Wednesday, December 23, 2009

P90X Plyometrics

This morning I woke up late, so I was crunched for time. I really wanted the calorie burn, so I did the hardest DVD I own, P90X Plyometrics.

It is primarily jumping type moves. It is a great workout and I love how it makes me feel afterward! If you want to sweat, this DVD (and all P90X) is the way to go!

52 minutes- 441 calories burned

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

P90X Core Synergistics

I woke up early this morning to do a workout I haven't tried yet for the P90X program. I have been liking what I have been doing so much, I almost forgot there were DVDs I haven't even looked at! I read on a web site that the Core Synergistic workout was really hard, so I was looking forward to trying it.

I popped in the DVD and it will full of push ups, planks and mountain climbers. I haven't done any of those for a while, so it was a great work out! I was working hard and it showed in my calories burned!

60 minutes- 474 calories burned

Monday, December 21, 2009


After work I took a hour spinning class. The instructor is hard core! Spinning bikes have resistant knobs on the bikes to increase and decrease the resistance during the work out.

I know a lot of people think spinning is a crazy and scary work out but it really isn't. You can really make the workout however you want it, using the resistance to make it hard or relatively easy.

Well, of course that is the case when you don't have this instructor! She'll come off the bike and adjust your resistance knob until she feels you are at the level she want you to be. I actually think it a good idea, because she can tell you how she thinks you are doing. Really helps to gage your workout. I will definitely be going to her again!

But, if you are a beginner at spinner, go to a easy instructor and ease into the workout. You won't regret it!

679 calories burned

Sunday, December 20, 2009

5 hours walk with Nick!

Today I had a walking date with my friend Nick. We don't hang out half as much as we should, so I am glad we got together!

I told him walk date, but he probably thought an hour walk around Ballard or something. Oh, but no! I dragged him all the way downtown and back. The whole walk took us about 5 hours and we walked about 7.5 miles. I haven't walked that long since my sister moved to L.A. and I missed it.

It was a good day!!!

5 hour walk- 1760 calories burned (what am I gonna eat!)

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Today's Workout- 3 mile run and Ab Ripper x

This morning I woke up early to go on a 3 mile run around my neighborhood. Felt good, but it was "misting" the entire time. Better than full on rain any day! I ran to the store actually and got some coconut water (a new obsession), then went home. After I got home I did P90X Ab Ripper X, kicks my butt (or abs) every time!

3 mile run (and store)- 440 calories
15 minutes Ab Ripper x- 133 calories

Friday, December 18, 2009

Today's Workout- Spinning!

I took a spin class during my lunch today. It felt really great and a perfect way to break up a work day. I think I am going to do it more often, especially on Fridays. Once the day is usually over, working out is the last thing I want to do!

60 minutes spinning- 599 calories burned

Yesterday's Workout- P90X Arm and Legs

I can't believe I forgot to post yesterday. Well, of course I still worked out! I woke up early to do P90X Legas and Back. Felt good afterward, but I am a little sore today.

60 minutes P90X- exactly 400 calories burned

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Today's Workout- Elliptical, Treadmill

My throat still hurts, but it stopped ruling my life. So I decided to go to the gym for a bit after work.

I warmed up on the elliptical and then did intervals on the treadmill.

20 minutes on the elliptical- 167 calories
39 minutes on the treadmill- 425 calories

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

And I'm Sick...

There is nothing more frustrating than being sick. Not only that I feel bad, but it gets in the way of work and working out. I am finally starting to get better, but it is pretty frustrating. At least I don't have a temp, just throat problems.

Hopefully I will work out tomorrow for the first time in 3 days. That will make me feel better for sure!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Today's Workout- Treadmill, Elliptical, Treadmill

This morning I woke up early and went to the gym. I decide to do some serious cardio since I have been lacking it without my ability to run far because it is sooo cold outside!

34 minutes treadmill- 359 calories
20 minutes elliptical- 204 calories
24 minute intervals on the treadmill-253 calories

Friday, December 11, 2009

Today's Workout- P90X Plyo

My Great-Grandmother died and I am going to her funeral today, so I am obviously not at work. She was almost 93 years old, she lived a long great life. I can only wish to live a life as full as hers.

I woke up early to do P90X Plyometrics this morning. Lots of jumping! Felt good. A good start to what will be a sad and busy day.

49 minutes P90X- 437 calories

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Exercise makes you happier

I already knew this, but I love studies that confirm it!

Check it out here!

Today's Workout- Core and Spinning

Today after work I went the the gym. I fit in some elliptical before trying out a core class. After the core class I did an "express" spin class.

Felt good!

10 minutes elliptical- 76 calories
32 minute core class- 179 calories
45 minute spin class- 479 calories

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Today's Workout- Spinning!

Today I did what seems to be my new standard workout. I did my hard core spinning class. I got there a little early, so I squeezed in some elliptical before

20 minutes on the elliptical- 159 calories burned
60 minute spin class- 607 calories burned

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Today's Workout- 3 mile run

I am sore, very very sore from my workouts yesterday and that survivor class on Friday. I am having a hard time moving, but if there is anything I've learned is the best way to get over soreness is to work out.

So, I braved the elements and went on a run for a little over 3 miles. I ran to the store afterward, so I counted that in my time. The run felt great (but I should have brought gloves) and my muscles feel better!

46 minute Run (including cool down walk around the store)- 456 calories burned.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Today's Workout- P90X!

This morning I was planning on going for a run, but it was 26 degrees out and I didn't to slip all over the place..

Instead I did P90X Arms and Back followed by Ab Ripper X. Felt good, but I was sore from Survivor yesterday... I wonder how I will feel tomorrow!

60 minutes Arms and Back- 411 calories burned
15 minutes Ab Ripper X- 104 calories burned

Friday, December 4, 2009

Today's Workout- Survivor!

Today I took a class at the gym during my lunch. The class was called Survivor. It was part step, part weight training with cardio, and part bootcamp. It was really hard! Definitely feel like I have worked out today!

60 minute Survivor class- 582 calories burned

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Today's Workout- Spinning!

Today is going to sound like deja vu.

15 minutes on the elliptical- 123 calories burned
60 minute spin class- 601 calories burned

Felt really good! I think I am getting addicted to spinning again!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Today's Workout- Spinning!

I recently joined a new gym right next to my work. It has treated me pretty well and has some great classes. Look forward to me blogging about all of them :)

Today I did an hour spinning class. I was at the verge of getting sick a couple times, so I know I worked hard!
Right before I also fit in 10 minutes of the elliptical.

10 minutes on the elliptical- 90 calories burned
60 minute spin class- 626 calories burned

I'm Back!!!!

I got married. We went on our honeymoon. I have my thank yous done. I can blog again! I will just say that everything was wonderful, beautiful, and better than I could have ever imagined.

Don't worry! I have been working out very hard and continuing to track my calories in and out. I gained a bit during out honeymoon, but it is coming off and I am ready to continue improving my fitness!

I even went on a run on my wedding day!