The Adventures of Now

exploring the mix of fun, fitness & health…as a diabetic


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Gym: 5/19

Elliptical

Time: 10m

Intensity: lazy 

Distance: 0.83

Stairs

Time: 5

Intensity: knee hated it, planned for 10min but had to switch

Treadmill

Time: 10m + 2m cool down

Intervals: started at 5 & got up to 7 for last 1.5min Intensity: was testing out knee for run club next day. Started out slow but then went for a mile

Distance: 1.03m

Injuries: knee hated stairs, didn’t like elliptical & was cool with running.

Mood: tired & not in the mood to but gym pact made me – ended up being short & sweaty.

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Sunkissed Abs from Tone It Up {video here}

Completed 5/23

Notes:

– did double side planks (both sides each round) 

– form sucked on skinny dips … blame the lack of arm strength

– least favorite was Tornado ( mostly b/c I had to re watch it & didn’t know what the move was …. also felt this one the most) 

– for “swim it out” I did 10 of these each time

Wasn’t a killer workout but definitely had me sweating & heart pumping

Also did 3 sets of 15 of wall pushups  (goal: to be able to do actual push ups) 


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Gym: 5/22

Treadmill
Time: 25min + 1(?)m cool down
Intervals: new treadmill – says I was doing 8.5 w. avg speed of. 7.8 #lies wasn’t even at a jog at 5 … Guessing more like 6.5 
Intensity: felt light & speed but tried to keep conversational
Distance: said 3.25 @ 8.5 – took a few min to start running so guessing just around 3 miles

Injuries: very faint hip

3 #plankaday for 1m each

Bailed on strength training (shocking) bc stressed for time but made sure to stretch.


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Gym: 5/21

Elliptical
Time: 30m + 5m cool down
Intervals: 5min/5levels
Intensity: sweaty & strong

Bike:
Time: 10m + 3m cool down
Intervals: level 10 
Intensity: casual

2 #plankaday 1m each

Injuries: no pain! Not even knee cap

* pumped up by Rock My Run “Back in the Day” mix – gotta love when Spice Girls, Chumbawamba & BSB surprise you during your workout


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Done : TIU Sandcastle Workout

Sandcastle Workout from Tone It Up 

 

Full workout & video here  – they also have medicine ball routine. 

Did the workout in my apartment & tried using the 2 sets of 3lbs weights since I didn’t have 5lbs …. and then I remembered I have no arm muscles and stuck with just 3lb dumbbells. 




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2/13: Strength Training


    



How I did it: 
Heart with Leg Abductions (15x each leg)
Front Core Kick (20x each leg)
repeat both
Curtsey Lunge (20x each leg)
Side Lunge (15x each leg)
Glute Kick-Back (20x each leg)
Heart Shaped Tummy Tuck (20x … did on my forearms whoops)
Warm Hug (20x)
Heart Leg Abduction (20x)
Cupid Arrow (20x … pretty sure I just did circles)
Tricep Dips (20x)
(….push-ups were not happening & this was the first thing to come to mind to swap)
 Heart Shaped Tummy Tuck (20x…realized I needed to be in pushup form) 
Warm Hug (20x)
Heart Leg Abduction (20x each leg)
Fly Like Cupid (20x)
Heart Shaped Boot Bridges (20x)
Love Crunches (20x)
V-Sits (25x)
Get work out HERE