personal goal is 1 min on the ground.  We’ll see how long that takes
  • abs machine – this was my first time on the new machine.  It was a slightly different motion than the previous machine, but I liked it.  I ended up with a weight of 60 and did quite a few.  I’m not good at counting.

I finished up the workout with some cardio.  I did 10 min on a new AMT (Adaptive Motion Trainer) machine and then an additional 15 min on the Elliptical.  The AMT was strange.  I’m not sure if I like it or not.

Tomorrow’s workout:  new equipment orientation and then cardio dance with Ilia.

 Posted by at 8:09 PM