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Aug 4, 2012

Starting Fresh

It’s been awhile [since being on this tumblr/working out regularly], so it’d be great to get back into it. About a month of summer left, so what better time to get into shape? 

Started small tonight: 15 minutes on the elliptical, 3.74 miles and 249 calories. 

It’s not much, but it’s a start. Let’s sustain it for August and kick some serious butt. Who’s with me?!

Apr 11, 2012

April 10th Workout:

Elliptical:
1.65 miles (186 calories) in 20 minutes
Leg Press:
150 reps @ 100 lbs
Abdominals:
80 reps @ 50 lbs
Hip Abductions:
130 reps @ 55 lbs
Hip Adductions:
130 reps @ 35 lbs
Rotary Torso:
20 reps/side @ 35 lbs
Leg Extension:
30 reps @ 35 lbs
Compound Row:
60 reps @ 35 lbs
Pullover:
30 reps @ 50 lbs
Lower Back:
30 reps @ 50 lbs
Treadmill:
0.67 miles (71 calories) in 8 minutes 

Feb 3, 2012

Feb. 2nd Workout

Finally made it out to the gym last night for the first time in a while, ugh, need to go more often. It felt really good to be working out again!

Elliptical:
1.55 miles (168 calories) in 18 minutes 
Leg Press:
130 reps @ 100 lbs.
Leg abduction:
20 reps @ 50 lbs.
80 reps @ 55 lbs.
Leg adduction:
20 reps @ 50 lbs.
50 reps @ 35 lbs.
Abdominals:
40 reps @ 50 lbs.
Leg extensions:
10 reps @ 50 lbs.
30 reps @ 35 lbs. 
Rotary torso:
15 reps @ 35 lbs/direction 

Dec 27, 2011 / 17 notes
Dec 27, 2011 / 5 notes

Stats: Dec. 27, 2011

Weight: 135.6 lbs
BMI: 21.3
BMR: 1460
Fat: 13.4%
Water: 60.9%
Muscle: 43.0%

Measurements taken approximately 11:30a.m. Dec. 27th, right after brunch. tbh, haven’t been the greatest at eating healthy/sticking to a workout regimen over the break so far - but here’s to starting to get back on track!

Who’s with me? :)

Nov 28, 2011 / 13 notes

Antiperspirant?

Just curious - what brand/kind of antiperspirant or deodorant do you guys use?

I’ve tried Lady Speedstick, Dove, Degree, and now Adidas, and somehow I still end up sweating through gym shirts. Which is weird, because I didn’t start underarm sweating until like 11th grade… belated puberty, maybe? haha 

So what do you guys recommend?

Nov 27, 2011 / 17 notes
Nov 26, 2011 / 2 notes

Nov. 26th Workout

Went to the gym for a quick workout tonight:

Elliptical:
1.04 miles (119 calories) in 13 minutes
Leg Press:
20 reps @ 110 lbs.
140 reps @ 100 lbs
Abdominals:
60 reps @ 50 lbs
Leg Adduction:
10 reps @ 60 lbs
  30 reps @ 50 lbs
Leg Abduction:
60 reps @ 50 lbs 

Nov 16, 2011 / 3 notes
Nov 11, 2011 / 1 note

Being healthy…

Second week of November, so we’re well into second year of college now. With freshman 15, frequent late night food delivery and fast food runs, inconsistent sleeping schedules and sporadic gym sessions, I just don’t feel like I’m functioning at 100%.

So let’s change that. After all,

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

- Lao-tzu

And of course, starting stats:

Age: 19
Height: 5’7”
CW: 137 lbs.

According to most BMI charts, I’m within the healthy range (pretty much smack in the middle, really). The thing is, having been very active in high school, the sudden lack of activity combined with copious amounts of junk and cafeteria food results in uneven fat distribution.

It’s like that one description of Bridget in Ann Brashares’ Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series - I can’t remember the particular book, but basically the concept was that when Bridget stopped playing soccer, there was fat accumulation on her stomach and thighs, which looked really disproportionate to the rest of her body.

So yep.

Goal here is to: lose excess fat deposits, gain muscle mass.

So net weight change won’t be that significant. And it’s going to be done through all healthy means -

Exercising more and eating healthier (by incorporating more fruits and vegetables, having more balanced meals at more consistent times, etc.)

Let’s get this started - step one, here we go!