Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Cardio Blitz - day 2 - 48 min

The stairmaster was open when I arrived at the gym this AM so I took advantage. I did 25 min of cardio with a 5 min cool down. I then jumped on the bike and did 15 min with a 3 min cool down. Those last 6 min of the bike were a struggle, but I got it done.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Cardio Blitz - day 1 - 43 min

So this morning, as apart of cardio blitz, I did 43 minutes of cardio. I did 25 minutes on the elliptical and 15 minutes on the stairmaster with a 3 minute cool-down on the stairmaster.

My favorite machine, at the gym, is the stairmaster. I would have preferred to do most of the time on there, but there was a lady on it when I arrived. There are actually 2 stairmaster machines, but one is really old and awkward to use. It used to be that when I arrived at the gym, somewhere around 5 am, no one was on the stairmaster. Over the last few months a lady has been on there when I get there at 5, she must get there when the gym opens or shortly thereafter because she gets off somewhere between 5:05 and 5:10. Depending on my timing, I sometimes appear at the machines when she's exiting. Sweet. Other times, I don't. In those instances, I adjust. Like today.

Cardio Blitz

To combat holiday weight gain last year I did strictly cardio during the month of December. At the start of 2010, I hadn't gained any weight due to holiday eating, drinking, & gallivanting. I hoping for the same this year.

Starting today and concluding with the last week in December, my aim is 4 days of at least 40 minutes of cardio. I'll do a combination of the bike, elliptical, stairmaster, and arc trainer. I'm also going to include running as I'm going to do a 10K come February. So 2-3 days per week, I'll get out on the road to run 30-40 minutes at a time.

I'm also going to attempt to blog regularly (as I noticed I hadn't been in this space since late October!) over the next few weeks noting my progress. I probably should have stepped on the scale this morning, but I forgot. I'll try to do so tomorrow morning.