That that don't kill me, can only make me stronger. I need you to hurry up now, cause I can't wait much longer. Kanye West, Stronger

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Weekly Workout Wrap up

This week I was CRAVING yoga! Maybe I am unconsciously addicted? I noticed I felt unusually sore and inflexible all week...but I am a lazy-ass stretcher, so many yoga helps make up for that. Anyways, I didn't really have time to get to class, so I pulled out my trusty New York City Ballet Workout Book (I have had it for 9 years; it is almost falling apart at this point.) to do the warm-up and stretch sections upon rising. These exercises get me limber in a matter of days, it's amazing!

Monday:
Morning Stay slim on the Road workout
Evening 30 minutes elliptical,
25 minutes in weight room. I did 2 sets of 12 reps on the 6 leg machines. Adductor, Abductor, hamstring press, hamstring curl, quad raiser, seated leg press.
On the stability ball: 25 crunches, 25 oblique crunches (each side), 25 lower ab crunches by getting in push up position with legs on the ball and rolling ball into my stomach by bringing knees in.

Tuesday:
Morning: 10 minutes stretching for NYC Ballet Workout Book
Lunch hour: 30 minute run, mini version of stay slim on the road workout
Evening: 30 minutes elliptical

Wednesday:
Morning: Stay Slim on the Road Workout
Afterwork: 30 minute run, 20 minute elliptical, 5 minutes rower.

Thursday:
Morning: Master the Treadmill with OKGO workout
(basically 30 minute interval run, with 7 speed intervals: after warmup (sprint 30 seconds, 2 min recovery, sprint 60 seconds, 2 minute recovery, sprint 90 seconds, 2 min recovery, sprint 2 minutes, 4 minute recovery, sprint 90 seconds, 2 minute recovery, sprint 60 seconds, 2 minute recovery, sprint 30 seconds, 2 minute cool down)
Evening: Shape Bikini Body Bootcamp Redefining Part 1 (need to get others in this series)

Friday:
Morning: Shape Bikini Body Bootcamp Redefining Part 2
Lunch hour: Master the Treadmill with OKGO, 10 minutes rower, stretch

Saturday: 8 mile outdoor training run, very slow!

Sunday: hope, hope hopefully :)
Yoga at Laughing lotus
30 minute treadmill run, 8 minute rower, 20 minute elliptical, 8 minute rower reverse grip.
I'll modify with the actual!

3 comments:

Marissa said...

Wow impressive! Just curious what makes you exercise twice in a day? Doesn't getting to gym, showering, etc take up a lot of time. I find it so time consuming to do even once a day!

Melissa said...

Hi Marissa,

It is a bit time consuming. I definitely would rather have a longer chunk of time to just go the gym once and get in a full hour. However, this week I was always squeezing mini 25-30 minute workouts in with no time to stay longer. Two things cut down on time, if I do a dvd at home, I can hop right in the shower before work or bed. Second, I work two blocks from my gym, so transit time is 3 minutes.

Bascially I was shooting to get around an hour of cardio in each day and experiementing a bit with the theory that workout out twice a day for shorter lengths raises your metabolism more than one prolonged workout.

NYCPeach said...

I often do the same thing - my gym is on my block so I go quick in the morning for like 30-40 mins cardio and then try to do either the Core Fusion class (trying P57 next wk!) or a DVD in the evening. I can't wake up early enough to do it all in the morning but I need a little cardio jump start to get my day going!
Great post - this was inspiring and got me to the gym last night for cardio (OK GO Master the Treadmill! - Thanks so much for this recommendation!) when I considered not going :)