Taking the first steps

Day 1 went quite well. Kicked my butt with cardio, completed my strength routine and ate fairly well (until Eric suggested Sloppy Joes for dinner. Sigh.) Check it out:

> 5 minutes steady cardio on stair machine (Not by choice; I arrived at the Y at peak time.)
> 18 minutes of intervals on elliptical (1 minute high intensity, 30 seconds lower intensity; KICKED MY BUTT… couldn’t make it to 20 minutes, although Eric did kick me off at 18:00 to start on weights, so maybe that’s my excuse!)
> Upper body machines routine (from Muscle & Fitness Hers):

Exercise                                                   Sets     Reps   Weight
Smith Machine Incline Press                  2           12          7.5 lbs (too light)
Lat Pulldown                                             3           12          37 lbs (too light)
Seated Machine Row                               3           12          30 lbs (perfect)
Smith Machine Overhead Press            3           12          7.5 lbs (challenging)
Reverse Pec-Deck Flye                           3           12          10 lbs (challenging)
Cable Lying Triceps Extension              2           12           30 lbs (too light)
Standing Cable Curl                                 2           12           30 lbs (perfect)

Breakfast (6 a.m.): Green Monster (1 c almond milk, 1 banana, 2 c spinach, 1 T flax seed); green tea; plus coffee at work (~8 a.m.)
Lunch (11 a.m.): Salad (greens, pecans, dried cranberries, low-fat feta, olive oil, balsalmic, raspberry vinaigrette); whole-wheat pita with 3 slices Tofurkey & brown mustard; 2 water bottles water
Snack (4:30 p.m.): 14 baked tortilla chips w/1 c 7-layer dip (leftover from Sunday’s Packer game); 1 large glass water
Dinner (7:30 p.m.): 14 baked tortilla chips w/1 c 7-layer dip (I have to get rid of it!); 1 Sloppy Joe (from mix w/ground venison on Fayze’s bun)

What I’ll do differently today:

  • Go to the Y at a different time (either at 4:30 p.m. or 7 p.m.; too busy at 5:30)
  • Take my bluetooth with my phone for workout music (Will this work? Or do I have to have a special attachment?)
  • Have an afternoon snack (to ward overeating in the evening)
  • Drink more water
  • Read tonight
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