On Friday, I had to basically train myself. I can only afford 1 session of personal training per month and so what Mr. Trainer has done is design a program for me that he will train me in for 1 hour, and then schedule so that I do it on my own for the next 3 weeks. When I went through it with Mr. Trainer (as blogged about here), it was completely intense and I was sore for the next 3 or so days. On Friday, I did the strength training again on my own.
A problem that I ran into is that when I was on the treadmill by myself, I quickly got bored. I was only going for 1.5-2 minutes at a time but I would want to quit early, not because I was fatigued, but because my mind was wandering and not wanting to be on a treadmill anymore. I tried distracting myself by watching my hair in the mirror swish-swish-swish-swish but that doesn’t keep a mind occupied for too long, hehe.
Thankfully, someone else showed up to work out and wanted to chat so that made time go by much better.
Full sprint, 80% max; Ball Tuck Roll (3x)
Full sprint, 85% max; Ball DB Chest Press (3x)
Full sprint, 75% max; Body Bar Front Squat (3x)
Full sprint, 70% max; Angled Lat Pull Down (3x)
Full sprint, 80% max; Ball Roll (3x)
I did really well for my workout on Friday. I missed exercising on Saturday, but on Sunday I have a plan to incorporate about 45 minutes of activity in my day. Whether that’s a walk or a bike-ride depends on the weather, but I’m looking forward to it.
Another part of the training that Mr. Trainer threw in was a nutrition plan. I’m basically supposed to aim for about 1550 calories/day. Ideally, he’d like to see about 300 calories per meal x5 meals per day. Now, when I count calories, I tend to get a little too obsessive. I really want to give this my best shot, though, so I took some time to draft up an idea of what a 1550 calorie day could look like. I will be giving this a try on Sunday: