Workout Recap

May 22, 2011

Here is what I had planned for this past week, the red indicating what I actually did on some days:

5/16: Swim ~1:20 / Lifeguarding Course

5/17: Bike ~10 m ~8 m

5/18: Lifeguarding Course

5/19: Bike ~5  ~6 m

5/20: Swim ~ 1:20 / Lifeguarding Course

5/21: Bike Group ~7 m

5/22: C25K 1.1 Rest

I am happy with the amount of exercise I got in. The only thing I am disappointed about is not starting the Couch to 5K program on Sunday like I intended. Me and running have a love-hate relationship so this time I planning on taking it really slow, as in slower than what the C25K program has you do. I also think all the cross training I am doing will be beneficial to my attempt at running this time around.

Here is the plan for this week, 5/23:

5/23: C25K 1.1

5/24: Bike ~10 m

5/25: Swim ~1:20

5/26: Bike ~10

5/27: Swim ~ 1:20 / C25K 1.2

5/28: Rest

5/29: Rest

I am planning on resting Saturday and Sunday because it is Memorial Day Weekend and I am going camping with a friend. I will attempt to be active on this trip but I believe more drinking and sitting by the fire (its suppose to rain the whole time) will be done Smile

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I want to eat

May 20, 2011

Not becuase I’m hungry but because I am stressed!! On the agenda today:

1. Wake up 30minutes later than planned, skip workout.

2. Get to work an hour early to attempt to get some studying in.

3. Work a full 8 (should have taken the day off obviously)

4. Take Lifeguard certification test unprepared cause I suck and just started studying last night

5. Hopefully pass said test, come home do homework for summer school (which sucks btw) that I should have started Monday and have ignored until tonight.

6. Sleep – Hopefully, dont know if I will actually have time for this one.

All of this is making me just want to through my hands in the air, say forget it, who cares if I fail, and eat 20 cupcakes in the span of 2 minutes. Cause you know, gaining 5 more pounds and failing at life will make me feel so much better.

What I ate Wednesday

May 19, 2011

Food

Breakfast: Special K w/ 4 strawberries, half a banana and fat free milk + coffee w/ Sugar Free Creamer and 2 packets of Splenda

Snack 1: Mixed Nuts

Lunch: BBQ Chicken Salad and mandarin oranges

Snack 2: Apple w/ Almond Butter + iced coffee w/ vanilla soy milk and 2 packets of splenda

Dinner: Chicken Salad (chicken, celery, apple, grapes, light mayo)

Post Workout: Sandwich thin with Cream Cheese type stuff <—I bought what I thought was a yogurt parfait at the gym and it ended up being more like cream cheese w/ blueberries and granola in it, so I saved it for desert for when I got home and added it to a sandwich thin.

Workout

Today was another gorgeous day so I rode my bike to the gym ~2 m RT. Then had lifeguarding class, we spent about 2 hours in the pool. Friday is my last class, which is when we take the test, eeek I’m nervous. I am going to be in study mode tomorrow after work!

Pool Time

May 17, 2011

Workout

I went to my Master Swim Team practice this morning at 5 AM and got out of the pool at about 6:15. Here are the sets we did:

1 200 free

1 200 kick (I did 150 free kick and 50 breast stroke kick)

6 50 free

100 easy free

6 50 free with a dive at the 25

6 200 pull <- my shoulders were killing me after the first 2

1 100 cool down

Total Yards: 2400

Not bad for an early morning workout.

Then after work I had my lifeguarding course and we got in the pool from 7:30 to 9:00. Tonight we learned how to rescue a victim with a neck or back injury and how to use the backboard in the water – which is not easy! This class was not as active as last week but still another 1:30 in the water.

I feel good about starting this week off right, tomorrow I plan to ride my bike to work, ~4 miles. It is suppose to be sunny, yay!

Workout Recap

May 15, 2011

For the Week of 5/9:

What I had Planned:

5/9: Swim ~1:30 / Lifeguarding Course

5/10: 30D Shred / Bike ~4

5/11: Swim ~ 1:30 Lifeguarding Course

5/12: 30D Shred Rest

5/13: Swim ~ 1:30 Lifeguarding Course / Swim 500 yards

5/14: Kickboxing Bike ~5 m

5/15: 30D Shred / Run/Walk 1m Rest

I am taking a lifeguarding certification course and it started this past week and goes through the end of this week. Well I was expecting this course to be mostly book work in a class room and it turns out we are in the water the majority of the time. This ended up being exhausting. The class is 5 hours long, Mon/Wed/Fri and made me exhausted all week. So I ended up not doing exactly what I planned but I still got a good workout in 5 days this week.

Also, I will not be able to go to kickboxing on Saturdays anymore because I will be going to the Bike Group I just signed up for.

Here is my plan for week of 5/16:

5/16: Swim ~1:20 / Lifeguarding Course

5/17: Bike ~10 m

5/18: Lifeguarding Course

5/19: Bike ~5

5/20: Swim ~ 1:20 / Lifeguarding Course

5/21: Bike Group

5/22: C25K 1.1

I start school this week so I am trying to be realistic with what I can accomplish. I might not do everything I want to because of school and the lifeguard course, this is going to be a long week    : /

Week 5 Weigh In

May 13, 2011

I weighed myself Thursday and meant to have this posted but life has gotten a little hectic

Starting Weight: 153.6

Weight as of 5/12: 155

Ultimate Goal: 130

Progress: +1.4

Pounds left to lose: 25

I down one pound this week and I am happy with that. I had a rough weekend but have been doing good this week and am confidant the number on the scale will continue going down.

The last couple of days have been beautiful and today even broke 70 for the first time this year! It was amazing.

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This tree is so pretty, they have them all through out my complex.

So to celebrate all this amazingness I wore a dress to work with peep toe shoes, then changed into this for my lifeguarding class

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The shorts are from American Eagle and I got them for $10! I absolutely love them. So much more comfortable for me right now then the regular short shorts I wear. The sunglasses are Ray Bans and I am also in love. I got them in December because The Sunglasses Hut sent me a coupon for my birthday and this is one of the handful of times I have been able to wear them. I’m so glad I got that coupon though because last summer I went through a phase of losing expensive sunglasses, that and getting speeding tickets :/ It was a very expensive time.

Workout

On Monday I went to my master swim class from 5 AM – 6:20, came home and got ready for work in record time, and then went to  work. From work I had PT and then rushed to the gym for the Lifeguard Certification classes I am taking. The class runs from 4:30 – 9:30 and I had assumed it would be mostly book work. Boy was I wrong! We spent the first hour doing the initial swim test (which took forever because I was the only one who could actually lap swim). From there we went to the class room for about an hour and a half and the rest of the time was spent back in the pool. I have not been swimming on a regular basis so this was a lot of pool time for me and has made me exhausted this week. 

This morning I decided it was best to skip my swimming and save my energy for lifeguarding which worked out for the best, today we spent an hour in the class room and almost 4 in the pool. This class is giving me a good workout and I don’t think I need to do 2 a days, maybe once I’m in shape it wouldn’t be so bad but not now when I am just getting into things.

What I Ate Wednesday

I’ve seen this on other blogs and thought it would be fun to do here to! Once a week is really enough, trust me, if you saw my eats everyday I would bore you all to death. So here we go:

Breakfast: Fage Greek yogurt, 1/2 of a banana, 5 strawberries + coffee with SF creamer and 2 Splenda packets

Snack 1: Mixed Nuts

Lunch: Chicken w/ almonds lean cuisine (I try to avoid these but I was really busy today and couldn’t leave work to get food)

Snack 2: 1/2 banana w/ maple almond butter. I use these packets for portion control – otherwise I would eat way to much, this stuff is amazing.

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Dinner: I had to eat this on the run to – Chicken Salad (chicken, celery, apple, grapes, light mayo, almonds) in a flat out with mixed greens

Desert: Chocolate VitaTop and 3 yogurt covered almondsvitatop

Have you tried these yet? They are so good!! The perfect night cap after dinner and only 100 calories.