Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Why yes, I am kind of hardcore.

Soo, this morning, my alarm goes off at 5:00, just like it always does.  I was not impressed, just like I never am.  I spent about 10 minutes debating whether or not I really wanted to roll out of my nice cozy bed and go out and play in the -5 (or -8, depending on which thermometer I was looking at) temp to go to the gym.  It is *really* cozy in my bed ya know.  So I got up and put on my workout clothes. 

Here, actually, is non-scale victory #1.  I worked out in my husband's undershirt.  The undershirt that I used to refuse to wear because it touched me and was way too tight.  Today it was loose enough to work out in.  Woot. 

Anyway, I got to the gym and did my normal 30 minute Express Circuit at Planet Fitness.  Except there were a couple of people hogging the machines I needed at the end, so I went off and did some backwards crunches.  The kind where you lay flat on a bench, and bring your knees up to your chest.  Holy lower ab workout, batman!  After those two people left, I went back and finished my circuit.  Well, at this point I had only burned like 300 calories.  That's just not enough for me.

Insert non-scale victory #2.  So, when I started working out a few years ago (only lasted a few months) I attempted to use the Arc Trainer at Planet Fitness.  Yeah...that didn't work out so well for me.  3 minutes in, and I was done.  Fixing to fall off of it, head pounding b/c my heart rate was so high kind of done.  Today, I rocked that Arc Trainer for 20 minutes, and only got out of my zone ONCE.  And only by 2 BPM (beats per minute). And I was able to adjust so that I got right back into my zone with no issue.  Totally made my whole morning!  For those of you who don't know, this is an arc trainer: 

And I rocked a total calorie burn of 541 for 50 minutes of exercise.  Woot.

OH!  Speaking of awesome calorie burns.  Go buy Just Dance 3.  Right now.  It's fabulous.  I bought it for the hubby for Christmas, and we finally played last night.  SO MUCH FUN.  (Also, I stomped his butt.  I win.)  I did about 4-5 songs, total of 30 minutes.  I only turned my heart rate monitor on during the songs, so it didn't count my heart rate during down time.  Just during the songs, I burned a total of 211 calories.  Not bad for my "rest day" huh?  Love!


  1. Woooooot! Yay for multiple non-scale victories in one day! Rock on!

  2. Nice, Great NSVs! Great workout, too!