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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Updates, updates, and more updates

50 followers?! WOW!! Where did you all come from? Thank you so much for your support! I hope that what I'm doing here can inspire others in any way!

This post is going to be all about updates: PT session updates, calorie counting (or not-counting) updates, and my promise to myself updates.

PT session updates
I started my personal trainer sessions in the beginning of June, mainly to get proper form/execution of exercises down, so this makes about 2.5 months since I've been seeing him. I actually just started my second round of sessions a couple of weeks ago (the first round of 20 sessions FLEW BY!) and this time I bought 30 sessions total. Currently I've been seeing my PT 3x/week on M, W, and F, but after next week that all changes.

Next week I start to see him only 2x/week on Tu and F because he believes my form and execution of the exercises are pretty damn near to perfect - yea! So Tu and F will be our regular weight training sessions and Sunday's I'll do a 60-min weight training session on my own - this is on top of the six days of cardio I do too. I'm so excited! Does this mean I can get back to P90X? Or at least alternate between some of the dvd's? HOPE SO!

Anyway, the sessions are still going really good... just last week my PT turned the intensity up a notch (or 10!!) and we are now doing full-blown circuit/boot camp style training and I love it!!

I'll try to get up a sampling of the pain workout he puts me through in the next couple of weeks. I used to play sports back in the day, which my PT knows about and is taking advantage of, so he's putting me through a mix of all the different types of sports conditionings: burpees, volleyball blocks, tires, ladders, jump squats, suicides, shuffles, back-pedals, and even jump roping. Alternate those 1-minute moves with a weight resistance move and repeat for 60 minutes and that = T.O.U.G.H!

Welcome to good hurt!

Calorie counting update
Still not counting calories as I eat them (rather logging them after a week of just measuring out food) and this is how I did for the past week:
M, 8/10: 1527 kcals, 19% fat, 53% carbs, 28% protein
T, 8/11: 1382 kcals, 17% fat, 51% carbs, 32% protein
W, 8/12: 2055 kcals, 29% fat, 47% carbs, 24% protein
Th, 8/13: 1483 kcals, 16% fat, 64% carbs, 20% protein
F, 8/14: 1557 kcals, 24% fat, 60% carbs, 17% protein
S, 8/15: 1573 kcals, 36% fat, 46% carbs, 18% protein
Su, 8/16: 1080 kcals, 18% fat, 62% carbs, 20% protein

Looks like I need to watch the carbs and up the protein by a lot. Good to know and we'll see how this week goes.

Promise to myself update
Still bringing it just like I promised! And with the higher intensity of my PT sessions, it should keep me in the 130's! Cross them fingers for me 'cause tomorrow is Weigh-in Wednesday!

Mon: 30 min run after my PT session 1/1
Tue: 55 min interval run on the treadmill 2/2
Wed: 60 min PT session + 15 min run home 3/3
Thu: OFF 3/4
Fri: 60 min PT session + 15 min elliptical 4/5
Sat: 75 min elliptical 5/6
Sun: 25 min stairmill + 20 min elliptical 6/7
Mon: 60 min PT session + 20 min walk home + 15 min elliptical 7/8
Tue: 25 min elliptical + 30 min elliptical HIIT 8/9
Wed: 60 min PT session + 20 min run home
Thu: OFF
Fri: 60 min PT session + 30 min elliptical
Sat: 60 min run
Sun: 60 min hike


Jenn said...

Looks like you're doing really well! Keep it up!

I'm Just Another Fat Girl said...

I'm waving my pom-poms for you right now.


Go You! Go You! Go You!

I'm happy to be one of your 50 fans! Hope your fancount keeps growing, too!


MAJL said...

The circuit/boot camp workouts sound fun, but tough. Awesome for sticking with it. Your approach is so well-rounded Annie; form/technique, achievable, diverse, and challenging.

Your biggest fan, or at least, on of them!


Jen said...

You have 50 followers because you are SO inspiring!! Glad I was one of the FIRST 50! :o)
ps. can you tell me how to do that strikethrough thing you do? (little line through the word)???