Saturday, July 30, 2011

The Plan..

Coming up with a new plan, this one is starting Sunday.
My plan is a lot less evil than the Cylons' plan...

A couple of things will be happening this week:

I'm going to be home with my kids on Monday and Tuesday. That may or may not drive me insane. The potty training that WILL be finished by Tuesday evening may also drive me insane. Or not. Those are just random asides..

I need to run 3 times this week. One of these runs needs to be 7-8 miles.

I will be doing some hard core weight training 3 days this week. I found this routine at the Lean Bodies Fitness Forums:

I don't have a squat rack, so there may be some modifications. But, I'll be attempting to do the weight work at home.

So, here's the plan:


Full Body Routine, Day 1:
Full Squats
Flat Bench Press
RDLs (Romanian Deadlifts)
Barbell Rows

All done for 3-4x6 w/ 120s rest

Run 3 miles, Abs

Full Body Routine, Day 2:

Pull Throughs
Flat Dumbbell Press
Seated Cable Rows
Incline Hammer Curls
Lying Triceps Extensions

All done for 2-3x12 w/ 30s rest

Run 3 miles, Abs

Full Body Routine, Day 3:

Incline Dumbbell Press
Incline Dumbbell Rows
Dumbbell Split Squats
Lat Pulldowns (underhand)(will probably do pullups since I'm working on those)

All done for 3x8 w/ 60s rest


Run 8 miles (Long Run)

In other news, when I weighed this week, I weighed in at 143. So, a loss of 1 pound since the last weigh in.

I had in my mind all this time that my goal was 139. But as I get close to that, I'm still not really happy with where I am. I'm considering lowering my weight goal to 125. We'll see if this is something I can do and still have a healthy relationship with food. Of course, I could firm up and have the weight not change much- I'm not sure. But I do plan on intensifying my training.

Is it just me, or does anyone find that running is not the most effective way to lose weight? I haven't experienced crazy amazing weight loss, and I know some of that depends on diet... but I'm starting to wonder.

I offer this question to you:

If you knew running would keep you healthy, but would *never* get you the results you want, would you still do it?



Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

Easy answer for me, I hope to always run. It keeps my brain healthy too!

Tony Van Helsing said...

Isn't staying healthy a result in itself?