Elle’s Exercise Journal

1/30/13

  • Boot Camp @YMCA – 45 minutes, 340 Cal

1/29/13

  • Run – 5k, 33 minutes

1/28/13

  • Boot Camp @ YMCA – 45 minutes, 400 Cal
  • Run to gym – .5 mi

1/26/13

  • Ice Skating – about 1 hour

1/25/13

  • Contra Dancing – 2:30 hours

1/24/13

  • Running on Treadmill – 30 min; 320 Cal
  • Elliptical – 5 min; 30 Cal

TOTAL: 35 min; 350 Cal

1/23/13

  • Boot Camp @YMCA – 45 min

1/19/13

  • Boot Camp @ YMCA – 1 hour

1/18/13

  • Jillian Michaels Ripped in 30 – Level 1

1/17/13

  • Running – about 30 min
  • Jillian Michaels Ripped in 30 – Level 1

1/15/13

  • Running with friend – about 30 minutes

1/14/13

  • Boot Camp @ YMCA (plus 1 mile run (total) – to and from gym): 40 min, 425 Calories

1/4/13

  • Jillian Michaels Kickbox FastFix, Workouts 1 & 3 – 40 min, 400 Cal
  • SHAPE 5-Day Jump Start, Interval Training 101 – 22 min, 193 Cal

TOTAL: 593 Cal

1/3/13

So, clearly I’ve been slacking, gang.  I wasn’t writing…and I wasn’t exercising nearly as much as I was or as I need to.  But it’s  a new year, cliche resolutions and all.  SO…here’s to it.

Exercise Goal this Year #1: Run in a 5k and a 10k race.  I have some friends with similar goals, so it could be fun to do it together!  And motivating!

Overambitious Goal this Year: Run a half-marathonI have doubts about this one, but I kind of agreed to it on New Year’s Eve when a fit runner friend (damn him) made the suggestion.  It would be so cool, though…

Exercise Goal this Year #2: Make an exercise chart for every month and stick to itI’ve already planned out January, and I incorporated three boxes for “lazy” days.  So, three allowances, and that’s it. It’s structure with some built-in forgiveness.

  • Running – 40 minutes (5 min warm-up, 30 min run, 5 min cool-down) – 450 Cal

11/28/2012

OK, gang.  I know I’ve been lax on this exercise journal.  However, I’m happy to report that I haven’t been completely lax on exercising.  Recording it has become a bit of a hassle in the morning as (every day) I rush to get to work on time after my workout.  I think that the big issue is recording the exact calorie count and time from my heart rate monitor (my exercising best friend).  From now on, I’m just going to recount what I do and the approximate time, since I can do that from memory. The more exact calorie count will be recorded on my MyFitnessPal account, so be sure to follow me there!

The big news: I’ve started a RUNSTREAK, an attempt to run at least one mile every day – either outside or on the treadmill – to see how many consecutive days I can run. If you think about it, that’s really only committing to 10-12 minutes of exercise a day (and if I do that little bit, I’m prone to do more). I hope to at least make it until Christmas!

TODAY:

  • Boot Camp Class @ YMCA – 40 min, 350 cal
  • RunStreak, Day 5: Run 1 mile on treadmill – 10:30 min, 100 cal

11/12/2012

TOTAL: 48:00 minutes, 460 Cal

11/10/2012

TOTAL: 53:00 min, 490 Cal

11/8/2012

TOTAL: 38:00 minutes, 408 Cal

11/5/2012

TOTAL: 1:45:00, 910 Cal

UPDATE: OK, just because I haven’t been documenting my exercise here doesn’t mean I haven’t been doing it…I’ve just been a little bad about doing it as well as I want.  And other things.  But a full update post is soon to come, so please stay tuned!

10/26/2012

TOTAL: 54 minutes, 482 Cal

10/25/2012

  • 8 Minute Morning Workout http://pinterest.com/pin/137148751123094514/   – 8:40, 65 Cal
  • Run 10k Trainer App – Week 6, Day 2 – 25 minutes, 260 Cal
  • (3+ hours of cleaning – scrubbing and mopping and such – probably more calories…and definitely some soreness)

TOTAL: 33 minutes, 325 Cal

10/24/2012

  • Boot Camp Class @ YMCA – 34 minutes, 331 Cal

10/23/2012

TOTAL: 40 minutes, 370 Cal

10/22/2012

TOTAL: 50 minutes, 459 Cal

NOTE:

OK, I know it looks like I haven’t been working out and have given in to laziness.  That’s partly true.  I’ve become lazy about posting it up here, but I have been working out!  Except for last week, when I was sick and throwing up on subway platforms…but now I’m back.

10/10/2012

  • Boot Camp Class @ YMCA – 40 minutes, 330 Cal

10/9/2012

  • Run 10k Trainer App – Week 7, Day 1 – 30 minutes, 250 Cal

10/4/2012

  • Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred – Week 1 – 27 min, 232 Cal
  • Jillian Michaels Ripped in 30 – Week 1 – 34 min, 325 Cal

TOTAL: 1:01:00, 557 Cal

10/2/2012

  • Run/Walk Intervals with 10k Trainer App – 33 minutes, 253 Cal

9/30/2012

  • Forgot to wear my HR monitor (again), but I’m guessing 300 calories for 40 minutes of Run/Walk Intervals (10k Trainer Week 6, Day 1 + 8 minutes).

9/29/2012

  • Boot Camp @ YMCA – 50 min, 473 Cal
  • Elliptical – 10 min, 102 Cal
  • Today’s class was much more difficult than I felt it should have been.  Grrrr

TOTAL: 1 hour, 575 Cal

9/28/2012

  • Run with 10K Free App – Week 5 Day 3 – 20:00, approx. 225 Cal
  • Forgot my HR monitor again.  This has not been a good week.  I also didn’t follow it up with a workout DVD like I usually do – slacking.

TOTAL: 20:00, approx. 225 Cal

9/27/2012

  • I took today off.  The combination of a return to Step class on Monday night, running on Tuesday morning, and a bajillion squats on Wednesday morning at Boot Camp makes me a very sore girl.

9/26/2012

  • Book Camp class @YMCA – 40:00, 300 Cal (estimate; forgot to start my HR monitor – again)

9/25/2012

  • Run/Walk intervals with 10K Free App – Week 5 Day 2 – 21:12, 213 Cal
  • Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred, Week 1 – 27:13, 225 Cal

TOTAL: 48:25, 438 Cal

9/24/2012

  • Been lazy lately.  Humph-kind of upset with myself. But nothing to do but get back at it, yeah?
  • Boot Camp class @ YMCA – 40:00, 330 Cal
  • Advanced Step class @ YMCA – 50:00, 500 Cal
  • Forgot my HR monitor again, so this is all guesstimation. Dang it.

TOTAL: 1:30:00, 830 Cal

9/20/2012

  • Run/Walk intervals with 10K Free App – Week 5 Day 2 – 22:01, 220 Cal
  • Jillian Michaels Ripped in 30, Week 1 – 34:30, 296 Cal

TOTAL: 56:31, 516 Cal

9/19/2012

  • Boot Camp class @ YMCA – 40:48, 381 Cal

9/18/2012

TOTAL: 1:01:15, 571 Cal

9/14/2012

  • Run/Walk intervals with 10K Free App – Week 5 Day 2 – 21:00, 210? Cal (n/inc. warm-up or cool-down; forgot to start my HR monitor, so this is an estimate!)
  • Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred, Week 1 – 23:57, 230 Cal

TOTAL: 44:57, 440 Cal

9/13/2012

TOTAL:  52:29, 472 Cal

9/12/2012

  • Boot Camp at YMCA – 39:10, 399 Cal
  • Running on Treadmill – 5:30 min (1/2 mile), 60 Cal

TOTAL: 44:30, 459 Cal

9/10/2012

  • Boot Camp at YMCA – 41:03, 394 Cal
  • Walking in Central Park with a friend – about 1:30 (at least)

9/8/2012

  • Boot Camp at YMCA – 52:00, 523 Cal
  • Elliptical – 30:00, 240 Cal

TOTAL: 1:22:00, 763 Cal

9/5/2012

I’ll be honest, I’ve taken a four-day hiatus (of feeling bleh and down on myself), so this workout was harder this morning than it should have been. BUT…I did it.  I couldn’t find the strap for my HR monitor this morning, so I just stole the following (since it’s the same workout from a the other week) to approximate).

  • 8 Minute Morning Workout http://pinterest.com/pin/137148751123094514/   – 8:30, 72 Cal
  • Run/Walk intervals with 10K Free App – Week 5 Day 1 – 22:45, 232 Cal (n/inc. warm-up or cool-down)
  • Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred, Week 1 – 23:57, 230 Cal

TOTAL: 50:12, 534 Cal

9/1/2012

  • 8 Minute Morning Workout http://pinterest.com/pin/137148751123094514/   – 8:33, 70 Cal
  • Run/Walk intervals with 10K Free App – Week 5 Day 2 – 21:00, 231 Cal (n/inc. warm-up or cool-down)
  • Turbo Jam (vol. 1) 20-minute Turbo – 21:06, 200 Cal

TOTAL: 50:39, 501 Cal

8/30/2012

  • Running – 25:35, 325 Cal (Check out my Positivity Journal for more on this “event.”)

8/29/2012

  • 8 Minute Morning Workout http://pinterest.com/pin/137148751123094514/   – 8:25, 68 Cal
  • Run/Walk intervals with 10K Free App – Week 5 Day 2 – 20:55, 158 Cal (n/inc. warm-up or cool-down)
  • Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred, Week 1 – 28:30, 251 Cal

TOTAL:  57:50, 476 Cal

8/28/2012

  • Turbo Jam – Cardio Party, Vol. 1 – 43:00, 448 Cal

8/27/2012

  • 8 Minute Morning Workout http://pinterest.com/pin/137148751123094514/   – 8:30, 72 Cal
  • Run/Walk intervals with 10K Free App – Week 5 Day 1 – 22:45, 232 Cal (n/inc. warm-up or cool-down)
  • Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred, Week 1 – 23:57, 230 Cal

TOTAL:50:12, 534 Cal

8/23/2012

(Involuntary) rest; alarm malfunction 😦

8/22/2012

TOTAL: 29:45, 290 Cal

8/21/2012

  • 8 Minute Morning Workout http://pinterest.com/pin/137148751123094514/   – 8:46, 70 Cal
  • Run/Walk intervals with 10K Free App – Week 5 Day 1 – 26:15, 252 Cal (n/inc. warm-up)
  • Turbo Jam (vol. 1) 20-minute Turbo – 21:06, 215 Cal (did the Turbo 4X; forgot to start HR monitor for warm-up and first round)

TOTAL: 56:07, 537 Cal

8/20/2012

  • Run/Walk intervals with 10K Free App – Week 4 Day 3 – 22:12, 216 Cal (n/inc. warm-up or cool down)

8/18/2012

  • 8 Minute Morning Workout http://pinterest.com/pin/137148751123094514/   – 8:40, 71 Cal
  • Run/Walk intervals with 10K Free App – Week 4 Day 2 – 21:36, 226 Cal
  • Turbo Jam (vol. 1) 20-minute Turbo – 22:52, 222 Cal (did the Turbo 3X)

TOTAL: 53:08, 519 Cal

8/17/2012

  • Run/Walk intervals with 10K Free App – Week 4 Day 2 – 21:58, 222 Cal
  • Turbo Jam (vol. 1) 20-minute Turbo – 22:52, 242 Cal (did the Turbo 3X)
  • I haven’t been doing ANY strength for the past week and a half because I really hurt my neck last week – pinched a nerve or something.  It’s getting better, but during the Turbo Jam punches and turns, I could definitely feel it.  Getting back to strength is going to be really tough, though!

TOTAL: 43:50, 464 Cal

8/16/2012

  • Day off.  OK, OK. I haven’t really done enough to rest yet, but I did wake up at 4:30 to write for this blog, then worked 9 hours, then attended a friend’s EP release show tonight, then wrote more when I came home. I couldn’t make it work.  Not today.

8/15/2012

  • Run/Walk intervals with 10K Free App – Week 4 Day 1 – 30:40, 315 Cal (not including warm up)

TOTAL: 30:40, 315 Cal

8/14/2012

  • Run/Walk intervals with 10K Free App – Week 4 Day 1 – 22:29, 253 Cal (not including warm up/cool down)
  • I’ve been having some issues with my knee, and I have been struggling with my runs, so I’ve decided that it might be wise to try to start smaller, to suck up my pride and go back to the run/walk training for the 5k.  After my alternating 3 min and 5 min jogs with 90 sec walks – and discovering how not easy it was, though it should have been – I think this is probably a wise choice.
  • Elliptical Trainer – 30:00 min, 274 Cal
  • 7 Day Arm Challenge Monday http://pinterest.com/pin/137148751123094506

TOTAL: 52:29, 527 Cal

8/9/2012-8/11/2012

Pending…I’ll be out of town and out of internet service (eek!) for a few days, so I’ll update soon!

8/8/2012

TOTAL:  40:06, 382 Cal

8/7/2012

  • REST.
  • *I had intended to go for a run this morning because the temperature is only a blissful 72 degrees. However, I didn’t for a number of reasons.  1) You’re supposed to rest at some point. 2) I’ve been having some minor knee issues, and I stood for 4 hours at a concert last night.  My legs are a little sore and I didn’t want to run the risk of greater injury. 3) I only got about 3 hours of sleep. 4) I have to catch a flight this morning and really didn’t relish the idea of putting my sweaty shoes in my carry-on.  5) Are these excuses?  Not quite sure. Regardless, I won’t “mess it up” with a sticky bun or anything like that.

8/6/2012

TOTAL:   1:06, 562 Cal

8/5/2012

TOTAL:   1:21:12,700 Cal

8/4/2012

TOTAL:   52:24, 520 Cal

8/3/2012

TOTAL:   1:04:56,  510 Cal

8/2/2012

TOTAL:   47:55,  401 Cal

8/1/2012 

  • YMCA Boot Camp Class  –  41:54, 400 Cal
  • Elliptical Machine  –  10:00, 83 Cal
  • Treadmill  –  .5 mi, 71 Cal

TOTAL:    1:07:57,  662 Cal

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3 responses to “Elle’s Exercise Journal

  1. I see you are a fan of Jillian Michael’s, too! I love her! Her workouts are amazing and I have always had great success when doing them regularly. I hope you will as well:-)

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