Where have I been?!
I've been away from my elliptical this week. I was pulled out of town for most of the week due to a family emergency. While away I was able to continue with my muscular workouts and pushed those a bit harder since I couldn't do my 60 mins of cardio.
Feb 5, 2011
60 minutes of cardio maintaining a heart rate of 160-180
Muscular workout should target quads, abductors, and core
Weight: 133.6 lbs
Complete 60 minutes on my elliptical and maintain a heart rate of 165-170
100 Plank "side rotations" (so 50 per side)
End with the three yoga moves
Time: 55 minutes
Distance: 4 something (note book isn't here)
Calories: 400 something
Heart rate: 167-172 for most of it. last 15 minutes were between 161 and 167
After being away from my cardio for a few days I definitely felt it. Although, I also didn't eat before working out and I know that made a difference too. I pushed myself pretty hard today though, and by the end I was done (cut it 5 minutes short for the first time ever...boo). While I was away this week I focused on my quads and core as requested by the coach so while I was doing cardio today my quads were begging me to stop haha. I pushed through though and did the best I could.
My main thought WHILE I'm working out is "could I go any harder right now?" and usually the answer is "yes" so I push my self as hard as I can for that time. I know that near the end I won't be able to push as hard as at the beginning but if I'm always pushing my hardest I know I'll see the results I'm looking for.