When I first went back to work three weeks ago I decided to only workout twice a week in the morning before work, since then I have decided to increase the number of workouts to four days a week. I enjoy working out and also there is a big difference between leaving the house at 7:00am and 7:20am.
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If I stay at home for that extra twenty minutes and get ready at home, I don't feel like I"m spending any extra quality time with my children in the morning. Instead I feel like a chicken with my head cut off trying to figure out what to wear. Also the traffic is much busier at the later time. If I leave the house at 7:00am I can drop off the kids and get a 30 minute workout in and be at my desk by 8:00am. If I leave the house at 7:20am I'm barley getting to my desk by 8:00 am.
Since I only have 30 minutes to workout I am making it count. My four workouts consist of two days of running and two days of strength training. I'm really lucky to have a gym at my workplace. This morning was a strength training day. Today I did circuit training with 8 exercises for three circuits.
The exercises in today's workout were:
squats on a bosu trainer
dumbbell shoulder raises
roman chair leg lifts
lat pull downs
dumbbell bench press
cable press downs
I like circuit training because it keeps my heart rate up and you can get a great workout in a short amount of time.
Today was also a weigh in day for me. I started tracking my food points four weeks ago. My starting weight was 150lbs. Today I am down to 144lbs. I'm an impatient person and I wish the weight was coming off faster. But, I am happy with my progress. My run times are starting to improve as well. Over the weekend our local track club was hosting a low key 4 mile timed run. I was hoping to hit 8:15 per mile and that was pretty good estimate. My split times were 8:15, 8:17, 8:27, and 7:57.
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I can't believe that my little girl is three months old today. The days are long but, the weeks and months go by fast.