Wednesday, October 19, 2011

An Attitude Adjustment

Today started early.
I woke up tired. 
I had a hour and a half break in between clients in which I fully planned to work out.
I didn't.
Instead I worked on a talk I have to give in church on Sunday and some of my free-lance writing.
Both great things, and I needed to work on both of them, but it didn't burn any calories...
I had a client cancel and I could have slipped in some cardio.
I didn't.
I chatted with one of my awesome coworkers instead.
I meant to end up at the gym on my way home from work.
I didn't.
Wednesdays are long days for me, and by the time I was close to home I knew I needed to take a nap if I wanted to do anything else of worth today.
I was supposed to go back in for an evening client, and she ended up cancelling...so i got to take like a 40 min nap.
Nap = attitude adjustment
AWESOME.
I woke up and decided I needed to go workout. I knew I'd feel better if I did.
Guess what? I was right.
I had one of the best workouts I've had in a while. It felt great.
It might have had something to do with the fact that Kim Kardashian's wedding was on E while I was doing cardio...

Wednesday Workout:

Cardio:
5 min warm up on the elliptical (While I eyed the 1 stair machine at our gym that was in use. The guy got off right in time. Wahoo!)
30 Mins of Stair intervals
1 min @ level 8
2 min @ level 12
2 min @ level 16
repeat 6 times! so schweaty. If this isn't difficult enough for you, simply ramp up the levels! 

Lifting: Back and Biceps
3 sets of each exercise alternating between exercises

Set #1
12 Rear Rows on the cables w/55 lbs
alt with
1 min rest...I actually wanted to do curls here but there were some vultures waiting for me to get off the machine so I decided to park it

Set #2
12 lat pull downs w/60 lbs
alt with
12 single leg balancing circular bicep curls w/15 lb db's

Set #3
12 Regular bicep curls w/20 lb db's
alt with
12 Rear delt flies with 10 lb db's

Set #4
15 Rear Rows with the TRX
alt with
15 Resistant Bicep curls with TRX

Set #5
15 Core Row outs on knees with TRX
alt with
30 seconds of rest

Finished up with 35 more mins on the elliptical whilst watching Kim K get wed.

I left the gym feeling AWESOME. So much better. I can't even tell you. It is amazing what some exercise can do for a tired/gross mood. Sometimes all we need is a little cat nap. Oh...and I wasn't mad about finishing off my evening with one of these...helloooo pumpkin flavored fro yo. DE-LISH.
Does exercise make you feel better when you are having a bad day or feeling extra tired? It always does for me if I can get myself going!

Speaking of frozen yogurt...don't forget about the contest to win a twenty dollar gift card to Yogurtland and two movie tickets to the Twilight premiere. Read about it HERE. You have until Sunday night at midnight!

This day a year ago: Get out of that rut! 

8 comments:

Cotter Crunch said...

and all at the right time. God had that one in the books for you!
<3

Rachelle Wardle said...

Awesome workout Megan! Workouts can almost ALWAYS pull me out of a funk.

Have a fabulous weekend!

Thisisme said...

Holy workout! You rocked it!! Glad you suckered yourself into it (;

Suz and Allan said...

Great workout! I have got to get my hands on some pumpkin frozen yogurt!

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