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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Sunday Sunday SUNDAY

Today is my first day off in 34 days (not that I was counting with little hash marks at my desk or anything). It’s been a rough couple of weeks, but yesterday it all came to an end (maybe) at 1pm.

After work I met 유씨 and his mom for sushi and then we took her to the airport. I hardly got to see her during her visit! I was hoping that we could have gone to one of those Korean spas where technicians scrape off an entire layer of skin…but alas.

This morning 유씨 and I went to the sweet little gym in our new apartment. I forgot how much I like working out with him. He showed me how to use the squat rack; I showed him how to use TRX. I jogged on the treadmill for 25 minutes (not bad considering I’ve done little else but eat donuts and sit on my bum for 12 hrs a day for the last 4 weeks).
Yesterday when dropped 유씨’s mother off at the airport and I got on the luggage scale…happy to report that no damage had been done in that area. I knew that, of course, because my pants all fit, but I have been feeling loose in the cage.

chewingI managed to get some much-needed grooming in today too. I did my hair (some needed to be colored; some needed to be removed), my nails (tune in tomorrow to see more!) the laundry…just STUFF that had been neglected.

유씨 is going to decide if we should go to the movies or watch the NBA finals and I’m going to call my pops for Father’s Day.

How are you spending the weekend?



No more TRX

I still have a few sessions left, but I may not use them (at $20 for 20 classes, I think I got my money’s worth for the classes I did attend). I really like TRX; it’s a lot of fun, but… I’m so used to P90X and the idea that I need to work one or two body parts fully once a week. TRX is a full-body workout, so by working everything, I felt like I wasn’t working anything. Except my core. My core burned after every session. And since it was a class, it’s not like I could tell the instructor that I want to do back today, triceps next session, glutes the session after that…If I had my own TRX, I could do that. Although I’d be afraid of pulling down a wall. I’d have to take it to the park and attach it to a jungle gym or something.

Anyway, it’s back to P90X. I did Chest & Back Monday, and I can still feel it today. I am trying to go heavier with the weights, do as many push-ups on my toes as possible, and I’m using the assisted pull-up machine at the gym to help me get to doing at least one on my own.  Tomorrow I’ll do Shoulders & Arms. P90X is flexible enough of a program that I can keep doing it indefinitely.


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


Monday’s workouts – TRX and spin

Same as Friday – TRX and then spin later in the afternoon. I also walked 4 miles today.

TRX was a bit more challenging today. I love that TRX can change every workout and never get old or un-challenging.

Later in the afternoon I went to Angie’s spin class – she’s just the best instructor. Since I’ve been going to spin for a few years and have had different instructors, I think timing the music to the moves is really crucial! Angie definitely does just that.

But I know from past experience that I cannot out-exercise a bad diet! Here’s today’s report.

Today’s nutrition