a sampling of my evenings at the gym

As I sit here, still smelling my own sweaty funk, I felt it important to give you an example of what I’ve been doing at the gym the past couple of weeks:

Elliptical Trainer
Time: 23:00 minutes
Distance: 1.57 miles
Calories: ranging from 270 to 467 depending on where I look

Five minutes of nothing but stretching my back. SO GOOD.

Leg curls: 30#, 2×10
Leg extensions: 40#, 1×12 and 50#, 2×10
Leg press: 90#, 2×12
Seated calf raise: 45#, 2×12

RecumbentĀ Bike
Time: 12:00 minutes
Distance: 2.27 miles
Calories Burned: ranging from 140 to 190 depending on where I look

And then an hour later, I come home and am so jacked up I feel like bench pressing my car.

I’ve been posting all of this through DailyMile, but it irritates me to no end that I can’t put all the components of my workout into one entry. And then it just looks like I’m spamming Twitter and Facebook, because it updates there, too.

I’m even considerig getting an elliptical in my house for the early mornings I don’t want to leave the house into the cold, but do want to exercise. I found a list of the best elliptical machines, and have been pricing them a little. In any case, I haven’t had a soda since Friday and REALLY I DON’T MISS IT. Except yesterday when our sales manager walked in with a 20 ounce bottle of Mountain Dew and I wanted to see how fast I could drink the whole bottle. I’m guessing 20 seconds.

One Comment

  1. Congratulations on the no soda thing! I’ve tried every Fitness/Nutrition tracker known to man. Going way back to floppy disks. I’ve never seen one where you could combine weights and cardio into one entry. Though, DailyBurn does allow custom routines where I think you could make it work. But, it would be a lot of work unless you did exactly the same combination every time. And, you don’t want to do that! I’m so proud of you and Amelia!

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