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I Joined the Gym!

It happened! Soon after work Alex and I headed down to our local Planet Fitness to rejoin after a year+ hiatus. Once the paperwork was done and fee was paid, we hit the equipment.

I spent 42 minutes on the treadmill doing random intervals at different inclines. I didn’t keep track of what I did, at which setting, or for how long. I just went with what felt good since this was my first outing in a while, and the first since my plantar fasciitis began acting up.

I do know that I ran at a speed of 4.5mph for a quarter mile. And I was pain free!

After the treadmill I completed a 5 minute cool down and 5 minutes of stretching.

Truth: It felt really good to work up a sweat again.

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Slow and Steady

It’s Monday! I swear time is flying by!

Yesterday Alex and I hit the gym for workout number two of the new year. I did cardio and weights, he just did weights.

I want to be able to work up a good sweat all while easing my way back into running jogging. So I hit the treadmill for 35 minutes of cardio and came up with a nice balance of slow and steady. My heart rate was up, I was sweating, and the calories were burning. Best of all, it was another pain free workout! :: thumbs up! ::

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It is likely that I will stick to this routine for a few days until it becomes comfortable, then I will change it up. The last thing I want to do is have another set back or flare up.

 

Once I was done with cardio I hit the weight machines for an arm workout. Man, I hate arm workouts!

 

I hope everyone has a fabulous Monday. I am working until 1 pm then I will be in countdown mode until the kickoff of the BCS National Championship game. I will be the crazy girl who is decked out from head to toe, yelling and screaming, just hoping my Seminoles bring home the victory!

 

GO NOLES! >>–;;–>>

 

 

Weekly Recap: Week 1

Every Sunday morning (hopefully) I will be posting a recap of the previous week (Sunday – Saturday). It will consist of all workouts from the previous week and my weigh in from that morning.

Week one with all the glory of newness and possibility. I spent most of the week getting my head right, cleaning out the pantry, and focusing on a cleaner diet of less sugar and carbs. After my initial weigh in of the year, and the reality of my “before” pictures, I am really pleased with my loss and efforts this week. Beyond week one, I really want this time to be a New Beginning.

Weigh in:

Today –  220.0
Previous (1/1) –  222.0
Difference since 1/1/2014 –  -2 pounds

Workouts:

I only did two, but it’s two more than I had been doing previously.

12/29 – 1 mile walk.

12/30 – none

12/31 – none

1/1 – none

1/2 – none

1/3 – Rejoined the gym and completed a workout. 42 minutes on the treadmill with varying intervals and inclines. Along with a cool down and stretching. I burned 459 calories.

1/4 – none.

I think focusing on cleaner eating, and limiting the mindless snacking really helped with me this week. Re-learning good habits is going to be tough. Onward to week two!