Normally on Friday, I work out with my trainer.  Today, Emily had a vacation day.  Due to scheduling, I opted to do a solo workout.

I did 30 min on the elliptical of varying intensity.  Then, I decided to give the new cardio coach a try on the new treadmill.  I ended up doing a 20 min workout on the treadmill.  I covered .78 miles (171 cal) during that time, but definitely varied the incline which I don’t usually do.  The cardio coach (Kim) is a real person that basically guides you along via video.  It’s all prerecorded, but she talks to you through the workout and you feel like someone is telling you what to do the entire time.  It’s well done and  I really liked it.  You can watch a youtube video about it here if you want to know more.  The time went by fast and I did increase speeds and incline more than I would normally.  You can plug in you ipod and have your playlist playing in the background.  I think you can also save your base settings for the future, but I didn’t get that part figured out yet.  I’ll be trying it out again.

After my 50 min of cardio, I did a little strength training.

  • abs 3 sets of 30 @ 90lbs
  • back extension (body weight) 2 sets of 15
  • 30 squats w/8 pound medicine ball (really needed a 10 or 12 pound ball)
  • leg curl 2 sets of 15 @70lbs
  • plank 30 sec (boy was I out of practice)
  • bicep curl w/dumbbell 2 sets of 15 @ 10lbs
  • triceps-cable pull down 2 sets of 15 @ 50lbs

It felt great to get back after 3 days off in a row.  I followed up the workout by taking the kids to play at the park.  Sunshine and 50s in February!

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