Keeping my gym bag in the car

Just in case. Day 2 of my evening class and my feet/legs were killing me. No way I could have done anything at the gym. I’m doing 30-45mins of yoga at home before work, but really wanted some strength training & cardio after work. Facilitating this class is just too physically draining. However, I am keeping my packed gym bag packed & in the car. If I adjust, and feel up to it, then I’ll be ready 🙂

Thursday 7/18 Workout

Feeling pretty good. Back spasms have stopped finally. Tummy a little wonky but could be due to shark week.
flbombshell Tracked a Workout for 667 pts Today
  • Kneeling Push-Up:
    • 10 reps (+6 pts)
  • Bench Dip (Seated Dip):
    • 10 reps (+30 pts)
  • Cycling (stationary):
    • 0:05:00 || 1.3 mi (+29 pts)
    • 0:15:00 || 4.3 mi (+124 pts)
  • Machine Chest Press:
    • 30 lb x 15 reps (+35 pts)
    • 30 lb x 10 reps (+33 pts)
    • 30 lb x 15 reps (+35 pts)
    • 2nd set was rough for some reason, then found it again
  • Machine Chest Fly (Pec Deck):
    • 35 lb x 15 reps (+13 pts)
    • 35 lb x 15 reps (+13 pts)
    • 35 lb x 15 reps (+13 pts)
  • Rear Delt Fly:
    • 30 lb x 15 reps (+26 pts)
    • 30 lb x 15 reps (+26 pts)
    • 30 lb x 15 reps (+26 pts)
    • 35 lb x 15 reps (+13 pts)
    • 35 lb x 15 reps (+13 pts)
    • 35 lb x 15 reps (+13 pts)
    • 10 reps (+8 pts)
    • 10 reps (+8 pts)
    • 10 reps (+8 pts)
  • Lying Leg Curls:
    • 35 lb x 15 reps (+13 pts)
    • 35 lb x 15 reps (+13 pts)
    • 35 lb x 15 reps (+13 pts)
  • Rear Leg Raises:
    • 10 reps (+5 pts)
    • 10 reps (+5 pts)
    • 10 reps (+5 pts)
    • 10 reps (+5 pts)
    • 10 reps (+5 pts)
    • 10 reps (+5 pts)
  • Dumbbell Rear Delt Row:
    • 20 lb x 15 reps (+19 pts)
    • 20 lb x 15 reps (+19 pts)
    • 20 lb x 15 reps (+19 pts)
  • Front Two-Dumbbell Raise:
    • 15 lb x 15 reps (+23 pts)
    • 15 lb x 15 reps (+23 pts)
    • 15 lb x 15 reps (+23 pts)

Working out a new schedule

The next 6 weeks are going to be interesting/insane/busy/monotonous/exciting/challenging. So to try to keep myself from pulling my hair out and binge eating I’m going to try out a schedule. I’m also trying to prep as much as possible. For example, today I cooked carnitas and have chicken breasts marinating. I made a BJ’s run for bacon, BabyBell cheese, frozen broccoli and spinach, ground beef and chicken thighs. I think it’s the exercising that I’m going to have issues with. It’s just a self-discipline issue. I gotta get up before work and do something.

 

  • 5:00 AM Wake Up!
  • 5:15 AM Stretch – Lift – Cardio if time
  • 6:15 AM get ready for work
  • 7:30 AM leave for work
  • 8:00 AM Work
  • 10:00 AM Break – protein/cheese
  • 12:00 PM Lunch – protein & veggies
  • 2:00 PM  Break – yogurt / fruit
  • 6:00 PM Leave Work!
  • 6:30PM – Cuddle cat / yoga / cardio
  • 7:00 PM – Dinner
  • 9:00PM – Bed!

Damn Sinus Infection

I’ve got an ear ache in my left ear along with some cheek & tooth pain. Making it worse is that it comes and goes. I’m still going to attempt to at least stretch, get in some crunches, and maybe some curls in the morning. Not sure I’ll be able to actually lift as my balance is a little off.

flbombshell Tracked a Workout for 476 pts Today
  • Stretching:
    • 0:10:00 (+2 pts)
  • Shoulder Dislocation:
    • 5 reps (+5 pts)
    • 5 reps (+5 pts)
    • 5 reps (+5 pts)
  • Body Weight Squat:
    • 5 reps (+5 pts)
    • 5 reps (+5 pts)
    • 5 reps (+5 pts)
  • Push Press:
    • 15 lb x 10 reps (+33 pts)
    • 15 lb x 10 reps (+33 pts)
  • Barbell Step Ups:
    • 10 lb x 10 reps || 8 in (+34 pts)
    • 10 lb x 10 reps || 8 in (+34 pts)
  • Bent Over Two-Dumbbell Row With Palms In:
    • 5 lb x 10 reps (+31 pts)
    • 5 lb x 10 reps (+31 pts)
    • One Point DB Rows
  • Dumbbell Stationary Lunge:
    • 5 lb x 10 reps (+75 pts)
    • 5 lb x 10 reps (+75 pts)
    • rear leg elevated
  • Push-Up:
    • 10 reps (+19 pts)
    • 10 reps (+19 pts)
    • elevated on step
  • Plank:
    • 20 sec (+9 pts)
    • 20 sec (+9 pts)
  • Woodchoppers:
    • 5 lb x 10 reps (+21 pts)
    • 5 lb x 10 reps (+21 pts)
    • horizontal on floor, 5lb db

    Absolutely no pain in my hips or knees during workout! Woohoo! taking the break was exactly what was needed. May sneak in some bunny yoga later this afternoon 🙂

Back to Reality Camp

My vacation is coming to a close in a few hours. I’ve enjoyed these last couple of days immensely.  As much as I’d like to brag about all the things I accomplished I really did not do all that much. The only socializing was at a family birthday party. I went out to the grocery store a couple of times. Indulged in a some retail therapy one day. Mostly I watched tv and poked around online. I loved it.

Work – This coming week is my last week in my current position at work. Next week I start my new job and I’m really excited about it. I am only working 4 days this week so I can transition back to a day time schedule during the weekend. This week will be mostly cleaning up loose ends (sounds so sinister!), developing plan and goals for new job, getting systems & permissions set up, etc.

Health & Fitness – I’m so psyched! I start Stage 2 from The New Rules of Lifting for Women this week PLUS I’m participating in three different fitness challenges: 90 Days Goal on Reddit, Fitocracy – 2 Week Free For All – Floridians, Fitocracy – Battle Royal – XXKeto. I’m still so surprised at how much I could lift, it’s been moving me right along. I’m shooting for a strict Keto Diet this week. My net carbs have been coming in at 30+grams daily so I’m hoping 20g or less will move the weight off.

90 Days Goal

  • Lose 16 lbs and keep it off (obviously I’m going for more overall)
  • Consistent strength training 3 times a week
  • Consistent cardio 3 times a week
  • Get the confidence to bellydance again

Sprint 1 Goals

  • Determine if morning or evening is best for workout (new work schedule starting in 1 week)
  • Drink my water!
  • Continue to eat clean & 80% paleo
  • Cut carbs out to 20g or less
  • Push myself, don’t be afraid of the weights
  • Foam roll more often
  • Work in some yoga for flexibility
  • Don’t forget how much I’ve accomplished so far

So, how you doing?

Vacation Mode aka Slacker-me

My sleep pattern is all over the place, and I’m ok with this. I’ve embraced the mindset that I’m on vacation, I’ve got one more week of overnights, so just go with the flow and relax. And it feels good!

Points of interest:

  • Pizza and Birthday Cake with family one night to celebrate one of my cousins turning 16.
  • Quite a bit of laundry taken care of. Now sorting to see what I’m keeping and what is getting donated.
  • Dishes finally all washed.
  • 25lb weight plates purchased. My numbers are gonna go up up up!
  • Also bought a15lb kettlebell. I’ve been doing random kettlebell swings and tricep extensions throughout the day/night.
  • Frig full of meat, leafy greens and cheese. Going to try being strict keto for a week.
  • Working on several posts I hope to complete this weekend.
  • Actually feeling a bit creative and working on some simple earrings. Will post pics when complete.

Oh! and awesome decadent snack? Jif Chocolate Silk (chocolate & peanut butter) smeared on bacon NOM!!!

Cheat Day

Yeah, my Self Discipline Bracelet is flipped to Cheat Day heehee!

4AM woke up starving!

  • 2 Applegate Farms hotdogs in Joseph flax-oat bran-whole wheat pita (torn in half, used one half for each hotdog) with organic ketchup

9am starving after working out

  • make some tuna salad and ate with a huge handful of shredded iceberg lettuce

11:30am everybody was talking about ribs on Fitocracy & Tumblr, decided I wanted some too

  • Jack Daniels Ribs
  • The Kraken Rum
  • Strawberry Cheesecake
  • Chocolate Cream Cake

4:20pm Current time. Still stuffed (and so happy!) but feeling dehydrated. Chugging a lot of water and headed for a nap. Thinking of some cardio, crunches, and tricep work but… yeah, nap 🙂