Why can’t my days off look like this??
Monday was the start of Push Up Challenge Week 3. How are you doing if you are following along?
Here are my results from Monday:
I also did some Abs & Biceps
Before my workout I had my 3 month fit test.
I used to work out with a trainer about a year and a half ago… From her I learned the proper ways to exercise and lift weights. After I stopped working out with her I would still meet her every 60-90 days to redo my fit score to see If I was making any progress on my own.
The fit test measures variable things including endurance, strenght, flexibility, etc…
She takes my measurements and blood pressure, and also uses the calipers to get my body fat %. She said she would put the numbers into a calculation and maybe we could do the “pinch test” to see how they correspond with each other too.
I’ve been doing the FIT TEST now for a bout a year and a half. I had my first fit test in Sept 2011.
Today to test my strength we did the CHEST PRESS MACHINE. I had to see how many SIT UPS I could do in one minute. A year ago I did 32…today I did 52! I wore a heart rate monitor and the trainer made me walk on the treadmill for 5 minutes to see my resting and my max heart rate.
A couple results that really stuck out to me were these:
Sept 2011: Strength: I could only lift 60 lbs 2 times on the chest press machine!!!
Feb 2013: I lifted 85lbs 8 times!
I feel like I have gotten tremendously stronger!
Sept 2011 Measurements: Right Arm 9.5
Feb 2013: Right Arm 10.25
I’ve been working on these puny arms…they aren’t so puny anymore!
Post Workout Snack:
Pecan Nut Thins with Spreadable Cheese
A veggie spread with a sprinkle of salt. I’m learning to love plain veggies so much more than I used to.
A Hard boiled egg for some added protein, and then a pear a few minutes later. I realized I didn’t have any fruit with my breakfast so I needed some!
KIND + PROTEIN Bar: Dark Chocolate Sea Salt
A handful of BBQ POP Chips
(Did I mention I eat a ton when I am home)
I also received a package today!
Attune Foods sent me some Cereal : Uncle Sam’s Original and Uncle Sam’s Raisin Bran. (They must know of my LOVE for cereal)
I cannot wait to try these. The original has less than one gram of sugar per serving, 10g of fiber and 7 grams of protein! Holy Cow!
I made Alec a pizza and I am not going to lie I had a few bites 🙂
And I made Eric and myself breakfast: 2 eggs, Ezekial toast and blueberries.
Getting ready to watch the bachelor and pack some lunches for tomorrow.
I love breakfast for dinner, are you a fan?
Do you ever do any kind of “fit test”?
Welcome to DAY 2 Of the PUSH UP CHALLENGE
Thank you, Becky for hosting 🙂
Wednesdays Push Up workout:
(This workout was supposed to happen on Wednesday but it was my OFF day from the gym so I did it on Thursday)
1. As many real push-ups as possible!
2. 1 minute rest
3. 90 second plank
4. 1 minute rest
5. 30 knee push-ups
6. 1 minute rest
7. 90 second plank
8. 1 minute rest
9. 30 knee push-ups
I did 9 REAL PUSHUPS! Which was worse than my first day…It’s going to be a LONG month!
Are you in on the challenge? Use hashtage #pushupchallenge on twitter if you want to keep connected 🙂
I continued on with some chest and shoulder exercises to finish off 🙂 Boy was my upper body tired after!
My total fat burn % of calories was 50%! That is a ton!
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What would you like to see different related to fitness and gym workouts?