Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Movie Burpees

So, first to log the weekend, I didn't do anything last Friday, Saturday I did 1 minute planks, & Sunday is a rest day.

This week we are up at Park City.  I came down this morning though cause Natalie has a dr. appointment.

Sadly, eventhough there is a gym there at the hotel, I didn't find a time to make it down yesterday. I did get in 12 minutes of 1 minute planks though as we watched a movie - Get Smart.  Pretty funny.  I was trying to hold a side plank when Steve Carrel said "Oh Kay" in his mute stable boy voice, I couldn't stop laughing and was trying to not lose my form.  Then later at night Joseph, Ethan, and I watched "The Italian Job" and I said I had to do 5 burpees for everytime they swore.  I'm still 30 behind, but got like 40 in, thankfully it wasn't as high as I expected.  More of an action movie than a cursing movie, so that was good.  It's Natalie's fault I didn't finish cause she started to fuss and I had to nurse her and the swearing got ahead of me.  So that is how you do movie burpees.  :)

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Cleaning Lunges & 180s

Did 1:30 planks today for 12 minutes, goes like this:

2 rounds of the following
  • 90 second left plank
  • 90 second right plank
  • 90 sec center plank
  • 90 sec yoga table
Then I did a wheel for 1 minute, working up to 1:30, first gotta get my wrists stronger

Tonight during the commercials of the AFV rerun the kids and I did handstands in my bedroom - my best time was :39.  Then, after shooing all the kids off to bed, I did "cleaning lunges" in my bedroom, which are walking lunges around my room and I clean up all the blankets and pillows and toys off the floor as I take 400 lunges walking back and forth across the room.  I did 30 reps of 180 jump squats after each 100 lunges.  180 Jump squats are a P90X move, I'll let these nice gentlemen demonstrate in this video here, so my night time routine went like this:

4 rounds of the following:
  • 100 walking lunges
  • 30 180 jump squats
I had to up the workout today cause I ate some brownies that I bought for the kids.  Then I told the kids I can't have treats around the house any more cause my will power is not strong.  Sorry kids. 

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Mountain Climbers

500 Mountain Climbers - 5:47 - 9 seconds off from last week, pretty good.  Mountain climbers are arm burners, that's for sure.  Here's a video showing how to do them ~

Mowed the lawn too, so that was a little bit of active "rest" cardio I guess, and had to move around the play sets and trampoline during that process, giving a bit of resistance training.  It's a holiday here in Utah, but we're not doing too much to celebrate, just enjoying a nice lazy day with everyone at home.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Planks and Block Run

Did my planks today, most of them 1 minute, but did do a 2 minute center plank and yoga table on the 2nd round.

Held a wheel for.... 1:04!  Improved on that really quickly, from :35 to :55 to a minute.  My old record was 1:30 I think.

Did around the block runs again too - the counter clockwise improved a lot - 2:44, so that was 11 seconds off.  Did that one first, then a shorter break than last time I did the run, so my clockwise time was about the same - 2:50 (was 2:51 last time, last Thursday).  And that was it for today.  Still pretty sore and tight from Saturday's deadlifts, going to stretch a bit before bed.

Monday, July 22, 2013

3 Miles

I'm totally sore from the deadlifts on Saturday.  And not just my hamstrings but my shoulders are too, which hasn't ever happened before.  I guess just from holding those two 30 pounders.  

For today I thought I'd try to just to a jog/walk to try to loosen myself up.  Joseph went with me.  He was doing "high knees" as we started out cause I was just so slow, he had to do something to up the intensity apparently.  (I guess he's even more competitive than I am...)  He was nice to kinda slow down for me.  But on the last bit of the run which is uphill, I told him to go ahead and run if he wanted to.  I thought he'd wait for me where we started, either at the corner or at the church.  He wasn't at the corner.  I went back up to the church, he wasn't there either.  So I went back to the corner and headed home.  Sure enough, he was home.  So much for going running "together!"  I waited to do it at the end of the day cause he didn't want to do it in the morning (I just have to go when the sun is down or before it's up.)  But next time I think I'll just go on my own since we kinda did it on our own anyway.  Atleast until I'm able to keep up with him.  But maybe that opportunity is gone now that he's a young man.  He's a speed demon.  

12 mins of planks tomorrow and lots of stretching.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

200 Deadlifts

Yesterday was an "active rest/recovery" day, I did lots of cleaning around the house but no workout.  Today I was ready to go.  So first I did my morning routine of weigh in (159), then oil pulling during my skin brushing routine, then off to my closet for my workout.  
My main exercise course was 200 deadlifts with two 30 lb weights, with a little bit of other stuff mixed in with it, my routine looked like this:  

50 deadlifts in 2:10 min.
1:30 plank rotations in 6:00 min.
50 deadlifts - 1:55
1:30 plank rotations - 6:00 min
50 deadifts 1:59 
quick 15 second breather
50 deadlifts (arms burning and took a few pauses for my hands) 2:37 min
Then straight into a wheel, and considering that my arms were already wasted, I was pleased with the :54 time.  (Might do wheel again tonight and try to make 1:00)
Then I did a handstand for :30, again, my arms were wasted and shaking - 

So there is my about 20 minute workout for today.  I might join Joseph on a jog tonight, but I told him he'll have to be patient with my slow time, especially since he's such a speed demon now.  We might do a 2 or 5 mile run, or maybe just a few sprints around the block, we'll see how late it is before we're able to go and what we're feeling up to.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Around the Block

Did a run around the block tonight - my time for a counter clockwise run was 2:55, then I took a quick breather and did it clockwise, time 2:51.  I am out of breath and sweaty and will have to get my lungs used to breathing heavy like that.  My average time pre-pregnancy was about 2:30 - from May of last year my best time counter clockwise ws 2:27, clockwise 2:23 (clockwise makes it slightly downhill at the end of the lap) - so that's what I'm aiming for, we'll see how long it takes me to get there.  :)

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Upper Body Eccentric Workout

This morning I did an eccentric upperbody workout (as taught in the book Smarter Science of Slim) -

I did 4 muscle groups - 6 reps of each exercise:

Chest - Push Ups: go down and hold for 10 seconds, up, then down again hold for 10 seconds, etc - repeat the hold 6 times, takes about 1:20.  I was able to do the first 2 reps on my toes, the rest on my knees.

Shoulders - Did a one arm press - took a 30 lb dumbbell and raised it with both hands, then slowly lowered it for 10 seconds with just the left arm, repeat 6x, then did the right arm.

Bicep Curls - held two 20lb dumbbells and did a curl up, slowly lowered it down for 10 seconds, repeat 6x.

Tricep Extensions - held two 15lb dumbbells as I layed down on a mat, extended out, then lowered to 90 degrees and held for 10 seconds, repeat 6x.

Then tonight I also did a wheel for 55 seconds, really was pushing myself, and then I did 12 minutes of planks in 2 rotations of 1:30 for each of the 4 plank holds, so 2 rounds were 6 minutes each, stretched after the first round

~ Update ~ it's the next day and I can definitely feel that workout, my arms are evenly sore all over.  Amazing what a short workout will do - that upper body workout was less than 10 minutes.  It really doesn't take a lot of time to exercise.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

2 Minute Planks

Did some planks yesterday, finished them off today - yesterday, get this, I held a side plank on each side for TWO minutes!  The most I've done before was 90 seconds, so I was super proud of that.  Then yesterday after I did the mountain climbers too I figured that was good and I'd finish the planks today, so today I did a 2 minute center plank and 2 minute table, then did one more circuit of 1 minute of each plank to finish off the 12 minutes total.  

I also did a little cardio circuit today - this 2 minute circuit 5 times:
  • 1 minute march or dance in place
  • 30 jump lunges, then finish off the minute marching again
The 30 lump lunges was killer.  I could do 15-20 okay, then the last 15-10 my legs were burning.  But that seems to be a good home version of what Jon Bailor would consider an eccentric cardio workout since I have to stop after 30 seconds (Smarter Exercise FAQ #6).  I hope to get an exercise bike sometime though.

Monday, July 15, 2013

500 Mountain Climbers

Did 500 mountain climbers this morning in 5:56, not bad!  My shoulders have stayed pretty strong from doing planks though, and they are usually the first group of muscles to give out with mountain climbers, so I'm pleased with that time.  Also did my regular 12 minutes of planks circuit.

On Saturday I did a wheel for the first time in a long time - I did it after planks so maybe my arms were already tired.  Pre-baby I could hold it for a minute easy, but on Saturday only held it for :35, going to work it up from there and improve.  My plan for this week:

Monday - Planks & Mountain climbers
Tuesday - Wheel hold and then Upper body eccentric workout
Wednesday - Planks, 10 min 180 Jump squat cardio circuit
Thursday - 400 walking lunges or 200 jump lunges
Friday - 10 minute high knees cardio circuit
Saturday - Planks & Wheel

Weight this morning 163.0

Friday, July 12, 2013

Post Pregnancy Lunges

Baby is 2 days old, just did my 400 walking lunges in the back yard. Corey took the kids to a park to play, and so I was able to do them while baby slept and the toddler played on the playset.  It took me from 8:22 to 8:43 to do 400, 21 minutes, not bad. I weighed myself this morning, I was 166.

Delivery Day Planks

Here's a brief overview of my delviery- I took one last picture of my pregnant self an hour before heading to the hospital ~ and then at the hospital for the waiting game.  I got an epidural early before I hardly even felt the contractions.  It took me from 10 a.m. to 5 to dialate.  At 5:00 I was at a 10, they called the Dr. to come, and then 2 pushes and she was out.
Our baby girl was born at 5:14 p.m. ~ 6 lbs 13 oz.

Here's the family meeting the new addition
That night after I got enough movement in my legs I did my 12 minutes of planks as planned.  :)  It was a little hard on the slippery floor, but it felt good and I was able to go lower on the center plank now that my tummy  is empty. Side planks felt harder to do, but I was still able to go up on my hand on each side for 30 seconds.  When they came in to do my vitals throughout my stay they always said my uterus was nice and firm, I think it was thanks to planks.

The next day I did a quick 10 minute exercise in my room - 30 seconds of 180 jump squats followed by 1:30 marching in place with high knees.  I did that 5 times.  I haven't done my 400 lunges yet but am going to do that tonight or tomorrow, plus going to do 12 minutes of planks again.  Then I'll make my plan of attack this weekend and start exercising every day next Monday.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

39 Weeks

Ready to go in, just waiting for the ok from the Women's Center.  I was scheduled to be induced yesterday but there was no room at the inn.  And today my Dr. was busy at a different hospital than the one I'm schedule so he wanted to do it Wednesday.  I've been in a bit of a pathetic mopy mood this morning, but am doing slightly better now.  Less than 24 hours to go, atleast I hope so.  Or atleast it better be.  If they push me back again I might die.  Have mercy.  The light at the end of my tunnel can't move, it shall make me lose my sanity.  I'm NOT going to do my lunges tomorrow morning (ok, maybe I will just cause I'm competitive even if it's just with myself) but I'd really rather do them without the big tummy, I want to be able to move freely again.  I will survive.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Side Plank on Hand

I'm heading in to the hospital today for delivery, very excited and looking forward to meeting this little girl.  I was busy nesting over the weekend, doing various painting projects and rearranging furniture.  So I didn't get to my 12 minutes of planks on Friday or Saturday.  So since I can't fall asleep I did them this morning to make up for the weekend and I'll do them after delivery tonight for my Monday planks.  The past few weeks I've added 30 seconds of a hand plank to one of my rounds of left and right side planks.  With my feet one in front of the other like this pic below, not stacked.

I just have added it for one of the 3 circuits I do (3 circuits of 4 plank positions - center, right side, left side, and yoga table).  I did the side plank on elbow for 15 seconds, then hurried up on my hand for about 25 seconds, then finish it out on the elbow again.  So not quite 30 seconds holding it, but it takes about 30 seconds out of the minute side plank.  I'm excited to have my belly free soon and be able to start to move and stretch more without the hips hurting, and to start doing the wheel and stuff again.  :)

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Last 400 Lunges

Did my last walking lunges this morning.  400 total, did 50 at a time with a little walk in between to shake it off, took me about a half hour, and check! I'm done with lunges until after the baby's born!  (I'm enjoying saying and thinking about everything I do as a "this is the last time doing ____ until after the baby's born!" task).  So I'm done with those until next week, and pending on how things go, maybe I'll put my angel baby in a Moby Wrap and do my lunges next Wednesday with her sweet companionship.  I'm guessing it will be easier to do it with her wrapped around me rather than inside of me?

Tomorrow we have the 4th of July Fun Run and other festivities.  I'll be walking the  3K this year.  Joseph has been training, his best time was 12:09 the first time he ran it, and it's been slower each time since.  He keeps asking me questions about what he should do to prepare, too bad I have no idea.  Maybe I'll go google it and see if I can find any good advice or studies for him.  I did read this yesterday from Smarter Science of Slim's website about jogging.  I, personally, and fully converted to the idea that all you need is 10 minutes of exercise Bodyrock/Zuzana style mentality, plus a clean diet.  We'll see how quickly this baby weight comes off as I get on the brief and high intensity workouts again.

Monday, July 1, 2013

38 Weeks

I've almost made it.  One week left, as I'm scheduled to be induced next Monday.  (excited!!!!!)  One week to go... that finally seems close.  Two, four, six, eight weeks, none of that seemed close - I was still going to be pregnant forever.  But one week, I think I can handle that!  I've got more I could do this week than I will probably get done, so that means this week will go by fast.  Yay!  

No pictures of myself this week or last week - we didn't go on a date cause Corey was doing camping things with the kids for church the past two Fridays.  We'll go out this week though and we'll see if I can still make myself feel pretty enough for a picture.  :)

For exercising this past 2-3 months, it seems the only thing I've been consistent with is planks and lunges.  I've been doing my 12 minutes of planks (in 1 minute rotations) twice a week, usually Mon and Saturday with 400 lunges sometime in between.  I can do the lunges without being sore and I oddly enough really enjoy doing the planks - I feel strong and ready for delivery, plus it's kept my arms kinda tone.  :)  I did my planks this morning after I skin brushed (something else I've been re-introduced to and have been doing the past month - been following this routine, but have a hard time doing the bottom of my feet, can't reach!)

So, the only thing I can't decide is if I do my 12 mintues of planks next Monday before or after delivery?  :)