This is the week of action…and I have put my body through more this week than I have on a loooong time. And It feels so good!! Today was the final workout day for the week…that means tomorrow is REST day! Thank goodness! Now, I know me and I know that I have wanted to quit all week. Not pick it up again the next day. I have just wanted to be done. So in an effort to keep myself on my game, I made a few motivational items, and strategicly planted little notes for myself to keep me motivated, and on track.
First up- workout shirts!
Then the planner…I have a motivational quote of the week for the rest of this month
Plus a little note to myself to boost my confidence, and keep me going. I need to be my own biggest cheerleader…
Yesterday’s workoutS (yup that’s plural) were amazing. I kicked my own butt yesterday. And I did that because I didn’t want to workout yesterday…at all. So as punishment for wanting to quit, I hit it much harder than I did all week. And in doing so I incinerated about a THOUSAND calories. 30 minutes on the bike with the 5lb hand weights. I go one minute on, one to two minutes off alternating between punches, chest flys, bicep curls and holding the weights straight over my head. It is a total arm workout and I love it. Then I did 35 minutes of Jillian Michael’s 6 week 6 pack. OY VAY. That was rough. I laid on the floor for quite a bit of the time, because…well…some of those moves I cannot do. I did try, I swear. Soon I will conquor that DVD too.
But I still felt crazy body proud yesterday afterward
This morning I went to my new gym, Planet Fitness for the first time. It is a nice set up, and the staff seems really friendly. But I remember the attitudes of fitness center staff…cause I used ta be one. I worked at Bally Total Fitness for a few years in college. I loved working there. I was surrounded by fit, healthy and determined people all the time. And in turn I got small…very small. The member makeup seems to be mostly older…senior citizens, and retirees. Which makes the environment that much better, because old people are awesome 🙂 I managed to get in an hour of cardio before I felt the dip in the energy level. 30 minutes on the eliptical, and 30 minutes on the bike! #bikestreak day 6! I can’t want to go back on Monday!!
So far the training schedule seems to need to follow a trend, because Tuesdays and Thursdays are the plasma donation days…and I would much rather be at home for those workouts.Monday: Gym Tuesday: Home (bike & DVDs) Wednesday: Gym Thursday: Home (bike & DVDs) Friday: Gym Saturday: REST Sunday: Home (bike & DVDs)
I think only having one rest day is going to suck after a while, so I may tweak that in a few weeks. But for the rest of this month, that is the schedule. I have so much more energy this week… but I won’t lie- I am soooo looking forward to a rest day tomorrow!!!
But first…Bicycle Theory‘s cocktail party tonight with The Amazing Jeff!
What are you doing this weekend? Taking a rest, or starting that workout?