Monday, August 22, 2011

Workout Week Six

Yay!!!! Week six done! I completed the six week challenge. That's officially the longest I've ever stuck with a formal work out plan. :D I'm excited.

Week Five
Strength Training: Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday
Yoga/Pilates/Tae Bo: Monday & Friday
Biking: Sunday (5.1 miles)
Walking: Monday (2.4 miles) & Friday (2.5 miles)

On the strength training I did everything at forty pounds, 2 sets of 10-15 reps. On Tuesday I did my Biceps Curl at 30 pounds because I'm having trouble with the weight (only able to do 8 reps). On Thursday and Sunday I did them at 20 pounds and was able to do all 15 reps. I'm going to start doing low weight, high reps on the biceps. I'm not after big muscles anyway lol. On Tuesday I didn't do my leg exercise or back exercise because my hamstrings were really sore from the Tae Bo we did on Monday.

Monday I did 30 minutes of Tae Bo with my friend/work out partner and boy were the stretches intense! My hamstrings hurt for two days lol. I need to do more stretching. I can't even touch my toes. On Friday I did approx. 20 minutes of Yoga with my friend, but I wimped out because the routine we were doing kept going back to a Vinyasa containing a lot of Downward Dog and my wrists gave out. They are weak in general, but I had fallen and bruised my hand a few days before so that made it worse. Some of the poses felt really awesome though. I need to get more consistent with the Yoga.

On Monday I actually went on two walks. One was a mile with the dogs and the other was 1.4 miles with my husband. On Friday I was actually on a treadmill and I was walking/running intervals. I'd walk one minute, run one minute, walk one minute, etc. A couple of times I even managed to run two minutes which is really amazing for me. :D I forgot I'd raised the incline though so my calves have been really sore for several days. Ouch! It was cool running on a treadmill again though because I was able to see my speeds. I was walking at 4mph and running at 5.5mph. :)

So that's a recap of week six. Now here is my new work out routine for the next six weeks.

I'll be working out four times a week, so I'll have to get really strict with myself. If I miss a day it will wreck my whole schedule. There isn't as much leeway. The new routine will consist of Day 1 & 3 doing 1-3 sets of 10-12 reps of Bench Press, Seated Shoulder Press, Triceps Pushdown, Biceps Curl and Leg Extension. Then Day 2 & 4 doing 1-3 sets of 10-12 reps of Seated Lat Rows, Seated Lat Pulldowns, Crossover Rear Deltoid Row, Biceps Curl, Reverse Curl, Standing Low Back Extension and Seated Abdominal Crunch. So for example I'll work out Monday and Tuesday, take Wednesday off, then repeat on Thursday and Friday. That leaves the weekend free because I get up really early to open the store and work really long hours. Fun! I'm just happy there are new exercises to learn hehe.

I'm going to skip today since I worked out yesterday, so I'll only work out three times this week and then I'll pick up a normal schedule next week. Sorry for the long winded post lol. It's a mile marker. :D

P.S. I'm trying out a free online workout based on interval training. I'm going to see if I like it this week and if I do I'll share it with you all next week. It looks cool so far, but I don't want to waste your time if it turns out to be phony or ineffective. :)

1 comment:

  1. Good for you! It must feel amazing to have worked out for this long continuously.


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