Monday, January 23, 2012

New Week, New Plan

Well, sort of anyway. I did make it to the gym Wednesday and Thursday morning last week. I felt like I was able to accomplish most everything I had planned on. Still need to work on a study schedule though.  Hubby woke me up a 3:30 am on Friday(after I had had trouble falling asleep and didn't really get to sleep until midnight) and so by the time I was suppose to head out for gym/class I was dozing off and having trouble staying awake.  I don't drive if I'm too sleepy and it's useless to go to class and end up sleeping through the entire lecture. So I skipped Friday so that I could get some much needed rest.  I'm making a goal of only one missed class per course this semester so I guess that's it for Microbiology.
So this weeks plan is via Muscle & Fitness magazine's MF Trainer website .  Some days I don't mind going in without a plan just a general idea of what I would like to do. Most days I need a plan of action or I just randomly go from machine to machine, exercise to exercise and feel like I've not worked hard enough.
I'm still going to to the Supreme 90 Day, I just have to get back in to it.  I'm aiming for that tonight, exercising at about 7:30-8pm actually helps me sleep better it seems.
Well gotta get a move on if I'm going to get anything done today.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Plans are Made for Changing

I didn't go to the gym yesterday and Monday was a total waste.  Monday the kids and I were home due to MLK day. I was hoping to get sooo much done, I got little to nothing. My lovely daughter (who I want to shake) decided that was the day to work on her Science fair project that was due Tuesday.  So I had to help her with that, though I shouldn't of since it was assigned early December and she's had all this time to do it, but wouldn't. I had gotten tired of reminding her everyday to work on it. Then I got busy with my own classes and forgot.  Well that is something for my other blog. Anyway, between trying to get some household choirs done and the kids I couldn't get a workout in.
So I was thinking, Tuesday, Tuesday I'll get something in.  Nope, I'm trying to stay ahead with my classes so when my last class let out instead of heading to the gym I headed home to get an hour and a half of uninterrupted studying done.  I would of done more but the kiddies all came home with all their chaos and my lovely daughter said that she had to rewrite her abstract and didn't know if it had to be 9 paragraphs or 9 pages. Then as she was trying to figure that out she finally reads her instructions and realizes that she has to write a research paper as well. Not going to happen sweetheart. There is no way to write a research paper, start to finish, in the 2 hours you have before bed.  Hence the reason why I want to shake her.
So I'm going to try something different for the rest of this week. I'm going to leave the house early so I can get some gym time before class then after class I can come home to quiet and study.  Wish me luck that I can make this stick.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Workout Catchup

Sorry I've not posted in nearly two weeks. Spring semester just started and I had other things to do that took precedent. Anyway I kind of got off track after day 11.  Day 11 was my second day of Tabata Inferno, and I have to say it wasn't much easier second time around. Still liked it.  However after that I kept getting sidetracked and seem to keep not doing day 12.  I should be on day 21 today, but as you can read I'm way behind.
I'm hoping to settle into a routine this week or next. I'm going to do day 12 tonight after church and go on from there.  Stopping a workout routine is not a problem as long as you pick it back up ASAP. I did do 45 minutes at the gym on Thursday and will do 45-60 minutes Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this week.  Days 13 and 14 of S90D are Cardio and Legs so I may double up on them tomorrow.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Days 7, 8 & 9 and progress update

Day 8 I did yesterday, I just didn't get a chance to blog because Hubby was home all day and commandeered the desktop.  This left me with a barely working laptop that won't let me use my blogger.  So yesterday was Chest/Back again. I increased my dumbbells from 5lbs to about 8lbs (one dumbbell was 1/2lb lighter because I couldn't find the right weight for it, they're adjustable ones) for several of the exercises and feel like that helped tremendously.
I also forgot to blog day 7, sorry. Legs workout was awesome, though I've got to figure out why my right knee keeps crackling. It doesn't hurt so it may just be air pockets.  I figure I'll get some joint supplements and see if that helps.  I don't think it's from age, actually it may because I haven't ran in like 4 weeks and the muscles around have weakened a little.  So some supplements and strengthening and I should be as good as new.
Today, Day 9, was the Ultimate ball workout again.  My chest muscles are screaming and  I could feel all my ab muscles working hard during the dvd.
Tomorrow is a rest day, but I doubt I'll do much resting.  Even with knowing that Tabata inferno comes afterward, I still feel the need to workout 7 days a week right now.  If I had less to lose, not as far to go to achieve my fitness goals I may take one.  However, since I've got a ways to go I'm going to push through. Besides, I did take an unscheduled day off on Sunday.  I did double on Monday to make up for it, but it was still a rest day.
My current stats are:
weight; 168lbs (up another pound, I really need to get my diet under control)
Chest: 37 inches (down .5")
Waist: 35.5" (up1.5" this is where that extra pound is I bet..again it's all diet)
Hips: 41" (no change)

So goals for this next week are to clean up my diet. I've eaten to much junk (sugar, highly processed foods)  and it's showing.  I also need to continue with my workouts as I'm enjoying S90D so far and am hoping to see results soon.