Thursday, September 3, 2009

I did not want to get out of bed this morning. I even had John reset the alarm for me to get up at 5:30. At 4:30 I climbed out of the rack, stumbled to the kitchen & started the pot. I was dressed & out the door in 15 minutes. I went to the gym & am SOOOOO glad I did. I felt great all day.

Wendy gave me a really awesome program this month. She laid out a total of 9 days using some new stuff & some old stuff. It is a very cool program! She hit all of the areas I want to improve on & then some. I think this is exactly what the doctor ordered to get me through this final push.

Today was 2 tri-sets of 6 exercises—some new exercises (for me) thrown in with standard stuff. One of the new exercises was chest dips. Basically a reverse dip on the gravitron/assisted pull-up machine. I used 55 lbs to do 4 sets of 10. I also did overhead squats with a body bar. When I did these at Wendy’s I used a hollow pipe & felt it in my back. I tried to do them at home with my 15 lbs bar & REALLY felt it in my back. Today I started with a 9 lb bar & had NO problem so I went up to the 15 lb bar. No problem. Next time (in 9 days) I’ll go up to the heaviest body bar. If that gives me no problems I’ll go up to the short barbell; which google tells me weighs 33 lbs. I will be very careful.

After Kim left (about 10 minutes after I got there) I was the only woman in the gym. The guys are starting to accept my presence in the weight area. I even got a nod today! Wapow! Take that suckers!

The workout today had me going from one end of the gym to the other. It was awesome. I used heavy weights for everything which had my heart rate up & then scurrying across the gym kept it up. After the weight work, I jumped on the recumbent bike & did 40 minutes at level 7 tension & then did 3 sets of decline abs, Russian twists with an 8 lb ball, & planks for 30 seconds each. It only took me an hour thirty! Not too shabby for all that I accomplished.

Tomorrow I get to do Death By Wendy & 30 minutes on my home elliptical--I'm taking a 4 day weekend.


Wennndy said...

Yay! Way to go!!!! Those overhead squats after the chest dips are TOUGH.

Anonymous said...

I'm curious what kind of rack you have attached to your bed. Perhaps that is not a conversation for a public blog. MWAHAHAHAHAAH


Sorry, you can return now to your regularly scheduled maturity level.

Doin the Math said...

Yea! I had a feeling the guys would accept your precense as soon as you showed them that you would be a regular and they better just accept it. :) WTG!

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