Delayed Workout…

Last minute work schedule changes – to arrive at 5AM 😦 – didn’t allow me to get to the gym this morning. So Day 2 Week 2 of the Jillian Michael’s WT workout might be delayed. I’m getting a little tired already so I’m not sure I’ll have that much energy after work but I am determined to make it happen. Hope to share it later! Happy Tuesday!!

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Day 1 Week 2 Winning by Losing Workout by Jillian Michaels

and a 4 mile run before the workout. I was all warmed up from a 4 mile run. I had planned to meet hubby and Allison along the way but got a later start and ended up only catching up with them at the end for a cool down walk. My fastest pace to date…I think I might have to use this strategy again. 🙂 trying to catch up with people definitely makes you go faster. On a side note the Kinvara 2’s still feel great.

Now on to the resistance training. I won’t be posting the exact workout as it is the same as last Monday’s. This morning’s workout focused on chest, shoulders, triceps, quads and abs! Its the same 3 sets of 15 reps. About the only thing I altered from this workout and all subsequent ones more than likely will be the jumping jacks. I’ve been noticing a pain in my right ankle where I broke it about 10 years ago and it’s been extremely tender especially when barefoot. About the only thing I can contribute to it is the jumping jacks. I’m still going to evaluate that decision but for this week I will likely skip them. As a replacement I did some speed squats to get the heart rate going. I also kept up with doing mini-circuits within the larger circuits. I also felt like the pushups were getting a little easier…a little. Scale not too kind this morning but that’s not really a surprise since I indulged in my fav margaritas over the weekend. So for this week and likely beyond I will be limiting my wine and margarita intake. Happy Monday!!

Day 4 Week 1 Winning by Losing Workout by Jillian Michaels

I had a little trouble getting up and almost just turned off all my alarms this morning but I couldn’t bail on the last day of the first week now could I? My only real reservation was that I didn’t get but 1 run in this week and I wanted to do this work out and then get 3 miles in. Since I was waffling on going, I got a later start than I hoped and just managed to get a 30 minute workout and a 1 mile run on the treadmill. Here’s the workout for today focusing on back, biceps, hamstrings, glutes and obliques.

Circuit 1
Terry Pulls (almost forgot how to do these)
Side Lunges

Circuit 2
Close-G Pull Down
Leg Press

Circuit 3
Supermans  (not very good at these but gave it a good go)
Pelvic Thrusts  

Circuit 4
Hammer Curls (love these!)
Jumping Jacks
Plank Twists

Circuit 5
Reverse curls (not my favorite )
Jumping Rope (substituted jumping jacks)
50 Bicycles

I’ve been mixing it up a little by doing one set of reps then going on to the next exercise in the circuit and repeating for the next 2 sets. I think it’s helped a little to keep my heart rate up which will help my cardiovascular training. I finished the workout with a 1 mile run on the treadmill. Happy with the workout! Happy Aloha Friday!!

Day 3 Week 1 – Winning by Losing Workout by Jillian Michaels

I was very close to not going to the gym this morning.  I didn’t sleep well after a sort of a rough day yesterday.  I thought I could just postpone the workout and double up on it tomorrow. I got to thinking  that I’ll never get back to sleep, so I might as well get dressed and make it happen! So I did.  The workout for Day 3 repeats Monday’s workout with a few changes, still 3 sets of 15, working chest, shoulders, triceps, quads and abs.

 

Circuit 1
DB Chest Presses
Hack Squats (with a ball) (better workout than regular squats)

Circuit 2
DB Chest Flys
Sumo Squats

Circuit 3
Bench Dips (these get me every time)
Leg Extensions

Circuit 4
Shoulder Press
Jumping Jacks
Basic Crunches

Circuit 5
Kick Backs
Jump Rope (I substituted jumping jacks instead it gets the heart going)
Reverse Crunches (killer this morning but stretched out my sore abs) 

Day 2 Week 1 Jillian Michaels’ Winning by Losing Workout

I so wanted to sleep in this morning. Robb usually gets up early on Tuesdays and goes for a run so I thought with him up it would be easier. He got up but then decided to take a rest day…so there I was…do I workout or sleep…well I decided I’m up I might as well get my lunch and breakfast ready, pack my work clothes for after the gym and get dressed. I left a little after 5 and arrived at the gym by 5:15. The gym was nearly empty and no one was in the weights/machine section so I was very happy. Day 2 focuses on the Back, Biceps, Hamstrings, Glutes and Obliques. Here’s the workout and my comments. Perform 3 sets of 15 reps for each circuit.

 

 

 

 

 

Circuit 1  
Wide-G Lat Pull Downs
Stiff-Leg Dead Lifts

Circuit 2
Medium-G Seated Cable Rows
Static Lunges

No real issues with these circuits.

Circuit 3
Back Extensions
Hamstring Curls

After my back injury and subsequent physical therapy I was told I should not do back extensions but I tried it anyway and I could feel it more in my hamstrings than anywhere else. So it was not so bad.

Circuit 4
Dumbbell Curls
Jumping Jacks (1 min)
Bicycle Crunches

Used 7lb weights for the dumbbell curls and by the second set I could really feel it.

Circuit 5
Concentration Curls
Jump Rope (1 min)
Russian Twists

This circuit went well. Russian twists are always a killer.

So tomorrow is a rest day. I might get a run in though! Happy Tuesday!