Monday, February 16, 2009

Workout Results 2/16-

Today was a fantastic day! Just knowing that soon we will be home gave me a much needed push and my workouts ROCKED! These last few days are bringing out many emotions. We are of course happy, but I am also a bit sentimental in that this place is where I turned my life around. I could not help but think today of when I first started working out here. I was so scared that I would not succeed. I was afraid of letting down not only myself but my husband and all who believed in me. I took things day by day and now 3 years later I do not recognize the girl who first arrived here, so heavy and out of shape. I am so proud that I did it, I made the most of my time here! It is a feeling that is hard to describe but one that I pray I never forget.

Daily totals -
Time - 95.17 mins
Calories burned - 1,017
Calories consumed - 1,783

Workout 1 - Warm up Cathe Cardio Fusion followed by interval run with 6 sprints, high speed 8.0 mph.

Time - 32.08 mins
Calories burned - 313
AHR - 142/74% MHR - 187/97%

Workout 2 - 4 circuits of Cardio intervals and ST Shoulders, Biceps and Triceps -

Circuit 1 -
10 min warm up run and cardio drills
Shoulder press with sumo squats - 3 sets of 20 reps with 11 lb DBs
Functional rotations with double front raise - 3 sets of 20 reps with 11 lb DBs
5 min run

Circuit 2 -
Front/lateral raise combo - 2 sets of 20 reps with 11 lb DBs, followed by 2 sets of 20 reps with 6.6 lb DBs
Bent over flys - 2 sets of 20 reps with 11 lb DBs, followed by 2 sets of 12 reps with 6.6 lb DBs
5 min run

Circuit 3 -
21's - 4 sets of 21 reps with 11 lb DBs
5 min run

Circuit 4 -
Laying down tricep extensions - 3 sets of 20 reps with 11 lb DBs
Dips - 4 sets of 10 reps
5 min interval run
3 min cool down walk and stretch

Time - 63.09 mins
Calories burned - 704
AHR - 153/80% MHR - 174/91%


Midlife, menopause, mistakes and random stuff... said...

Whew, I'm tired from just reading that!!
You go Jen :)

Steady On
Reggie Girl

Bren said...

This is a wonderful entry. You have come so far and yet have only begun your wonderful journey. Cherish every day like I know you always do.
Warm Wishes from your friend in the Midwest Garden!

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy for you. What an amazing feeling to know that everyone who knew you when you left the U.S. will see a new and improved you when you get back!!

And what a workout!!!! I'm lucky to do an hour!

Andy said...

Keep it goin, Jen!!

erin said...

You are such a motivation! I am continually amazed by your workouts.

Oh, and I blog on SP and on Blogger, but if you're looking to downsize, you could always leave a very visible link to this blog on your SP page so people could see it.

RunTX said...

What a great workout!

Thanks for becoming a follower of my blog..looking forward to following this blog...


Angela said...

Jen, you are awesome. It's so wonderful, all that you have accomplished. To think back to who you were and how far you have come is simply amazing. You are so very inspiring. Not only do you believe in yourself, but you help others to believe in themselves.

You inspired me to join and start my own blog. Yep, I did!

I'm looking forward to you coming back to the States and can't wait to start reading. Love ya babe!