I'm starting to feel alright about working out. First, I'll tell you what I've done since my last blog.
Friday: I don't think I did any exercise. If I did, I don't remember what it was.
Saturday: 1 hr of zumba
Sunday: 1:2 jogging interval for 20 minutes (1.33 miles)
Leg press 90 lbs 3x12
Squats (body weight) 3x12
Rotary Calf Machine 70 lbs 3x15
Leg Extension 50 lbs 3x12
Today: DB Chest Press 12 lb db 3x12
Modified Push-Ups 3x12
Tricep Pushdowns 30 lbs 3x12
Lateral Raises 5 lb db 3x8
Front Raise 5 lb db 3x8
Elliptical for 20 min
Zumba is always fun, and I'll do it pretty much any time I can. You just dance, who would not love that. Plus, I love Latin music, and from what I hear 60% of any zumba class should be Latin music. I also love weights. I hate the soreness that follows, but I love using weights. My problem always comes with cardio and eating well. I don't know why, but I just hate cardio. It was such a problem for me to stay on the elliptical. I originally planned to do 30 min, but I was bored and just didn't want to, so I bailed after 20 min. My gym used to have an Arctrainer. I loved that machine and it made getting in cardio much easier. About a month ago they got rid of them and bought new ellipticals. I wish I could have afforded to buy them from my gym, but they wanted $2000...yeah...no thank you. I remember getting to the point where I really enjoyed running. I'm hoping to get to that point again really soon. This week will start a new set of intervals for me. I'm looking at the C25k plan and tweaking it for me and what I feel comfortable doing. I'll be sure to come back and post what I decided to do tomorrow.
The soreness from Thursdays leg session was pretty intense. Those deadlifts were something serious lol! Deadlifts are one of my favorite exercises, but I have always been using pretty light weights (normally 20 lbs because I only have 10 lb db at home). So, jumping up to a total of 40 lbs gave my hamstrings a shock. It was pretty easy to do, but the soreness said otherwise lol! I can still feel the soreness when I stretch. Shockingly, I feel no soreness at all from Sunday. I would normally have sore quads and calves, but so far...nothing. I did cheat a little on Sunday, because I was sore from Thursday. So, I did not use any weights for squats, and I halved the weight on the leg press. I'll pick it back up next time.
I guess the bottom line is that I am feeling alright, and I feel like I am finding my groove. I know I can work harder, and hopefully I will this week. I'm just happy to be active again.
I know it's weird, but this song pumps me up lol!
Phil Collins - Sussudio