Wednesday, May 26, 2010
The Countdown... 13-12-11
The countdown!!! 13-12-11...to my AZ trip is ON!! and so is buffing!! I would really like to get a couple pounds off this body in time for my trip and ADD some CARDIO fitness to my HEART & Lungs in the process.
So my thought was to do a little tiny bit of running- I think I'll start with a slow mile :) I've been avoiding cardio and any jarring activity due to my sciatic injury (which started in Dec-which I think may have to do with my L-5 disc from MMA class)- the past 4 months I've really not RAN and I've barely done any other cardio. the past couple weeks I have started to do a bit more upright bike and stair mill....but now I think I'll add in a tiny bit of running and more intervals on other low impact equipment. My butt/hip/back is still bothering me (but it's way better than is was in Jan/Feb/March) especially when I rise from a sitting position and often times sitting itself is VERY uncomfortable. So I stand most of the time these days- which is a good way to burn extra calories :)
Fitness wise I have really made strides the past month!! I am lifting HEAVY and I am being very consistent!
Yesterday was a great Back, Shoulders, biceps workout -here's how it went (sorta, I am trying to remember this as I type)
warm up- HOT van drive to gym, lol!
cybex lat pulls
sit ups with med ball
One arm DB lat rows
pull ups- underhand
Hammer Strength one arm at a time low row
lateral raises with 10#plates- various angles
2 sets of 20 reps
Hammer strength bicep curls
Shoulder press (hammer strength)
lower back extensions- focus on booty (bending hips UP with concentric and contracting glutes in eccentric movement)
core stuff in between sets:
Knee ups on roman chair
2 sets of approx 50 reps (some to each side)
t-bar rows 1 setsx45#
That was it!
After my workout I got to chat with LISA about her contest, FINALLY!! And I also got fired up from our SPARKY BRENDA!! She's is on fire and lovin' life right now!! I can't wait to see her compete in a few short weeks!!
OH an if you missed my RADIO show yesterday morning- the podcast is up now- you can listen here:
This morning I get to chat with Teresa W.!! I love her!!
Okay, gotta go do my little run before my call!!
i did the run-
I am heading OUT for a tiny litte run~ just a
mile...it's been a while for me! Wanna JOIN IN? Let's start running again together?!
ran around the block 2 times- my block is about .65miles
first lap 5:30, second lap 4:20 so just under 10 mins for both laps.
I plan to try to run every other day or every 3rd day.
GO FOR IT!!
Posted by Michelle Berger