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13 November 2009

Meal Chance of Love (

Let's get right to it, shall we? Today's gym workout: much better than yesterdays. Mostly because I didn’t do as much cardio :-P I did a warmup on the treadmill: 5 mins walking at 3mph at 1 incline, then 3 minutes at 5mph (also at 1 incline) then 2 minutes at 3.6mph with a 5 incline.

Then the usual weights, same as Tuesday – still keeping with the increased weights. It was tough but good! Halfway through the weights I got on the treadmill and jogged for 3 minutes and 30 seconds – at 5mph but just at a .5 incline. Then after the weights I jogged for two minutes at 5mph,1 incline. So I got a total of 8.5 minutes of jogging at 5mph, they were just spread out!

After those last two minutes I decided to fool around on a jump rope for a little bit. It was probably only a combined total of like 4 minutes, with all the starting, stopping, regaining breath, etc. I timed myself and my longest stretch was 45 seconds. My legs were buurrnnnnniinnngggg (yes, obnoxiously-typed-out burning!) by the end of it. I liked the jump rope. I might keep this in the ol’ repertoire!

I didn't forget this time: I've had 96 oz. of water to drink today, and I'm working on the next 16 oz. after my dinner. So we'll have a grand total of 112 today. Noice.


*the last two pumpkin waffles! With a leeeetle less than ¼ cup real maple syrup. Quite the treat! (I think the use of maple syrup guilted me into going to the gym today)


*turkey burger with toasted arnold’s sandwich thin, little bit of ketchup, piece of lettuce, and 2+ tbsp of salsa cream cheese spread
*1/2 cup veggie crunchers


*half a large baked/mashed sweet potato
*eggplant and mozzarella with marinara on top of zucchini and yellow squash

Looks like this (apologies for lighting):

It was pretty good! Just a little bakin-and-a-broilin’.


Sara said...

that eggplant with mozz looks delish...also, by mentioning that its possible to workout and NOT do tons of cardio, you're pushing me one step closer to getting my ass to the gym. thank you!

Someday SkinnyMinnie said...

I'm so proud of you and your gymness. Someday maybe I'll go to a gym and hop around the machines and treadmills due to your inspiration. Someday!

nic said...

Jumping rope is pretty much the best fitness-oriented thing to practice. You can do it anywhere, and if you incorporate other moves with your feet, you can make a whole routine out of it.

I bring my jump rope with me whenever I travel so I know I can get a good workout in no matter where I am.


Foodie Girl said...

I hate that show too. Great job on the workout! Makes me want to jump back on the treadmill and go, go, go!

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Greta from said...

Can you post your recipe for the veggies and mozz? Yum! I saw a big muscled dude at the gym jumping rope last week....that does seem like a good workout! I know there was a jumprope around here somewhere.....but the kids have likely used it for something......hmmm....and it is too cold here to rummage around in the garage. Nice workout, btw! Lots of stuff says that doing cardio between the weights is a good way to burn more fat!


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