I’ve got the exercise bug

Today was weird.

I was feeling guilty for not working out yesterday (I was ill). So I vowed this morning to make up for it… and boy did I! I took a break around 9:30 this morning and walked 2 miles in 35 minutes. My pace for the half marathon in July has to be 15 min miles, so I’m getting close to that pace at short distances.

After work, I knew I couldn’t just skip working out all together because it’s been too long since I did any type of strength training. So, I walked the half mile or so to the gym, did upper and lower body strength training, plus some crunches and stretching.

It was about dinner time so I walked up to Whole Foods and made a giant salad. What a waste. I ate about half of it. Oh well. It was awesome.

After dinner, I walked back home (about 1.1 mi).

Workout totals for today:

  • Time: 1 hr 55 min
  • Distance: 4.38 mi
  • Weights: intervals: 25/15/10/25 with increasing x5lb for 2nd/3rd intervals then back to first weight for last 25. Leg Press, Hip abductor, Hip Adductor, Leg Curls, Leg extensions, Rowing, Chest press, pulldown and two other upper body machines I can’t remember the name for.

Holy. Crap.

Oh, and just for fun, here are before and after working out shots of me.

In the “before” image, I’m pointing at my cool fleece that has an ipod pocket on the left arm… complete with a hole for the earphones cord!

0 Replies to “I’ve got the exercise bug”

  1. I love how your paleness level stays the same both before and after you workouts. 😉 I am so proud of you Amy, you are taking all the right steps towards a healthier and happier life. I love you so much! Oh, your ipod fleece is the bomb.

  2. Way to go, Amy!! I’ve been skipping out on strength. Guess I better get back at that, too… Hey, where did you get your swanky iPod fleece? Way cool!

  3. It’s amazing how many calories are burned walking! I started taking the Metro more (since it’s the thing to do here in DC), and I burn about 200 calories a day… it adds up!

    Paleness rules.

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