Friday, January 21, 2011

Woke up Weak, Very Weak, Going to Bed Strong, Very Strong =)

I did a squat pyramid today, but I took it to the next level. I capped the peak of my pyramid with a set of squats at 145 lbs. That’s 101.4% of my body weight if you’re into statistics ;) I started with the squats, moved on to seated leg presses and then realized I had to have a pic of my new squat record weight for my blog. I grabbed my phone and went back over to load the bar back up. There had been a group of guys deadlifting next to me when I did my pyramid and they were still there. I had the following laughable conversation with one:

Deadlift guy: (incredulous tone) You’re going for squats again?
Me: No. Actually I’m just being a bit of a dork right now. My training log is a blog and this was a new high weight for me so I want a picture of it. My last heavy was 120 lbs, but today’s exceeds my body weight.
Deadlift guy (smiling): That’s pretty impressive for a little girl like yourself.
Me (smiling): Thanks. (mentally: “little girl?” Dude, work on your wording, but you get points for the compliment intention. I bet I could kick your butt at lower body : P )

Pssst click the picture to make it way bigger - this one is full screen worthy!

(the bar weighs 45 lbs and on each side there resides a 35, a 10, and a 5) Yuppity yup 145 lbs total ;)

Day 14

Friday January 21, 2011

6 am Alarm




7:15 am Charlie gets up

7:20 am I (try to) go back to bed

7:35 am 2 Advil

I think this 5.5-6 hours of sleep a night thing is catching up to me.

8:15 am Protein Shake #1

1 scoop delicious vanilla MyoFusion with water and ice in my bullet

9:15 am Breakfast in the Computer Lab

1 cup NF milk + 1 cup TJ’s Vanilla Almond Clusters Cereal
In a Buzz Lightyear bowl I packed along, because I’m just that cool ;)

I’m supposed to be at Body Pump right now, damnit.
I REALLY REALLY WANT to be there, but if I don’t start clearing assignments my freak out threshold will boil over. School: 1 Training: 0 My team lost, boo.

11:50 am Lunch in ACCT 375 (extra day to make-up for MLKD – Fridays are supposed to be my no class get all the other stuff done day)

Chicken & Roasted Beet Salad from TJ’s
(I only used half the dressing – they over serve you on this one)
1 wheat roll from the Atrium
Hot tea

2:10 pm Snack

Chocolate Peppermint Stick Luna Bar

4:40 pm Snack at home

Small Fuji
16 Wheat thins
1 string cheese
Hot tea no sweetener

Here’s a funny story, I’d been planning on not working out at all based on the weak ass grumpifying start to the day I’d had. I’d been planning to look up that video on YouTube of Wipeout by the Surfaris and embed it here for humor. That’s the flaw with a blog for a training log, if you have a bad day you still have to tell people that you didn’t meet your goals that day. Then a cool thing happened, Alisha, who I went to high school with, left a post on my FB wall saying she’d been reading my blog for inspiration. That was a cool pick me up, I’d thought only a few of my closest friends and my mom were reading this ;) So I thought, hey snap out of it, if C is willing go to the gym tonight do it and make it a good day after all.

5:30 – 7:00 pm Gold’s Gym Training Legs + a Mini Bicep/Tricep Session

(Read: the day just got good!)

1)Squat Pyramid (Barbell with a rack)

Set 1: 65 lbs x 12 reps
Set 2: 85 lbs x 10 reps
Set 3: 95 lbs x 10 reps
Set 4: 115 lbs x 10 reps
Set 5: 125 lbs x 10 reps
Set 6: 130 lbs x 10 reps
Set 7: 145 lbs x 8 reps
Set 8: 125 lbs x 8 reps
Set 9: 115 lbs x 12 reps

Wooooohoooo! Check that out up there! I squatted 145 pounds! That’s more than I weigh. It wasn’t a one shot fluke either I managed 8 reps after having already done 62 total reps at lower weights and then after my impressive in excess of my body weight set I did another 20 reps. Don’t mind me, I’m just having a proud moment =)

2)Seated Leg Press

Set 1: 200 lbs x 10 reps
Set 2: 200 lbs x 10 reps
Set 3: 220 lbs x 6 reps
Set 1: 220 lbs x 6 reps

These were rough and I had easily managed 230 lbs last week. Hmmm think doing them right after my squats was the problem? Yep.

3)Walking Lunges 3 Ways

Holding 2 – 20 lb dumbbells 4 sets x 12 reps
Side twist with an 8 lb medicine ball 2 sets x 12 reps
Leg lift / but squeeze 2 sets x 12 reps

4)Lying Leg Curls

Not alternating. Full reps on each leg, switch, repeat, repeat, no rest other than trading legs.

Set 1: 30 lbs x 8 reps per leg
Set 2: 40 lbs x 5.5 reps R leg / 4 reps L leg (muscle failure (did 2 more reps @ 30 lbs
Set 3: 30 lbs x 6 reps per leg

5)Leg Extensions

Not alternating. Full reps on each leg, switch, repeat, repeat, no rest other than trading legs.

Set 1: 40 lbs x 6 reps each leg
Set 2: 40 lbs x 6 reps each leg
Set 3: 40 lbs x 6 reps each leg

6)Alternating Hammer Curls superset with Tricep Extensions

Set 1: HC 20 lbs x 20 reps, TE 20 lbs x 10 reps
Set 2: HC 20 lbs x 20 reps, TE 20 lbs x 10 reps
Set 3: HC 20 lbs x 20 reps, TE 20 lbs x 10 reps
Set 4: HC 20 lbs x 20 reps, TE 20 lbs x 10 reps

7)Quickie Cardio

StairMaster Fat Burner Plus Routine

15 minutes level 10 lots of sweat

I hate to do only 15 min, I prefer 45 on a StairMaster, but that was all the time left before Gold’s childcare was closing. This Fat Burner Plus routine is fantastic though. Even if you only do 15 min you at some point glance at your forearm and see it glistening with sweat and think; where did that come from? Random ;)

7:30 pm Dinner

8 oz. Tilapia with S&P and lemon
1 ¼ cups brown rice with ponzu
10 steamed asparagus spears

I am totally honest on this blog, so I’ll go ahead and tell you that I also ate 4 French fries, 3 bites of hamburger, and 6 small bites of an ice cream sundae (Charlie had Dairy Queen for dinner and mommy snagged a few bites)

If you’ve ever wondered why I’m always eating low-fat, low cal, and generally healthy and my son is eating food of the opposite variety half the time that would be because his nutritional needs are my opposite. Efficient in a 2 person household right? He has always been a skinny guy, never had any baby fat. When I say skinny I mean full on growth chart rebel, below it for weight for 2.5 years while on it for height and head circumference. He has an even tinier appetite so any extra fat gram or calorie I can get in him is an ace in my book and in that of the various specialists we’ve seen at Children’s over the years too. He’s had what felt like a bazillion tests, including having to go under general anesthesia 4 different times. In the end, he’s fine. No underlying cause for his size or lack of appetite has ever been found and we’ve exhausted the tests. He is himself and that is great, but keeping weight on him is still a daily battle. He’ll be 4 in April and he weighs 28 lbs. Thus his dietary intake being intentionally the opposite of mine. We do share plenty of meals, but his servings will have a bunch of butter melted in, etc. while mine won’t.

9:00pm Dessert! I mean Protein Shake #2

1 scoop milk chocolate MyoFusion with water and ice in my bullet

Isn’t it great that they could be mistaken for one another? I sure think so ;)
No school anything for me tonight I’m going to bed I need to recoup and unburn my candle.

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