Saturday, November 27, 2010

Long Time No See

Hi everyone! I know, it's been a long time since my last post. What have I been doing you ask? Well,

I've been watching my boys play sports:


Playing with our new puppy Bandit:



Decorating for Christmas:


And of course, working out:

I do 90% of my workouts at the gym now. I go in the morning while my son is in half-day kindergarten. It is great because it forces me to workout for 2-3 hours a day and I was noticing my body change, yeah!

Just when I thought I had conquered the beast, my body revolted and started holding on to weight. I talked to one of the trainers and she agreed that I was over-training(ya think?). My hubby was on vacation so I spent a week working out with less intensity at home and it felt so good! It reminded me that changing things up is always a good idea, just like taking a rest week. The funny thing is that when I worked out at home I took regular rest weeks every 5 weeks. I don't know why it slipped my mind but I won't be doing that again!

Because I have become so used to lifting weights at home, I forgot how to lift free weights at the gym :( It confines me to classes for now but I am working on a routine to lift free weights before January. I have a feeling my beloved classes are going to be packed come January 1st! My new home:




Here is my routine each week:

Monday:

Elliptical- 30 minutes
Zumba- 30 minutes
Body Pump (total body weights)- 60 minutes
Yoga- 70 minutes

Tuesday:

Elliptical- 20 minutes
Spin Class- 60 minutes
Total Core Training (core work)- 60 minutes

Wednesday:

Hiking or Walking- 70-90 minutes
Abs- 20 minutes
Yoga- 70 minutes

Thursday:

Elliptical- 20 minutes
Spin Class- 60 minutes
Total Core Training- 60 minutes

Friday:

Elliptical- 30 minutes
Bootcamp- 30 minutes
Body Pump- 60 minutes
Yoga- 70 minutes

Saturday:

Yoga- 60 minutes

Some Tuesdays and Thursdays I only do Spin Class and that's my day for appointments or errands. Yes, it's a lot and it was tough at first but my body adjusted. I try and mix it up and workout at home here and there just so my body doesn't adapt. Most of the Core classes are actually a lot of cardio so I don't think it's too repetitious. Believe it or not, I have not lost any weight. I even had a dream about talking to the Starbuck's barista about my workouts and the fact that I didn't lose any weight : ) How do you know you're over-training? You workout excessively and you don't lose weight! I know, I know, I'm working on it : )

I miss posting everyday but at the same time it's nice to know I can pop in and visit any time and chat. I hope you all are having a wonderful holiday season. Thanksgiving and Christmas time is my favorite time of year and I'm happily soaking it all in.

If you have any questions just e-mail me: thefitnessfreak@cox.net.

Take care,

Nicole

9 comments:

Lindsay and James Cotter said...

yea, youre back! Now thats an impressive workout schedule! i wish I could join you in that. ;)

scrapwordsmom said...

Hi, NIcole!! Love your photo:) WOW! You do workout a lot. I am terrible at working out at the moment. Working on that as well as my health. I have started a new blog "Skinny Me". I hope you'll check it out! Of course I still have Words of Me:)

Love this time of the year, too. It is my fave!!!

Happy Holidays!!

Leslie

Here is my NEW blog link....

http://skinnyme-scrapwordsmom.blogspot.com/

TheFitnessFreak said...

I'm off to check it out Leslie!

TheFitnessFreak said...

It would be way more fun with a partner Lindsay :D

Kelly said...

What an impressive schedule!
One of these days I'm going to try a Zumba class. I've heard it's great! And I wish we had a Body Pump class nearby. I LOVE it!

atasteofhealthwithbalance said...

that is a hardcore workout schedule! love the sweaty-ness :)

TheFitnessFreak said...

Me too Felicia!

Nicole

Anonymous said...

Wow, the workout schedule appears to be for someone who is in some serious athletic training as opposed to someone keeping in shape? It appears to be too much in my opinion but hey, what do I know :) I work out 45mins daily and have maintained my Size2/4figure since high school (15yrs).

TheFitnessFreak said...

I wish it was training for something! : ) I have written about my personal struggles with weight on the blog. I have Hashimoto's so keeping weight off can be a bit of a challenge. This workout schedule maintains my weight so it's what I do. I make myself love it because it is my reality and will be forever. I do take a rest week every 5th week and just do easy walking and yoga. That really helps keep my body from total revolt : )
Thanks for reading!

Nicole

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