I am officially 2/3 of the way through Body for Life.  This was a hard week because I had less time to fit in my workouts.  I had an extra day of work and that always makes things a little tricky.  I was able to do all my workouts except for one of my shorter runs.  This week really hit home for me that I need to space my workouts out more.  I don’t do morning workouts.  I just can’t get my butt out of bed and make it do stuff other than drink coffee.  I don’t love hitting the gym after work because I’m tired but I think that’s what I’m going to have to start doing if I want to train for this marathon.

March 5, Run

Treadmill run: 5 miles in one hour.  Pretty proud of myself.

March 6, Upper Body, Run and Zumba

fly machine: 12X @ 45#, 10X @ 50#, 8X @ 55#, 6X @ 60#, 12X @ 45#

chest press machine: 12X @ 50#

This was my first time using the chest machines and I took it way too easy.  NeXt time definitely up the weights.

dual-pulley rows: 12X @ 20#, 10X @ 27.5#, 8X @ 35#, 6X @ 42.5#, 12X @ 20#

dual-pulley lat pulldown: 12X @ 20#

Woah, this was tough!

shoulder press machine: 12X @ 10#, 10X @ 15#, 8X @ 20#, 6X @ 25#, 12X @ 10#

front raise: 12X @ 10#

Again this was my first time using the machine and I took it really easy.

bi-cep curl machine: 12X @ 15#, 10X @ 20#, 8X @ 25#, 6X @ 30#, 12X @ 15#

hammer curls: 12X @ 10#

Up the weights on the machine

Cable tri-cep pushdown: 12X @ 20#, 10X @ 25#, 8X @ 30#, 6X @ 35#, 12X @ 20#

cable tri-cep overhead: 12X @ 20#

Treadmill Run: I did 2.15 miles but didn’t write down the time.

Zumba!

March 11, Lower Body and Abs

plie squats: 12X @ 25#, 10X @ 30#, 8X @ 35#, 6X @ 40#, 12X @ 25#

dumbbell lunges: 12X @ 25# in each hand

Up the weights during the plie squats.  Out of breathe after the lunges!

deadlifts: 12X @ 25#, 10X @ 30#, 8X @ 35#, 6X @ 40#, 12X @ 25# in each hand

seated leg curls: 12X @ 45#

Struggled by the end.  My back hurt during this.

squats: 12X @ 25#, 10X @ 30#, 8X @ 35#, 6X @ 40#, 12X @ 25# in each hand

wall sit for one minute

I ended up doing this on the smith machine and it was a fun change of pace! I did 12X @ 20#, 10X @ 40#, 8X @ 60#, 6X @ 80#, 12X @ 20#

side plank with twist: 12X, 10X, 8X, 6X, 12X

plank for one minute

I felt like my legs were made of mush when I walked to my car.

March 12, Upper Body, Run and Zumba

fly machine: 12X @ 55#, 10X 60#, 8X @ 65#, 6X @ 70#, 12X @ 55#

chest press machine: 12X @ 50#

I was shaky by the end of this.

dumbbell rows: 12X @ 25#, 10X @ 30#, 8X @ 35#, 6X @ 40#, 12X @ 25# in each hand

back extensions: 12X @ 20#

This was really tough.  My back was sore and stiff the whole time.  I think I overdid it with the deadlifts yesterday.

shoulder press machine: 12X @ 20#, 10X @ 25#, 8X @ 30#, 6X @ 35#, 12X @ 20#

side raise: 12X @ 10#

This was challenging but do-able.

bi-cep curl machine: 12X @ 20#, 10X @ 25#, 8X @ 30#, 6X @ 35#, 12X @ 20#

hammer curls: 12X @ 15#

Up the weights on the machine.

cable pushdown: 12X @ 20#, 10X @ 25#, 8X @ 30#, 6X @ 35#, 12X @ 20#

cable overhead: 12X @ 20#

My arms were toast by the end of this!

Treadmill Run:  This was supposed to be a four mile run but my legs were like hell no!  I managed 1.55 miles before my quads and hamstrings were completely knotted up.

Zumba: I was really surprised that I was able to do this class at all.  I didn’t want to miss because this is the only time I get to see my sister all week.

 

My legs were so weak for the rest of the week.  I did a lot of stretching and foam rolling.  I also rubbed them with Arnica lotion to get the knots out.  They were pretty sad.  So sad that I barely wore heels at work.  That’s a lie.  I totally wore heels but I did change into flats for the last few hours on Friday and Saturday, which is something that I would never ever do!  I’ve learned my lesson and I’m going to try to space my workouts out more this week.  Wish me luck that I can actually finish all of my runs this week!

 

 

 

 

 

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