Today’s workout: Biking and Writing

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Oooh, look at that swanky minimalism in that graphic. Nice, Google Fit.

Anyways, I picked the stationary bike because I’m almost done with a rough draft of the next story I want to publish. My sales were meh for this month but ‘meh’ is a step up from none so I’ll take it.

I keep the resistance pretty high on this bike so I felt it in my thighs even after just 25 minutes. It is going to be cooling off so, I hope to get back to running next week and continue C25k. I won’t be able to write on the treadmill but I do need to learn that it’s ok to do one thing at a time.

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First workout of the week: Horrible heatwave

No lie, I’ve been keeping things really light. Power walking with 2 fans on and plenty of water to make sure I don’t fall down. I did notice my actual weight hasn’t been moving and I’m sure that can be because I’m not moving around as much but, I’m not going to push until I pass out. That’s just not happening.

I don’t plan on just using the entire summer as an excuse not to do harder workouts, I just want to make sure I can stay consistent and also be healthy. The last thing I need is to end up needing treatment for heat exhaustion so I can’t workout at all.

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Today’s Workout: Kettlebell!

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I don’t usually do longer cross-training workouts so this was a challenge and I know this is gonna hurt tomorrow. I do want to build some muscle to fill in where I know I will have sagging skin if I hit my goal weight. It’s probably a pipe dream but I thought building muscle would be better than expensive skin removal surgery. I’m no expert so I’m sure an expert will come along and tell me that’s stupid.

Also, I can do the kettlebell in my nice air conditioned room. 

Ok, I’ll stop complaining about the heat and just do what I need to do.

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A Double Workout Day!

On days when I moderate programs at work, I hit that little Wirk bike from the previous post instead of just sitting there. Granted there isn’t much resistance (and I have it at the highest setting) but any movement is better than nothing and my thighs do burn afterwards. And it gives me a chance to do more than one workout in a day just to burn a few more calories.

I know I need to get back into doing weights a certain number of days a week. I just have to decide what I’m going to use to do it. I do have a kettlebell and a few hand weights (nothing over 10 pounds) so it’ll have to be using those. I don’t have the money to buy anything else so, it’s either that or bodyweight exercises.

And speaking of money, yes, I’ll be getting back to more writing and book reviews soon. If you came here for that, I haven’t abandoned it. I just need to catch up.

 

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30 Day Challenge Day 25

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I guess it’s logical to assume that since I suck at push-ups, I can’t stay in a plank position very long. Every fitness video or article I’ve come across about your core says to do them so I made the attempt.

It lasted… Maybe 10 seconds? Just yikes. If this challenge has shown me anything is I have a long way to go.

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30 Day Challenge Day 24

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I have to admit to cheating a little on this one. Instead of more leg hops, I kept up with the push-ups to strengthen my arms. I also pulled out my kettlebell and the 5-pound weights to do some tricep kickbacks, bicep curls, and stuff like that.

I also threw in some crunches to work on my abs so the calorie burn was totally off in my fitness diary. I think I’ll live with that, though. It’s also Memorial Day weekend so I’ll just have to watch what I’m eating so I don’t undo all this work.

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30 Day Challenge Day 20

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Still chipping away at c210k. Exciting stuff, I know. But I’m happy I’m close to the end of this program.

Now, when this is done, I am NOT going to start any marathon training. If I can’t get away from something chasing me by the 10k mark, let it take me. I hear marathons are absolute hell on your body and I don’t want to do that to myself.

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30 Day Challenge Day 19

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Back at it with another Home Front workout. I really hope they keep adding to this once it’s safe to run outside again. I like the variety. It reminds me to work on more than just mile times and races. I know my belly and arms need work and now that I have a mat, I don’t feel like my knees are being crushed when I do push ups.

Yes, I am terrible at push ups so I do them on my knees. I’ll have to work my way to regular form as I go.

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30 Day Challenge Day 17

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Today I let the mission play while I got on the bike so I’ll probably repeat it and do the exercises in the mission properly that time.

I also snuck in some arm exercises with my 5 pound weights so I can tone there as well. Since I’ve been clearing away a lot of junk in my room, I have more space to workout and it just feels better to have some clear areas. The only problem is going through things kicks up dust I didn’t know what were and I keep sneezing all over the place. Not a big deal since I have a minivan to get rid of it all.

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