It’s been a long time, Workout Wednesday, but I haven’t forgotten you.
Today I hit a new milestone, and I thought, “wish it was Wednesday so I had an excuse to write about it” before realizing itis Wednesday, lol.
A little background, my workout schedule looks a lot different from what it looked like when I used to post these. My PT is different, we meet on a different day, and I’m more likely to skip a class to do something on my own. I’m also less likely to do a double workout, although I did one today.
So here’s this week’s workout.
Thursday: Aqua fitness class
Friday: Circuit: spinning at different speeds for certain intervals; arm weight exercises–bicep curls, high row, and shoulder press; ab work–leg raises and knee tucks
Sunday: Same as Friday
Monday: 50 minutes of Zumba Fitness on my PS3
Tuesday: 2 miles jogging
- Circuit: One minute each x3 sets: Jump squats, “driving the bus” (arm exercise with 10-lb plate), sumo high row (squat then stand into a high row with 10-lb plate)
- 4(!) miles jogging
About the jogging. A few weeks ago, I didn’t know that I could actually jog more than a mile. The pool was closed one Thursday, but I had my gym clothes with me and had already taken my inhaler, so I decided to use the track. I wasn’t planning on working out long, since I didn’t have my iPhone for music or a book (which I could have read on the treadmill). After walking a few laps, I decided to jog a few more, then leave.
I did 3 laps, which is a quarter of a mile, and thought, “Huh, why don’t I try for a mile, and just see how far I get?” So I did. Without music, I didn’t have a beat, and my pace was set by how fast I felt like going, not by how fast my music is going (which usually leads to me wheezing too much to go at a slower pace later). I finished the mile.
And then I did another.
Since then, I’ve started using the track more and more on cardio days. Since I’ve done the 2 miles, I refuse to quit before I reach that far. Instead of music, I listen to an audiobook to keep me entertained. And today I bought a counter for my iPhone so that I don’t have to keep track of the 12 laps/mile on my fingers, which causes them to cramp and causes me to stop at 2 miles even if I thought I could go further. Obviously, this was a great plan, as I doubled my mile count today.
I’m going to see if I can build up my endurance and convince myself to sacrifice more time out of the day (I do about 10-11-minute miles) and see if I can work up to a 5K/10K/half-marathon level (not expecting myself to be able to do 26 miles, like, ever, but 13 maybe?). It gives me a new excuse to return to WWs too, if I have new progress to chart.
Anyway, that’s my progress this week. Any good workouts you’ve done lately?
Lots of love,