Friday, February 20, 2009

I took off like 90!

An update for:
Friday, February 20th, 2009

Dear Blog Journal,
Unfortunately, I've been a little lazy when its come to blogging my workouts the last few days...eek! But not to worry, I'm on top of it today...well sorta. :)

Today was my very first time ever doing "dead-lifts" and I was kinda nervous about it. I started out very light and worked my way all the way up to 90 lbs! Wow! Of course I probably could've done a little bit more but I didn't want to overdo it since I didn't feel comfortable over my form and that sort of thing...but we'll see how things progress as this series of exercises cycles over the next couple of weeks and as I try to get myself comfortable with the correct way of completing these.

My food intake:
Breakfast: 1/2 cup Oatmeal w/ 1 scoop Glutamine & 3/4 scoop Max Pro Vanilla, 1 oz Max Ultra 100 Vitamins
Snack: 1/2 of a protein bar
Lunch: Grande N/F Chai and a Red Velvet Dot (cupcake) - I sorta forgot to eat lunch
Snack: 100 calorie cheese nips, 1/2 protein bar
Other: 2oz Monavie
Dinner: Laughing Planet Nachos
Snack: Venti iced black tea with sweetener
Water intake: Not enough!

Determined to look fine in 2009 -
~Shannon ;)~
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Melanie said...

What are "dead lifts"? Finally did row machine at 24hour last night...what do I want/need to aim for (since no one was around for me to ask)? Going have to work hard to get workouts in this next week...preparing for hosting my first away from home retreat -- and that'll be tough, too...the food is AWESOME at this place!! YIKES!!!!

Shannon Buck said...

Dead Lifts are the big long bar with the weights on the end. You start with them on the floor and then you just stand and lift and then put them back down.

As for the rowing machine...I love to row! There should be a resistance dial on the right side of the machine (in the front)...keep that at about 4 to 5. Then you want to push with your legs and pull back with your arms all the way and then go back in. So hard to explain without showing you! Just go at an easy pace and you'll get a very good workout. I try to row 250 to 500 meters and then do something else and then go back to it.

Does that help at all?

Melanie said...

Ooooohhhhhh...I didn't realize that's what those were called...LOL...I just call everything 'lifting weights." LOL Yes, that does help w/row; I just wasn't sure what I should aim for. I didn't see/look on side to see any resistance; had pre-programs, but I chose "Just Row." :) I liked it. Not sure I had the right "form" or how many meters per min supposed to do. May go to gym in a.m. again...depending on how late I'm up working/preparing things for retreat. :)