Sunday, December 30, 2007

Day 9 - Staycation : The Burpee Challenge and Then Some

I have to admit, I am becoming sad that the end of my staycation is near. :( It has been so wonderful and I am loving every minute of it but really want to relish the next few days (2 is all I have left!! RATS!!!). That means two more days of killer workouts and getting a few more house projects done and working some to prepare for the madness.

Anyhoo, todays workout was pretty light...we had a bunch of running to do today in preparation for the big new years party coming up tomorrow night. But, I still got in a pretty good little workout and here it is:

10 min bike warm up at 150 bpm on heart rate...then I moved to Debbie's challenge from today (THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR POSTING THESE CHALLENGES DEBBIE! THEY RULE). I only did parts of the challenge (there are 11 total challenge items) but I am going to try to do the whole thing tomorrow at the gym.
1) Push-ups- How many push-ups can you do without stopping? I did 48 without stopping.
2) DB Walking Lunges- 2 laps around the track without stopping - since I don't have a track at home :) I did 80 walking lunges without stopping with 10 lb dumb bells.
3) Sit-ups-100x/Push-ups-100x- Must complete this in under 5 minutes. I did not do this in under 5 minutes - took me 6 1/2.
4) DB Shoulder Press- 50 times - I did 38 with 10lbs and then dropped to 8 for the last 12.
5) DB Bicep Curls- 50 times - I did this with 10lbs.
6) DB Lying Tricep Extensions- 50 times - I did this with 8lbs.

THEN I did the burpee challenge....which is how fast you can do 100 burpees. Let me just tell you I almost had to call an ambulance. I did it in 9 minutes and 2 seconds. And it was brutal. My heart rate was at about 170 the whole time.

The whole workout took me about 65 minutes and I burned 470 calories.

These challenges have been fun and....ironically, challenging. :) But they are great in terms of pushing you harder. I can't wait to do the burpee challenge next time and decrease my time. Amber is a bad ass for doing it in 7 mins and 30 seconds. Insane.

Eats are pretty good - a little high on carbs today but I don't feel overly guilty about it. The key will be to continue to this level of intensity when I go back to work! :)

One more day left in 2007!! Enjoy it!



That is did the burpee challenge after a workout, you need to make sure that you keep that in mind. THAT IS REALLY GOOD AND QUITE IMPRESSIVE! Keep striving and believing in your POTENTIAL!

Jessica said...

Ok, ok...good was right after a workout - I can't wait to do it when I am fresh. Totally fresh...who knows what I can accomplish. :)I feel like I can accomplish anything with support from you and Amber!

Amber said...

You are doing much better than I chica! I did do 1.9 hrs of cardio today along with the wall-sit for 5minutes, bicep curl 50x with 15lb weights, preacher curl 3 sets 15x, and 10minutes of abs. I didn't realize how much my cardio has gone downhill, and I know a lot of this has to do with how I have been eating lately. I did weigh myself, and I am now at 130lbs. I ideally need to be at 122, so starting today, I am eating better and will get my intensity back to where it needs to be. I know that it didn't help my physical and mental state to be sick for a week and 1/2 and before that not getting in a solid 6 days of working out, so it is time for a new year, new goals, and a positive outlook to make it my best year ever! I think its time that I actually become competitive!