Friday, February 28, 2014
Well, yesterday turned into an unplanned rest day for me. For several reasons. First, I developed a knot in my back when I was working out on Wednesday. It is PAINFUL. I got my kettlebell in the mail and it hurt to even pick it up. So between that and my father in law wanting to take us to dinner, I decided to take a rest day.
I overate and overdrank at dinner last night... But still consumed less food than I normally would. The scale didn't move this morning, so I'll take that as a good sign. But I had a great time and I think I needed the break for my mental state.
The sun is out here today... and they are calling for it to be about 60 degrees!!! So, I am going to hit the exercise trail for my 4 mile run, get back home and eat lunch and shower, then I lucked out and got an appointment with my massage therapist this afternoon to fix my back.
As it turns out, the hubs does have to work tomorrow so I will be doing a killer workout tomorrow too. I will do my first ever kettlebell workout and then I will probably get a few miles in on the treadmill. Despite the great weather today they are calling for freezing temps and possible snow this weekend, so I plan on just staying indoors.
Sunday I have to work a few hours, then I will go home and get a workout in and get ready for next week..........
What are your plans this weekend? Are you lucky enough to get out in the sun for a workout?
Have a great weekend!
Monday, February 24, 2014
I am hoping to take this month out with a bang! I want to be as good this week as I can. Kick some butt with workouts, and show myself (and the scale) that I can do it. I did well last week, but I'm going to step it up this week. In addition to eating on the lower end of my calories every day this week here is my plan for the workouts:
Today: 30 min HIIT, 30 min walking, then stretching and foam rolling. I'll follow it up with a detox bath and then hit the hay
Tuesday: 45 min ST circuit with some sprinting on the treadmill in the mix. 30 minute walk to cool down
Wednesday: 30 min HIIT, 30 min walking, then stretching and foam rolling
Thursday: 45 min ST circuit w/ sprints, 30 min walk
Friday: 4 mile run (outside if the weather allows it), 15 min walk, 30 min yoga for runners, foam rolling
As far as I know my hubby will working this weekend so I will be kicking butt again on Saturday and resting Sunday. I'm not sure what's in store for Saturday but I'll figure something out between now and then! Probably another ST session.
I know keeping my calorie count low with my activity so high is not something that I can maintain, but I'm just looking to do it for a week so I think I'll be okay. On my rest day I'll figure a new plan based on what the scale decides to spit out at me. There is no time for rest right now! Only 26 days until Vegas and at this point, this girl will NOT be taking the bikini!
Who else plans on taking this month out strong?? Any plans started for next month??
Friday, February 21, 2014
So, I foam rolled last night. I've had a foam roller for quite some time now. I bought a small one that came with a video. The guy who is in the video is like rapist creepy so I can't watch that for instruction. So after hearing from some of you that I should foam roll and maybe that'd help me knee pain - I looked up some videos and went to it.
It hurt so bad! I mean, bad in a good way... I think? I know it takes a while to loosen up the muscles so it's not so painful, but wow. I am really hoping it will be helpful in my legs since they are apparently so tight. I plan on rolling every day, at least for a few minutes.
So, my week wraped up like this:
Tuesday - 30 Day Shred
Wednesday - 30 min HIIT on the treadmill
Thursday - Foam roll
Today I will be doing my long run on the treadmill, finally give our power tower a try, and foam roll. If I'm feeling really ambitious I might try to do my yoga for runners before foam rolling but I'll have to see how much time/energy I have.
Hubs is working tomorrow and we have the kids so I'm trying to plan ahead to make sure I stay on track this weekend - while still cooking foods the kids will eat/enjoy. Tonight I will do turkey tacos in biscuits (as found on Pinterest).
I'll let the kids have cereal tomorrow morning and I'll do a green smoothie or oatmeal. Then I'm going to splurge and make shake n bake chicken and Pasta Roni for the 3 of us for lunch. I'll be on my own for dinner tomorrow so I'm not sure what I'll have... Anyhow - bottom line, I'm trying to plan ahead and NOT undo what I've done this week!
What does everyone else have planned this weekend?
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