October Progress and Goal Setting!

So I would like to start this post off by saying…I fell asleep at 8pm, woke up at 10:30pm… … … and thought I had gotten a full nights sleep. UGH!! I hate my body/internal clock!! This is why I am on this posting craze :-p

So today I woke up early (I still have not stopped my alarm from going off at 5am……..) and decided to go to the gym! I was a little unhappy because I tried to do a RPM class (les mills spinning) and spent like 5 minutes on the bike before I realized that it was not going to work. It was hitting the irritated area of my sciatic nerve right on, so yeah I jumped off that bike real quick and ran out! I at least got to tell Mel (instructor) that I was probably going to do that and not to get offended. I would have felt so bad otherwise.

– p.s. if you are ever at the Vent Fitness in Clifton Park, there is a duo named Pam and Mel who are so much fun to take classes with together, and separately. They are really sweet and kind in person as well!

Back to what I was talking about! So I ended up warming up on the elliptical, stretching, then doing the stair climber (machines were making funny noises so I had to jump off and find something else again!- yeah I was frustrated), then I ran a mile. I promptly showered and went to work.

I also met with the trainer I am going to be working with starting in November. His name is David Byrd, and I just love his energy (he talks about energy a lot too). He highlighted my main issue…which is as I have said many times… —> FOOD bah!

I am going to go shopping tomorrow and try doing what he suggested. Prepping for a whole week on the day when I have time. It is very difficult for me to ensure I eat healthy because I am so busy, but I am going to just have to make some life changes and preparations to make sure I do. My #1 goal right now is to lose weight, then we can start working on my body.

Baby steps ❤

Just figured I needed to get serious about my health again, specially if I want to keep doing this blog :-p

haha… makes sense ya?

omg good night

going to bed

not posting another thing

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Workout 6/25/14 (mad late I know!)

Workout Wednesday: 6/25/14

As usual I am including videos that give decent examples of how to do the exercises yourselves. This is part of how I learned myself, as well as getting involved at the gym with some of the trainers in smaller classes. I was able to learn through their corrections, and videos online how to do most of what I am doing now. As bad as it sounds, if you can afford it, I would definitely suggest getting a personal trainer to at least teach you proper form and how to do different workouts. If your gym offers free equipment instruction, and if the workers are willing to help, take advantage of that as well! I have pulled Scott from my gym a few times to show me how to use a machine or if I am doing an exercise correctly.

  1. 15 minute warm up on the elliptical machine
  2. Shoulder press on the cable machine
    1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZYpTrVUCGs
    2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M238OiKtnRk
    3. (yeah something like that lol)
      1. 20lbs x10
      2. 15lbs x11
      3. 10lbs x10
      4. 5lbs x12
    4. All sets done in succession with little to no rest in-between.
  3. Front Raise
    1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-t7fuZ0KhDA
    2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZS1Ae5n90M
      1. 10lbs x12
      2. 7.5lbs x25
      3. 5lbs x35
    3. Little to no rest in-between sets
  4. Stair Stepper Interval Training
    1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0zGTCPk3mA
      1. Engage core!! Love that he pointed that out!
    2. What I did was one minute with the intensity/speed increased then 30 seconds off.
    3. I died during this, just thought you might want to know… lol
  5. Lateral Raise
    1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttvfGg9d76c
      1. 15lbs x15
      2. 10lbs x25
      3. 5lbs x20
  6. Arnold Press
    1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vj2w851ZHRM
      1. 10lbs x20
      2. 7.5lbs x22
      3. 5lbs x25
    2. Emphasis on front delts
  7. Lunging Landmines
    1. I don’t even know how to really describe how I do these and I can’t seem to find a video on it either! Maybe I am doing something really wrong and dangerous lol I guess I should ask someone at the gym sometime :-p
    2. Did 5 sets of these 1 minute on and 30 seconds rest

The End ❤