Monday, August 17, 2009

I Do Not Have a Case of the Mondays

Not surprisingly, today's workout with Britt was another great one. I mean, they all are. But here's what we did:

Split Squat Lunges- 3 sets of 10. It's amazing how I can actually do these without having to take a break. The first time I tried to do these, I really couldn't. Still not my favorite exercise, but great to see the progress.

Hamstring Curls- 3 sets of 10. Until the end, when Britt got evil. She dropped the weight 5 or 10lbs at a time and made me do this 10 times. So I probably added on at least another 40-50 reps. Ouch! Of course I secretly love it.

Bench Step-Ups- no weights this time. Just had to haul myself up onto a workout bench do a little hop switch legs and come back down on the other side of the bench. It was haaaard. And I was doing this right behind Bill Rancic. Always fun.

Overhead Press- 3 sets of 10.

Elbow Ups (definitely not the real name for this exercise)- 3 sets of 10. Hard exercise for me to do.

Lateral Raises- 3 sets of 10. Super hard, especially after doing the other two exercises right before it.

Ab Extensions on Bench- 3 sets of 15. Very hard. But feels very good.

Overhead Tricep Extension- 3 sets of 10.

Seated Squat Row with Rope- 3 sets of 10.

Assisted Tricep Dips- 3 sets of 15. This was really hard. I liked having the assistance of the machine, but it's a really hard exercise to do. I normally do it on the bench, both, I believe, are equally as challenging.

Plank- hold for 2 minutes! I almost did this for a full two minutes. About 1 minute and 15 seconds in, I came down for about 4 seconds, quickly moved the towel out from underneath me (which was causing me to slide a bit) and then got back up to finish the last 45 seconds. Grueling, but great.

While I was running around, grunting and sweating like a maniac playing Wii Tennis (that shit is hard!) on Saturday PM, Britt sent me a text to say she got me the best present ever. I love presents. So when I arrived to the gym today, she let me know that because of a fitness competition she won, she was turning over a free nutrition consultation to me! It's with a group called The Paradigm Project and I really don't know that much about it...yet! It's just amazing that Britt would be willing to gift that to me and I'm excited to learn more about whatever it is they have to teach me.

The Game is still going great. I'm having a fun time. Yesterday was my day off and I didn't go crazy, but enjoyed some off program food- carne asada and Indian food. But I'm still off diet coke and alcohol. Haven't had either since the program started. And despite the fact that it's allowed on your off days, I've stayed away.

At the end of the week Steve and I head up to San Francisco for a wedding and then the week after I head to Denver for the 3-Day. The wedding should be manageable and I'm determined to not lose any points and make the program work for me. But I'm nervous about Denver when so much of my time will not be my own. At the same time, however, I'm excited and anxious to have something that does keep me "in check" so that I can continue to work on healthy habits.


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