Thursday, June 25, 2009

EFX Interval Training

6:45am: So this morning was a little tougher than yesterday morning and I really don't know why. I slept well and went to bed at a decent hour but I was still pretty groggy this morning. Maybe I'm tossing and turning more than I realize at night? I should set up a camera tonight and see how I'm really sleeping. Let's hope tomorrow morning is better. Anyway, my legs were pretty dead too, so maybe I just need to get more sleep. I usually get about 7 hours which seemed to be working pretty well up until a couple of days ago. My lungs are also starting to feel junkier and junkier so it's probably all related. I have a clinic appointment on July 13th and I wouldn't be surprised if I ended up in the Hole.

The walk went well this morning even though I'm pretty sure it was already above 90. I don't mind too much cause the sweating makes me feel like I'm working hard, but it also zaps my energy much quicker. My foot did ok, but certainly not to the point of being able to run on it. I REALLY need to go and get it checked out this weekend. Can somebody out there please hold me accountable on that?

Total Distance: 2.0 miles Time: 38'47"

2:00pm: Mandi and I went to the LA Fitness near her house today to do our legs/shoulders and some more cardio. We actually used free weights today with our shoulders but still kept it SUPER light. I used 10 lbs dumbbells for almost every shoulder lift we did. For legs we did a variety of squats and then some wall sits. My legs were shaking like crazy towards the end of our work out so I think we targeted them very well. After the lifting portion of our workout we headed over to the EFX machines (elliptical). Our original plan was to do the EFX for 15 minutes and then finish on the bike for 15 minutes. We both did the Interval program on the EFX which will do know incline for 2 minutes and then will switch to a steep incline for 2 minutes. It constantly goes back and forth for the whole workout and also changes how much resistance is given. If you haven't tried it, and want a good workout, I would suggest you give it a shot. We were enjoying it so much that we ended up doing the EFX for the full 30 minutes. At the end of the half hour, my shirt was absolutely drenched with sweat.

Total Distance: 2.8 miles

Total Distance for Day: 4.8 miles

3 people had something to say...:

Lisa said...

Sounds like a great workout!

Jess said...

Awesome job!!! :)

Denise said...

Great workout! Even the super light weights show results, so you're doing the right thing! As for wall sits...I read once that doing a wall sit is equivalent to a bunch of squats. When I was really lifting like crazy, I'd do wall sits no matter where I was. I love them!