This Week in Workouts

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  • MondayBody Beast Build: Back&Biceps. I did this in the apartment gym so I used TRX for pullups. Sometimes I forget how much I like TRX, so I love it when I can combine it with my Beachbody workouts. I also did Blogilates Muffin Top Meltdown and Intense Abs. My FitBit says I walked 6.4 miles.
  • TuesdayBrazil Butt Lift BumBum instead of Body Beast cardio, and Beast Abs. Plus a 3-mile run.
  • Wednesday – Body Beast Build:Shoulders. FitBit says I walked 8.9 miles this day. I guess that sort of makes up for my failed running and abs intentions.
  • Thursday – Body Beast rest day. I didn’t have much activity at all this day – FitBit recorded only 3.8 miles walked.
  • Friday – 2-mile run, Body Beast Build: Chest&Tris, and Blogilates Intense Abs. I tried to up my weights with Body Beast this day and met with mixed success. At one point during the Partial Flys, the 20-pound weight just dropped out of my hand and rolled away.
  • Saturday – Body Beast Build:Legs, Blogilates Muffin Top Meltdown, and a 2-mile run.
  • Sunday – Body Beast Build:Back&Biceps (using TRX on the pull-ups again) and Blogilates Intense Abs. FitBit says I walked 6.6 miles this day.

Where I fell short this week:

  • Running – I am not getting in nearly as many miles as I should. The half marathon is not too far away.
  • Nutrition – My calories Monday – Thursday were too low, and I went way, waaay off-plan on the weekend because of social events.
  • Stretching – I need to do a LOT more of this.
  • Water – 2 liters a day is not nearly enough for me and I am really feeling it.

Where I did well this week:

  • Vegetables – Even on my off-plan days, I got in my minimum of 5 veggies and fruits.
  • Increasing my weights – even by just a little bit, and even if only for the first set of exercises, I’m really excited by my increased strength.
  • Just sticking with it -Body Beast ain’t easy and even though I’ve done the first phase of videos 3 or 4 times, I’m still in pain very sore.

 Did you workout this week? Do you take it easy on the weekends or hit the gym?

 

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Wendy

I got a Fit Bit!

유씨 bought us Fit Bits! I haven’t fully utilized it yet (I need to start tracking my food again), but here are some observations I’ve made thus far:

  • The wrist band looks like something from Star Trek. And when it vibrates, it’s like the mother ship is communicating with me.
  • I easily take 10,000 steps a day, even if I’m not really walking anywhere. Today, however, I went for a 6-mile hike so my steps taken was doubled.20130706-211516.jpg
  • I sleep pretty well, except between 4-5am when my fat furry alarm clock wants to be fed. It’s time for me to wake up and start exercising at that time anyway.IMG_2802

I’m really excited to use the Fit Bit! I’ve been using Fitday.com for years to track my food, and I’ll have to start customizing my food in Fit Bit. I need to start watching what I eat again and soon, because half-marathon training is just a week away, and I must lose some weight lest I crush my poor knees.

Do you have a Fit Bit? Add me as your friend if you do!


Wendy