I officially kicked off The Women’s Health Big Book of Exercises “The Wedding Workout” this morning.
Ever since I wrapped up New Rules of Lifting for Women at the beginning of summer, I’ve been looking for a new workout challenge to sink my teeth into. My wedding is coming up in 4 months and I figure now is as good of time as ever to kick my strength training up a notch. Toned arms and shoulders on my wedding day? Umm.. yes, please! I tested out both A and B workouts last month and they both seemed challenging enough. Why not give it ago.
To gear up for my wedding day, I have a plan. My goal is to complete the 8-week long “Wedding Workout” program while simultaneously training for my 70.3 at the end of October. After the 70.3, I’ll shift my focus to CrossFit, cut back on my other sports (minus running – that would be like giving up breathing), tweak my diet, and get in tip-top shape to walk down the aisle. I’m not trying to get “skinny,” I’m not trying to lose weight, I just want to feel fit and strong on the happiest day of my life.
I would love to start CrossFit now, but I can’t make the commitment while training and I would prefer to save up a little money before I start. I’m cutting back on races this fall to afford the membership when I start. Now I just have to cross my fingers it all works out in the end!
Instead of bringing a paper and a pen to the gym to record my workouts, I plugged all the information in a Google spreadsheet on my laptop. I was able to pull the spreadsheet on my phone via the Google Drive app and insert everything as I chugged along this morning.
So much easier to carry just the phone around. Why didn’t I think of this sooner?
Before the workout, I spent 30 minutes doing intervals on the treadmill.
- 5:00 warm-up
- 2:00 @ 8.0
- 1:00 @ 4:00
- 3:00 cool down
Just enough to get the legs moving.
Once i got home, I made a delicious bowl of oatmeal to refuel with.
In the mix:
- 1/3 cup oatmeal
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1/3 water
- scoop whey protein
- chia seeds
- almond butter
I’ve almost ate an entire container of figs in less than 24 hours. I need to slow down before they’re all gone.
Let the short week begin!