Last week was interesting for me. I didn’t really get in the workouts that I had planned nor did I run as much as I wanted to. I did stick with using my pedometer and logging all of my food. It is taking some getting used to again but I am pleased with how it is going. While reading Foodist, I decided that I wanted to make some serious changes in my life. I will be writing a separate posts about those changes but I already hinted at some of them in my book review.
I was hoping to get back into a better workout schedule last week but that didn’t happen. Between my work schedule and my boyfriend’s work schedule, waking up 5:30 AM was just not happening. I am hoping that my work will slow down a little in the next few week’s so I can get back on track.
Last Week’s Workouts:
- Monday, 5/6/2013 – Elliptical + Strength Training
- Elliptical – 2.36 miles, 27:00 minutes
- Strength Training – Push Ups (W2D3L1) + NTC Shoulder Ripper
- Daily Steps – 6,055 (~2.98 miles)
I started with a simple warm up on the elliptical machine. I didn’t push myself too hard. Then I headed over the weight room. I am slowly but surely trying to get through the 100 Push Ups program. After doing one of those workouts, I did a “Get Focused” workout from the Nike Training Club. Since upper body was my focus for today, I chose the Shoulder Ripper workout. Once I was finished with the strength workout, I jumped back on the elliptical machine for a cool down.
- Tuesday, 5/7/203 – Rest
- Daily Steps – 2,537 (~1.08 miles)
No workout today. My daily step count was a little low because of it.
- Wednesday, 5/8/2013 – Easy Run
- 3.06 miles, 38:16 minutes, 12:31 min/miles avg. pace
- Daily Steps – 10,145 (~4.93 miles)
Tonight I decided I needed to go for a run. I had been itching to go run for over a week and it finally boiled over. I left work a little early and headed over to Fit2Run to join in their Wednesday night Fun Run. It wasn’t the run I was hoping for but I felt awesome for getting out there. I needed this run!
- Thursday, 5/9/2013 – Rest
- Daily Steps – 3,068 (~1.27 miles)
No workout today. It was just one of those days.
- Friday, 5/10/2013 – Rest
- Daily Steps – 3,565 (~1.47 miles)
No workout today. I seriously hate leaving work at 8 pm on a Friday night.
- Saturday, 5/11/2013 – Strength Training
- Strength Training – Push Ups (W3D1L1)
- Daily Steps – 705 (~0.28 miles)
Today I realize that I am a total sloth on the weekends. During a commercial break, I decided to do another of the 100 Push Ups program. It was a little strange at first to be doing a workout while watching television but I didn’t really mind it.
- Sunday, 5/12/2013 – Rest
- Daily Steps – 1,202 (~0.62 miles)
- Plank A Day – 1:01.3
Today was my first attempt at meal planning and grocery shopping like at Foodist. Once I get the hang of it, I will write a thorough post on it. I went to the store a little late so I didn’t have very much for meal prepping. Next week, I am going to try and make it to the store earlier. Also, I have decided to try and complete a #plankaday. I was able to hold an forearm plank for a minute today.
How did your workouts go last week? Do you use a pedometer? If so, what is your daily step goal?