I didn't workout yesterday morning due to the torrential downpour and high winds. Woody is out of town for a few nights for work. I had to kill time till the 9:30pm game time for the MSU vs. Duke showdown in the Big 10/ACC Challenge. My strength training has taken a major hit since I started working again and had to shorten my daily workouts. All of these things made me decide to try an after work workout last night.
I got home, got changed, and ran down the few flights to the gym in our apartment building. It's not big but it has a good amount of equipment and was sufficient for what I wanted to do last night. I started with an easy 5 minute warm up on the stationary bike and then moved to the free weights. I did some crunches, planks and used a couple machines before I finished with another 5 minutes on the bike and a run up the stairs back to our apartment.
I'm really glad I did this. I realized that I really have lost some strength that I need to rebuild. I also noticed, looking in the mirror, that I've gained more weight than I'm comfortable with. I've felt it but seeing it in that mirror, for some reason, really hit home and I need to focus and loose a few pounds. After my first injury last year and not being able to workout for a while, I gained a few pounds but compared to when we got married, it's more than just a few. Looking at our honeymoon pictures while writing yesterday's post, I remembered how thin I was compared to now and how strong and good I felt. I want to get back there. I really wish I had kept a food log back then that I could refer to. Truthfully, I don't know what I weigh right now. I have an idea, but not an exact number since I hardly weigh myself. I really don't feel comfortable right now and that's the main reason why I need to focus and loose some weight. Plus, it'll help me with my running! I know this isn't going to be easy for me, especially during the holidays when everything seems to be calling my sweet tooth's name, but I have to do it for my health and my general well being. I'm going to use my own tips, and yours, to stay motivated and reach my goal!
I really liked doing this quick workout last night and I'm going to add at least one after-work workout to my schedule each week. It only takes about half an hour and I can definitely make time for that!
Once I got back I made a healthy dinner for one. Eggs, whole grain sprouted bread, hummus, salad with hericot verts and a pear.
Then I hung out and anxiously awaited the start of the basketball game! Unfortunately the game didn't turn out how I had hoped it would.
I did get to the gym this morning and no soreness yet from last night's workout. They opened late today, so all I could fit in was my cardio and a little stretching and I may head back down to the gym in our building tonight!
Do you ever split up your workouts because of time?
last night's workout -
5 minute bike warm-up
3x10 of each:
overhead tricep extension
lat pull down
5 minute bike cool-down
today's workout -