Yesterday’s Workout(s)

Yesterday my fantastic gym was having a party – it was the gym’s 47th anniversary and it was tied in with breast cancer awareness month. So, instead of going to TRX class like I’ve been doing on Mondays, I went to my gym. When I was there I did:  Couch to 5k, Week 1 Day 1 (trying to improve my speed, so I’m starting over); P90X Chest and Back (love doing this at the gym where I can use the assisted pull-up machine); and I went to spin class. After that I walked home.

Here’s my summary for C25K: Not bad, I think, although I ran through a couple of the recovery walks, so I didn’t follow it exactly. I need to learn to trust the program. My goal is a steady 10-minute mile.

Average pace was 12:14 per mile, including walking periods.

It was so much fun at the gym – very festive, even though we were commemorating both the good (gym’s anniversary) and the bad (breast cancer). I think because it’s a women’s gym, breast cancer awareness takes on a new importance.

There was even a DJ!

Hey Mr. DJ play my favorite song


Wendy

Weekend Workouts

Saturday I went for a hike in the Angeles National Forest. It was about 9 miles round-trip. The trail wasn’t particularly steep (although it did wind up around a canyon) but it was narrow and pretty rugged.

It was the perfect fall day for a hike – cool, misty, and we even saw the hint of autumn colors.

misty mountains

A couple of websites I like for local hikes are Modern Hiker and Everytrail.

After the hike, I headed to REI for gear. I definitely needed better hiking shoes (my sneakers just weren’t cutting it) and quick-drying shirts.

Today, I met my sister at the gym for spin class. I’ll be busy with some work for the rest of the day.


Wendy

Today’s workout and protein shake recipe

Today was TRX again – seriously love love love it.

When I got home, I made a protein shake based on a few different recipes I’ve seen on the internet:

  • 1 scoop CrioSport 100% Whey protein in vanilla
  • 1/2 cup Trader Joe’s nonfat cottage cheese
  • 1 tablespoon stevia
  • 1 teaspoon Jello sugar free pudding mix in butterscotch
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon xantham gum
  • however much water will fill up the rest of the cup

I put all this in my Magic Bullet cannister, give it a good shake and then blend, blend, blend.
Delicious! Perfect for my sweet tooth while actually being good for me.

260 calories, 2.5 grams of fat, 12.5 grams of carbs, and 41 grams of protein


Wendy

Today’s calorie count

 

Today’s carbs came from old-fashioned oatmeal, my protein bar, and fruit. I could have done better by eating some veggies.


Wendy

Today’s workout – Spin

Today was spin with Charletha. I love me some Charletha. Unlike Angie’s, her classes do not depend on on the music; rather it’s just background. Charletha’s spin class is a lot of 8-counts up hills or sprinting or both, then some recovery.  It’s an equally good (but very different), spin class. I’m always drenched with sweat , panting for breath, and wobbling around on my jello legs afterward.


Wendy