I warmed up with 20 minutes on the elliptical.  I’ve been doing 45 minutes for my cardio lately, but we had car trouble and ran late.

Normally, our station wagon has two car seats and I use it since I usually have the kids with me.  We also have a 2-door coupe that usually has one car seat.  The wagon needed some repair work done yesterday, so I had our coupe yesterday with the kids.  This morning,  Stephen left for work in the coupe along with two car seats.  That left me with two kids and one car seat.  He left work pronto and came home so we could make it to the J for my trainer appointment.  I was glad that I had 20 minutes to warm up!

Today, I had a trainer workout with Chelsea today.  My arms are well done.

They were exchanging some defective equipment, so the fitness center was busy and we moved around quite a bit between the cable area, machines and the trainer free weight room.

Push Ups:bench – 15  I think these are actually starting to get better.  Someday, I want to do them from the ground!Squat with leg lift & 18 lb ball hold: 20 on each side (not alternating)
Incline chest: 45 lbs – 2 sets of 12  This was a machine and it was pretty hard for me.
Pec Fly DB: 12 lbs – 2 sets of 15  These were also done on the bench.
Chest Press DB: 15 lbs – 2 sets These were so hard today.  I felt like a weakling.  I think it was starting with push ups!
18 lb med ball shoulder press – 8-12 reps
18 lb med ball pliet squat – 2 sets of 20
Leg Extention: 25 lbs – 1 set of 20
Lat Pull Down: wide and underhand grip 70 lbs – 2 sets of 15 of each
Bicep Cable Curl: 40 lbs – 2 sets of 12
Abdominals machine: 120 lbs – 2 sets of 20
Abs/Ball Squeeze and extend: 6 lb ball  I managed to do these for 45 seconds and then another 15 seconds.
So, inbetween all of these exercises, I was carrying the 18 pounds medicine ball.  It was heavy!  I was supposed to carry it out from my body.  It was harder than carrying Sally, and I don’t even do that much.
I really like being challenged and Chelsea has been great at mixing up my workouts.  My package will be over soon and I’m not sure when I’ll buy another one.  Don’t worry, I have lots of individaul workout ideas coming soon!

It’s almost 10 PM and I’m at 12,192 steps!

baked oatmeal
1/2 banana
Morning Snack
zucchini muffin
veggie lasagna
green olives
Afternoon Snack
cole slaw
1/2 wheat roll
handful of chips
side of baked oatmeal
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