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Weekly Workout and Weekend Wrap Up

Posted Oct 04 2009 11:12pm

Monday: 20 minutes elliptical, 2 mile walk

Tuesday: 30 minutes elliptical, 10 minutes rower, 10 minute power walk (4.7 mph)

Wednesday: track run alternating 1 lap walking, 1 lap jogging, 2.5 miles total, 30 minutes elliptical. 3 sets of 12 on 6 leg machines at gym

Thursday: Physique 57 intermediate class, fair amount of city walking

Friday: 60 minutes elliptical—half of the time set to power arms workout

2 sets of 25 sit-ups on bosu ball, exercise ball, holding medicine ball, side twists holding ball

2 sets of 10: oblique lifts on bench with 10 pound weights,

4 sets of 10: leg raises on hanging ab machine thing.

Saturday: 4 mile light jog, “Outdoor Kick Butt Workout”, Level 3 of 30 Day Shred, lots of city walking

So this seems like a lot, I spent the first 6 hours of my Saturday working out or trying to workout.  I usually draw the line at two hours of gym time a day absolute max, unless it’s a race.  So here is the deal, I woke up Saturday with about 4 times more energy than I ever have, so I did  a four mile run before heading to Central Park for the Lululemon and Fitness Equilibrium co-sponsored Outdoor Workout that will Kick Your Butt, thanks for recommending this Dori!

I was the first one to arrive as I got there fifteen minutes early, but by 15 minutes after the scheduled arrival time there was a group of at least 20 ladies and a guy, eager to get their sweat on.  Sarah, the Fitness Equilibrium manager and workout instructor, told us that Fitness Equilibrium offers small group outdoor workouts 3 times a week in various locations for $30 a class. She also added the classes are a total body workout and burn tons of calories. Cool! 

We jogged to our starting point, about 4 minutes.  After some jumping jacks, squats, lunges and stretches we divided into two groups: walkers and runners.  The runners stayed behind and did bench step ups, bench push ups, while the walkers did a lap of Sheepshead Bay.  When the walkers returned, the runners took a lap of Sheepshead bay. The instructor said that she would watch our bags and she wouldn’t leave them, so I decided to stop at the bathroom which was on the course path.  It took a little while, maybe 4 minutes, so I ran quickly around the path, so I wouldn’t miss much of the next set. When I returned everyone, including my bag, was gone.  I was kind of in shock.  I could not have been more than a few minutes after the last runner and everyone had vanished without a trace.  They must have realized I was missing because they took my extra bag.  So I asked the guys on the volleyball park if they saw the group of 20 leave and they pointed me toward Besethda Terrace.  There was a HUGE disabilities walk going on, so there were thousands of people walking, tents, bands, aid stations, the park was PACKED.  I ran all over Bethesda Terrace and around the main areas I could think of to do a group workout, but after about 15 minutes, I couldn’t find them.  I knew that theoretically everyone was heading to the Lululemon store for refreshments after the workouts, so I decided not to panic, I would just find out where the store was and hope my bag would be there or at least they could get me in touch with the instructor.  My bag had both my credit cards, my new monthly metro card (so I couldn’t even get home without a serious hike), some cash, my ipod and my keys–basically everything of importance except ID and my phone. So I started jogging to the Apple store to look up the address of Lululemon.  On my way, out of the corner of my eye, I saw the group over a huge bush and benches. It was seriously amazingly lucky that I happened to recognize someone since there were groups of people working out in the park with trainers  everywhere in addition to the general masses of people enjoying the walk and the good weather.  Thank god my bag was with them. 

I was pretty embarrassed, so I tried to rejoin the group for the last 5 minutes of arm work and 10 minutes of stretches.  But I have to say, not only was the portion of the workout I was present for super easy, but I was pissed they would leave knowing I was obviously coming back since I wouldn’t leave my bag! Since people were taking forever to head to the store, I decided to skip it and go another time. Even though I really want to see what the fuss is about, Angela loves Lululemon and her work out clothes are so darn cute! 

Instead, I walked back to Grand Central and went home for lunch and a shower. I was feeling pretty bummed that I didn’t get my kick ass strength workout in,  so I decided to do level 3 of Shred and call it a day.  It worked; after I was shredded, I felt totally satisfied and I was back down to normal energy level.  Thanks JM!

Next, it was time to get ready for Liz-stravaganza ‘09!

Happiest Birthday to my dearest roomie.  Celebrating your birthday-stravaganza was a blast!

 

A few photos:

The peanut butter rice krispie treat ice cream pie I made specially for Liz: roof party 001roof party 019

Liz is so popular that I wasn’t the only one showering her with sweets, we could literally open a bakery with the left over desserts: cupcakes–two kinds, cookies, pans of brownies and even a cheesecake! Danger!

After part 1 and a costume change, we headed to the part 2 of Liz-Stravaganza. 

roof party 027

If you want to really diva it out wear a birthday tiara on the subway and you are sure to get tons of bday wishes!

roof party 028  

at the bar

roof party 030

Sunday: 4 mile run. Tons of walking! Legs, Abs and Arms segments from Core Fusion Body Sculpt DVD.   The ab section still KILLS me!

It was a gorgeous day so I walked around the city for a bit before heading to Feline Day Spa   to celebrate the lovely Gena ’s birthday!  We got fabulous manicures!  You know how much I love manis, and this was my first hot cream mani, amazing! Thanks so much Gena.

I said goodbye to Gena and headed to Brooklyn to meet a friend who recently moved to Greenpoint.  I got off the L train in Williamsburg, and man, I was totally unprepared for just how jam-packed summer in hipsterville was going to be!  The parks and streets were even more crowded than they are in Manhattan. roof party 040  

Nevertheless, I enjoyed people watching on my way to her apartment the neighborhood transitions from hipster to polish to Spanish rapidly.

The good weather means lots of afternoons spent chilling in outdoor cafes

roof party 041

I have been dying to go to Fred Flare, but alas it was closed!

I checked out my friend’s new digs and then we went to get dinner at a Thai place in Greenpoint; it was good and super cheap.  Although I would still recommend SEA, my fav Thai place in Williamsburg, it’s super cheap with a whole lot of atmosphere—read bubble swings–to boot.  Greenpoint and Long Island City are connected, so my friend said it would be an easy walk home.  I was a bit skeptical, as I had never done it and crossing water was involved, but I could actually see my building from Manhattan Ave in Brooklyn, so I knew it was possible.  Turns out it was less than 15 minute walk. Just a quick jaunt over the Polanski Bridge roof party 044

from Brooklyn

roof party 042 to Queens

roof party 045

Hope everyone had a great weekend! I am not tgim!

Monday: 20 minutes elliptical, 2 mile walk

Tuesday: 30 minutes elliptical, 10 minutes rower, 10 minute power walk (4.7 mph)

Wednesday: track run alternating 1 lap walking, 1 lap jogging, 2.5 miles total, 30 minutes elliptical. 3 sets of 12 on 6 leg machines at gym

Thursday: Physique 57 intermediate class, fair amount of city walking

Friday: 60 minutes elliptical—half of the time set to power arms workout

2 sets of 25 sit-ups on bosu ball, exercise ball, holding medicine ball, side twists holding ball

2 sets of 10: oblique lifts on bench with 10 pound weights,

4 sets of 10: leg raises on hanging ab machine thing.

Saturday: 4 mile light jog, “Outdoor Kick Butt Workout”, Level 3 of 30 Day Shred, lots of city walking

So this seems like a lot, I spent the first 6 hours of my Saturday working out or trying to workout.  I usually draw the line at two hours of gym time a day absolute max, unless it’s a race.  So here is the deal, I woke up Saturday with about 4 times more energy than I ever have, so I did  a four mile run before heading to Central Park for the Lululemon and Fitness Equilibrium co-sponsored Outdoor Workout that will Kick Your Butt, thanks for recommending this Dori!

I was the first one to arrive as I got there fifteen minutes early, but by 15 minutes after the scheduled arrival time there was a group of at least 20 ladies and a guy, eager to get their sweat on.  Sarah, the Fitness Equilibrium manager and workout instructor, told us that Fitness Equilibrium offers small group outdoor workouts 3 times a week in various locations for $30 a class. She also added the classes are a total body workout and burn tons of calories. Cool! 

We jogged to our starting point, about 4 minutes.  After some jumping jacks, squats, lunges and stretches we divided into two groups: walkers and runners.  The runners stayed behind and did bench step ups, bench push ups, while the walkers did a lap of Sheepshead Bay.  When the walkers returned, the runners took a lap of Sheepshead bay. The instructor said that she would watch our bags and she wouldn’t leave them, so I decided to stop at the bathroom which was on the course path.  It took a little while, maybe 4 minutes, so I ran quickly around the path, so I wouldn’t miss much of the next set. When I returned everyone, including my bag, was gone.  I was kind of in shock.  I could not have been more than a few minutes after the last runner and everyone had vanished without a trace.  They must have realized I was missing because they took my extra bag.  So I asked the guys on the volleyball park if they saw the group of 20 leave and they pointed me toward Besethda Terrace.  There was a HUGE disabilities walk going on, so there were thousands of people walking, tents, bands, aid stations, the park was PACKED.  I ran all over Bethesda Terrace and around the main areas I could think of to do a group workout, but after about 15 minutes, I couldn’t find them.  I knew that theoretically everyone was heading to the Lululemon store for refreshments after the workouts, so I decided not to panic, I would just find out where the store was and hope my bag would be there or at least they could get me in touch with the instructor.  My bag had both my credit cards, my new monthly metro card (so I couldn’t even get home without a serious hike), some cash, my ipod and my keys–basically everything of importance except ID and my phone. So I started jogging to the Apple store to look up the address of Lululemon.  On my way, out of the corner of my eye, I saw the group over a huge bush and benches. It was seriously amazingly lucky that I happened to recognize someone since there were groups of people working out in the park with trainers  everywhere in addition to the general masses of people enjoying the walk and the good weather.  Thank god my bag was with them. 

I was pretty embarrassed, so I tried to rejoin the group for the last 5 minutes of arm work and 10 minutes of stretches.  But I have to say, not only was the portion of the workout I was present for super easy, but I was pissed they would leave knowing I was obviously coming back since I wouldn’t leave my bag! Since people were taking forever to head to the store, I decided to skip it and go another time. Even though I really want to see what the fuss is about, Angela loves Lululemon and her work out clothes are so darn cute! 

Instead, I walked back to Grand Central and went home for lunch and a shower. I was feeling pretty bummed that I didn’t get my kick ass strength workout in,  so I decided to do level 3 of Shred and call it a day.  It worked; after I was shredded, I felt totally satisfied and I was back down to normal energy level.  Thanks JM!

Next, it was time to get ready for Liz-stravaganza ‘09!

Happiest Birthday to my dearest roomie.  Celebrating your birthday-stravaganza was a blast!

 

A few photos:

The peanut butter rice krispie treat ice cream pie I made specially for Liz: roof party 001roof party 019

Liz is so popular that I wasn’t the only one showering her with sweets, we could literally open a bakery with the left over desserts: cupcakes–two kinds, cookies, pans of brownies and even a cheesecake! Danger!

After part 1 and a costume change, we headed to the part 2 of Liz-Stravaganza. 

roof party 027

If you want to really diva it out wear a birthday tiara on the subway and you are sure to get tons of bday wishes!

roof party 028  

at the bar

roof party 030

Sunday: 4 mile run. Tons of walking! Legs, Abs and Arms segments from Core Fusion Body Sculpt DVD.   The ab section still KILLS me!

It was a gorgeous day so I walked around the city for a bit before heading to Feline Day Spa   to celebrate the lovely Gena ’s birthday!  We got fabulous manicures!  You know how much I love manis, and this was my first hot cream mani, amazing! Thanks so much Gena.

I said goodbye to Gena and headed to Brooklyn to meet a friend who recently moved to Greenpoint.  I got off the L train in Williamsburg, and man, I was totally unprepared for just how jam-packed summer in hipsterville was going to be!  The parks and streets were even more crowded than they are in Manhattan. roof party 040  

Nevertheless, I enjoyed people watching on my way to her apartment the neighborhood transitions from hipster to polish to Spanish rapidly.

The good weather means lots of afternoons spent chilling in outdoor cafes

roof party 041

I have been dying to go to Fred Flare, but alas it was closed!

I checked out my friend’s new digs and then we went to get dinner at a Thai place in Greenpoint; it was good and super cheap.  Although I would still recommend SEA, my fav Thai place in Williamsburg, it’s super cheap with a whole lot of atmosphere—read bubble swings–to boot.  Greenpoint and Long Island City are connected, so my friend said it would be an easy walk home.  I was a bit skeptical, as I had never done it and crossing water was involved, but I could actually see my building from Manhattan Ave in Brooklyn, so I knew it was possible.  Turns out it was less than 15 minute walk. Just a quick jaunt over the Polanski Bridge roof party 044

from Brooklyn

roof party 042 to Queens

roof party 045

Hope everyone had a great weekend! I am not tgim!

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