Today’s Workout

Total Time: 1.5 hr (copied from Fitocracy account)

  • Dumbbell Bicep Curl:
    • 25 lbs x 8 (+9 pts)
    • 20 lbs x 8 (+7 pts)
    • 15 lbs x 8 (+5 pts)
    • Part of vertical lifts (not listed)
  • Dumbbell Shoulder Press:
    • 25 lbs x 8 (+13 pts)
    • 20 lbs x 8 (+10 pts)
    • 15 lbs x 8 (+7 pts)
    • Part of vertical lifts (not listed)
  • Side Lateral Raise:
    • 15 lbs x 5 (+5 pts)
    • 10 lbs x 6 (+5 pts)
  • Front Dumbbell Raise:
    • 15 lbs x 8 (+5 pts)
    • 10 lbs x 8 (+5 pts)
  • Leg Press:
    • 160 lbs x 8 (+24 pts)
    • 160 lbs x 8 (+24 pts)
  • Jogging:
    • 10 minutes (+25 pts)
    • indoor track
  • Walking:
    • 5 minutes (+5 pts)
    • part of intervals when jogging
  • Light Walking (secondary e.g. commute, on the job, etc):
    • 30 minutes (+6 pts)
    • all over campus, all day
  • Elliptical Trainer:
    • 26 minutes (+58 pts)
    • on cross-training mode
  • Body Weight Squat:
    • 10 (+6 pts)
    • Asimov style
  • Push-Up:
    • 3 (+5 pts)
    • Did last before stretching, so my upper body was worn out from the hour & half workout. Didn’t make it far…just three.

 

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A Nasty Side Effect

One thing that I have learned is that once you have been eating clean Paleo a while your stomach tends to get sensitive to “outside” foods.  For example, I have eaten out twice (besides this little health food place I frequent that is safe), and both times I left with stomach cramps from seemingly safe foods.  I believe what is happening is that they are cooking the foods in vegetable oil (or worse peanut oil).  However, I have ordered my meats “grilled” both times, and yet I leave miserable.  My only solution is to stop eating anywhere besides my nice little health food cafe where they cater to my dietary needs.  Otherwise, I cook for myself…in coconut oil…like nature intended.

Ugh…suffering today from the second time of the above mentioned. 😦  All I can do is drink a lot of water, and hope it eases soon.


Latest workouts

I keep track of them on fitocracy.com (it gives you points -like a game-so, ignore that), so I’m going to copy/paste:

March 9, 2011

  • Plank:
    • 25 seconds (+3 pts)
    • 25 seconds (+3 pts)
    • 15 seconds (+2 pts)
    • 15 seconds (+2 pts)
    • 10 seconds (+2 pts)
    • 10 seconds (+2 pts)
    • 12 seconds (+2 pts)
    • 11 seconds (+2 pts)
    • Surprisenly difficult exercise-first attempt at these
  • Push-Up:
    • 4 (+5 pts)
    • Hindu push-ups (which were extremely difficult-first time attempting)

March 8, 2011

  • Jogging:
    • 8 minutes (+20 pts)
    • My calves are SO sore from my workout yesterday, and I didn’t eat anything before going this morning. So, my energy level was poo.
  • Walking:
    • 25 minutes (+27 pts)
    • Trying hard to get the soreness out!
  • Running:
    • 2 minutes (+6 pts)
    • Brief interval sprints up a steep grassy knoll. lol Nah, a steep hill. LOL I did 5.
  • Burpee:
    • 5 (+5 pts)
    • First attempt at these. I haven’t found my rhythm with them yet…they seem awkward right now.

March 7, 2011

  • Jogging:
    • 35 minutes (+87 pts)
    • hills, pavement
  • Running:
    • 5 minutes (+15 pts)
    • sprinting up a steep hill x4

March 5, 2011

Jogging:

  • 35 minutes (+87 pts)
  • jogged paved roads in a hilly cemetery.

March 3, 2011

  • Jogging:
    • 8 minutes (+20 pts)
    • intervals
  • Walking:
    • 15 minutes (+16 pts)
    • intervals & jogging
  • Rowing Machine:
    • 10 minutes (+20 pts)
  • Stationary Bike:
    • 20 minutes (+45 pts)
  • Dumbbell Bicep Curl:
    • 15 lbs x 8 (+5 pts)
    • 20 lbs x 8 (+7 pts)
    • 25 lbs x 8 (+9 pts)
  • Dumbbell Shoulder Press:
    • 15 lbs x 8 (+7 pts)
    • 20 lbs x 8 (+10 pts)
    • 25 lbs x 8 (+13 pts)
  • Barbell Deadlift:
    • 40 lbs x 6 (+14 pts)
    • 40 lbs x 6 (+14 pts)
    • 50 lbs x 6 (+18 pts)
    • 50 lbs x 6 (+18 pts)
    • 50 lbs x 6 (+18 pts)
  • Flat Bench Cable Flyes:
    • 35 lbs x 5 (+5 pts)
    • This was actually a fly machine (upright).
  • Running:
    • 5 minutes (+15 pts)
  • Dumbbell Shrug:
    • 35 lbs x 6 (+8 pts)
    • 35ea. dumbell. 70 total pounds. I did these last, and my traps and shoulders were too tired from everything else I did to do more than one set.

March 2, 2011

Walking:

  • 40 minutes (+44 pts)
  • trails

March 1, 2011

  • Walking:
    • 60 minutes (+66 pts)
    • outdoor trails
  • Dumbbell Shoulder Press:
    • 15 lbs x 8 (+7 pts)
    • 20 lbs x 8 (+10 pts)
    • 25 lbs x 8 (+13 pts)
  • Cable Lying Triceps Extension:
    • 15 lbs x 12 (+5 pts)
    • it was actually a machine
  • Dumbbell Bicep Curl:
    • 15 lbs x 8 (+5 pts)
    • 20 lbs x 8 (+7 pts)
    • 25 lbs x 8 (+9 pts)

February 28, 2011

  • Dumbbell Bicep Curl:
    • 15 lbs x 15 (+6 pts)
    • 15 lbs x 15 (+6 pts)
    • 15 lbs x 15 (+6 pts)
  • Side Lateral Raise:
    • 10 lbs x 12 (+5 pts)
    • 10 lbs x 12 (+5 pts)
    • 10 lbs x 12 (+5 pts)
  • Smith Machine Incline Bench Press:
    • 75 lbs x 6 (+21 pts)
    • 80 lbs x 5 (+21 pts)
  • Leg Extensions:
    • 100 lbs x 6 (+12 pts)
    • 85 lbs x 5 (+9 pts)
    • 75 lbs x 3 (+8 pts)
  • Flat Bench Cable Flyes:
    • 35 lbs x 15 (+5 pts)
    • 35 lbs x 15 (+5 pts)
    • 45 lbs x 8 (+5 pts)
  • Leg Press:
    • 160 lbs x 8 (+24 pts)
    • 160 lbs x 8 (+24 pts)
  • Barbell Shrug:
    • 70 lbs x 6 (+12 pts)
    • 70 lbs x 6 (+12 pts)
    • 70 lbs x 6 (+12 pts)
    • 35lb dumbell each hand
  • Lat Pulldown:
    • 75 lbs x 8 (+14 pts)
    • 75 lbs x 8 (+14 pts)
    • 85 lbs x 6 (+15 pts)

February 27, 2011

  • Walking:
    • 60 minutes (+66 pts)
    • trails
  • Jogging:
    • 20 minutes (+50 pts)
    • brisk walk/jog intervals

 


A New Day!

I was severely addicted to carbs…when I saw the picture of myself at christmas (my mom took it, and then showed me immediately)…I gasped! It is so easy to detach yourself from the way you look day to day…but a picture DOES NOT LIE! lol  So, I knew I had to do something. I gathered myself over the next few days (there was a lot of me…so it took a while, lol)…then about Dec. 28 I changed my diet cold turkey!

Then, for the next two weeks I felt horrible! I felt like I had the flu, and I was in a very bad mood. Once that passed my energy spiked, and I began to feel better than ever! It has been uphill ever since.  I slowly added exercise into the mix, and have gradually increased it.  I now wake up looking forward to my workout that day, and when I take rest days I actually enjoy them, because I know that I have earned them!

My latest comparison picture:

two months

Oh, and I’m by no means slowing down either…this is only confirmation that I should keep pressing on, and get to my ideal weight!