Megara's Workout Log

MegaraMegara Registered Users Posts: 424
Okay ladies, I'm going to try to keep up this log. I used to be a dancer (14 years) and now I'm all lazy and out of shape. Just joined the gym again.
Goals-- Lose 30 pounds by April 7, 2007 or be a size 8.
Not have wiggly chicken arms.
Lose the lovehandles.
Improve cardiovascular health (I'm not sure how I'll measure this, but I know I need to improve it.)

To catch up:

Friday Dec. 1 Day One- 20 minutes of treadmill. Fast walking ( Pace 4)
Saturday and Sunday- Off. Sunday-got new shoes for working out.
Monday- Twelve hour work day- on my feet all day. I get a free pass.
Tuesday- 50 reps on the ab machine on #5 weight
25 minutes of treadmill. Fast walking (Pace 4)
5 minutes of elliptical- Quick start
Wednesday- Off. Abs hurt.
Thursday- 25 minutes of treadmill. Pace 4 (walking)
5 minutes of elliptical- Quick start.
Getting shin splints. Try not walking so fast???
Friday- 25 minutes of treadmill. Pace 3.5-4 (walking and jogging)
8 minutes of elliptical-Quick start (elliptical getting easier)
Shin splints not so bad today.
pw:curls

To quote wild_sasparilla:
'Thou shaketh it a little and it feeleth alright.'

Comments

  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Registered Users Posts: 15,402 Curl Neophyte
    Yoohoo! Another logger :lol:
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  • MegaraMegara Registered Users Posts: 424
    Took the weekend off and worked another 12 hour day Monday.
    Today:
    Treadmill-27 minutes on 3.5-3.7 pace
    Eliptical- 15 minutes on quick start
    Ab machine- 50 reps on #5
    Seated bench press- 3 sets of 10 reps each-20lbs
    Other arm thingy- (forgot the name) 3 sets of 10 reps
    2 positions, 20 pounds

    Lunch-chicken breast, small potatoes, steamed cauliflower
    2 bottles of 16 oz water
    pw:curls

    To quote wild_sasparilla:
    'Thou shaketh it a little and it feeleth alright.'
  • MegaraMegara Registered Users Posts: 424
    Took it easy today:
    Eliptical-15minutes
    Treadmill-20 minutes on 3.7

    Ate bad things. Don't wanna talk about it.
    pw:curls

    To quote wild_sasparilla:
    'Thou shaketh it a little and it feeleth alright.'
  • MegaraMegara Registered Users Posts: 424
    Eliptical-30 minutes
    Ab Machine- 50 reps on #6
    French Press- 15 reps on 10lbs
    Seated Bench Press- 3 sets 10 reps each 20 pounds
    Lat Pull- 3 set of 10 reps on 50lbs
    Shoulder Press- 3 sets, 8 reps each on two positions

    Ate better- 2 bottles of water. Turkey breast and broccoli for lunch, noodles for dinner.
    pw:curls

    To quote wild_sasparilla:
    'Thou shaketh it a little and it feeleth alright.'
  • MegaraMegara Registered Users Posts: 424
    Eliptical- 32 minutes 250 calories
    Ab Machine-#6 3 sets 20 reps each
    French Press- 10lbs 3 sets of 10
    Seated Bench Press-20lbs 3 sets of 10
    Vertical Row-10lbs 3 sets of 10
    Lat Pull-50lbs 3 sets of 10
    Shoulder Press-10lb 3 sets of 10
    Lat Press-10 lbs 3 sets of 10
    5 minutes stretching

    8 glasses of water
    Ate pretty decently- but skipped breakfast.
    pw:curls

    To quote wild_sasparilla:
    'Thou shaketh it a little and it feeleth alright.'
  • MegaraMegara Registered Users Posts: 424
    Elliptical-32 minutes 260 calories
    Treadmill-10 minutes
    Abs-3 sets 20 reps #6
    Seated Bench-3 sets reps-20,20,15,10 no weight
    Lat Pull-50lbs 3 sets of 20
    Shoulder Press- 3 sets of 20 no weight
    Lat Press-3 sets of 10 no weight
    pw:curls

    To quote wild_sasparilla:
    'Thou shaketh it a little and it feeleth alright.'
  • MegaraMegara Registered Users Posts: 424
    This was from yesterday. The weather was crummy and I wanted to get home so I took it easy.
    Elliptical-30 minutes 280 calories
    Ab Machine- 3 sets of 20 reps on #6.

    I've lost 12 pounds since the first if the scale is right.
    pw:curls

    To quote wild_sasparilla:
    'Thou shaketh it a little and it feeleth alright.'
  • MegaraMegara Registered Users Posts: 424
    Treadmill-12 minutes on 3.5 75 cals
    Elliptical-30 minutes 3 resistance 290 cals
    Same arm routine as Dec. 17, but I did 3 sets of 20,18,16

    Drank all my water like a good girl today, but had PH pizza for dinner. YUCK.
    pw:curls

    To quote wild_sasparilla:
    'Thou shaketh it a little and it feeleth alright.'
  • MegaraMegara Registered Users Posts: 424
    This is my post from yesterday. Lemme see if I can remember now.

    30 minutes on the Elliptical that I hate. Someone was on my beloved Procor!!
    2 sets of 20 tricep dips
    2 sets of 20 tricep lift thingys over my head. 5 lb weight.
    60 crunches on the ball
    40 back ups on the ball
    40 hamstring thingys on my tum
    20 of these lifted leg things on each side- cannot remember the name for the life of me.
    3 sets of 30 crunches on the ab machine.
    10 minutes of a quick ballet routine at the barre.

    I've got the dum-dums today. These were a bunch of strength training "moves" from sparkpeople.com.
    pw:curls

    To quote wild_sasparilla:
    'Thou shaketh it a little and it feeleth alright.'
  • fraufrau Registered Users Posts: 6,130 Curl Neophyte
    hey good luck girl! you've been working out so much, i'd love to know if you see any results or changes yet?
    i think i'm going to start something like this.
  • MegaraMegara Registered Users Posts: 424
    Thanks frau! You can do it, girl!!

    I actually have noticed results!! Everyone keeps saying how I look like I've lost so much weight (14 lbs as of today, whoo hoo!!). My friends, family, even my realtor!! I can tell that my body feels different, not so jiggly. I know I've lost inches, I just wish I would have measured before I started. My size 14 ( :evil: ) pants were falling off my a$$ all day long today. And honestly, the best thing, my ghetto booty has firmed up quite nicely. It's still quite out there-- but at least it looks hot now! I'm very excited. And I feel great-- those endorphins are better than drugs!

    And so, for today,
    Elliptical-30 minutes resistance 5, 310 calories. (I remember when I first started the elliptical I couldn't do 5 minutes!)
    Ab machine- 80 reps on #6
    My normal arm back routine from Dec. 17. I'm going to name this arm/back set so I don't have to type the whole damn thing out.

    Ate really well, I think. Last night I had chicken and vegetable stir fry with some rice.
    Today- breakfast- protien shake lunch-chicken and yogurt with granola and blueberries, snack- clementines, and dinner will be pasta and marinara. Didn't do so hot on the water intake- so I'm going to have to do better with that.
    pw:curls

    To quote wild_sasparilla:
    'Thou shaketh it a little and it feeleth alright.'
  • MegaraMegara Registered Users Posts: 424
    Elliptical-30 minutes 315 calories

    All 2 reps of 20:
    Back Extension with ball
    Crunches on ball
    Seated Triceps extension 5lb weights
    Calf raises on step
    Low mount adduction with band

    3 reps of 20 each: Lat pull- 50 lbs

    4 reps of 20- Ab machine on #6

    Better with water today- breakfast-protien shake, lunch-roast beef, peapods, potatoes (no gravy), snack-clementines, dinner- leftover pasta from yesterday.
    pw:curls

    To quote wild_sasparilla:
    'Thou shaketh it a little and it feeleth alright.'
  • fraufrau Registered Users Posts: 6,130 Curl Neophyte
    megara!! put some body shots on your fotki account, before and after pics. at least take some pictures now and when you get more toward your goal post them for us (well, me) to see!!!

    eta,
    eww, do i sound creepy? i don't care. post pics!! btw, lovely hair.
  • MegaraMegara Registered Users Posts: 424
    Thanks, hun! I will as soon as I can find my damn usb port! I can't find that stupid thing for the life of me.

    I had an icky downer yesterday--I got fitted for my bridesmaid dress. Yikes. They ask, "What size do you want us to order?" and I'm like-- uhhh... a 0! Unfortunatly that was not the reality. I took today off from working out too, cuz I had a hellish day at work. So as I sit with my Bloody Mary, I'm not gonna let it bother me tonight!
    Anyway- here are my current measurements (can't believe I'm gonna post these suckers) 40" bust 33" waist 44" hips. Yeah, that's right, JUNK IN THE TRUNK!

    I'm going for a good run tomorrow while the house is being shown, so until then, Bloody Mary's it is! :)
    pw:curls

    To quote wild_sasparilla:
    'Thou shaketh it a little and it feeleth alright.'
  • MegaraMegara Registered Users Posts: 424
    Went for a 3 mile walk with wind sprints in amongst the walk. I felt all guilty from yesterday and I feel like a big fat cow.
    Just another rant to add.. MN needs to do a better job clearing the sidewalks. I slipped on the ice 3-4 times. Very unnerving, lemme tell ya.
    pw:curls

    To quote wild_sasparilla:
    'Thou shaketh it a little and it feeleth alright.'
  • MegaraMegara Registered Users Posts: 424
    Monday-
    12 minutes treadmill on 3.8 (stopped cuz I got a blister)
    30 minutes elliptical
    Arm/Back set
    4 sets of 20 on the Ab machine.

    Today-
    30 minutes elliptical 7 resistance
    3 sets of 20 tricep extensions with 5 lb weight
    4 sets of 20 on the ab machine
    2 sets of 10 each: Adductions with band
    Abductions with band
    Backwards extensions
    40 calf raises
    2 sets of 20 back ups on ball
    2 sets of 30 crunches on ball
    pw:curls

    To quote wild_sasparilla:
    'Thou shaketh it a little and it feeleth alright.'
  • MegaraMegara Registered Users Posts: 424
    Okay, this was the first chance I have had to work out in a few days.
    Elliptical-30 minutes #6 resistance
    4 sets of 20 on the Ab machine
    2 sets of 20 each Adductions, Abductions, and backwards leg lifts with a band.
    2 sets of 20 each side lift thingies.
    pw:curls

    To quote wild_sasparilla:
    'Thou shaketh it a little and it feeleth alright.'
  • MegaraMegara Registered Users Posts: 424
    Aaah! It's been so long since I worked out! I was in a car accident, and today was the first day I felt sort of okay to work out.

    Elliptical-30 minutes #7 resistance
    50 side lifts on each side 5# weight
    60 crunches on the ab machine
    40 back ups on the ball
    40 sit ups on the ball
    Bench Press
    French Press
    Shoulder Press
    tricep lifts with 5# weight
    2 sets of 20 adductions, abductions, and backwards lifts with resistance band
    50 calf raises
    pw:curls

    To quote wild_sasparilla:
    'Thou shaketh it a little and it feeleth alright.'
  • fraufrau Registered Users Posts: 6,130 Curl Neophyte
    i feel like such a loser. :cry:
  • MegaraMegara Registered Users Posts: 424
    Don't!! It just takes awhile to find your groove!

    Today:
    Only 20 minutes of Elliptical, 7 to 9 resistance. My right lung was hurting for some stupid reason.
    50 reps on the ab machine
    tricep lifts with my 2 lb weights
    and some other arm exercizes with the same weights.

    My mom and I have challenged eachother to work our arms every day. I'm on day three, haven't missed yet.
    pw:curls

    To quote wild_sasparilla:
    'Thou shaketh it a little and it feeleth alright.'
  • MegaraMegara Registered Users Posts: 424
    From yesterday:
    30 minutes of elliptical on the "fat burn" course.
    60 reps on the ab machine
    Side lifts with 6# weight
    French press
    Bench press
    Shoulder press
    3 sets of 20 with each of those
    adductions and leg lifts with the band
    arm exercizes with 3-5 # dumbells
    pw:curls

    To quote wild_sasparilla:
    'Thou shaketh it a little and it feeleth alright.'
  • denisemouniedenisemounie Registered Users Posts: 255
    frau wrote:
    i feel like such a loser. :cry:

    Frau, you're not a loser! You look great.. I wish my issue was to eat what I want and GAIN weight. Hell, I need to lose 20lbs! I'm also 5' 8", but I weigh 180lbs. :? My goal is 165lbs...hopefully we'll both get to our goals!

    I must say though... Megara is quite the motivator! You go girl!! 8)
    4a/4b... at this point, Henna has to be my friend, cause I've tried EVERYTHING else!!

    Henna, Afro Detangler, KBB hair cream, Vitamin E oil, Qhemet AOHC, AND no more letting my hair dry curly... darn knots are driving me crazy!!:happy7:

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