03 June 2011

core | commute

It's going to be a good day.

First – I found this video. How can that not make you smile?

Second – I finally managed to get myself into the gym today and did my core routine. It's been a full week and I know from experience that if I blow it off for more than seven days it is very hard to get going again. Both because by then I am out of the habit and because my core is noticeably weaker.

Third – the morning was brilliant. Blue sky, sun and I only needed two shirts and no layers on my legs to ride to work. For various reasons this is the only day this week that I have managed to commute to work on my bike so that helped lift my mood as well.

Fourth – [Yes, I realize I will sound like a girl saying this...] I stepped on the scale (having not done so in ages) after eating breakfast and was pleasantly surprised. Your mind can play tricks on you when you feel down in the dumps and for better or worse weight is something that affects my mood when I'm already bummed.

Sleep 6
Waking HR  
Body Weight 7:00 AM - 178
Body Fat 9
Breakfast 6:45 AM – cereal
10:00 AM – almonds, yogurt, tea
Lunch 11:30 AM – yogurt, 3 pieces Pilot Bread, package of fake turkey meat, 3 pieces string cheese, tea, Stonewall's Jerquee
3:30 PM – tomato/mozzarella/basil skewers, cheese bread, cake, lemonade
Dinner 7:00 PM – bread, cheese, Tofurky, tomatoes, spinach, avocado, water
8:30 PM – milkshake
Workout Food water
Time of Day gym – 5:30 AM
Workout Type  
Weather low 60s, sun, dry, wind
plank 3 min, 2 min each side
back extensions 3 x 40
clam knee lifts 100 each leg
side leg lifts 80 each leg
twisters 40 each side – 12 lb.
roman chair knee lifts 3 x 40
push-ups 20
hip abductors 3 x 30 – 100 lb.
Distance 20 miles
Equipment Town Bike

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