Workout Log (10)

Today is a day I can actually be proud of.  Why?  It was the first time in about a year since I had been to the gym.  It felt great considering I’m sick.  Well, C thinks I may have allergies.  Possible but I’m hoping it’s just a cold as I originally suspected.  But my mom told me she was around my age when she started having seasonal allergies.

I decided I would start doing Jamie Eason’s Female Fitness Bible.  So far I really enjoy it.  Monday is Upper Body.

Recumbent Bike: 5 minute warm-up, Resistance: 8

Bench Press: 30#x12, 40#x12, 12

Bent Over Barbell Row: 40#x12, 12, 12

Dumbbell Shoulder Press: 15#x12, 12, 9

Skull Crushers: 30#x10, 10, 10

Barbell Curl: 30#x12, 9, 9

Recumbent Bike: 15 minutes intervals, Resistance: 3, 8

Recumbent Bike: 5 minute cool-down, Resistance: 1

04-22After I got home and had a protein shake, I took Luna for a 3.6 mile walk.  Pretty hot out today.

Didn’t realize how many days it’s been since I last posted.  Not really workouts but here are my MapMyRun walks and run.  Same day that I ran, I also did the Rittr Labs app for sit ups.  The sets were: 28, 26, 29, 28, 28, 26 = 165.

Yesterday, I did the sit up and push up apps.

Push Up sets: 11, 11, 13, 11, 11, 9 = 66

Sit Up sets: 28, 26, 29, 28, 28, 26 = 165














Now I’m all caught up for the past week.  No news on the ASVAB, yet.



Workout Log (6) & Recruiting Station

This morning I used the Rittr Labs apps to workout.

Push up sets: 11, 11, 13, 11, 11, 9 = 66

Sit up sets: 28, 26, 29, 28, 28, 26 = 165

Squat sets: 24, 23, 27, 24, 23, 19 = 140

Today I made my way down to the recruiting station to continue the paperwork process.  Turned in my “homework” of pre-screening questions to SSG H and we went over it a bit.  I still need to track down my medical documents in case the Indianapolis MEPS did not send the local MEPS here my old, expired documents (which still could be helpful in terms of having records of the hospital where I had my ACL surgery done).

I had my height and weight recorded.  Apparently the standards are much more lenient pre-shipping than post-BCT.  At 150 lbs, I’m within the height weight limits for my age.  That’s fine and dandy, but I still plan on losing weight before shipping so I can guarantee I make weight and because I think I could really benefit from a little weight loss.  I also had my fingerprints taken.  That was new to me.  When I went through the process in 2008, the only time I did the fingerprints was at MEPS.  Apparently this is something new as of 3-4 years ago.

While SSG H was recording my height and weight into the computer, he was talking out loud.  “Height, five four.”  For some reason in my head, I was thinking, “That’s not right.  I’m 64 inches, not 54 inches.”  So I said something.  He just kind of looked at me for a second and then said, “Are you sure you’re going to do well on the test?”  God I hope so!  I told him I’d just let him do his job and then we both laughed.  At least he has a sense of humor.  I’m scheduled to take the ASVAB Tuesday the 19th.  I have to be at the recruiting station by 0730.  Which means I have to leave my house no later than 0630.  Should be a fun day… but at least I don’t have to go all the way to the MEPS (4-5 hrs from here) to take the ASVAB.  It’s only about 45 minutes from the recruiting station.  Guess who will be going to bed really early on the 18th…


Workout Log (2)

Rittr Labs apps again.

Push up sets: 11, 11, 13, 11, 11, 9 = 66

Sit up sets: 28, 26, 29, 28, 28, 26 = 165

I definitely struggled on the push ups by the 3rd set.  But I pushed on and completed all of them without compromising my form.  So I’m happy with that.  My chest and arms are still sore from Friday’s push up workout.  I do take a little extra time to rest between sets than what the app puts in place.  I need that extra little rest time.  I rated that workout with “It was too hard.”  So the next time I use the app, the workout will be the same.  Even though I finished, it was still a struggle.

For some reason, sit ups are mentally harder for me.  I just don’t want to do them.  My dog licked my arm while I lay on the ground dreading the last set.  I felt defeated.  But I told myself that I would just push through and then I’d be done.  I’d feel better about myself for finishing than if I just said screw it.  And I do.  Except now I’m not looking forward to running.  It’s just one of those days.

As for my run… I think I will postpone it for now.  Until later today.  I’m just too tired.  It’s my fault.  Didn’t consume enough calories this morning, probably.

Update: Just finished my run.  I was aiming for a mile but I couldn’t see the screen on my phone to see if I had made it.  Just short of a mile at .97mi.  Took the dog with me and stopped once for her to eliminate and got slowed down at the halfway point turn around due to a dog being on the other side of the street that she wanted to say hello to.  My time was 8:54.  And apparently burned 117 calories.

mapmyrunAlso, I don’t understand how MapMyRun tracks the distance.  The top of the image, it shows .97 miles but in the distance box, it shows 1 mile.  I’m still basing it off of the former.  The last time I ran a mile, I did it in 9:36.  So despite the dog slowing me down a bit (though I honestly think she made me keep a more constant pace) and struggling with my breathing/keeping that consistent, I didn’t do too bad.

Update 2: Did 3 sets of 5 rep jumping chin ups on gymnastic rings.  The first set was my personal best since I started doing them a couple weeks ago.  But on the second and third set, I wasn’t pulling myself up as high as I did in the first set.  But I’m very happy with the first set since it’s proof to myself that there is improvement.


Workout Log (1)

Today I did the Rittr Labs app for push ups and sit ups before going for a 2 mile run using MapMyRun.

Push up sets: 10, 10, 12, 10, 10, 8 = 60

Sit up sets: 28, 26, 29, 28, 28, 26 = 165

MapMyRun’s gps wasn’t working on my phone but I thought I’d be able to at least track the time with my normal 2 mile route.  It gave me the option to manually add the other information and I thought it saved.  Apparently not.  It was around 21:something minutes.  Which is still bad but I don’t really run regularly.  So once I start doing that, I’ll be able to conquer the hills with less difficulty and run the entire thing without walking parts.  So that’s my goal within a goal.