Monday, July 29, 2013

The last few weeks. . .

Wk of July 7 - water aerobics; weightlifting at the gym
Wk of July 14 - Ab Ripper X
Wk of July 21 - water aerobicx (x2); hanging ab crunches

WW is still going well.  I've lost a total of 12 lbs overall, and I have finally reached my pre-baby weight (4 yrs after his birth . . .).  I looks like I'm going to need to work harder on working out as weight loss is slowing down a bit.  Of course, that might have something to do with our Cheesecake Factory visit last week . . . yum.

In other exciting news, Gold's Gym opens up near us in a couple of weeks.  We've already got our membership, and I'm itching to get into a spin class.

The rest of the week . . .

I did Level 1 of the 30 Day Shred on Thursday, which brought my total number of workouts last week up to TWO. :) But that's better than one!

This week, I'm going for three. :D


Monday, July 22, 2013

a scattering of workouts

Week-before-last: Jilllian Michaels' Biggest Winner, Maximize, Back in Action (what a title!)

Last week: Jillian Michaels' Kickbox Fastfix, I-forget-which-level

Today: Jillian Michaels' Ripped in 30, Level 4

 . . . and this week, my goal is to work out more than once!


Monday, July 8, 2013

Week 4

M- Prevention Belly, Butt, and Thighs (almost all- interrupted)
T- Bob's Pure Strength beginner 20 min
W- Jillian's yoga meltdown level 2
R- Running Club (2 miles) 
F- walked around Austin carrying a 15lb baby and chasing a toddler- counts right? :) 
S- nothing
S- Jillian's yoga meltdown level 2

We went to Austin this week for a mini vacation. It was awesome- reminded me of the CA lifestyle a bit. 

Sunday, July 7, 2013

In the pool . . .

We've had family visiting this week, so I haven't done my usual treadmill routines.  I did pick up a water aerobics class again this summer, though.  Last time around, I was in decent shape and wasn't too impressed by the level of difficulty of the course.  I was, however, impressed by the tan I got while in the class and stuck with it.

This summer, with a year of distance from my gym days, my condition can best be described as "jiggly."  So I should not be surprised that, after only two classes in the pool, my calf muscles feel like they have knots in them.  No pain, no gain, right?

Monday, July 1, 2013

last week

Last week we were on vacation in the mountains, so I did some swimming and walking and rock-scrambling.

Also, I did over an hour of karate with Adam (oh, my quads!).

AND, I did a 52-card workout with my super-fit sister and brother-in-law. The idea is that you assign one exercise to each suite of cards, and then go through the whole deck, doing the number of exercises indicated on the cards (and 11 for jacks, 12 for queens, 13 for kings, and 14 for aces). We did squats for spades, sit-ups for clubs, burpies for hearts, and push-ups for diamonds.

I quickly substituted knee push-ups for diamonds and jumping jacks for hearts (I just did jumping jacks for as long as it took them to do the assigned number of burpies).

But oh-my-goodness, that still makes for one looooooooooooong workout!

And my bad-ass sister did real push-ups and real burpies for the WHOLE THING. :D