Navigating through life away from the library.
Navigating through life away from the library.

Monday Wrap~Up

I have been so incredibly sore all weekend, to the point where I’ve been walking around looking like something Dr. Frankenstein created. My legs won’t bend, my arms don’t want to hold anything heavier than a cup of coffee and my breasts have totally given up trying to fight gravity…. So how did I celebrate my body’s temper tantrum? I went to the gym and worked it even harder.

Last week, I met with Ben (the personal trainer guy) and he gave me a rough outline of what my workout sessions would look like. Boy am I naive. I thought I could handle it, no problem. That is until today when Ben and I did a quick walk through on all the equipment I’d be using. Oh. My. Gosh. This is the first time in forever that my abs felt like they earned their keep. And by keep I mean the temporary lodging that they’ve set up on my belly. Can 13 years be considered temporary?

I’ve also stepped up my fruit and vegetable intake game and joined Fitness Cheerleader’s Healthy Challenge which encourages women to eat 7~8 servings of fruits and veggies. I really needed this because I have a hard time getting in the correct amount of fruits and veggies.

Exercise
So this it the workout that I’ll be following on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays:

1. Warm~up (5 minutes)
2. Weight machines
~ Chest press
~ Wide grip pulldown
~ Row
~ Shoulder press
~ Seated leg press
~ Calf extension
3. Cardio (10~20 minutes)
4. Cool down (2~3 minutes)

Pedometer
Steps ~ 5946
Miles ~ 3.847
KCal ~ 264.7

Jump Rope
Minutes ~ 3
Repetitions ~ 193
Cal ~ 7.2
Miles ~0.19

So that’s what I did today and it kicked my butt. Initially, I was kind of a wuss with the weights. I only let Ben put 10 lbs on the leg press but he pushed me harder and I found out that I could actually lift 45 lbs. I can also lift 50 lbs on the chest press machine. I am soooo friggin strong! I did the jump roping as part of the 2010 Shrinking Jeans Olympics. Let me tell ya, 3 minutes of jumping rope ain’t no joke.

Food
Breakfast
Nothing

Lunch
Progresso chicken and wild rice soup

Snack
2 c orange juice

Dinner
Spinach, carrots, chicken parmesan with baked ziti

Water
50.7 oz

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