Sweat it Out (Saturday’s Workout):
Elliptical 5 minute warm-up
Weights 45 minutes
Foam Rolling 15 minutes
It’s officially cold in Colorado. I got goose bumps for the first time since I can remember yesterday morning and took a HOT shower. Got on the scale this morning and the number is continually going down, which is always a good thing. If only I could figure out how I was doing it? I haven’t tracked, my workouts have been pretty much the same, and I haven’t left the house (besides the gym) in 4 days (sad, I know). I haven’t felt hungry and I have eaten a LOT of carbs, bread, rice, english muffins etc. I don’t know if my body is still getting rid of the crap I ate a week ago or what, but here’s hoping to it staying this way!
I am loving my Body Bugg! Why didn’t I take the plunge sooner? I love that I know it is 90% accurate, and now I know that when I lift weights for an hour I burn around 400 calories. As opposed to the 1000 that livestrong told me (ok, so that’s an exaggeration). I’m not sure how much I’m liking the food tracker on the website, but I can always track on the daily plate and pull the information over. Right now I am writing down everything I eat during the day and recording it at night when I sync my BB to the computer.
I also highly recommend the visual display if you are contemplating a BB. It helps that I can see all of the calories I have burned as easily as checking the time on my watch. It also helps me to know if I have burned enough calories, and if I need to do more activity.
“The New Rules of Lifting for Women” Phase 4, Day 3, Workout A:
I started off the morning with a baby that woke up too early. She was up all night, and I should have known she was getting sick. We got to the gym almost right when the kids club opened (I only took her because I hadn’t figured out she was coming down with something yet) and I decided that since Hanna was being a ornery turkey I would get in my weights and foam rolling and be on my way. Knowing that I wasn’t going to have to do any cardio after my weights, I really took my time and lifted heavier than usual. I started to feel cold sweats and get really uncomfortable. Any time that happens I think I’m going to pass out even though I felt fine everywhere else. I like to feel hot when I sweat, not cold. It feels weird. But I ended up feeling good in the end and I am already stiff. Luckily, I have a husband that gives me free massages and he worked out the knots that formed in my shoulder blades.
This particular workout hasn’t been very strenuous in the past and so I was glad that I could kick it up a notch and really feel the burn! Here is what todays workout looked like:
- Squat Push-press: 3 Sets of 8, 40 pound bar
- Step up’s: 3 Sets of 10, 40 Pound bar, I usually use the free weights and hold them to my sides, but I have been feeling some back pain with this move. this time I used a 40 pound bar with a neck brace on it and my form improved majorly! Which helped me do more weight. usually I only use the 22 pound bar, big improvement!
- Push-ups: 3 sets of 10
- Static rear forward lunge: 3 sets of 10, 40 pound bar, same issue as with the step ups. I will be using bars from now on.
- One point row: 6 sets of 6, 3 on each arm, 35 Pounds
- Horizontal wood chop: 3 Sets of 10, 50 Pounds
- Plank: 3 sets of 60 second holds
- Foam Rolling, cause it hurts so good.
- If you have a Body Bugg, how do you like the tracking system for food? After playing with it more today, I am not feeling it. It doesn’t have very much foods in the database and I have to manually enter in a lot of the foods I eat. I think I’ve figured out a simpler way that I will be trying out the next few days.
- Do you ever get the cold sweats? I better not be getting sick. That is all I can say about that.