Worked my booty tonight. I did the math on it yesterday on my little food and activity log (more on that sometime later), and it told me some 600 calories were burned. Personally, I think that little puppy was probably a smidge off, but I like it anyway. SOLD!
- 10 minutes of cardio. My weapon of choice is the godforsaken elliptical.
- To make it less "please kill me," I pop that "Shuffle All" button on the 'ol Droid, and hope that it picks upbeat music like the Black Eyed Peas, Venga Boys (NOT the "Venga Bus" however), Pussycat Dolls, Save Ferris, and today...Josh Groban. The Droid wants what the Droid wants I guess.
- I cover up the readout information so that I can't obsess about how long I've been on the machine. Once I start to get "I'm gonna die" tired, I glance at it and see where we're at with time. If it's at the 10-minute mark (or, if it's near I kick it down till I get there), I hop off and start Phase II...
- A circuit through the Good Housekeeping workout to "Drop a Dress Size in 6 Weeks."
- It cycles through 6 different strength training moves - from a modified lunge that works just about everything to a chest press - for 10-15 reps (or 30-60 seconds, depending on the move).
- The idea is to get to a point where you can do one set of reps with ease, then move on to two sets (by about week three), then three sets (by week 5).
- Do one workout not more than every 48 hours, with 20 minutes of cardio 4-6 days of the week as well.
- Another 5-10 minutes of cardio (again with the godforsaken elliptical) to round things out and for a nice cool down.
- My 4-6 days of the week alternate cardio? Kettlenetics (TM). It's a sort of modified, self-lead Kettlebell workout. I've been doing this puppy off and on for probably the last 6 months (in the interest of full disclosure, I'll offer that it's been more "off" than "on"...), and it's still difficult to get all the way through the "regular" workout without feeling like someone's cutting off my air supply. Despite the crushing feeling that I'm probably going to die before the 20-minute video is over, I love how strong I feel after I'm done. You know, once I get feeling in my legs again. :)