Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Back to the land of the living

My 10 hours of sleep did me good, and I'm back to the land of the living. Hooray! It feels so great to have energy and enthusiasm again!

Over the weekend my health and my healthy eating went down the drain, though. So I headed back to the gym today feeling fluffy and self-conscious, even though I know logically that two days of indulgent eating haven't made that much of a difference. I'm staying away from the scale till next week, though!

As usual, today's workout was a mishmash of all sorts of things I think are fun.

Handstands: about 5 minutes of handstand practice, including some attempts at handstand pushups.
T-pushups: where you do a full pushup, then shift your bodyweight to one arm and rotate so you're supporting yourself on one arm and both legs, with the other arm facing the ceiling (3 sets of 10)
Endless rope: 3 - 1 minute sprints -- HARD!!!
Front squats: 3 sets of 10 with a 24 pound body bar
Overhead squats: 3 sets of 10 with a 24 pound body bar
Lunge walks: 1 song's worth by the pool
Plank play: spent about 3 minutes in plank, playing with lifting a foot, bringing a knee in, etc. At end, abs were shakey, and that's all that matters, right?
Weight swings: 25 pound weight, 100 swings

I can tell that my energy isn't at 100% but just the fact that I wanted to workout is huge progress!


Anonymous said...

So glad that some rest helped. Sometimes our bodies just need some extra sleep.

Your workout sounds amazing. I've actually been able to up my planks from 30-60 seconds and I'm proud! Wow, 3 minutes, can't even imagine, and moving while doing them too!

Have a great week!

Brit-Man said...

You're doing brilliantly Leslie.

Feel proud, and never forget what an amazing inspiration you are.

Take care and best wishes

:-) :-)


Pamela said...

Glad to see some rest did you good!
Fluffy..you ? pah!
hugs hon!

Colette said...

Glad your feeling much better. Your workout still kicks butt girl! Have a super day!!