#fitnessfriday [1] – life+running

#fitnessfriday [1]

As promised, I’m bringing you my weekly fitness rundown on Friday as part of Katie from Talk Less, Say More’s Fitness Friday initiative, and as part of my #operationpantsfit initiative.

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I’ve been telling Katie that I would participate “next week” for the last several weeks. Partially this was due to my ankle injury, but really, it’s because I was afraid to start hitting it hard again (due to fear of another injury). Now that I’ve gotten the OK from two chiropractors and a doctor, I’m officially back into it, and IT IS ON, like Donkey Kong (do the cool kids still say that???).

So remember Wednesday when I was all like, “Yeah, I’m super fit. But I need to lose a little weight.”

Well, come to find out, that was a LIE. I’m  not as fit as I used to be, and I’m definitely not as fit as I could be. I got about 30 minutes into Jillian’s “Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism” — a DVD that I used to pull out on EASY days, and had to stop it. I’m hoping that’s a sign that this weight will peel off easier than in the past … we shall see!

So, my week starts on Sunday, in case you didn’t know that already. In fact, I’m such a nut about it that I once crossed out all the days of the week on a year’s worth of running logs and re-wrote the days in so it matched my schedule.

Sunday — 90 minutes of Hot Yoga at Ignite Yoga

Monday — Day 1 of this program from BodyBuilding.com, with 25 minutes of running for cardio + 30 minute walk over lunch

Tuesday — 30 minutes of Jillian’s “Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism

Wednesday — Day 2 of this program from BodyBuilding.com — biking for 45 minutes

Thursday — Day 3 of this program from BodyBuilding.com (REST DAY!)

Friday (plan — doing after work) — Day 4 of this program from BodyBuilding.com with biking for cardio

Saturday (plan) — 7:30 AM — 90 minutes of Hot Yoga at Ignite Yoga / 1 PM The Color Run in Des Moines (likely a walk because I’m doing it with my sister, who’s also injured)


7 Comment

  1. Looks like a great plan! Way to be organized about what you’d like to do….and a bunch of the activities looks really fun! 🙂 Happy Friday!

    1. chimes says: Reply

      Thanks! I like following plans, especially when I am getting back into the game, and more so when I can’t run because otherwise I’d just run for 30-45 mins 3-4 days a week and cross train on others.

      Happy FRIDAY!

  2. Pleased to find your blog via the fitness friday link up! Looks like a good week of work outs 🙂 Gonna shoot off and read more now 🙂 xxx

  3. Yay!!! SO glad you joined in! How are you liking the BodyBuilding.com program? I often refer to workouts from LiveFit on my strength days because I loved it so much!

  4. Oh yay! Thanks for linking the training program…I’ve been looking for few new ideas. I’ve been doing similar workouts for a few weeks now and it’s time for a change.

    And I totally what you mean about coming full circle with you’re level of fitness. I used to do Jackie Warner’s Timesaver Training DVD all the time, but when I broke it out the other day, it totally kicked my ass! I had to pause it like 5 times to catch my breath! Lol

    1. chimes says: Reply

      I have one of hers, and I haven’t tried it.

      So my plan for this week includes adding cardio to yoga days over lunch. I bought a 6-month subscription to Ignite Yoga, and it’s $100 a month, so I want to get my $ worth. But that means my normal workout times are taken up by hot yoga, leaving me less likely to do something heavy and weight-loss inducing after (and before I’m at work). So this week, I’m biking / running over lunch for 30 mins — hard. And sweaty. Thanks for keeping me motivated! Seriously, seeing your success with a similar situation has helped a lot.

      I lost 10ish last year for my friend’s wedding, and I know what to do, I just don’t know why I keep sabataging myself. It’s all mental right now. That pic of me on my “about me” where Mark’s looking at my bicep was me 10 lbs less, and that was still 5 lbs over my “ideal” weight, and 10 over my “omgiprobablyhaveaneatingdisorder” weight.

  5. I agree with Heather…thanks for linking up to a training plan. I am horrible about really planning (as I have told you with regards the distances I run), but I definitely need some sort of plan for strength training. What I’ve been doing is getting a bit stale…

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