Wednesday, April 24, 2013

April 24 - Zumba

Tonight's workout was Zumba class. I have got to get back to work on the dance I am choreographing for the contest! Some days it feels like there are not enough hours in the day. And this week, I have two late nights at work.

I have to go to the doctor next Thursday for a thyroid check-up. Am I the only one that HATES going to the doctor??

Monday, April 22, 2013

April 22- Not what I planned

My plan today was to head to the gym after work for some strength and treadmill work. But when I finally left work (late), I just wasn't into it, and drove right past the gym. I had to stop at the grocery on the way home for my weekly grocery trip. When I got home, I went back and forth about what my workout would be. I actually put a DVD into the player, and changed my mind before I pressed play. I heading outside and got in 2.33 mile (all walking). Tomorrow and Thursday I have to work late because of events at work. One day will be a rest day and the other will be a morning workout.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Weekend Workouts -April 20 and 21

It was an absolutely beautiful weekend in Alabama. Cool and sunny, just the way I like it. On Saturday morning, I hit up my favorite Zumba class. I love Zumba, and I love the calorie burn from it even more. After I got home, I worked in the yard for a bit and then headed to town for a mani/pedi.
Today, I took advantage of the beautiful weather and went back outside for a walk/jog. According to my walk was 4.31 miles and took me a little over an hour. Pugsley went with me. He is getting better and better on these walk/jogs.
After I got home, I worked for over an hour on the Zumba competition song. (My zumba studio is doing a student competition where we choreograph a song of our choice, and the instructors will choose one to add to the playlist.) Whew. I still have a lot of work to do on that!

I wish everyday could be the weekend :)

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Workout April 18

Today's workout was supposed to be Zumba Toning class. Unfortunately, I was the only person to show up for class. The instructor and I both thought that the predicted bad weather was what kept everyone at home. I had been very excited about class (because I don't always get to go on Thursday), but when I got home the thought of doing a DVD instead was less than appealing. Honestly, I contemplated skipping the workout altogether, but already skipped a workout on Tuesday (because of a unexpected family dinner). I decided to take a chance on the weather and headed out for a quick walk.

My walk was right at 30 minutes and the heart rate monitor registered 277 calories burned.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

April 17 Workout

Today was beautiful, and I had to take advantage of it's beauty.  I hit the pavement again for a 40 minute walk with massive hills. The heart rate monitor said I burned 388 calories. I should have headed to the gym after work for strength, but I just couldn't wait to get home and walk in the sunshine. I love these longer days. During the winter, it is dark when I leave in the morning and dark when I leave the library for home. I enjoy winter, but I love the SUN :)

Monday, April 15, 2013

April 15 Workout

I struggle with not know what to post. When I started my blog back up earlier this year, I posted a weekly review of my workouts and my weekly WI. Then I felt like this was very boring. Now, I am going to try to do daily updates of my workouts. And see how that goes.

*Warm Up with .25 miles on the treadmill

3 sets of 12 bicep curls 20lbs
3 sets of 12 tricep pushdowns 50lbs
2 sets of 12 assisted pull-ups
2 sets of 12  assisted dips

*1 mile on elliptical 9:17 (My intention was to run a mile on the treadmill, but they were all full.)

30 minute walk outside at home. HR monitor showed 270calorie burn for walk.