Today, I did 45 min on the elliptical.  I didn’t push hard, I varied the intensity/strides per min quite a bit and it felt great!

I was pretty sore today after my double workout Tuesday.  I felt it mostly in my arms/shoulders/chest.  My legs feel pretty good.  I do think that I need more reps with less weight on the leg extension for my left leg.  I still have trouble with it from when I tore my ACL.

After my short 45 min workout, I enjoyed a nice long shower.  Usually, I am in such a rush as I exercise as many minutes as possible before I have to pick up the kiddos.  Today, was about taking my time.

 Posted by at 9:31 PM
Feb 232011

I’m not going to have a standard food log today.  I ate crap.  I ate it all day.  I’m not sure why.  I am having trouble with being successful and then I sabotage myself.  ARGH!.

My day including some good things like oatmeal and whole wheat pasta.  It also included Mentos, Buckeyes, too much cheese, french fries, etc.

I didn’t weigh and measure and I didn’t track the points.  I would not be surprised if it was over 100.

Tomorrow is a new day.  My goal is to way and measure everything (including water)!

 Posted by at 9:27 PM

Today, I had my normally scheduled trainer workout with Chelsea.

We did a pretty normal set including abs, fly, deltoids, lat pull down, row, lunges.  Then, we also did the bench press.  I was able to do the bar (about 45 pounds).  I was excited.  That’s an odd way to hold weight and I could not have done that a few weeks ago.

Edited to include list, most were 2 sets:
Rear Delt: 60 lbs
Pec Fly: 75 lbs
Row: 60 lbs
Lat Pull: 70 lbs
Lunges: length of room
Leg Ext: 20 lbs single leg
Shoulder Press: 30 lbs
Plank on ground: 33 sec
Abdominal Machine: 115 lbs
Bench Press: bar only

Tonight, we had our last Biggest Loser Workout.  The format was the same as most of the others.  Small groups were at stations and when we weren’t at a station, we were moving around the gym.  The stations included things like push ups, squats, shoulder press, Russian twists, reverse crunches, row, step ups on the BOSU, knee lifts, etc.  Each station was for 1 min 15 sec.  In between these exercises we walked around the gym (most jogged – I walked) and occasionally, we did things like slides, hopping/stepping etc. to shake it up a bit.  Our trainers were Ryan and John and Rich was there to cheer us on.

I’m already sore!  I usually SPIN on Wednesday, but I forgot to do the laundry, so I may have a plan B of the elliptical or the cardio dance class instead.

 Posted by at 9:52 PM
Feb 222011
1/2c oatmeal w/1c milk, 1c blueberries, cinnamon, granola (home made) =8
Morning Snack
Luna Bar=5
Afternoon Snack
Pasta w/sauce, cheese, shrooms=13
mini sandwich=5
Late Snack
Cadbury eggs=8
 Posted by at 9:43 PM
Feb 212011
1/2c oatmeal w/1c milk, 1c blueberries, cinnamon, 1pk Equal=6
Morning Snack
Z Bar=4
mini ham loaves=12
sweet potatoes w/brown sugar, cinnamon=5
Afternoon Snack
shrimp w/sauce=4
Lime Crush=4
Late Snack
 Posted by at 10:49 PM

I weighed in for BL today.  I was down 4 pounds from last week.  So, with one week left, I have lost 15.75 pounds.  I have no idea what my inches or body fat will be when I weigh in next week.  I am assured to not win the big prize, but hopefully one of my friends will win.  I think I still could have a shot at inches or body fat categories since my clothes are all too big.  I’m going to try and be extra “on it” this week.  I’d like to finish the contest with a 20 pound loss.

Today’s SPIN class was great as usual.  I was surprised to see so many empty bikes.  Usually, on a school holiday, we get lots of teachers who have the day off.  That didn’t seem to happen today… but it could have been all of the ice.  Hubby and I chiseled for 25 min to clear enough ice to load and drive.

 Posted by at 7:37 PM
Feb 202011
1/2c oatmeal w/1c milk, 1 apple, cinnamon, 1T peanut butter=8
Morning Snack
pretzel Goldfish=4
left over pasta w/red peppers, white sauce=8
Afternoon Snack
Z Bar=4
1/2 ham mini loaf=3
2 mini ham loaves=12
sweet potatoes w/brown sugar, cinnamon=5
Late Snack
jelly beans=6
 Posted by at 8:04 PM

I don’t usually workout with my trainer(s) on Sunday.  Today was an exception since I didn’t have a trainer workout Friday.  It was great!

I warmed up with the treadmill for 30min (using the cardio coach Kim).  I covered 1.25 miles, 261 cal.  2.7 was the average incline and 2.5 was the average speed.  I really like the new program.

Then, I met with Chelsea for the following:

  • Abdominal Machine: 115 lbs (one set 30, 2 sets of 25)
  • Biceep Curl Machine: 20 lbs (2 sets of 15)
  • Tricep Press Machine: 70 lbs (2 sets 15) alternated w/above
  • Plank on Ground: 33 seconds (tried a second time as well)
  • Lunges (down and back length of exercise room).  These were better today.  I still need lots of practice.
  • Back Extension: with 25 lb weight plate (one set of 20 w/ weight, one set w/o)
  • Woodchops: with 10 lb ball (2 sets of 20)
  • Hack Squat: 70 lbs (2 sets of @ 20)

After my workout with Chelsea, I did 15 min on the elliptical.

I feel great!

Next up: Monday SPIN with Beth

 Posted by at 7:53 PM
Feb 192011
1/2c oatmeal w/1c milk, 1 apple, 1T cashew butter, cinnamon=9
pasta salad=10
Afternoon Snack
cinnamon toast=6
Ohio City wheat pasta w/white sauce, peppers, a bit of filet=14
Late Snack
egg, Laughing cow wedge, slice of toast=5
 Posted by at 9:10 PM

I didn’t make an effort to get to the gym today.  Instead, I spent the day cleaning.  So, I got lots of activity.  After dinner, I went shopping.  I managed to get a bit of lifting in as well – in the form of 4 gallons of milk, a jug of OJ, 6 packs of soda for hubby and a dozen packs of diapers.  I’m beat.

Tomorrow I have a trainer workout with Chelsea.

 Posted by at 9:07 PM