Weekly Workouts: June 8, 2015

Last week was just an alright week. I stayed somewhat consistent with my workouts. I managed to run twice outside of my weekly Orange Theory Fitness class. I also completed all four of the strength workouts from Week 1 of the LiveFit Trainer program. In terms of my workouts, I achieved my goals for the week. At some moments, I felt like I just going through motions and not pushing myself the way that I wanted to.

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Monday – Rest

Monday was one of those days when I just didn’t have the energy to go to the gym after work. I don’t think it really helped that I left work after 8 pm and had a terrible case of the Mondays. Most of the day, I just wanted to curl up into a ball and hide so that no one could find me. It was just a really bad day.

Tuesday – Strength Training + Easy Run

  • Strength Training – Chest and Triceps (LiveFit Trainer Day 1, 42 minutes)
  • 2.00 miles, 25:03 minutes, 12:31 min/mile avg pace, 157 BPM HR

Tuesday's Run

On Tuesday, I started Phase I of the LiveFit Trainer program … again. I feel like going through the first phase again would be really beneficial to my overall goals. Plus, I am still trying to figure out a fitness routine that will allow me to encompass everything that I want to do. The first workout of Phase I is a chest and triceps strength workout, which I really enjoy. I even increased the weights I used and did the wide push ups without dropping to my knees. Those narrow push ups are HARD! After my strength workout, I had enough energy to jump on the treadmill for an easy run. My goal was to run 2 miles at my “base” pace from the OTF classes and that is exactly what I did. Of course, I was a hot, sweaty mess afterwards but I took that to mean that I really pushed myself.

Wednesday – Orange Theory Fitness Class

  • Orange Theory Fitness Class (56:00 minutes)
  • Running Intervals – 1.85 miles, 23:51 minutes, 12:58 min/mile avg. pace

Wednesday's OTF Class

Despite the torrential downpour that caused some flooding in South Tampa on Wednesday evening, I still managed to make it to my Orange Theory Fitness class. It was my fourth OTF class and I feel like I have come full circle. While the coach didn’t exactly tell us what type of class it was, the rhythm of the class felt a lot like the first class I took. My OTF gym hosted a peak performance challenge last week with a different challenge each day of the week. Wednesday’s class started off with a 3 minute row and then a plank challenge. I totally surprised myself by holding a forearm plank for 1:45! My awesome plank time must have inspired me because I had one of my best OTF classes. I still need to work on my running but other than that it was a good class.

Thursday – Strength Training

      • Strength Training – Legs (LiveFit Trainer Day 3, 37 minutes)

When I woke up on Thursday morning, I was crazy sore and I wasn’t sure if I would be able to do a strength workout after work. Since I was a little behind on Week 1 of the LiveFit Trainer program, I was planning to do the Day 2 workout but my upper body was not feeling it. I headed to the gym after work and decided that maybe I should skip ahead to the legs workout to give my upper body a chance to rest. Legs day workouts are always tough but I felt pretty good after this one.

Friday – Strength Training + Easy Run

      • Strength Training – Back and Biceps (LiveFit Trainer Day 2, 45 minutes)
      • 2.05 miles, 25:59 minutes, 12:41 min/mile avg pace, 160 BPM HR

Friday's Run

Friday was probably one of the worst days I have had in a very long time. It started off with a trip to the mechanic to look the tires on my car. It turns out that I had a slow leak caused by a split in the sidewall of the front driver’s side tire. They gave me a temporary replacement so that I could get to work and ordered two new tires for me to get fixed later that day. When I got to work, it ended up being absolutely horrible. By the time lunch came around, I simply wanted to crawl back into bed and go back to sleep. I made it through the rest of the work day and headed back to the mechanic to get my new tires. Afterwards, I seriously thought that about skipping my workout but I didn’t. I headed to the gym and spend almost two hours breaking a sweat. It actually felt pretty darn good.

Saturday – Rest

I took a much needed rest day on Saturday. My mind definitely appreciated the day off. I worked on some things around the house, did some writing, and really just tried to relax.

Sunday – Strength Training

      • Strength Training – Shoulder and Abs (LiveFit Trainer Day 4, 35 minutes)

While I really wanted to take another rest day on Sunday, I also really wanted to finish up Week 1 of the LiveFit Trainer program. Thankfully, I didn’t actually have to leave the house in order to do the workout. I grabbed my two 10 pound dumbbells and totally killed my shoulders. I am pretty sure that using those weights for all of the exercises may not have been the smartest idea. I really didn’t want to leave the house though so I pushed myself.

How did your workouts go last week?

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