Measurement Monday

Pink Laces from Sweat Pink!!

Pink Laces from Sweat Pink!!

Measurements (cm)
Hip: 91 (-1.5)
Waist:73 (-2.2)
Quad: 52.5 (-0.3)
Calf: 32 (-1.1)
Bicep: 28 (same)

Weight: 142.8 lbs (-2.2 from last time)

Wow. I’m kind of surprised that my numbers have dropped… I’ve been feeling so fat and icky lately! But I’m not complaining. I have stuck with my cardio and it is even starting to pay off, as well as trying to be diligent with my splits. Weight training has been the hardest part, not that I’m not doing it, I’m kicking butt at it – But sticking with my spits when I teach so many classes is kind of hard, it’s just so easy to stick with full body workouts.

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New Sneaks! My Asics have been great for running, but all the jumping around have been killing my knees… and these have been much much better!

Here are my splits: Bicep+Back, Tricep+Chest, Core+,Shoulders, Legs(Quad emphasis), Legs(Booty emphasis)

I started out doing my upper body days together (week before last), and it was just too much. I HURT! So last week I alternated as follows:

Sunday: TRX 45, Legs and Plyo for legs
Monday:Back+Shoulders
Tuesday:3 mile run with Mom
Wednesday: TRX 45, Bicep+Back, and Circuits (3 min cardio and 1 min strength – 45 min total)AM then 1.5 mile run afternoon
Thursday: Nada (School all day)
Friday: TRX 45 + 1 hour BodyPump
Saturday: 3 mile run w/ Mom
Sunday: Cardio (30 min elliptical), Chest+Triceps

As you can see, I don’t have abs written in there at all. I know my issue is not core strength, but diet when it comes to abs. Plus I hit the abs pretty hard when I teach TRX.

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Workout 3/27

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Sometimes you just gotta know when to say NO. Today is the first day I can truly say I feel like a burnt out nursing student. I woke up late (4:30 AM) and went to teach my TRX class. Normally I workout more afterwards, but I just needed a day of R&R. I’ve been going hard so I went to my parents house to work on school work, then after a nice home-cooked meal I’m gonna go home and have a long shower. Since I’m feel burnt out and my shoulder is acting up today (shoulder and abs split) I’m just going to focus on learning those tracks from the new Body Pump release.

Moral of the story. Just listen to your body. Don’t let one off day be your excuse to be a bum, but know when to tone it back a bit. This is a marathon not a sprint, and we want to develop a gorgeous well oiled machine, not a used and abused piece of equipment.

But on the plus side… I just got my #SweatPink swag! I can’t wait to don this baby for Rugged Maniac on May 4th… and did you guys hear????

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In RVA on August 24th! I can’t wait! This and a giant tomato fight!

Measurement Monday

Hey guys! Welcome to week 2 of Measurement Monday Tuesday! This has been a crazy week to say the least, not only is spring break over, but Clark had a big work conference we had to go to and I have projects due next week… and …. drum role please…. Our short sale went through!!! We can now officially move without my man having to bring $50,000+ to the table.

Here’s the view from our room at the Omni provided by Lyon Conklin.

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Workouts

Monday: 3 mile interval run on treadmill with mom AM + Shoulders and Back
Tuesday: Early AM 30 min Body Pump + 30 min Body Combat followed by Biceps and Triceps
Wednesday: TRX 45 and 1 Tough Mudder Workout (Below)
Thursday: Rest Day – 5 mile walk with the Man
Friday: AM TRX 45 + Body Pump
Saturday: Nada… Except Lifting Furniture
Sunday: 15 minute Stair Master Warm-Up, Chest and Triceps (30 minutes), Eliptical 3.4 miles in 30 min. TRX 45

Measurements (cm)
Hip: 92.5 (-0.7)
Waist:75.2 (+0.2)
Quad: 52.8 (+0.8)
Calf: 33.1 (+0.4)
Bicep: 28 (same)

Weight: 145 lbs (+0.2 from last week)

So not too shabby. I have been majorly upping my weight training, so I’m really hoping any gains were in muscle and not fat, but only time will tell. My muscles are sore that’s for sure!

 

Measurement Monday + Workouts

Hey guys! So on with Measurement Monday. Last week was absolutely wonderful. I can honestly say it has been the first spring break I have ever had with NO homework assignments. Even though I didn’t spend my time much differently, except that on Tuesdays and Thursdays I spent the day at my parents leisurely studying for my Nursing classes. My workouts even remained the same, but maybe a little longer.

Monday: 3 mile run/walk with mom in the early AM and evening 5 mile walk with the man
Tuesday: Early AM 30 min Body Pump + 30 min Body Combat. Followed by 30 minute intervals on the treadmill with mom and then Weights for Back and Shoulders
Wednesday: TRX 45 and 1 hour Synergy 360 (video below)
Thursday: Rest Day – 5 mile walk with the Man
Friday: AM TRX 45 + Body Pump, evening 6 mile walk with the man 1:45
Saturday: Nada
Sunday: Bis, Tris, Shoulders, 30 minute StairMaster, TRX 45

Measurements (cm)
Hip: 93.2
Waist:75
Quad: 52
Calf: 32.7
Bicep: 28

Weight: 144.8 lbs

I’m pretty happy with everything. I kind of blew eating well on Friday because Fresh Market had a sale on cookies… but other than that, not too bad. This week I want to start upping my cardio (Ugh), and trying to get back to a specific split for lifting. I’ve kind of been all over the place since I started working out with other people and I need to find my routine again.

This Week’s Workouts

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It feels so good for the semester to be over and to finally have a consistent workout schedule again! During the semester my classes and clients keep me bouncing all over the place. Break is my time to hit the reset button and to start putting in place a routine I can follow through the next semester… More importantly, break is also a time to punish myself for slacking off during exam week and to get out my frustrations and insecurities (I feel fat from making eating so much carrot cake).

So last Friday I volunteered (what was I thinking??) to teach 2 more Body Pump classes on top of my other 3 classes (TRX and Pump). Needless to say Saturday was my rest day, and Sunday I took things easy by doing 30 minutes of cardio and teaching another TRX class.

 

The Rest of the week was as follows…

Monday: 30 minutes cardio and going through some BP tracks

Tuesday: Cardio Strength Class @ 6AM (1:30 min Cardio/ 45 sec Strength for 1 hr), and 30 min on the elliptical followed by teaching a TRX class in the evening.

Wednesday: 5:45 AM TRX class followed by Sprints and Circuit Training (abs, hammies, and back) with a friend.

Thursday: Early AM Sprints and Circuit Training with friend (triceps, biceps, and quads), mid day TRX teach, and PM Body Pump teach

Friday: Early AM TRX, AM BodyPump, followed by a beginner TRX class.

Here is a sample of one of our sprint workouts, we typical follow with 30 minutes in the weight room and 30 minutes steady state cardio.

Sprint Workout (Basketball Court) 32 Rounds – no rest, go immediately from set to set!

  • Sprint Down x 8 (odd #s backwards job back, even #s side shuffle)
  • 45 sec. plated V ups, 45 sec. opposite hand to toe touch
  • Sprint down x 8 (walk back) on last sprint, sprint back
  • 1 minute jumping jacks + previous ab set.
  • Sprint Down x 8 (odd #s backwards job back, even #s side shuffle)
  • 1 minute jacks + previous ab set
  • Sprint down x 8 (walk back odd, on even high knees) on last sprint, sprint back
  • 1 minute jacks + previous ab set

*photo of our TRX studio