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!!

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!

Resistance Training – Workout Day 1

Day 1 Week 1 – So after the 4th of July Lakeside Fun Run I headed over to the gym to start my new yet old familiar Jillian Michael’s Winning by Losing resistance circuit weight training program. Today the focus was on the Chest, Shoulders, Triceps, Quads and Abs. The idea is to do 3 sets of 15 each for each circuit.

Circuit 1
Push-Ups
Squats

Push-ups were harder than I thought they would be. I remember being stronger on these so I’m happy that I’ll be working on these.

Circuit 2
Dumbbell Chest Flys (8lb weights)
Sumo Squats

Not to much trouble with this circuit. Might use a little bit lighter weight for the flys next time.

Circuit 3
Bench Dips
Leg Extensions

Bench dips are always a bit hard after 2 sets but pushed through.

Circuit 4
Lateral Raises
Jumping Jacks (1 minute)
Basic Crunches

This circuit was good except I could really feel my calves working on the jumping jacks.

Circuit 5
Seated Tricep Extensions
Jump Rope (1 minute)
Scissors

Did not have a jump rope so I jumped in place for 1 minute. I also added a few more tricep exercises with a machine. Ab work felt good too.

I will like these workouts better when I can move more freely around the gym but I got in the workout and feel good. Tomorrow is Back, Biceps, Hamstrings, Glutes and Oblique Ab work! Day 2 tomorrow. Happy Fourth!

Day 1

Well I updated yesterday’s goal sheet. I wanted to be a little more specific and add some general goals. It mostly stayed the same. So on to the results for yesterday! I had a great day! I prepared a healthy breakfast (a smoothie), snacks (nectarine, blueberries and a mini luna bar), and lunch (salmon). I recorded all items on Livestrong.com and the total calores for the day were 1627. So a tad over my goal of staying under 1600 calories. Water consumption was good though. Veggie and fruit goals met as well. We had a nice dinner of chicken w/ ricotta and a basil marinara sauce and some broccoli.

Oh and a bike ride at lunch yesterday added to day 1 of at least 3 days of exercise.  So all in all a good day yesterday! I did sort of reward myself with watching my new fav show Losing it with Jillian. I am thinking I want to change rewarding myself with TV  but I am having a hard time figuring out a daily reward. Is it necessary? I think a weekly goal might be better but I can see that keeping motivated is key and a little perk is always good. Next up I have to send in the paperwork for the 4th of July run as no online registration is available. Then plan out the remaining workout days and post on a calendar to place in the kitchen.
On a side note I just got notified that Bob Harper’s new DVD set is going to ship today and I was given a tracking number. I was hoping to get it today but it doesn’t look like USPS has actually received the shipment yet. I have not been thrilled with the handling of the information regarding the shipping and billing of the dvds. I hope they are worth the delay.  I ordered the 4 pack as it was the most economical. When I receive the DVDs I will complete a workout and possibly write a review. I am not sure I am any good at it but might give it a go. I look forward to a killer workout as that’s how it appears on the trailer on his site.

One more thing. I was listening to Rocco Dispirito today online on WOR radio in NY. He was filling in for another talk show host and he was talking about his new book Now Eat This. So on my way home I hoping to look it over. I am intrigued by the recipes being comfort food and all under 350 calories. All I ask is that there are pictures. I have a pet peeve about cookbooks not having photos. I better wrap this up as I need to leave work and get to Barnes and Noble.

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