Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Workout Wednesday

Well, I normally do a product review on wednesday but I think I am going to hope on the band wagon (get it?  Band! yeah, I am a dork.)  I am going to use Wednesdays to post about my weekly workouts.  Here goes this week.

On Monday, Wednesday and Friday I do cardio.  This is my least favorite thing to do and even more so if it is on a stupid machine.  Lucky for me that it is nice outside so on Monday and Friday I can go outside to run like a hamster.  As I have posted before I have started alternating running and walking for my cardio.  My husband timed my running for me and I am now up to 30 seconds of running at a time.  I know this is not a long time but if you were close to 300 lbs would you be able to run for more than 30 seconds starting out?  I do this 30 seconds of running and 2 walking for about 20-30 minutes and then go home.  I am hoping to up it by 5 or 10 seconds each week until I get better and can up it by minutes.  Right now I am still focusing on correct form and breathing as well as trying not to hear my rolls slapping with each step.  My family is great at helping me on these workouts and I am glad that they are there.  I don't think I will ever be a "runner" but I do really enjoy it right now.  It is so much better than a machine too.  BTW, I am an accident prone person and this monday during my run I went right off the side of the trail and fell.  Yup, right on down went the big girl.  That cut the workout in half since it hurt my ankle and my husband is over protective.  My knee got scratched a little too and it makes me feel like I am earning battle scars from my workouts.  I laughed so hard at myself!  Here is a pic of it today (mostly gone) as an after workout pic.

On Tuesday and Thursdays I do weight training with low weight and high reps with little rest between the different movements.  I love this the most.  I really enjoy feeling like wonder woman and the way that it is done my heart rate stays up too.  One day I will have arms that are firm but for now they still wave hello and good by to me with each press up.  Here is My after workout glow pic.  Also, I put off folding laundry last night until after my workout (so that I would actually do it) so if you can see it in the pic don't judge!) 
OH, and that dumbbell is not that heavy.  It is an adjustable weight so it has slots for the other weights.  When I saw that pic though it looked like I was lifting like 100lbs!  Happy workouts to you all!


  1. Awesome workout glow you have there! :) Keep it up

  2. Sorry you fell. I understand. I'm the person who trips over air. It's crazy. Keep working out though.

    To answer your question...the first 6 months are free. After that I'm not sure. I haven't even looked into it yet.

  3. Hi, I saw your comment on Beth's blog about wanting to do yoga and thought I would tell you about one I found. I hope you don't mind :)

    It's called Heavyweight Yoga and you can get the dvd at I came across it a couple of years ago and it's very gentle and helpful.

  4. I do the same thing, run for a min and then walk for two and keep doing it until I just am pooped or it's time to head back home and get ready for work. Check out a C25K program, I started one just the other day and it gives me the sense of accomplishment, because I end when it tells me too (not when I am ready) - otherwise I keep moving. I am walking the last run, just because I'm tired, but they say it gets better as you stick to it. You're looking great by the way!

  5. I think you are doing great! Sounds to me like you are way ahead of the game.

  6. Love this post, nothing wrong with starting where you start fitness wise. The first time I ran I think it was for about 30 seconds. Now I can do a few minutes. You'll get there! :)

    Oh, and I'm accident prone myself, I should take pics of all the bruises I have on my legs. It'll make your hubby feel better about yours! lol