Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Week 2 : Weight Training Day

I did my first weight training day at the gym;

5 min warm-up on the stair climb
Leg Press - 2 x 12 115; 1 x 14 135
Leg Curl - 3 x 12 60
Leg Extension - 3 x 12 60
Calf Raise - 3 x 80
Adductor - 3 x 60
Abductor - 3 x 60
Crunches 100

Week 1

Slow start to getting my training started. I realized that I can't find my goggles, so I'll need to buy a new pair before I can start swimming again! And I've misplace my polar tranmitter! Dough! Moving has made me a little off my game! But I know that transmitter has got to be somewhere!

Had a great relaxing weekend at the lake for the 4th of July.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Day 4: Bike 20 min

Worked out at the gym during lunchtime for the first time. I was planning to swim, but I forgot my googles are at the lake house! oops! Sat on the bike for 20 minutes. HR max 180s, avg 160s. Felt good. Legs were tired afterwards!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Day 3: Run 25 min

Ran 25 minutes by the river. It was muggy down there today! Finished off in the parking lot, the air was much drier. Legs felt tired afterwards. Slept good!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Triathlon on the Horizon and I'm GETTING MARRIED!

Life has thrown me some curve balls over the past year, but everything I've delt with has only made me stronger. I've gained about 15 pounds in the last year or two. Being unemployed for 9 months took a huge toll on my motivation and directly affected my will to workout. On top of that I was incredibly sick and then injured, so I've had to let my body take recovery without the stress of working out.

So, today is June 29th. I haven't updated in a while, and I am finally getting back on track.

My 29th birthday was a month ago, and the love of my life asked me to marry him! I couldn't be any happier with my life and its path. My wedding is Fall 2012 and I have lots of work to get back in shape! Got to look great and be in awesome shape for our Honeymoon to Fiji & New Zealand! So many adventures to accomplish there!

I'm ready to adventure back into triathlons and getting my athletic body back! I have a date set for the Oktoberfest International Distance Triathlon on Sept 25th. I know that getting ready for a race is the perfect way to loose weight and get my body confidence back on track! I'm about 130 lbs right now. That is the most I've ever weighed! It's so embarrassing not being able to fit in my short shorts and cute work outfits! So to help get me motivated, I bought some new workout clothes that fit comfortably. I've also decided to try a diet pill to help keep my energy high and hopefully boost my metabolism. I'm trying Oxy Elite Pro. My Bestie recommended it, so we are both trying it out. Of course, I'm not relying on it 100%, just to help get back into my training regime.

The International Distance triathlon is 8/10 mile swim, 16 mile bike, 4 mile run. I have 13 weeks to prepare. I’m going to incorporate P90x, Yoga, Pilates, and weight training into my workout program. I’ve recently moved, so biking will be a bit of a challenge while I try to establish new biking routes.

I hope to loose about 10 lbs by October. That’s 1.3 lbs a week. This is a huge goal, but I’m confident that if I can stick to my training schedule, anything is possible! I will be updating my blog with my progress!

Wish me Luck!



Day 2: Rest

Got a lot of stuff unpacked today. Consider that a rest day! :)

Monday, June 27, 2011

Day 1: Run 25 min & Lunges 2 x25

Today I ran on the trail by the Chattahoochee for 25 minutes. Felt good, left knee was a little uncomfortable. Late afternoon run after work. Temp was hot, but not unbearable. Finished up with 2 x 25 lunges, 10 sec high knees, 10 sec donkey kicks. Felt great after a shower and stretch.

Tomato pasta for dinner.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Road Bike - 16.6 Miles - EA > Decatur > EA

Great Ride Yesterday.  16.6 miles!  Got off work around 6pm, beautiful day, cool, sunny, upper 60s.  I wore my tank and felt completely comfortable.   I decided to ride by myself, since It's been awhile for me on the bike, and I wanted to get in my zone and just pedal.  I got a new iphone today, so I listened to Pandora the whole ride instead of my playlist.  I can't find my HR watch, :(, which also tracks my mph and distance.  I'm pretty sure I was making excellent time, because I felt great and I was really pushing it up some of the tougher hills (McLendon, Lake Claire, Edegewood).  The sunset coming home was beautiful on the city.  Deep Reds, Pinks, and Orange clouds with the Atlanta skyline silhouette in the foreground, so pretty!
I'm back to working and finally able to get back into my normal workout routine!!!!! YAY!  Things have been way OFF for me in the past year.  I've gained like 10 lbs more than I'm comfortable with, and I'd realllly like to loose atleast half of that before Summer, all 10 would be amazing, but a lot to ask! Somehow I've managed to get tendinitis on my elbow, so I was trying to take it easy on my left arm.  I found that it aggravated me then most when I was pushing it up the hills.  Which was kinda good since it made me lay off the grip on my handle bars a bit to focus all my strength in my legs.  My Legs felt great yesterday and today.  No soreness or tightness.
Last Week:
Friday:  35 minute swim
Weekend: None
Monday: Bike
This Week:
Tuesday: Lower Body Weights
Wednesday: Bike
Thursday: Rest
Friday: Run/Upper Weights
Saturday:  MTN BIKE!!
Sunday: Bike or Swim
1-2 sprint triathlon this Summer
1 MTN bike race
1-2 Olympic triathlons in the Fall
Xterra and Dirty Spokes Duathlon in 2012
I feel like those are reasonable goals to strive for.  I feel like I'm making up for over a year of not being active racing, so I know that it will be some work to get back to the athletic shape I was in 2008-2010.  My last race was Xterra 2009.  After that, I was single, and starting working a very demanding job, so my training went on the back burner.   I don't think I'm going to race the Half again, but we will see.  It depends on how I perform in the running legs.  It does help my running, but it's a tough race on my body doing 13.1 miles total.  Xterra and The Dualthons are 3-5 miles running.  If I train and race for 13, then I am putting myself ahead there.  I plan to ride a lot this summer and swim open water a lot at Lake Lanier.  All these elements will help me reach my goals and improve my fitness!!