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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

AM workout!

Well I finally got out of bed yesterday morning at 5AM and I drove to the gym and did an upperbody ST workout. SHEW!! It felt GREAT. My arms are killing me today. Especially my triceps. I am walking a little funny to from the squats.

I had planned to get up this morning, I had my workout ready to go and my clothes laid out and I was so exhausted from yesterday that I didn't even hear the alarm. Shoot! Now, I have to do my workout either tomorrow morning (which was a planned day off) or tonight. My workout planned for today is called "hit the deck". I have exercises numbered from 2-10 such as burpees, pushup, popsquats, stability ball pull ins and a few more. I draw a card from the deck and I do the appropriate exercise depending on the number. I do the exercise for 30-40 seconds and then I rest for 20-30 sec. Then I do it again. If I draw a face card I do running toe taps. I do this for an entire hour. DAMN! This seems tough. I can't wait to do it though and see how hard I can go. It WON'T BE EASY. I am anxious to see how high my heart rate gets and how many cals I burn. I will let you know how it goes.

My food was spot on yesterday:

on way to gym - 1/2 orange
on way home from gym - protein shake
B - 1 egg, 1 egg white scrambled, 1/2 cup of dry oats made with water
S - 1 tbsp of peanut butter, small apple
L - tuna, spinach, tomato, low fat honey mustard dressing, 1/2 orange, sf jello
S - 12 almonds, protein shake
D - 5 oz. of grilled chicken, 1/2 sweet potato, 6 asparagus spears


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Teresa said...

Wow, I believe you have been NOTICED. Now that I read that I forgot what I was going to say. LOL Oh well, let me know how the new exercise program works.