Sunday, June 30, 2013

What I Did: Preparing for A Road Trip

Okay so we're not going that far but we will be sitting on our tushies for a couple hours with snacks at hand so I thought I'd burn off a few this morning before we head for the highway. I did these 2 quick videos
Total Time: Workout was 14:43 and the cool down/stretch routine was 15min (give or take) so it took me about 30 min
HR: 150 (taken after workout)
Sweat'o'Metre: uh yeah, had to use my pj shorts to wipe the sweat off at a few points. Surprising!
Burn'o'Metre: not much of a burn but a good way to get the blood pumping in the morning without going crazy (especially if you haven't eaten yet like moi today!)
Happy Canada Day Weekend!
Canada Day 2010 with my husband and parents at the Jays

Friday, June 28, 2013

What I Did: Eat Some Junk, Go for a Run

Now let me tell you a 20-30 minute run is not going to run off pizza, beer, a bowl of chips or a chocolate bar, I ate none of those by the way but my husband did come home with an arm full of "sabotage" as I like to call it (my weakness anything peanut butter and/or chocolate and he had TWO kinds GAH!). But then he at least encouraged me to join him for a run (which he doesn't even like to do!) So I did just need to get off my butt and it wasn't a guilt run it was a wellness run, as in for the wellness of my mind to get me off the "screen crack" I've been staring at for like 4 hours tonight. That's my story, sticking to it.
Workout: 25 min run with interval sprints at the end (like 4 or 5). Nothing crazy, just getting the blood pumping.
HR: 160-165
Sweat'o'Metre: Even though it's cool out I did get sweaty on the way back
Burn'o'Metre: nope. Not even a little bit. Which kinda makes me feel good that my cardio isn't totally sucking these days!
No photo, too dark and too lazy. I am clearly not a night person (I would rather get up at 6 to workout!).

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

What I Did: It's raining...sweat!

So as promised I got up early to do my workout this morning. It was cooler yesterday so today the humidity definitely had an effect on the sweat'o'metre! My favorite weather to workout in in the summer is that cloudy rainy stuff with a breeze. you feel hard core doing it in the rain!

Warm up: Crossfit warm up 3x10
Chin ups (back to jumping up :P)
Sit ups (hanging)
Back extension
Samson stretch for 10 sec each leg

WORKOUT: 5 Rounds of the following
Run 100m
10 Burpees (I did 15 the first round and thought nope, not going to last doing that!)
20 Squats
35 Sit ups (full)
40 Regular skips

Total Time: 28min 20 seconds (warm up was 9, workout was 19:20)
HR: 180
Sweat'o'Metre: during my cool down I thought it was raining, but no that was just sweat pouring off my face. The photo doesn't do it justice! My arms were sweating (also humidity taken into account!)
Burn'o'Metre: definitely felt the need to push myself through those burpees and the squats required a couple shake outs here and there! The sit ups took the longest, not super hard but slow.
I was actually surprised by this workout, I didn't think it'd
take me as long as it did or be as hard. It's a good one!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

What I Did: Group Crossfit!

I am so excited! I have finally found a few friends who are willing not only to do crossfit but to get up early in the morning to do it too! Here's what we did in the pouring rain (ok it wasn't raining at first but it was half way through!)
Warm up: 3 x 10 of each;
Chin ups
Sit ups
Back extensions
Samson stretch (10 sec hold each leg)

Run 400m
20 chin ups
20 push ups
20 sit ups
20 squats
50 Walking lunges (total)
40 sit ups
40 burpees
20 sit ups (supposed to be 40 but ran out of time)

Total Time: 10 min warm up 14 min (20 sec) workout, 24 min 20 sec
HR: At the end it was 160, though I am sure it was closer to 170 during
Sweat'o'Metre: it was raining but I could taste salt, so even with a cool rain I was sweating! Don't do this midday outside!
Burn'o'Metre: Definitely felt it in the legs for the lunges and burpees, upper body is tough too though I did jump up chin ups :P
No photo, it was raining hard and by the time I got my camera out I realized the battery was group workout I'll get a group photo!!!

Monday, June 24, 2013

What I Did: High Intensity Headache

This humidity is killing me. I have been handling the heat okay but it's giving me a headache of a lifetime. So brutal. Anyhow I intended just to do an active recovery day, and if you take it easy this video can be that. I switched out some jumping exercises (like the jump lunges and butt kicks) to low impact for the sake of my head. Also this post includes the most attractive photo of me ever.

Warm up and cool down included in video yay!
Total Time: 39 min
HR: after core section 150 (I'm assuming a bit higher in the Tabata section)
Sweat'o'Metre: How can one not sweat in this humidity (no I do not have access to the AC where I live BOO!)
Burn'o'Metre: yes this burned. If I had gone full force it would have been killer. But I slowed the pace down today.

Friday, June 21, 2013

What I Did: Cut it Short, Not Sissy

Had a super exciting day yesterday but very late as well as an early morning. I don't want to get sick again and almost used that as an excuse not to workout...but decided to just do it, but cut it a little short. Now short doesn't mean easy!

Warm up: 2x of
5 chin ups
10 dips
10 hanging sit ups
10 back extensions
10 squats
10 sec Samson stretch

20 walking lunges + 10 push ups (4x)
Low side shuffle 10-1 (10 steps one way, then the other, then 9, then 8 etc) at the end of each side 1 burpee
10 V sits + 25 jumping jacks (4x) though to make it really challenging change it to star jacks

That's it that's all folks!

Total Time: 15 minutes! Warm up was 5, the workout was 10
HR: 180
Sweat'o'Metre: Pretty sweaty! It may be short but it got the blood pumping fast!
Burn'o'Metre: yep, the legs, the lungs it burned. May need to jack up the upper body challenge next time
Hang loose baby. It's what I'm doing now flat on my back!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

What I Did: So far...

So far as in yet, not distance. This'll be a boring post as it's just a summary of me biking to my client's place, our workout and biking home that I posted about last time, just with more detail.
(no warmup)
Bike 25 min! Wow cut off 2 min cause I thought I'd be late my HR after that was 170
Workout (as detailed before but I won't go into it, took about 25 min) my HR was 160ish (not sure if I counted properly)
Bike 27 min back, took my time and biked back for the first 10 min with a friend til she went back home, but my HR was still 160 when I got home

Total Time: 77 min! Woah that's like an hour and 17 min!
HR: as detailed above
Sweat'o'Metre: meh not so sweaty though after the first bike and workout I was dripping a wee bit, but I went super fast on the down hills coming home it all dried up :)
Burn'o'Metre: definitely felt it in the legs, butt and lungs on the way there (what motivation tardiness is!)
my husband thinks I have the "cool" helmet. I think I still
look like a dork. Safe and happy though! 

Oh on a side note the reason why I say "so far" is because I told my husband I'd run to the lake and back when he got home...oy that's like a triple workout for me today WOOT WOOT!

UPDATE: Soooo I did end up running to the lake with my hubby. TWO workouts today woo.
So we ran down which took 9 min. Then we did 20 super high bench hops + 10 push ups for 5 rounds which took us 9 more minutes...then we ran home and would have made it in 9 min but we walked the last little bit to cool down which took us about 1min 40 sec more. HR was 180 :)

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

What I Did: Post Nap Workout

I have never been a "napper" (except when in university trying to study...). However with Monday's off and Tuesdays to "goof off" in the morning and afternoon before my husband goes to work I've been finding I use more and more of those days to take a snooze. Bad horrible habit (it actually drives me crazy and I get a little ticked at myself for wasting precious productivity time). So there's a little insight into my "personality type". This is what I did after dragging myself out of bed (and on such a glorious day!).

Warm up: 3x through
5 chin ups
10 dips
10 hanging sit ups
10 back extensions
10 squats
10sec samson stretch

WORKOUT: 2x (though  next time I would do it 3x)
80 jumping jacks
50 toe touches (crunches with legs straight up in the air)
20 sit ups
20 dips
20 squats
10 (each leg) side lunges
15 inner leg lifts
50 bicycles
15 push ups
40 Russian twists

Total Time: 34 minutes (warm up was 8 workout was 26)
HR: darr matey forgot to take it, I imagine around 150-160
Sweat'o'Metre: meh no dripping, just some moisture
Burn'o'Metre: lots of core work there, that was tough
woah super upclose (accident) but it shows the "level"
of sweaty-ness

and this is just cause up close photos of me are kinda boring
This is my favorite park to workout at. Lots of room to look

Saturday, June 15, 2013

What I Did: Bike Train Bike

Today I biked to my clients house to do a workout in her back yard instead of at the clinic (it's really only ideal for colder yucky weather to be inside!). So I can't detail out exactly what we did, that's what she pays me for haha but here's "what I did"
Warm up: uh..biking but that was also part of the workout so yeah just add it in..

Bike 27 min (lots of ups and downs, felt like more ups and I didn't want to be late!)
Train for 30 min that included push ups, squat jumps, burpees, core stuff, other cardio body weight stuff and some weight training like deadlifts.
Bike home 26 min (I guess it was more downhill coming home!)

Total Time: wow total of 83 min or 1 hour 23 min!!! woo guess I burned off that bad for me muffin I ate this morning!
HR: biking was around 150-180, training closer to 140/150
Sweat'o'Metre: not too sweaty, definitely got some sweat marks all over though
Burn'o'Metre: oh yeah was feeling it in the butt and thighs biking over! (not mentioning the training session as it's built for her not me but I did it anyways)
switching it up and doing a selfie in the
mirror...also I love my non-matching
colourful outfit hehe

Thursday, June 13, 2013

What I Did: Recovery Weights

Still pretty sore and stiff from my Tabata workout so I thought I'd use the total gym in my living room and add a little cardio punch to it. Here's what I did;

Warm up:  Found another morning stretch routine about 5 min long here. Normally I don't do stretches before hand unless it's dynamic but I was in need of this

WORKOUT: All exercises on the total gym (other than cardio and core) Jumpin jacks for 30 seconds between each exercise. Sometimes I did squat jacks to heat it up, one round of star jacks...then I got lazy and went back to jumping jacks
Pull up
Seated row
Chest press
Shoulder press
Rear dealt fly
Anterior shoulder raise
Biceps seated
Biceps lying down
Overhead roll ups (with 10lb wt) x 20
Pilates leg hugs with 20 leg raises
Mountain climbers 30 sec
Plank 30 sec

Total Time:30 min (oh 35 including warm up video)
HR: around 150-160 at the end
Sweat'o'Metre: Surprising, I actually got more than damp, got some face trickles going on
Burn'o'Metre: meh, the biceps burned the most cause I did them back to back and my biceps are weak...not a super burn but a good workout for an off day/recovery day
It looks like I'm posing but I'm trying to show the drop of
sweat on my temple haha!

What I Did: Tabata Time Overload

So this was my second workout in a row this week yay! Still congested a bit but I can't wait any longer. I have my appetite back which means I better start burning it off haha!
Here's what I did (in a small room with nothing but some tunes and a stop watch!)
Tabata = 20 second high intensity work with 10 second rest x8 (=4min) of the following with 1 min in between each exercise
Star Jumps
Push ups
Mountain Climbers
Oblique twists with 8lb ball

Total Time: 30 min
HR: 180
Sweat'o'Metre: All over the floor haha! Had to wipe up before my client came in (I was at work)
Burn'o'Metre: Let me tell you, I definitely ended up modifying quite a few half way through so I wouldn't collapse on my face. It was a good one :)

No photo though cause I was at work, then trained, and by the time I got home I looked too good to take a photo haha!

What I Did: Sick Run #2

Basically did the same as last post but I did it with my husband which meant I had someone to speed up my breaks AND I had a timer so here are the results...

Total Time: 24 min 30 sec
HR: During the bench hops and push ups it was upwards of 190-200, after the run home I was around 180
Sweat'o'Metre: It was a nice day but not sweltering but I was still getting a good drip onto the pavement doing push ups!
Burn'o'Metre: With less break time it was a lung burner for sure!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

What I Did: The Sick Run

I caught a cold...again. I think that's 3 times this year and it's only June. That's horrible. Needless to say I brought it on myself. I have too many late nights and busy days back to back and that is a recipe for a decreased immune system for me...yeah I have a sissy immune system. Sheesh. Anyhow I felt well enough today to suck it up and get a workout in.
Warm up: I just got back from a personal training session so I was already sweaty
Ran to the lake (approx 7-8 min)
5 rounds of 20 bench hops + 10 push ups
Run home (approx 7-9 min)
Stretch :)

Total Time: I didn't have my watch, I think it was around 30 min or less
HR: Also, didn't have my watch but I'm going to guess around 180s
Sweat'o'Metre: Um pretty good! It was cooler today so I was surprised I had some face sweat going on!
Burn'o'Metre: I won't lie, my cardio has gone down hill this past week of slacking off so I was taking breaks for SURE between bench hops/push ups.