I have had so much going on, that it’s been hard to keep up with everything. I will try and update everything this week at some point..
I have begun my journey to getting my Nutrition and Personal Training Certifications through NASM. Have my books, materials and online learning tools, I’m about a month in. So excited that I finally took the leap of faith!
I have another goal for the end of 2014 (well near the end), but I won’t post about that just yet..
I have been weight training daily, I’m getting fantastic results and have FINALLY figured out the eating portion of it all! Yes! Finally! This truly has been a journey and one that I am so glad I decided to take a leap into. Everything thus far is on point and I could not be happier with the way things are going. Granted, everything truly is a work in progress and I learn new things daily, BUT, I am definitely heading in the right direction.
Work continues to be work, but luckily my schedule is pretty stable for the next 5 months or so, so for that alone I am grateful. My sleep has gotten so much better, which has improved my overall moods. I have continued to see who my real friends are over the course of the last few months and sadly I have lost one, but, I have to look at it in terms of, when you grow, sometimes people don’t like it. Perhaps it scares them, makes them nervous OR it makes them take a look at themselves and they find out who I am becoming makes them feel uneasy about who they are, or make them realize that perhaps they have changes to make within themselves as well, and maybe they are not ready for that yet. It hurt a lot at first, but, I have to be ok with that. It’s their decision to stay or go.. and If your reading this NO, it’s NOT YOU. You know who you are 🙂 We are still friends, just have to figure out how to make the time to nourish the friendship.
I’m more than half way through this 365 day journey and I have not intention of stopping at the end of the year. It has made me realize how very much into fitness and nutrition I really am. You will see more fitness related stuff coming from me in the near future as well as a LOT of pictures of my recipes and food concoctions. I am finding that I love to cook and share my recipes as well as my fitness tips.
I also have a page on Instagram, where I am building up a following. You will find mainly progress pictures, cooking pictures, food pictures and some motivational captions. You can find me @browneyedgirldee on Instagram! Come and follow me!
I also have a new page on Facebook called Runningawaywithme (surprise, surprise!). I am trying to keep my fitness related stuff separate from my personal page, because I realize that not everybody has the same frame of mind that I do. I’m ok with that :-).
Well, I’ll be back to give a more updated post, about where I am with my weight training, my eating and my recipes. Stay tuned!!
Yesterday was a rest day. Slept in a little, got errands done. Baby girl had a softball game last night. What a little monster she is out there! Who would have thought!! Good for her! Back to work tonight, but then, unless I pick up extra I’m off for 7 nights in a row! Booyah!
Today: main lift is;
Bench: warm up- 5×41, 5×51 and 3×61
Actual: 5×65, 5×75, 5+x85(10)
Chins: 7 sets of 2 with good form
5×10@51lbs -benches ( I’m doing BBB of Wendler, hence these)
EZ bar curls-3×8@35lbs
Yesterday was a rest day, I worked and did not drag my butt out of bed until almost 4pm! Then of course, we had a softball game to attend, so I had to hustle hustle! Tried to get to bed at a reasonable time, but lately it’s never before midnight, and this morning I had to get up to take the kid to the gym for 9am.
Today: Day 197
Ran 3.5 miles- more like slog, but I got out there and got it done.
Main Lift: Squat
Warm-up- 5×65, 5×85, 3×101
Actual- 5×110, 5×125, 5+x141 (8) I probably could have eaked out 1 or 2 more, but Wendler is pretty consistent with saying don’t take It to failure. So I take it to where I’m definitely tired, but if I had a gun to my head, I could do 1 or 2 more. HA!
Lying Leg Curls- 3×10@45lbs
Standing Military Presses-3×8@20 (Dumbells)
I was beat. My legs were like WTF lady!! I will try walking lunges again on my deadlift day in a few days.
I’m tired and I’m beat. I really am. Tomorrow will be another off day, I *think*… it will only be Wednesday and I only have two more lifting days to get in this week. I can spread them out. Maybe I will walk, definitely no run. I think I will try, TRY to get back 3 running days into my schedule, 2 will be before my leg workouts and one more will be sprinkled in somewhere. Why run on a leg day? Well, because it will maximize my leg day, and It won’t over tax them. Say I chose to do my runs on NON leg days, it would be like my legs are getting NO rest at all. Upper, Run, Legs, Run, Upper, Run, Legs, Run. I’m going at it 7 days a week at that rate. I need at least 2 complete rest days in there with NOTHING going on. I asked around as well, and that seemed to be the consensus. Well, the consensus was actually that I did not NEED to do cardio at all, or if I wanted to, do very little and make it HIIT, so I lose no muscle mass. I think it’s safe to say that I’m the kind of gal that needs a little cardio in her life.
So this is the problem I run into. I lose all my weight up top FIRST..then it comes off the bottom. NO, I’m not holding this in! How do I washboard this? Crunches. I HATE crunches. YUCK. Why can’t crunches and ab work be fun?!
Wendler Cycle II- Week 1
Main lift: Press
Warm up set: 5×25, 5×31,5×35
Actual: 5×41, 5×45,5+x51 (11)
Skull Crushers: 3×8@10( should be at 12, but someone lost my 12lb DB!! Only have one!!)
Alternating front raises: 3×8@15lbs
Tired and off to work I go!!!
Wasn’t sure I’d get my workout in, but got er’ done. Spent 4 hours at gymnastics scoring for the girls elite qualifiers. Picked up this weeks CSA and some other errands. Finally home, got the workout done and will now cook some dinner! The little one should be getting home from gym shortly with the Mister. What’s on the menu you ask? Why, chicken thighs (skin removed), with lemon, Greek olives and some other key ingredients over orzo. Yum!
One more day of my deload and I’m o. To the next 4 week cycle. Love this!
Main lift today is the bench press
Warm ups: 3×5@41 lbs
Actual: 5@41, 5@45 and 5@55
One arm DB row: 5×10@15
Incline DB curls:5×10@10
That’s it.. Short and sweet
I may get some pull ups in as well. 10 close grip maybe. 2×5?
How you ask? Certainly NOT from training. I went to crouch down to pick up something off the effin’ floor!!! Weird thing is,that I can still squat. It hurts when I try to cross my leg or lift it straight up when I’m sitting, I thought I really did myself In yesterday though, the pain was searing and instantly intense. It’s sore today, but not awful. I honestly thought I tore something. I surely was not laughing last night.
Main lift is the squat today:
Warm up- 3×5 @ 65
Actual- 5×65, 5×81, 5×95
Lying leg curls-5×10@25
What I do like about this week is that the lower weights allow me to recheck my form. It also allows me to get a good attg squat in, those are harder for me to do at the higher weights, without me feeling like I’m going to fall backwards.
Update: no walking lunges. Damn they hurt with that quad. That really sucks.
Ok, so I will just do 5×20 with my body weight of deep plié squats, on my toes.