Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Wednesday Exercise Bike 30 minutes + 15 minutes Exercise Ball Pilates (45 minutes total)

With two standing up times (with high tension). I'm trying to add these in for strength and too boost my heart rate (like a sprint).

The exercise ball stuff was mostly just trying out different you tube videos for fun. I ordered another exercise ball DVD from the library to do later this week or next week.

Wednesday Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred Workout 2 (25 minutes)

I tried to do the "take it easy on your knees" modifications.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Tuesday Swimming 55 minutes

Bwa ha ha. Worked out twice in one day again. I'm hoping to actually LOSE weight this week.

Tuesday Running 25 minutes (1 1/2 miles with one BIG hill and lots of WIND)

I'm hoping to swim tonight too.

I figured out it was Jillian MIchaels screwing with my knee, not the long run. I will have to skip lunging because I think that was the culprit. I will probably try her again later in the week, but if it keeps happening I will just not do her workouts anymore. Oh well, I guess it's good I tried it out from the library before I went and bought it.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Monday Exercise Bike 30 minutes

I did one minute standing while pedaling with high tension and two 2 minute swatting flies segments too.

Monday Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred 25 minutes (Week 1 workout)

I had to deal with a cranky baby all day, so this will probably be the only workout that I get in today :p

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Saturday Running 30 minutes (2 1/4 mile)

Plus, swimming with the kids for an hour.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thursday 30 minutes Exercise Bike 30 minutes Fast Walking 30 minutes Pilates Exercise Ball Workout (90 minutes total)

I was going to skip exercise today, but that 2 mile walk after the T-day feast really got me going!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Wednesday Hiking in the woods with kids 1 1/2 hours

That was fun again.

Wednesday Pilates w/ Exercise Ball 35 minutes

I was given an exercise ball, so I found some workouts from my library to do with it. Pretty fun! Exercising on top of the ball was more like play than exercise. I can see why they are so popular. The floor work while squeezing the ball with my leg was not as much fun, mostly because my thighs are still killing me from various other exercises.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Tuesday Swimming 50 minutes

Yeah, I worked out twice in one day because I rule baby! Also because this holiday week may not leave as much room for working out.

Also, cleaned the house for about an hour.

Tuesday Jillian Michaels Ripped in 30 (Week 1) 30 minutes

She says it's only 20 minutes, but she is a LIAR!

Anyway, my knee feels better today so I may try to run on Thursday if all goes well.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Monday Exercise Bike 30 minutes + hiking with kids 90 minutes

My knee was bugging me today (probably from the long run on Saturday, ha ha) so I switched to exercise bike. The hiking with the kids in the woods was while holding the 20+ toddler in a sling, so a really good workout despite a kid's pace.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Saturday Running 1 hour 10 minutes (5-5 1/2 miles)

I'm hoping I got in 5 1/2 miles. I felt really fast without the jogging stroller!

Plus, did 45 consecutive push ups for the exhaustion test at the end of Week 5 of the hundred push ups challenge.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Thursday Barefoot trail running 40 minutes

Woot! Good run in my Vibrams (barefoot running shoes). The trail I ran on this week and last week is slippery with leaves though. I thought I had sprained my big toe for a few minutes on a hidden tree root, but the pain went away. Whew!

Also- Week 5 Day 3 of the hundred push ups challenge. It took 20 minutes and it was HARD.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Wednesday Exercise Bike 30 minutes Swimming 1 hour

I needed to do the exercise bike today because my knee was hurting, but this was the last night I would be able to swim laps.

Plus, I chased Sorsha around the library for over an hour while the older kids did a story time and T-day craft. I love our library ;)

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Tuesday Kickboxing Bootcamp 45 minutes

I also ended up walking for 1 hour while pushing the double stroller because the baby lost my keys and I had to walk the mile to pick the kids up from school. I'm pooped.

Renae's Update

Since last we met, I did Jillian's week three workout on Friday. It kicked my booty. On Saturday I did just over a 7 mile trail run. I tripped and bruised both my knees. Still a great run. My quads were killing me by the time I was done. Jillian had left me pretty sore from the day before.

Here's for the bad news: I can't work out for 2 weeks! I had the second of four surgeries for my dumb veins. We are going to cram the other two into the rest of the calendar year. In fact I'm going to ask (I've no idea if they will consider it or not) if I can just do the last two at the same time. Otherwise, it looks like I'll be in surgery about the time that I am allowed back to working out every time. That just sucks! So I'm concentrating on my eating habits, which are frankly bad. I'm going to try to buckle down and eat healthy and appropriate portion sizes. Ugh! I hate dieting! I've never been able to stick to one. Wish me luck!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Monday Running 1 hour (with jogging stroller).

Less than 4 miles. I had to turn back because of the freakish winds trying to push me down the hill.

Plus, 1 1/2 hours big shovel and lawn mowing yard work.

ETA- I also did Week 5 Day 2 of hundred push ups challenge.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Saturday Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred 25 minutes

I did Interval 2 (the next hardest level) but I used 5 lb free weights because I hurt my arm with the 10lb free weights last time. Big E said he has watched me do a lot of workout DVDs but he's not sure he's ever heard me huff and puff that hard before ;)

Also- making a party for my soon to be 8 year old boy all day yesterday and part of today.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Thursday Barefoot Trail Running 30 minutes

I was wearing my Vibram five fingers today. Good thing because I chose a new trail that was really rough (and a little scary where it was right next to ravines). I had to duck under and climb over many fallen trees/logs. Fun stuff!

Also, started cleaning the house for V's party.

ETA- also did Week 5 Day 1 of the hundred push ups challenge. I took about 15 minutes. The 30 day shred made my arm hurt for about 2 days (but not the very next day, kind of weird). Plus, I did that big shovel yard work too earlier in the week so I got some strength working out in that way too.


I ran six miles with the group. It felt fastish. I think it's time for my semi-annual visit to the chiropractor. I'm feeling a bit twisted.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Wednesday Swimming 1 hour

10 minutes breast stroke
10 minutes freestyle
10 minutes back stroke
5 minutes freestyle
10 minutes back stroke
5 minutes freestyle
10 minutes kick board

Plus, taking care of a sick cranky baby all day!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Tuesday Running 1 hour (4 miles with jogging stroller)

Plus, 30 minutes of big shovel yard work (moving dirt from one side of the yard to another), and heavy duty cleaning (my filthy car mostly).

Renae's Update

Okay, I haven't posted in a week, so here's what I've been up to.

Thursday: I don't remember! Oh yeah, I did a session with Jillian. Still hard.

Friday: Laziness

Saturday: I ran 13 miles. I felt really good the entire time.

Monday: Jillian again. Still hard, but getting better.

Tuesday: Hill route. It was totally hard today! It could be that there were only three of us, and both of the others were men who made me run fast on the flat parts. 7.3 miles of HILL whooping booty.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Monday 30 Day Shred DVD 25 minutes

Interval 1. I used 10 lb free weights for the strength portion instead of 5 lb free weights. It was pretty hard.

I also cleaned the house literally all day.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Saturday 25 minutes barefoot running (2 miles)

I'm getting faster at barefoot running, so that's nice ;)

Friday, November 4, 2011

Friday Exercise bike + strength 45 minutes (push-ups + standing abs)

30 minutes exercise bike. Almost 15 minutes abs (with 2 minutes of push ups, 50 now!!!)

Also- shopped all day with kids for groceries, party supplies, and for jeans.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Wednesday Running 1 hour (while pushing jogging stroller)

I'm assuming I got in 4 miles again. I ran from the other side of the Watershed bike trail (where it connects with Wanda Rd).

Also- played outside with the kids for 1/2 hour.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Tuesday Swimming 55 minutes

10 minutes breast stroke
10 minutes freestyle
10 minutes back stroke
5 minute freestyle
10 minutes back stroke
5 minutes freestyle
5 minutes kick board

Plus, walking with the kids for an hour (about 2 miles) while pushing the double stroller.

Plus, 1 hour housework.

Plus, 1 hour yard work.

Gorgeous day! I was a busy bee trying to soak up all the sun ;)


Okay, I am REALLY sore!! After doing Jillian yesterday, I got up this morning and we did the hill route!!!! I am so glad that we are back to doing the hill route!! No one has been doing it for months. Folks were babying injuries, plus one of our hill groupies died, and no one wanted to run the hills for a while. It is great to be back out on the hills, but MAN AM I SORE!! I have never been this sore immediately after a workout. By the time I got home and climbed out of my van, my booty was screaming at me. I truly enjoy being sore like this. I feel like I've really done something. I think Jillian is going to have to take a break for a couple of days. I'm planning on doing the bike tomorrow. That should be fun???

So that's 7+ miles (We did the whole route and everything.) of really, frickin', insane hills.