I haven’t read the entire book yet – mostly because I can’t justify reading “for fun” right now – but I did the first workout from the New Rules of Lifting book today – at the YMCA since we joined yesterday (yay!)

I did barbell squats (35 lbs), push-ups (but did them with my legs/feet on a stability ball), seated rows (60 lbs), step ups (15 lb dumbbells), and I made it through one set of the prone jackknife before quitting (because I was frustrated with my lack of stability/balance – something that’s usually not a problem) and just doing push-ups on the ball. (I don’t think I’m supposed to, but I’m going to practice that jackknife at home each day until I get it right because COME ON. So frustrating.)

Overall – I liked it and am definitely going to continue. I’m used to a much longer/more intense workout, so I was surprised at how quickly it went. Good thing – I’m just used to hour long sessions. I think I need to increase my weight on everything – it wasn’t challenging – but that’s my fault, for sure.

I definitely like that I’m taking control and learning this stuff vs. zoning out as I did with the trainer.
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I’m finally up to week 5 of the C25K thing. I’ve done each week twice now, I think, but I’m hoping to move on doing each just once.

Still sucks.

Apparently I’m supposed to jog 20 straight minutes (2 miles) this week. I don’t know how in the hell I’ll pull it off, but I’m going to give it a shot.
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Today was fairly uneventful outside of the gym.

Breakfast was eggs and bacon.

Lunch was an Amy’s bean burrito and some celery with peanut butter.

Jon made corned beef, cabbage and red potatoes for dinner (which I LOVE – I swear I would eat this every single day).

Tomorrow I’m planning to jog and work and freak out over a due date that’s looming and look for cheap apartments in MI and continue to try not to eat a pint of ice cream. Should be fun.

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