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 i got to take like a 40 min nap.
Nap = attitude adjustment
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:

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! 


Cotter Crunch said...

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

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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