Breathe in…….Breathe out….Breathe in…..Breathe out…

New workout plan….. click to enlarge: The Look Great in Eight is an eight week program that worked wonders for me while I served in Iraq. It is time to break it out again and see what it can do for this 40-year old body. The charm to this program is that it is constantly changing up the cardio and the poundage weekly. This will confuse my body into changing.

Time to update my reading list:

I. Joyce Carol Oates The Falls
II. Jodi Picoult Salem Falls
III. Jodi Picoult Change of Heart
IV. Lauren Oliver Before I fall
V. Jude Deveraux Days of Gold

More to follow……..

live stress-free,
Skyy

4-11-10

30 min Elliptical
300 cals burned
2×20 push-ups
2×20 Sit-ups

4-12-10
2 mile run (19:05) 275 cals burned
.5 mile sprints @ 8.4
.5 mile cool-down

total: 3 miles; 376 cals burned
sit-ups: 4 x 20
Upper body work:
Bench press 2×20 10lbs
chest flys 2×20 10lbs
shoulder press 2×20 10lbs
triceps press 2×20 10lbs

4-13-10
1 mile run (8:16) warm-up
60 min elliptical

p.m workout canceled due to Risata Moscato d’Asti D.O.C.G.
Oh Well…..I’ll try again tomorrow…….

Keep loving,
Keep running,
Keep living Stress-free,

Skyy

my new favorite song. I heard this song the other night and it reminded me of my hubby. I love this guy’s raspy voice. But it’s the words that tear at my heart.

There may come a time, a time in every one’s life
Where nothing seems to go your way
Where nothing seems to turn out right
There may come a time, you just cant seem to find your place
For every door you walk on to, seems like they get slammed in your face
That’s when you need someone, someone that you can call.
And when all your faith is gone
Feels like you cant go on
Let it be me
Let it be me
If its a friend that you need
Let it be me
Let it be me
Feels like your always coming on home
Pockets full of nothing and you got no cash
No matter where you turn you ain’t got no place to stand
Reach out for something and they slap your hand
Now i remember all to well
Just how it feels to be all alone
You feel like you’d give anything
For just a little place you can call your own
That’s when you need someone, someone that you can call
And when all your faith is gone
Feels like you cant go on
Let it be me
Let it be me
If its a friend you need
Let it be me
Let it be me

My hubby is the one that I can call.

No matter what.

And I hold on to that fact.

I’m just going back to what I know.

I know: I can lean on my hubby.

Keep loving,
keep running,
keep living stress-free,

Skyy

Update

Fitness update:

2-6-10
I. 151 Cals burned
1.12 miles
12 min

II. Butt Exercises
2×20 each side
III. Squat-overhead press
3×20
(2 @ 10lbs)
(1 @ 15lbs)
IV. Chest Flys
3×20 (10 lbs)
V. Lawnmowers
2×20 each side

VI. Cool-down
.42 miles
7 min
36 cals

2-8-10
350 cals burned
2.6 miles
26 min
2 miles @ 20:02
sprints @ 8.6
walk cool-down

I. Chest press: 1×20
20 (5lb)
12 (10lb)
8 (15lb)
II. Skull cruchers: 1×20
20 (5lb)
12 (10lb)
III. Chest Flys: 1×20
20 (5lb)
12 (10lb)
8 (15 lb)
IV. Shoulder Press:
20 (5lb)
3 (10lb) too fatigued to continue

Well…..Same old…same old……
But I am standing by what i know. And i will continue to do what i do.
Working out brings so much joy to me, that i will make sure that i don’t fall out of the habit.

Keep loving,
keep running,
keep living stress-free,
Skyy

fitness update

2-2-10
I. 30 min treadmill 410 cals burned
-2 miles 20 min @ 6.0
-8 Sprints @ 8.6
-walk 3 min
-jog .5 mile @ 4.7
II. Squat/overhead press 3×15
III. Walking lunges 3×10 meters
IV. Shoulder press 3×20 15lbs
V. One arm row 1×15 each side

2-3-10
I. treadmill intervals 370 cals burned
-jog @ 5.5
-run @ 7.2
2 miles @ 19:20
-.5 mile walk @ 4.0 incline @ 3.5
-2 min Sprints @ 8.9
-20 sec work
-10 sec rest
II. Decline biceps curls 2×20 10lbs
III. Chest press 2×20 10lbs
IV. Shoulder press 2×8 10lbs

2-5-10
I. 2 miles @ 6.8 18:14
.65 mile walk
Total: 35 min
340 cals burned

II. Sprint Training
5 min
30 sec @ 8.6
10 sec @ rest
65 Cals burned
.6 mile

Daily total: 3.25 miles run/ 405 Cals burned

Don’t be afraid to take chances,
Skyy