Posts Tagged ‘Elliptical’

Day 10 – September 18

I didn’t get to the gym till about 7:30pm.  But its all good.  I’m glad it was my last day on my own for a few days.  I’m definitely needing some motivation right about now.   Tonight I did a total of 30 minutes cardio and 30 minutes of toning/abs.  I did a mixture of pulley exercises and band exercises as well as some floor work with abs.  I pushed myself definitely, and came up with a new band move (well new for me anyway).

I stood with both feet on the band, shoulder width apart.  Then I grabbed both ends of the band with the opposite hand so it criss-crossed.  Then as I lifted my left leg, I pulled back my right hand.  This squeezed my right deltoid as well as increased the resistance on my leg.  Then I switched and did the other side.  I did 10 reps total – 5 each side.  This was the last exercise for the bands.  So I was pretty much done way before I attempted this.  But I think next time I do a band workout I will do this one first so I can get in a few complete sets.


Day 9 – September 17

Today was definitely a lazy day.  I didn’t get to the gym till 10ish in the evening.  Main thing – I got there right??  So I came prepared!  I definitely  had my game face on.  I warmed up on the treadmill for 10 minutes at different speeds and inclines.  Then I stretched out my muscles and did some pilates band/rubber band/latex band (whatever you wanna call it) training.

I LOVE THIS BAND.  I have quite a few from the Stephenie Huckabee DVD’s I purchased from QVC.  By the way, she is amazing!!  With the band I completed the following: chest press; shoulder press; tricep dips,bicep curls, squats, leg abductions and abs.

After the toning workout I finished off the workout with 20 minutes on the elliptical.

Total workout was about 60 minutes!

Day 8 – September 16

Woah.  Today is the first day on my own without a trainer or a class since last Friday.  A little nervous!  I’m focused.  I know the key to shedding the fat is to have a total body workout opposed to isolating different parts of the body.  I’m still a little intimidated by the guys though.  Ugh – and I forgot my headphones.  Anyhow here is the breakdown of what I accomplished at the gym today!

5 min warm up – Elliptical
Back strength training
15 min interval training on the Elliptical
5 min cool down
Abs training

Day 3 – September 11

So – 6am wake up calls are no fun, but I bet a 9am wake up call from two airplanes crashing is no fun either.  Lord bless those that had fallen 9 years ago.

TRAINING DAY.  Off to the gym I go.  Leanne greeted me as I walked in the door at 7am.  I warmed up with 2 sets of lunges up and down the basketball court.  Next we did 3 sets of mountain climbers – kettlebell squats – ab scissors circuit.  Each set became harder and harder – especially the ab scissors.  I despise those!  After that we did some tricep exercises and finished with leg/core work.

After my training session I endured a long day of moving my room out in lieu of new carpet installation on Tuesday.  By about 8pm my legs really started to hurt.  Oh the joys of getting back into shape.

Day 2 – September 10

At work I got a call from Leanne – a personal trainer from 24 Hour Fitness.  She called to set up my new member free fitness orientation/training session.  We scheduled it for Saturday at 7am.  Today I did another session on the Elliptical for 30 minutes.  Many thanks goes out to the Black Eyed Peas to help me push through those last 10 minutes! 🙂

Day 1 – September 9

Today I bought my gym membership to 24 Hour Fitness online.  After a wake up call and some motivation from my best friend, I knew I had wasted too much time “trying to get back into shape” and I knew I had to take the bull by the horns.  I got to the gym around 7pm.  There was a nice, busy buzz in the atmosphere.  Everyone was about their business.  I showed the front desk lady my confirmation page and signed up for the cardless check in.  Woo!  Thank goodness no more membership card and ID to get in!

Once my belongings were stored away in the locker room, I hit the elliptical.  I went longer than I should have on my first day back to working out.  Nevertheless, I logged 45 minutes and called it a day.

Day 1 accomplished! 99 more to go 🙂