Wednesday, May 25, 2011

♥ SMART Quest ♥ Wed. May 25, 2011

Week 11, Day 3
My SMART Quest for today is:  Feeling fabulous that I have been able to stay on track as straight as an arrow!  I really want this so I want to stay focused and go for it!

Sleep: 5 3/4 hours. Went to bed at 11:15 pm again, woke up at 5:00 am.  I really need to work on this!
Awoke: 5:00 am
Warm Up: 5:25 am
12 push ups
20 squats
20 spiderman climbs
30 jumping jacks
Completed 2 rounds! I continue to add extra reps to my warm up to get my heart going!

Workout: 5:30 am

Today I am doing Scott Colby's Weight Based Interval Training 2, week 11, from Ageless Abs 2 Program! Since this is HEAVY Weights, I will once again NOT be adding extra reps but will be going ALL out and as heavy as I can for the reps.

Metabolic Explosion Phase - Week 11

Weight Based Interval Training # 2

Spiderman Climbs with Push Ups  -  Bodyweight x 16 total push ups
DB Squat With Rotational Overhead Press - 2 - 23.5 lb DBs x 10 total (5 each side)
Bodyweight Rows Narrow Grip  - Bodyweight x 16 (get as far under the jungle gym as possible, lift one leg up for more challenge)
DB Reverse Lunge to Side Raise  - 2 - 18.5 lb DBs x 10 total (5 each leg)

I was able to complete 3 1/4 rounds in exactly 20:00 minutes.
I was just too tired to finish the 4th round and push past the 20 minutes.  I knew I had the 4 tabata Intervals to complete and I was already wiped out from the heavy weights!

R#1 - 6:15, R# 2 - 6:09, R#3 - 6:24,   1/4 of R#4 - 1:12

I finished this workout with Finisher of 4 Tabata Intervals: 20 seconds on, 10 seconds rest

Bowling Lunges - 20 seconds on, 10 seconds rest x 8 rounds - 46, 46, 45, 44, 43, 44, 44, 45 reps per round.
Hi - Lo Punches (with weighted gloves) - 20 seconds on, 10 seconds rest x 8 rounds -24 reps per round (12 each side)
Suicide Drills - 20 seconds on, 10 seconds rest x 8 rounds - 18, 16 16, 16, 16, 16, 16 16 reps per round!
Jumping Jacks - 20 seconds on, 10 seconds rest x 8 rounds - 28, 28, 29, 29, 29, 29, 29, 30 reps per round.

16:00 minutes total.

I was thoroughly wiped out by the end of this work out!  Very challenging considering 2 of the exercises were body weight moves.  Just goes to show that you can still get an awesome workout just using your own bodyweight!

Meal #1:  7:30 am - 1 small banana, coffee & sugar free creamer ( 85 calories)
Meal #2: 10:30 am - 1 egg, 2 slices of uncured turkey bacon  (140 calories)
Meal #3:  2:30 pm - Salad - consisting of grilled chicken breast, mango, small bit of avocado, spring greens , tomato and a raspberry vinaigrette. (400 calories)
Meal #4:  7:00 pm - 5 grilled shrimp with grilled carrots & broccoli with a tiny bit of teryaki sauce. (300 calories)
Meal #5:  8:00 pm - unsalted pistachios, coffee  (180 calories)

Water: 8 glasses
Calories: 1105

I feel like I have really been in tune with the clean eating.  When I find myself craving or thinking about making  a bad choice, I just say "no" and switch gears.  Today I was faced with eating lunch out.  I almost ordered a seared ahi tuna sandwich which I could have had on wheat bread with salad, but then I realized that it would just bloat me as I am not eating carbs right now so I opted for a very tasty grilled chicken salad with mango, and veggies.  I am sure the dressing was higher in sugar but still a safer choice.  It was good and I felt good about making a smart choice!


Doris said...

You're doing so well, Gina. I'm so proud of you!! It's really good to hear you happy.

As for me, I have not exercised in 3 weeks, but I plan on getting back on track next week, right at the end.

It's been hell for my kids & I. Don't know if I've gained or lost, but my clothes feel the s me, so sizewise I'm the same.

My BPs have been super high, but they went back down to normal today due to an event happening, or at least something in a somewhat positive direction happening.

I know you'll finish strong. I totally believe in you!