Day 5

14 Nov

Thus far, my day has been good. Even though I stayed up late last night (working on some possible money making opportunities with my grandmother), I was able to get up at a decent time to get my day rolling. I filled up on a big breakfast (see below post on my pro-huge-breakfast belief) and then was able to hit the gym. I had the car seat already in the car so there was going to be nothing standing in my way!

11/14/2012 Workout:
Back Squats: 3×10 @ 115lbs — I was able to get a lot lower than I thought. Last time I did this workout I was only able to do 105 so the ten pound increase is very exciting! I was complimented on my form today by a trainer. I am happy to know that my squats are not shit because I freaking love to squat now. All that weight on the barbells…..watching the strain in my legs (thanks gym mirrors)….I just cannot help but feel super freaking powerful (and supremely bad-ass). Haha.
Push-Up: 3×10 — I set up an aerobic step with only 1 set of risers. When I first started doing push-ups off of my knees I was using two risers and only doing 5-8 at a time. I was very excited to be able to do the whole amount closer to the floor.
DB Bent Over Rows: 3×10 @ 25lbs dbs (so 50lbs total) — I LOVE ROWS! That is all I have to say.
Step-Up: 3×10 @ 20lbs dbs (so 40lbs total) — I HATE STEP-UPS! I have progressed from an aerobic step with two risers to the smallest black step/box thing in the training area. I’m not sure how high it is but it is higher than what I was using before.
Prone Jackknives: 1×12 2×10 on 65cm stability ball — For those of you that do not know, these are like a swiss ball plank w/ a pull-up. Well, that is what I have been told anyway. Google it if you do not know. These bad boys are … well exactly that BAD BOYS. I love them while i’m hating them. It’s clearly complicated.

So after all of that I did my marathon training run for the day (week 1 day 4), which was a 4 mile run. I ended up doing a 4.20 mile run in 47:15. It was a nice comfortable run.

Junk food is not on my mind. I am in a good mood. I feel energized and happy.
I also just received an email from my film & lit teacher informing me that I currently have the highest grade in the class. 3 1/2 weeks left and I will make sure it stays that way! I am so thrilled that all of my hard work is paying off.

Dedication and staying positive always pay off!

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2 Responses to “Day 5”

  1. wartica November 14, 2012 at 4:04 pm #

    Once I got away from processed, and other high-fat foods, my overall well-being shot right up as well; glad to see you’re not getting the cravings for them either :))

    • runnerheather November 14, 2012 at 4:06 pm #

      Thanks, me too!! And isn’t it great to feel good and have energy? (:

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