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Sat. Aug. 30: Kayaking

Sunday, August 31, 2014

I went kayaking today w/ friends. We were out for about 45-60 mins. I logged it as 30 mins though because I wasn't paddling as much as when I usually go out by myself. There were periods we just floated a bit and there was more starting and stopping as far as paddling than I do when I am on my own. It was fun though to go w/ friends and it was a beautiful day.

My friends came over for dinner. After dinner we went out for a walk. I didn't clock it but it was about a mile and a half round trip.

  
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BMCC488 8/31/2014 11:04PM

    It's always nice to get in some time with friends, it's good for keeping your spirits high!

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FORZACHANDMATT 8/31/2014 12:45PM

    Sounds like a perfect day!

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EDLEAR 8/31/2014 3:11AM

    "Playdates" with friends are almost equally physical and emotional for me (in a good way), and I hope for you, too. I get such a lot out of them!

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Thursday/Friday (Aug. 28-29) Biking/Strength Training

Saturday, August 30, 2014

On Thurs. I went on a 6+ mile bike ride after work. It was absolutely gorgeous out and it felt so nice. My time was 35:53.

Friday, I did a 30 min. strength session. I started by foam rolling and then did:
*Dead bug: 4 sets 15 reps per side
*Plank, 2 sets 1 rep, hold for 20 secs.
*Squats, 4 sets 12 reps
*Sit up holds: 4 sets 1 rep, hold for 20 secs.
*Dumbbell lateral raises, 3 sets, 8 reps
*Bird dog, 2 sets 12 reps per side

  
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BMCC488 8/30/2014 2:48PM

    Wow that's a long bike ride! When the weather's great, being able to exercise outside is one of the best feelings.

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Weds. August 27 (Strength Training/Biking/SUCKINESS)

Thursday, August 28, 2014

I had my strength training session w/ my trainer last night. It was SUCKTASTIC! You know when you have an "off" workout. I felt really hot and shaky. Just was not feeling myself. My trainer made me drink 1/2 a gatorade before he sent me home because it seemed I needed some carbs and some electrolytes. I had been drinking plenty of water. I was taking longer breaks than normal as I did not feel quite right. He asked me if I wanted to cut the session short, but I said no, that I would try to do what I could and if I felt like I wanted to stop, I'd let him know. At any rate, I started w/ foam rolling and various stretches and then the workout was as follows:

*2 different styles of plank, 2 sets, 2 reps, hold for 15 secs.
*Romanian dead lifts: 1 set, 6 reps, 45 lbs; 1 set 5 reps, 75 lbs; 3 sets 7 reps, 90 lbs
*Modified split squats: 2 sets 6 reps
*Push ups w/ red cross fit band, hold for 2 seconds at bottom: 2 sets 4 reps
*Dumbbell rows, 1 set 6 reps per side, 25 lbs; 1 set 3 reps per side, 25 lbs
*1/2 kneeling press: 2 sets 6 reps, 15 lbs

I biked from work to my trainer's which is 2.3 miles and it took me 13:05. I biked from my trainer's to my house which is 3.25 miles and it took me 18:59.

  
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BMCC488 8/28/2014 3:27PM

    I hate workouts that are like that. I try to make sure I eat two hours maximum before I exercise and try to get good carbs throughout the day to make sure I can workout to my best abilities, but like someone already mentioned that doesn't always work either. Hope you were able to get it sorted out!

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68ANNE 8/28/2014 12:40PM

    I always thought that the off workouts and shakes were because blood sugar was too low. I try to make sure I've had a good lunch a few hours before to combat that but it doesn't always work

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ARUNNINGKAT 8/28/2014 12:11PM

    Sometimes the heat really messes you up on endurance. Bravo for being so determined though!

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NHES220 8/28/2014 11:04AM

    Some days are like that! I was feeling just a little off too, I think just still a little jet lagged from flying back from Ireland. But I made it through the hour adn got a good workout in and then finished up the rest of my 10,000 steps with a 20 minute walk on the treadmill. I only had 1 1/3 miles to go.

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Tues. Aug. 26. Biking.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

I only got in 1 office burst break. 2:35pm: 2 sets 12 squats; plank hold for 20 secs; calf raises, 2 sets of 20.

I biked for 18 minutes and went 3.1 miles. I also did a little errand biking around lunch.

  
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BMCC488 8/27/2014 11:21PM

    One is better than none! Sounds like a good movement day overall.

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68ANNE 8/27/2014 6:57PM

    I did walking today

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NHES220 8/27/2014 11:35AM

    Great job!

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WENDYSPARKS 8/27/2014 11:07AM

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Monday (Aug. 25) Organized!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

I only took 1 office burst break yesterday. I walked to the library and back which was .4 mile. It was nice to get outside. During lunch I was running errands so I was biking a little. Last night, I totally organized and cleaned my house. A few times a year, I do a BIG cleaning/organizing session. I purge the closets/storage spaces of anything that hasn't been used in a year so I can donate, I get down in the lower depths and clean the spots that are typically missed during regular maintenance cleaning I do, I did ALL of my dirty laundry, vacuumed, dusted, got rid of clutter. It was GREAT!!!! I feel so serene and peaceful as a result. I also cooked some healthy meals and portioned them out so I have them on hand. I feel so much better when things are organized, clean and clutter free!!! emoticon

  
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ANGEL_AMBER 8/27/2014 8:40AM

    I love doing a good clean. You do feel so much better.

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