Friday, June 3, 2011

Seeing Results & weekend plans!

Happy Friday everyone! Hope you are well, do you have grand weekend plans? Let's hear em'!

Today I have 2 clients and a workout of my own: back, legs and core. I have to tell you, I wasn't sold on my new workout routine, but I have to say I think I am liking it! It's hard to get my head wrapped around working out one muscle group once a week, but the intensity is ROCKIN' and I am really seeing results!! 

I am coming up on week four of the plan and I am seeing my weights increase, my body weight drop and my body fat drop too! One big factor I haven't blogged about was what I did to really clean up my diet. I really dove in and cleaned it up, but I will talk about that next week! 

Still, the intensity of my workouts is great, I get an amazing burn 4-5 days a week and am seeing physical results I want and watching that weight go up! 

at the GYM with the big boys!

Yesterday: Thursday I focused on Chest and Biceps. My chest press is up 5 pounds from week one and I was able to do 10 reps instead of 8 without much difference in exertion. That's great! I also was able to do more reps with my higher weight of biceps. Week one I was doing 12 pound dumbbells, this week I was doing 15's for 10 reps (remember I am doing 3 bicep exercises, 3 sets of 8-12 reps of each), last week I was doing 8 reps. 

So, little by little, I am getting stronger and I can see I am building muscle! I love it. I will do this routine through week 5 and then consider changing it up, possibly to a 2 day split where I work each muscle twice a week.  I haven't ever really put THIS much thought into my workouts...I love the feeling of seeing my progress and knowing I am kicking my own BUTT! 

Medicine Ball Fun
This weekend, I am attending a Running and Injury prevention clinic with the founder of Newton Running Shoes! I am so thrilled! I haven't tried Newton's yet, but would love to get a pair someday to run in. Have you tried them? I am very excited to see what the clinic is like and what the speaker has to say--full details SOON. 

ALSO, I am going to turn this ordinary, fun colored women's basketball into my very own medicine ball!! I will post the how-to when I am done! 

AND outdoor boot camp starts Sunday morning, the troops are preparing as we speak, I am SO excited for the two outdoor summer sessions! It's going to be a GREAT weekend!! 

What are you doing this weekend? Let's hear those FIT and fun plans!


Ann said...

I'll be working at the nursing home this weekend! Hopefully you can enjoy some of that Vitamin D for me! :)

LaShaune said...

I have my 1st 5k on Sunday, in the rain :( But I am still looking forward to it.

Mary said...

@ANN! Hopefully MN gives us some sun...
@LaShaune--good luck, running in the rain isn't all bad, ball caps really help keep it out of your eyes, you will have a blast!

MommytoZoeandAva said...

HI Mary - can't wait to hear about the how to on that medicine ball! I really want one but forking out $50 for a weighted ball when I am not sure what weight I really want just isn't practical!
I am running the Grand Old Day 8K on Sunday morning. I am excited - haven't really been running anything over 4 miles lately so it will be nice to get a 5 miler in! I am getting ready to start training for a 10 mile/possibly half at the end of the summer! Yikes!
Have a great weekend!

Tina Otten said...

Buffalo Triathlon is this weekend. I am planning to PR on the run portion. That clinic sounds interesting.

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