Living Maintenance - Maintainers in Motion, Marching Toward Health




saef
03-01-2014, 01:24 PM
We're moving into this transitional month as fiercely as lions, hoping to depart from it as meek and calm as lambs.

The only achievement you need to be aiming for to be part of this thread is your own health.

You don't need to spend hours in the gym or in your home exercise room or out on the roads. Every step in a walk around a block counts. Housework and lugging groceries and gardening counts.

And I'm far from militaristic, but I liked the big smile on the Korean soldier nearest to the camera. Looks like she's having fun with her high kick.

http://onthefiringlines.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/military-marching1.jpg


saef
03-01-2014, 01:26 PM
Saturday, March 1st:

60 minute spin class, the usual peddling
60 minute Pilates mat class, absolutely packed, like everyone's taking advantage of dry, clear roads (despite the lingering frigid temperatures) to be with other people & in other settings before the coming snowstorm shuts us all in again.

CherryPie99
03-01-2014, 09:06 PM
March 1: 60 minutes weight lifting (lats delts biceps)
P 90X Yoga (67 mins)


traveling michele
03-01-2014, 10:48 PM
Thanks again for starting the thread, Saef.

March 1: 100 minutes bikram yoga; in the afternoon I ventured to the pool at my gym to try swimming laps. It was as I thought....hard! I made 12 laps and was dying! I'm sure I'll have to build up endurance. Maybe 15 minutes swimming? And swimming makes me so hungry!

Totals:
1 workout
115 minutes

saef
03-02-2014, 03:05 PM
Sunday, March 2nd:

30 minutes Cybex arc trainer, hill intervals, resistance at 10, nowhere near as difficult as the StairMaster -- but I looked at that thing and felt bored with it.
45 minutes shoulders, bicep & tricep routine
45 minutes leg routine

CherryPie99
03-02-2014, 07:15 PM
March 2: 10 miles running treadmill (1:28:30)
30 minutes foam rolling

My spring fever has also manifested itself by an irresistible need to organize and clean. This meant a trip to Lowe's yesterday and over 4 hours today scrubbing, painting, moving things - I am WIPED. I had to burn some cals though!!

traveling michele
03-03-2014, 11:27 AM
Thanks again for starting the thread, Saef.

March 1: 100 minutes bikram yoga; in the afternoon I ventured to the pool at my gym to try swimming laps. It was as I thought....hard! I made 12 laps and was dying! I'm sure I'll have to build up endurance. Maybe 15 minutes swimming? And swimming makes me so hungry!

Totals:
1 workout
115 minutes

March 2: I was just exhausted today like way more than I should have been! And starving! All from swimming 12 laps I'm not used to??
100 minutes bikram yoga today

Totals:
2 workouts
215 minutes

krampus
03-03-2014, 11:51 AM
Whew!

Saturday, March 1 (I typed "May" accidentally, I WISH!): 3.06 miles treadmill running (26 and something), 10 minutes backwards treadmill walking/forwards incline walking. Almost threw up because I went too soon after eating.

Sunday, March 2: rest day

Monday, March 3 AM: 1 mile warmup on treadmill, barbell squats: 1 x 8 at 55 lb, 2 x 8 at 95 lb, 1 x 6 at 100 lb. 50 KB deadlifts at 45 lb. Calf raises, 3 x 8 Bulgarian split squats (40 lb), planks.

saef
03-03-2014, 08:51 PM
Monday, March 3rd:

Treadmill, running for 30 minutes straight, but slowly, from 4.5 to 4.8, then walking and sprinting from 5.3 to 6 to 6.3

Deadlifts, five sets of five, with the bruised shins to prove it.

CherryPie99
03-03-2014, 09:18 PM
March 3: 50 minutes elliptical 30% ramp angle 5 resistance
30 minutes foam rolling

saef
03-04-2014, 10:37 AM
Tuesday, March Forth!

30 minutes StairMaster, still only partly mastered
60 minutes shoulders, chest & triceps routine

krampus
03-04-2014, 02:45 PM
March 3 PM: 1 mile on treadmill, DB bench press, DB shoulder press, DB bent over rows, DB tricep extensions, bench dips, planks

March 4: 20 min HIIT on arc trainer. Wiped out from double weights day

CherryPie99
03-04-2014, 08:42 PM
March 4: P90X Core Synergistics (57 minutes)
7 miles running treadmill incline 2% (59:26)
30 minutes foam rolling

krampus
03-05-2014, 12:04 PM
March 5: very rushed again. 1 mile on treadmill in 7:44, lat pulldowns, 100 glute bridges with 45# plate (owwww), planks

saef
03-05-2014, 12:21 PM
Wednesday, March 5th:

45 minute spin class, again skipping the weight-lifting intervals to pedal away, and feeling delighted to have gotten in my exercise at 6 AM, leaving the evening free for whatever

CherryPie99
03-05-2014, 08:41 PM
March 5: 60 minutes weight lifting (back and legs) -- did 250 20lb kettlebell swings and my hamstrings are KILLING me already!!
30 minutes foam rolling

krampus
03-06-2014, 11:18 AM
March 6: 3.3 miles treadmill running in 24:59, WHEW.

Daaaang Jen you're a beast! I like to do volume KB deadlifts, but I'm done after 100 at 45 lbs

traveling michele
03-06-2014, 11:28 AM
March 2: I was just exhausted today like way more than I should have been! And starving! All from swimming 12 laps I'm not used to??
100 minutes bikram yoga today

Totals:
2 workouts
215 minutes

March 3: my b-day-- 100 minutes Bikram Yoga

March 4: took the day off from work and did double bikram classes to try to offset my food-- still didn't work! 100 minutes x 2

March 5: 100 minutes bikram yoga.... back is feeling better but I'm being cautious. Did about 50 kettle bell swings and feel okay today.

Totals:
6 workouts
615 minutes

saef
03-06-2014, 11:55 AM
Thursday, March 6th:

60 minutes elliptical, random intervals, resistance at nine, alternating forward and backward, and I think I busted the machine. The right pedal started creaking and the action felt looser. I broke it, I broke it, and felt as bad as if I were a child on a play date who'd messed up a friend's toy.

60 minutes Pilates mat class, not exactly comfortable with the shingles rash on my butt and the small of my back. I expect every move to start popping blisters. This is why I carry my own mat to these classes -- to save my fellow gymgoers from contagion.

CherryPie99
03-06-2014, 07:28 PM
March 6: 50 minutes abs and shoulders
7 miles running treadmill incline 2% (1:02:05)
30 minutes foam rolling

saef
03-07-2014, 10:56 AM
Friday, March 7th:

30 minute StairMaster, difficult
60 minute back & biceps routine, a bit weaker than last week, and no wonder

When I was walking back from the gym last night with one of the instructors, who lives in a nearby building, I told him I was going to take a running class on Monday nights to correct my wonky gait. He said yes, I run very, very badly. He watched me on the treadmill the other evening. He can't tell what I'm doing, whether it's flat-footed, or skipping. I pitch forward. He said, "Some people just aren't made to run." Then he said the coach would probably tell me to focus on heel-strike and keeping my body upright. But I felt like a freak because I am floundering at something that is supposed to come naturally. I'm supposed to be pretty athletic, and maybe I am one of those people whose bodies are somehow weird so they can't run. Trying to get over this ...

CherryPie99
03-07-2014, 11:29 AM
What does "running badly" really mean? I mean, even if you're running slow and/or if you have a weird gait - WHO CARES??!! You still are running.

What is your goal with the running?

Jen

traveling michele
03-07-2014, 11:42 AM
What does "running badly" really mean? I mean, even if you're running slow and/or if you have a weird gait - WHO CARES??!! You still are running.

What is your goal with the running?

Jen

Agreed! If you aren't hurting yourself by running and you feel like you're getting some benefits, why does it matter? I HATE running so I don't really care what my gait looks like!!!

I'm debating what exercise to do tomorrow.... I've done bikram a million days in a row (thirty something I think). I don't think I can go tomorrow as I have an appointment in the morning and then dh will be home. He wants to get sushi which knocks me out of the afternoon class because the sushi place gets mobbed so we have to get there early!

My choices are to go early and swim some laps again (I have to go before the aqua aerobics class). I could also add on some rope pulling and kettle bells at home. I'm leaning towards this. My other option is an early spin class but it isn't my favorite instructor and the past couple of times I've done spin, my back has not liked it one bit.:?:

traveling michele
03-07-2014, 11:42 AM
March 3: my b-day-- 100 minutes Bikram Yoga

March 4: took the day off from work and did double bikram classes to try to offset my food-- still didn't work! 100 minutes x 2

March 5: 100 minutes bikram yoga.... back is feeling better but I'm being cautious. Did about 50 kettle bell swings and feel okay today.

Totals:
6 workouts
615 minutes

March 6: 100 minutes bikram yoga

Totals:
7 workouts
715 minutes

silverbirch
03-07-2014, 12:28 PM
What does "running badly" really mean? I mean, even if you're running slow and/or if you have a weird gait - WHO CARES??!! You still are running.

What is your goal with the running?

Jen

I agree, too. Paula Radcliffe was quite a fast marathoner but her head moved in a non-standard way. She achieved her goal though.

CherryPie99
03-07-2014, 07:34 PM
March 7: 7.20 miles running (54:18)
Baron Baptiste Power Yoga (60 minutes)
30 minutes foam rolling

saef
03-08-2014, 09:20 AM
I want to run because it's so simple & you can do it wherever you are. You just put on the clothes & good sneakers ... and go.

And it's a great way to see your surroundings if you're on vacation or staying with someone.

And it would get me out of doors more.

It would be a changeup from solitary sessions with machines and from group spin classes.

My goal is to be able to run comfortably for several miles once or twice a week -- and it's also to break 30 minutes in a 5K.

Tom is a very kind man, actually, with a big heart & a great sense of fun. He is also an actor, and he's a gourmet personal chef. In the gym, he is a stickler for form and doing things correctly. I think he took it personally when I stopped attending his Monday night 7 PM circuit training class. But I like working out in the mornings on Monday and when I get home from CT, running an errand on the way home or maybe just trying to relax a little.

CherryPie99
03-08-2014, 09:38 AM
I want to run because it's so simple & you can do it wherever you are. You just put on the clothes & good sneakers ... and go.

And it's a great way to see your surroundings if you're on vacation or staying with someone.

And it would get me out of doors more.

It would be a changeup from solitary sessions with machines and from group spin classes.

My goal is to be able to run comfortably for several miles once or twice a week -- and it's also to break 30 minutes in a 5K.

Tom is a very kind man, actually, with a big heart & a great sense of fun. He is also an actor, and he's a gourmet personal chef. In the gym, he is a stickler for form and doing things correctly. I think he took it personally when I stopped attending his Monday night 7 PM circuit training class. But I like working out in the mornings on Monday and when I get home from CT, running an errand on the way home or maybe just trying to relax a little.

I'm not questioning WHY you want to run, I'm saying why can't you do ALL OF THE ABOVE with a "strange gait"? Form the sounds of it you ARE RUNNING. You might be running slower then you'd like and maybe not as graceful as you might want to be, but it doesn't souds like there is pain or anything that keeps you from running.

Am I misunderstanding?

Jen

saef
03-08-2014, 02:41 PM
No, Jen, you're right. I would like to see if there is anything I can do to improve my running, though, so I'm looking into some running coaching sessions. A coach might also be able to alert me of any potential for long-term injury from my strange gait.

Saturday, March 8th:

60 minute spin class, a killer, partly because of my skipping the weight intervals and pedaling away. There was a couple to my left who just gave up doing the jumps and sprints in the last 10 minutes of the class and just kept pedaling, too.

60 minute Pilates mat class, and wouldn't you know, she did a lot of leg work and lower ab work, which is harder after spin

CherryPie99
03-08-2014, 08:30 PM
No, Jen, you're right. I would like to see if there is anything I can do to improve my running, though, so I'm looking into some running coaching sessions. A coach might also be able to alert me of any potential for long-term injury from my strange gait.



Oh, I get that, and it's totally smart. But just because you're an effing ROCK STAR at everything, maybe running just isn't as natural and you'll have to work at it - that's okay!! You don't have to be great at everything immediately, you know :)

March 8: 60 minutes weight lifting (delts lats and biceps)
P90X 3 Yoga (30 minutes)
4 miles walking - with dogs up and down major hills
30 minutes foam rolling

traveling michele
03-09-2014, 01:32 PM
March 6: 100 minutes bikram yoga

Totals:
7 workouts
715 minutes

March 7: 100 minutes bikram yoga

March 8: first day not doing bikram in a looooong time but the class times didn't work for me today.
Swam at the gym.... 26 laps...trying to gradually build up! I think I did 12 last time. Also, 500 ft rope pulling and lots of kettlebell exercises at home.
Approx 1 hour total

Totals:
9 workouts
875 minutes

saef
03-09-2014, 03:03 PM
Sunday, March 9th:

30 minutes StairMaster, realizing the less I climb on my toes or forefoot, and more weight I put in my heels & midfoot & activate my glutes, the better I am at this
30 minutes shoulders, triceps & biceps
30 minutes legs, getting a little better at lunges and upping the weight on the leg press

silverbirch
03-09-2014, 03:22 PM
Sounding good, saef!

Two lovely afternoons in the garden (mowing, sawing, clearing, pruning) and I'm getting out the foam roller right now. :)

CherryPie99
03-09-2014, 08:52 PM
March 9: 12 miles running treadmill (1:46:54)
30 minutes foam rolling

krampus
03-10-2014, 11:00 AM
March 7: Friday night in the weightroom. 0.5 mile warmup run, barbell squats, barbell deadlifts, DB shoulder press, barbell shoulder press, pullups, chinups and dips on Gravitron, lying tricep extensions, planks, glute bridges, arc trainer cooldown.

March 8: Ran a little under 3.5 miles outside. Very sore.

March 9: Rest day

March 10 AM: 1.00 miles in 7:35, lat pulldowns, bench dips, DB bench press, planks.

traveling michele
03-10-2014, 11:28 AM
March 7: 100 minutes bikram yoga

March 8: first day not doing bikram in a looooong time but the class times didn't work for me today.
Swam at the gym.... 26 laps...trying to gradually build up! I think I did 12 last time. Also, 500 ft rope pulling and lots of kettlebell exercises at home.
Approx 1 hour total

Totals:
9 workouts
875 minutes

March 9: back is back to being a little sore again. Not sure if it is because I missed a day of yoga or what I did to replace yoga. :devil::mad:

100 minutes bikram yoga

Totals:
10 workouts
975 minutes

CherryPie99
03-10-2014, 07:16 PM
On Fitocracy, they call that "other cardio" Michele :devil:

March 10: P90X Kempo
60 minutes weight lifting (chest triceps shoulders)
30 minutes foam rolling

traveling michele
03-11-2014, 11:30 AM
March 9: back is back to being a little sore again. Not sure if it is because I missed a day of yoga or what I did to replace yoga. :devil::mad:

100 minutes bikram yoga

Totals:
10 workouts
975 minutes

Jen-- are you talking about my bikram? It certainly is cardio!

March 10: 100 minutes bikram yoga

Totals:
11 workouts
1075 minutes

CherryPie99
03-11-2014, 12:40 PM
No, I was making an assumption on what you did to replace the yoga :p

saef
03-11-2014, 03:58 PM
Monday, March 10th:

I should never wear cute but painful shoes if I know I'm gonna be running in the evening, because my poor feet were still hurting me even after I took them off.

Treadmill, running at 5.0, 5.3, 5.6, 5.8, 6.0 and walking at 2.5, somehow getting in a 5K distance, which took about 40 minutes
Deadlifts, 5 x 5


Tuesday, March 11th:

20 minutes on StairMaster, couldn't do a step more, my legs were done in because of Sunday's leg day and yesterday's run
60 minutes shoulders, chest & triceps routine

Legs are most definitely done because I could barely stuff them into my jeans which fit fine two weeks ago. My quads are swollen.

CherryPie99
03-11-2014, 07:37 PM
March 11: 7 miles running (54:34)
50 minutes working abs and core
30 minutes foam rolling

krampus
03-12-2014, 11:20 AM
March 10 PM: 21 min on arc trainer, DB tricep extensions, 100 KB deadlifts at 20 kg, 50 KB swings at 20 kg, planks.

March 11: Relaxing lunch walk, prob 1.5 miles

March 12: 15 min on stair stepper, 1:00 in 7:36 on treadmill, calf raises, leg raises, planks.

CherryPie99
03-12-2014, 07:27 PM
March 12: Cathe Friedrich Crossfire (55 mins)
60 minutes weight lifting (legs and back)
30 minutes foam rolling

How many calories are burned per hour b!tching about the weather do you think?

saef
03-12-2014, 09:40 PM
Oh, Jen, you are getting clobbered, I know. My mother's holed up at home, telling me it looks like blizzard conditions and about two feet expected through tomorrow.

Wednesday, March 12th:

45 minute spin class, very sparse attendance, because of the rain and general gloom, and expected freeze over tonight. But nothing like what is happening Upstate.

traveling michele
03-13-2014, 11:20 AM
No, I was making an assumption on what you did to replace the yoga :p

How bad is it that I JUST figured out what you were talking about!:o:dizzy:
Guess that means I've been married 26 plus years....

traveling michele
03-13-2014, 11:22 AM
Jen-- are you talking about my bikram? It certainly is cardio!

March 10: 100 minutes bikram yoga

Totals:
11 workouts
1075 minutes

March 11: 100 minutes Bikram yoga

March 12: 100 minutes Bikram yoga

Jen-- I hope your winter abates soon. My uncle is in Rhode Island... I haven't been paying attention to the news-- do you know if he's getting hit hard too? He's in failing health and I worry...

totals:
13 workouts
1275 minutes

saef
03-13-2014, 12:57 PM
Thursday, March 13th:

60 minutes elliptical, alternating forward & backward, resistance at nine, random intervals

60 minutes of what's usually Pilates, but we had a substitute teacher -- the Pilates teacher couldn't take the weather anymore & went south for a week --- so I'd call it breathing and stretching on a mat with some props

CherryPie99
03-13-2014, 07:32 PM
March 13: Bob Harper's Totally Ripped Core (50 minutes)
7 miles running on treadmill incline 2% (1:02:48)
30 minutes foam rolling

Michele - I think Rhode Island mostly got rain - hope you uncle is okay!!

traveling michele
03-14-2014, 11:54 AM
March 11: 100 minutes Bikram yoga

March 12: 100 minutes Bikram yoga

Jen-- I hope your winter abates soon. My uncle is in Rhode Island... I haven't been paying attention to the news-- do you know if he's getting hit hard too? He's in failing health and I worry...

totals:
13 workouts
1275 minutes

Jen-- thanks for the info on Rhode Island. I need to call my uncle but it is so depressing to call him for many reasons.

March 13: very disappointing bikram class as I was hoping for an extra strong workout because I will miss a couple of days. Unfortunately the heat wasn't working enough so I barely sweat. Oh well.

100 minute bikram yoga

Totals:
14 workouts
1375 minutes

CherryPie99
03-14-2014, 07:28 PM
March 14: Jonathan Urla Yogalates (50 mins)
30 minutes foam rolling

saef
03-14-2014, 09:29 PM
Friday, March 14th:

30 minutes StairMaster
60 minutes back & biceps, bored with this routine and I'm going to change it, but have to find time to learn the new one

saef
03-15-2014, 05:39 PM
Saturday, March 15th:

60 minute spin class, tough, she's been killing it for the past two Saturdays, I don't know why she suddenly got a demon in her
60 minute Pilates class, taught by a classmate who's recently become certified, one of those long-necked, slender, elegant ponytailed girls who seem absolutely made for Pilates. I like this class so much but I should NOT look in the mirror while it's happening, because I am never so unkind to myself as then.

CherryPie99
03-16-2014, 09:47 AM
March 15: 5 miles running (38:51)
60 minutes weight lifting (lats delts and biceps)
30 minutes foam rolling

saef
03-16-2014, 01:13 PM
Sunday, March 16th:

30 minutes Stairmaster
45 minutes shoulders, biceps & triceps
30 minutes legs

silverbirch
03-16-2014, 01:48 PM
Hour in the garden: sawing, lifting, pruning. I'm trying to do a little every day. That way I'll keep on top of it all year and I shan't overdo it.

I think that every year.

Mudpie
03-16-2014, 05:14 PM
Hour in the garden: sawing, lifting, pruning. I'm trying to do a little every day. That way I'll keep on top of it all year and I shan't overdo it.

I think that every year.

My garden has 2 feet of snow covering most of it. I am looking forward to the pruning, weeding, lawn cutting, etc. Although I suspect we will have to deal with drainage problems before doing anything to rework the plants. So maintenance for the previous owner's plantings and then next year I start to introduce my butterfly and bee garden. I will be planting some milkweed (all the gardeners in the group are now going :eek:) to encourage the monarchs and I'll see what else the gardening center suggests.

Dagmar :flow2:

silverbirch
03-16-2014, 06:22 PM
Mine is a bee and butterfly garden but we don't have monarch butterflies here. How brilliant! I've just looked up milkweed on Monarch Watch. So interesting. Imagine having to eat toxic steroids as a caterpillar as a defence against predators. Dagmar, it's going to be wonderful!

And leaving someone else's garden for a year to see what emerges is such good practice. You may find some lovely things.

CherryPie99
03-16-2014, 08:47 PM
March 16: 14 miles running treadmill incline 2% (2:05:14)
30 minutes foam rolling

traveling michele
03-16-2014, 09:28 PM
Jen-- thanks for the info on Rhode Island. I need to call my uncle but it is so depressing to call him for many reasons.

March 13: very disappointing bikram class as I was hoping for an extra strong workout because I will miss a couple of days. Unfortunately the heat wasn't working enough so I barely sweat. Oh well.

100 minute bikram yoga

Totals:
14 workouts
1375 minutes

March 14: no exercise except setting up the bookfair which consisted of lots of lifting and moving things around.

March 15: nothing except walking around Napa with dh.

March 16: 100 minutes bikram yoga after returning from Napa.

Totals:
15 workouts
1475 minutes

mars735
03-17-2014, 01:11 AM
March 16 Iyengar yoga 90 min
25 biceps curls 5lb wts
25 ab curls no wts.
carried 1 cu ft sack of mulch 1/2 block to car

CherryPie99
03-17-2014, 07:18 PM
March 17: P90X 3 CVX (30 minutes)
P90X 3 Dynamix (30 minutes)
50 minutes weight lifting (chest shoulder triceps)

saef
03-17-2014, 09:41 PM
Monday, St. Patrick's Day

45 minutes running, trying to run slowly, just at 4.3, or was it 4.5, which got me just over 5K distance
Deadlifts with fixed barbell

krampus
03-18-2014, 05:37 PM
3/12 PM: Barbell squats, barbell deadlifts, arc trainer warmup and cooldown, I forget what else but full body weights session.

3/13: rest day

3/14: Brief hilly walk with roommate, about a mile and a half, about half an hour.

3/15: 1 mile treadmill running, 10 min on arc trainer, barbell deadlifts, barbell shoulder press, bent-over DB rows, DB bench press, lat pulldowns, assisted chinups and dips, KB squats, planks, glute bridges, 5 minute treadmill cooldown.

3/16: rest day

3/17: 24 min on stair stepper, 2.42 miles in 20:00 running on treadmill, 100 Roman chair leg raises. Kept laughing watching three guys use the lat pulldown machine at once.

3/18: 1 mile in 7:36 on treadmill, Smith machine squats, DB Bulgarian split squats, DB bench press, fixed barbell shoulder presses, planks, calf raises.

CherryPie99
03-18-2014, 07:38 PM
March 18: 7.10 miles running (53:09)
45 minutes core and ab work
30 minutes foam rolling

traveling michele
03-19-2014, 11:25 AM
March 14: no exercise except setting up the bookfair which consisted of lots of lifting and moving things around.

March 15: nothing except walking around Napa with dh.

March 16: 100 minutes bikram yoga after returning from Napa.

Totals:
15 workouts
1475 minutes

March 17: 100 minutes bikram yoga

March 18: 100 minutes bikram yoga

Totals:
17 workouts
1675 minutes

krampus
03-19-2014, 01:48 PM
March 19: 1 mile in 7:32 on treadmill, 5 x 5 chinups, lat pulldowns, lying tricep extensions, DB lat flies, Roman chair leg raises

CherryPie99
03-19-2014, 08:06 PM
March 19: 60 minutes weight lifting (legs and back)
30 minutes foam rolling

saef
03-20-2014, 07:24 AM
Wednesday, March 19th:

45 minute spin class, which I wasn't going to make, as I felt so tired, and I didn't wake up till maybe two songs into it, but by the end, I felt like a different person and with a different attitude.

saef
03-20-2014, 10:54 AM
Thursday, March 20th:

60 minutes elliptical, alternating forward and backward, random intervals, resistance at nine
Deadlifts, 2x10

60 minute Pilates mat class

CherryPie99
03-20-2014, 08:17 PM
March 20: Bollywood Dance Workout DVD (50 mins)
7.75 miles running treadmill incline 2% (1:08:34)
30 mins foam rolling

saef
03-21-2014, 10:49 AM
Friday, March 21st:

45 minute spin class, unusual for me, but the gym was trying out a new spin instructor, and the manager wanted feedback on her teaching style & class, so I showed up along with a couple other spin regulars
60 minutes back & biceps routine

CherryPie99
03-21-2014, 07:09 PM
March 21: 7 miles running treadmill incline 2% (1:03:01)
Bryan Kest Power Yoga 3 DVD (60 minutes)
30 minutes foam rolling

saef
03-22-2014, 04:08 PM
Saturday, March 22:

60 minute spin class, pedaling through the weight and resistance band intervals
60 minute Pilates mat class

CherryPie99
03-22-2014, 09:05 PM
March 22: 60 minutes weight lifting ( lats delts biceps)

traveling michele
03-23-2014, 12:14 AM
March 17: 100 minutes bikram yoga

March 18: 100 minutes bikram yoga

Totals:
17 workouts
1675 minutes

March 19: none as I worked bookfair all day and night

March 20: 100 minutes bikram yoga

March 21: none except lifting and moving a million boxes to wrap up and pack up my bookfair.

March 22: fantastically hard bikram yoga class... 100 minutes

Totals:
19 workouts
1875 minutes

saef
03-23-2014, 07:50 PM
Sunday, March 23rd:

30 minutes StairMaster, with me as usual calling it a draw at the end
30 minutes shoulders, biceps & triceps
30 minute leg day

CherryPie99
03-23-2014, 08:23 PM
March 23: 13 miles running treadmill incline 2% (1:52:59)
4 miles walking with dogs (1:04:41)
Rodney Yee Yoga Burn (60 mins)
30 minutes foam rolling

krampus
03-24-2014, 12:33 PM
March 20: 2.5 mile run, 75 minute vinyasa flow yoga class
March 21: rest day
March 22: 1 mile treadmill warmup run, barbell squats (squatted bodyweight!!!!!!!!), barbell deadlifts, glute bridges, planks.
March 23: rest day
March 24 AM: 20 min on arc trainer, 50 kettlebell swings, planks

CherryPie99
03-24-2014, 08:25 PM
March 24: P90X 3 CUX (30 mins)
P90X 3 Dynamic (30 mins)
45 minutes weight lifting (chest shoulders triceps)
30 minutes foam rolling

saef
03-24-2014, 09:52 PM
Monday, March 24th:

My first running class. There are six of us, all women, ranging from a marathoner and a triathlete, to me, to women trying to get back to running after the winter to one woman who got winded during the warmup. I'm in the middle. I cannot tell you how anxious I felt all day long about this class, and how I dreaded the cold (it was just in the 30s today, though sunny), now I feared I'd get tired while everyone else ran & ran.

We ran on the gorgeous, expensively surfaced track at the affluent high school, which is a state powerhouse in track & field. It's a 400-meter track. We were supposed to run for 20 minutes. I forget how many laps I did without stopping. Maybe six?

She advised us to run three times each week. I have to step it up.

Her only comment to me was to keep going, and she said I ran with a natural skip. This makes me feel slightly better about the whole thing.

krampus
03-25-2014, 12:36 PM
March 24 PM: 5 minute elliptical warmup, assisted chinups and dips, DB bench press, barbell overhead press, lying tricep extensions, bent over DB rows, 75 KB swings, 50 KB deadlifts, planks

March 25: 3.09 miles in 25:00, calf raises, planks.

saef
03-25-2014, 12:56 PM
Tuesday, March 25th:

30 minutes Stairmaster, which my legs did not appreciate during about the last five minutes
60 minutes chest, shoulders & triceps

silverbirch
03-25-2014, 02:15 PM
she said I ran with a natural skip.

saef, this is lovely. It brings a wonderful picture to mind of someone who has natural joie de vivre and who doesn't care. It's such a positive thing to say. This group sounds as though it'll be good. I'd like to come but can't really make it. :)

My exercise has been pathetic as I have a virus/cold/something horrible.

traveling michele
03-25-2014, 03:14 PM
March 19: none as I worked bookfair all day and night

March 20: 100 minutes bikram yoga

March 21: none except lifting and moving a million boxes to wrap up and pack up my bookfair.

March 22: fantastically hard bikram yoga class... 100 minutes

Totals:
19 workouts
1875 minutes

Saef-- I understand your anxiety about your running class. That is great that you feel positive about it and you're in the middle! :carrot:

March 22: 100 minutes bikram yoga

March 23: 100 minutes bikram yoga

March 24: fantastic bikram yoga class-- each one the past three days has been better than the one before... but my back is acting up....again...:mad: 100 minutes bikram yoga

Totals:
22 workouts
2175 minutes

CherryPie99
03-25-2014, 08:03 PM
LOVE the visual of a "natural skip", saef!! See, you ain't a disaster when it comes to running!

March 25: 7 miles running (53:31)
50 minutes ab and core work
30 minutes foam rolling

traveling michele
03-26-2014, 11:29 AM
Saef-- I understand your anxiety about your running class. That is great that you feel positive about it and you're in the middle! :carrot:

March 22: 100 minutes bikram yoga

March 23: 100 minutes bikram yoga

March 24: fantastic bikram yoga class-- each one the past three days has been better than the one before... but my back is acting up....again...:mad: 100 minutes bikram yoga

Totals:
22 workouts
2175 minutes

March 25: 95 minutes bikram yoga. I had to go to a school board meeting so I left yoga 5 minutes early to shower-- I hate leaving early but I was proud I didn't use it as an excuse not to exercise.

Totals:
23 workouts
2270 minutes

krampus
03-26-2014, 11:55 AM
March 26: 13 minutes on stair stepper, 3 x 8 DB Bulgarian split squats, 3 x 8 Smith machine squats, 50 KB swings, 50 KB deadlifts

CherryPie99
03-26-2014, 07:14 PM
March 26: P90X Kempo
60 minutes weight lifting (back and legs)
30 Minutes foam rolling

saef
03-26-2014, 10:46 PM
Thanks all. It's nice to remember Monday night ...

... because today was awful. Up at 4:30 AM, no gym, at the office by 7 AM, working till 6:30 PM, through lunch. Too late for spin class.

I felt chewed up & spat out.

Walked to the gym like a zombie, telling myself, "Just walk on the treadmill, you'll feel more energized." Well, a little. Couldn't run, though I wanted to. Finally did some one-minute sprints at 6.0, then walked at 3.5. That was all I could manage.

So yeah: Wednesday, March 26th:

45 minutes treadmill walking

saef
03-27-2014, 09:55 AM
Thursday, March 27th:

60 minutes elliptical, resistance at nine, alternating backward & forward
5 x 5 deadlifts fixed barbell 100 lbs.
60 minute Pilates mat class

traveling michele
03-27-2014, 11:17 AM
March 25: 95 minutes bikram yoga. I had to go to a school board meeting so I left yoga 5 minutes early to shower-- I hate leaving early but I was proud I didn't use it as an excuse not to exercise.

Totals:
23 workouts
2270 minutes

March 26: great, sweaty bikram yoga class tonight.... 105 minutes. I'm excited because my favorite teacher is teaching tonight and I thought she was no longer teaching-- she lives hours away and only teaches when she is in town visiting her mom.

Totals:
24 workouts
2375 minutes

CherryPie99
03-27-2014, 07:58 PM
March 27: P90X 2 Yoga (66 mins)
5 miles walking with dogs (1:08:09)
30 minutes foam rolling

krampus
03-28-2014, 10:42 AM
Thursday, March 27: 7 mile run on bike path with firefighter friend in 1 hour exactly

Friday, March 28 AM: 5 min arc trainer warmup, lat pulldowns, lying tricep extensions, DB shoulder press, DB Bulgarian split squats, 50 KB swings, 50 KB hip thrusts, 50 Roman chair leg raises.

saef
03-28-2014, 12:30 PM
Friday, 28 March:

30 minutes StairMaster, creaky knee that got better within the first five minutes, but my legs were tired, and I had to grab the rails for the last three minutes
30 minutes shoulders, biceps & triceps routine
30 minutes leg day

Usually I do this on Sunday but I moved it up to Friday, to spare my legs for Monday night running class

traveling michele
03-28-2014, 02:05 PM
March 26: great, sweaty bikram yoga class tonight.... 105 minutes. I'm excited because my favorite teacher is teaching tonight and I thought she was no longer teaching-- she lives hours away and only teaches when she is in town visiting her mom.

Totals:
24 workouts
2375 minutes

March 27: AWESOME bikram yoga class with my FAVE teacher. Loved every minute of it. 100 minutes.... was going to do some exercises at home but it never happened. My goal this weekend is to get to the gym once and swim on top of my bikram classes.... trying to decide where to figure that in with all of my other weekend plans...

Totals:
25 workouts
2475 minutes

CherryPie99
03-28-2014, 07:58 PM
March 28: 7 miles running treadmill incline 2% (1:02:35)
65 minute yoga DVD
30 minutes foam rolling

saef
03-29-2014, 01:48 PM
Saturday, March 29th:

Ran 4.25 miles on parkway path, felt imbalanced, did not like the biomechanics of it, and had two walk intervals. Either I was too tired from leg day yesterday, or I forgot how to run outside. I did this route last summer into fall, so I was sorry to see I'd regressed.
60 minute Pilates mat class

CherryPie99
03-29-2014, 08:58 PM
March 29: 50 minutes weight lifting (lats delts biceps)
9 miles walking with the boys (2:41:39)
30 minutes foam rolling

ahna
03-30-2014, 12:40 PM
March 30: around 4 miles Leslie Sansone holding 1 lb hand weights

around 3 minutes Heavy Hands techniques included into workout

krampus
03-30-2014, 12:48 PM
March 29: bouldering and climbing at an indoor rock gym. More or less kept up with two male friends who are in decent shape. We are all beginners so this is an exciting new hobby!

saef
03-30-2014, 01:45 PM
Sunday, March 30th:

15 minutes arc trainer, intervals, resistance at 10, just a warmup, as my lower body definitely needs to rest today if I am going to run tomorrow
60 minutes back & biceps routine

Bought the book about chi running yesterday, and it was an eye-opener. I would really like to read it all day but have household tasks like cooking, cleaning & laundry to catch up with today

CherryPie99
03-30-2014, 07:32 PM
March 30: 15 miles running treadmill incline 2% (2:15:09)
P90X Stretch DVD (58 mins)
30 minutes foam rolling

krampus
03-31-2014, 11:04 AM
March 30: 10 min warmup on arc trainer, barbell squats (PR alert - squatted 125# for 4 reps, more than me!), barbell deadlifts, glute bridges, planks, KB hip thrusts.

March 31: 1 mile treadmill run, calf raises, lying DB tricep extensions, bench dips, bent over rows, planks.

ahna
03-31-2014, 11:09 AM
March 31: 4 miles of the Leslie Sansone 5 really big miles

traveling michele
03-31-2014, 11:18 AM
March 27: AWESOME bikram yoga class with my FAVE teacher. Loved every minute of it. 100 minutes.... was going to do some exercises at home but it never happened. My goal this weekend is to get to the gym once and swim on top of my bikram classes.... trying to decide where to figure that in with all of my other weekend plans...

Totals:
25 workouts
2475 minutes

Wahoo Krampus on the PR!:carrot:

March 28: 100 minutes bikram yoga

March 29: 100 minutes bikram yoga

March 30: 300 ft rope at the gym, 60 minutes Zumba class (always forget how fun this is yet still a great workout-- I'm sore today!), 100 minutes bikram yoga

Totals:
29 workouts
2835 minutes

CherryPie99
03-31-2014, 09:06 PM
March 31: P90X 3 CUX (30mins)
P90X 3 Dynamic (30 mins)
60 minutes weight lifting (shoulders chest triceps)

saef
03-31-2014, 10:28 PM
Monday, March 31st:

Running around the high school and block for the running coach. So far, very little on my form, but I picked up "Chi Running" at the Strand on Saturday and to my surprise, found it inspiring. It makes perfect sense to me. So I was thinking of that as I did the run the way the coach described it. Walk, fast run, slow run, fast run, walk. Four times around. About 22 minutes. It felt good. I learned how to get back my breath, and I am figuring out how to pace myself.

traveling michele
04-01-2014, 11:30 AM
Wahoo Krampus on the PR!:carrot:

March 28: 100 minutes bikram yoga

March 29: 100 minutes bikram yoga

March 30: 300 ft rope at the gym, 60 minutes Zumba class (always forget how fun this is yet still a great workout-- I'm sore today!), 100 minutes bikram yoga

Totals:
29 workouts
2835 minutes

March 31: 100 minutes bikram yoga

Totals:
30 workouts
2935 minutes

ahna
04-01-2014, 11:44 AM
4 miles of Leslie Sansone 5 really big miles! Made me sweat!:carrot: