Thursday, April 19, 2012

Dropped a couple minutes

We did the same workout this morning as Monday. My Monday time was 16:50 and today I did it in 14:45. I played hockey Monday and Tuesday, we won the championship for our league, which is why I did this today rather than yesterday.

In other news, I read an interesting article today in the NY Times which you can read here. The article talks about a few studies that seem to show that the urban food desert theory may not be all it is cracked up to be. Interesting read.

Monday, April 16, 2012

It has been a while

I have not posted anything here for a good long while. Since I last posted regularly I have put on a few pounds. I initially injured my shoulder and could not do much as it was very painful. I took up running for a bit and actually did several races in the 3-5 mile range and both on and off road (celtic solsticewinery run, and warrior dash). It was interesting and I will probably do some more this year, especially this one because it looks awesome but running is not really my thing. Now my shoulder is feeling better and I am playing hockey on a few teams and ready to start some actual workouts again so here I am. My wife is back on the wagon with me as well and we were up at 5:00 this morning for a workout.

3 Rounds for time

  • 20 body weight squats
  • 10 push ups
  • 20 walking lunges
  • 10 dumbbell rows (each arm)
  • 1 minute plank
  • 30 jumping jacks
I finished this in something like 16-17 minutes, I wrote it down at home but don't have it with me. Thanks to nerd fitness for this workout. We followed this up with three rounds of the following to failure.

  • Crunch on the stability ball
  • Back extension on the stability ball
  • Oblique core twists with straight legs

I then finished up with an interval high intensity run/walk combination with 1 minute on 1 minute off for 10 rounds. I think we will do this for a week or two and then change up. Planning to do this workout 3 days this week and I also have 2 hockey games.

I am also eating right again which had slipped over time as I was not paying very close attention. Probably the biggest thing was the beer. I am a beer fanatic, I love the stuff. I have to be careful of that one since it is like drinking bread but I am back to the clean eating now and doing it in a smart way. I am not trying to worry about when I go to a party or something, I will just make sure my portions are reasonable when there.