Today was ok.  I made it through day two with hubby out of town and didn’t take the kids out to eat.

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
mini meatloaf=3
squash w/brown sugar and cinnamon=5
Afternoon Snack
2 hard boiled eggs, 10 green olives, mustard=5
1 piece of Laughing Cow cheese=1
early - home made peanut butter, caramel and banana sandwich=5
late - pizza chop bread (olives, turkey pepperoni, peppers, shallots, mushrooms)=21
Late Snack
 Posted by at 9:25 PM

So, I’ve been working on the plank.  I am still doing an assisted plank (using a bench to have a bit more of an angle).  I held one for 50 seconds today.  That’s a new record for me.  My goal is 2 min and then work on the angle until my arms are on the ground.  You can see what a plank looks like here.

I talked with Chelsea about getting a copy of my workouts.  She’s going to start emailing it to me so I can include them in my posts.  I will edit the post when I receive it.

Here’s today’s summary:

13 min warm up on the elliptical

workout with Chelsea consisting of squats, chest press, bicep curls, squats with medicine ball, lat pull down, row, abs machine (3 sets of 30 at 75 pounds), hack squat, shoulder press, plank

Workout specifics:
Lat Pull Down: 80 lbs, 3 sets of 10
Cable Row: 80 lbs, 3 sets of 10
Hack Squat: 70 lbs (in addition to 90 lb from machine): 3 sets of 15
Chest Press: incline bench, 15 lb dumbbells, 2 sets of 12
Bicep Curls: 12 lb dumbbells, 2 sets of 12
Plank on Bench: 1st set: 43 seconds, 2nd set: 50 seconds
Squat with Core Ball overhead press: 10 lb core ball, 2 sets of 30
Abdominal Machine: incline abs machine, 75 lbs, 2 sets of 30

I was sweating a ton and really worked hard today.  For the last exercise (before the plank), she wanted me to stand on a squishy mat on one leg and do shoulder presses.  I tried a couple and decided that I needed to try these earlier in the workout to give them a fair chance.  My arms were too tired.

I did 20 more min on the elliptical after my time with Chelsea.

Next workout: spin class with Lori tomorrow.

 Posted by at 9:20 PM