Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
3 rounds of this:
1 minute rowing machine
1 minute kettlebell swings (i used the 8k baby one)
1 minute jumping pullups (like a chinup, only you jump up and lower yourself slowly - killer)
1 minute shoulder press thrusters (i used 8 k dumbbells)
1 minute squats
1 minute rest
And i should confess (do i have to?) that although breakfast and dinner were both paleo, the middle of the day was a total write off - six of seven littles were sick, and so was i, so we voted to do school on Friday instead and take Monday off. Very sweet. I don't feel much better, but we'll have to get the show on the road tomorrow - i don't think i can handle that much nothing :)...
Anyway, no cookies tomorrow! I'm turning a blind eye to my 3 yo sneaking into the kitchen as i write - i know it means one less butterscotch almond cookie to tempt me...
T downloaded the Robb Wolf podcast for me to listen to, and has an abstract (?!) of the book "Good Calories, Bad Calories" - less about a specific diet, more of studies on nutrition. We'll try to keep to this for now. Sometimes it's just too hard for me :) But i want it to work! Tomorrow's a new day...
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Sunday, January 10, 2010
30 rows on chin dip station
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Today we went down to "the valley" to check out the new butcher shop - it's called Yukon Sausage, and we picked up a whole bunch of meats to try out. So far, i can vouch for the deli meats - shaved thin like butterfly wings... mmmm
Then we got home, had some potty excitement with Mimi (she rocks! She is totally doing this all by herself - i just have to help her get up on the potty!)
THEN.... the Deck of Death.
And it sure was. it wasn't a lack of strength - in fact, i think i need to step up to the 20 lb dumbbells.. But i have no power! No endurance! I've had a whole week off, and no sleep for 2 weeks (well, almost three weeks) now... (with the shining exception of last Wednesday night on which babe Meow slept angelically all the way through...
Anyway, Deck of Death may not have been explained on this blog before, so i will give a quick explanation of a neat little workout.
What you need: a deck of cards and whatever you need for four different exercises. I did rows (using our chin station), pushups, captain's chair (again using the chin station) and thrusters, using 15 lb dumbbells...
Shuffle the deck of cards, and assign a suit to each exercise - chin ups = hearts, pushups = diamonds etc. Then turn over the first card. Do however many reps of that exercise as the card is work - for instance, a face card is worth ten, so you would do ten reps of that exercise. Aces are worth eleven. And when you are very tired, it seems the whole deck is face cards. But it's not. I checked.
We're back on the paleo wagon today and with a fridge full of good meats, i'm excited about another week of healthy eating!
Friday, January 8, 2010
this is what i'm hoping for this weekend:
Sunday, January 3, 2010
Saturday, January 2, 2010