I think I’m back .
I worked out today for a little over 1 hour and 40 minutes and I’m feeling good. I’m icing my knee right now because I’m sure I overdid it, but I need to overdo it sometimes- just so that I know my limits. So here is what I did:
30 minutes leg workout … 3 rotations of leg circuit : Deadlifts, calf raises, barbell press ups, leg press, leg extensions, hamstring curls and wide leg squats. Then I did 30 minutes of arms and abs – gravitron, pushups on the ball, biceps, triceps, shoulders, abs.
Then 40 minutes cardio --- 30 min treadmill 10 min fast walking (4.5-4.7), 10min jogging (at 4.2) and then 10 min walking. Then 10 min elliptical - @150.
Then I stretched. And limped out of the gym.
Not in horrible pain but I will probably be sore tomorrow. But I’ll suck it up because I feel really good about my workout today. I don’t feel like a slacker and I worked up a good sweat.
All in all – I burned about 960 calories. My goal for today is a 500 c deficit. So far so good.
5 of the 6lbs are gone.
I can’t explain it really well . Since I cut back on food but didn’t cut back on chocolate. I still have mini chocolate bars around from Halloween and I’ve been enjoying a few every day. I have returned to the 200c lunches (soup) or Lean cuisine , and veggie heavy dinners. I’ve also added a shakes into the mix for breakfast . I’ve had more water – but not at all on target. I wish I had a better explanation but I don’t . I’m just taking it .
What does my music say about me.
I’m a little embarrassed to describe the workout music I listen to. I started thinking about that as I noticed people at the gym during my workout. Sometimes while doing my weight workout – I’ll start to people watch and wonder what people are listening to. I started guessing that the guy in the blue shirt with the skinny legs was probably listening to rolling stones and the woman next to me on the gravitron was probably listening to Fergie. Then I started wondering what people might think I’m listening to. I bet someone would guess I was listening to Alicia Keys or Jill Scott – maybe Black Eyed Peas. It is probably not surprising that I listen to a variety of dance mixes (DJ Steveboy of Podrunner being my favorite). I wonder if it is surprising that I listen to Ying Yang Twins, Luke , 50 and Tupac. I would never listen to this music in the company of anyone else (certainly not my children nor would I want them to listen) but I love working out to it.