LL C2W7D5: Maya is a Meanie

I’m on workout 26 of Yourself Fitness now, and yeesh! I have had my ass kicked by Miss Virtual Trainer for the past two days.

It started yesterday when I decided to do a 60 minute cardio emphasis workout instead of the suggested 30 minute flexibility session. I paused the workout after the warm up period briefly to flip my omelette over (What can I say? I multitask my home workouts and breakfast!) and accidentally hit the “Increase difficulty” option on the Pause menu before I returned to the workout.

When you tell Yourself Fitness to increase difficulty on a cardio workout, you get introduced to the joys of Double Jumping Jacks, Frog Leaps and (argh!) Cross Country Skiers. CCS’s were my least favorite calisthenic exercise in the Army, and guess what? They are STILL my least favorite calisthenic exercise!

My happy YF cardio session–which was already pretty challenging–suddenly started to feel like P90X Plyometrics. :eekb: And I was stuck with a full 69 minutes of said torture.

I survived the workout and thanked the stars that the next day would be upper body.

Enter the SLOW narrow arm push-up on upper body day. :eekb::eekb::eekb::eekb::eekb:

Don’t let the pastel Lycra outfit and placid smile fool you–Maya is a drill sergeant in disguise!

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Nutrition: Training Day Menu
(SGX nutrition details omitted by request of trainer)

1: Banana raisin bread
2: 3×1 spinach omelette, 1/3 c. (dry) oatmeal, 1 T. wheat bran, 1 t. brown sugar
3: Banana raisin bread
4: Hawaiian chicken pita pizza
5: SGX Meal
6: SGX Meal

Daily Supplements: multivitamin with iron, calcium 500 + D, 1 T. flaxseed oil or natural peanut butter

Water: 16 cups minimum

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Workout:
7:00 AM YF Upper Body (30 minutes)
7:30 AM Chest/Shoulders/Triceps

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The Awful Truth:
1. Nothing!

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Brownie Points:
1. 17/31 Perfect LMH Challenge Days
2. Baked banana bread.
3. Cooked green beans.

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Short-term Goals:
1. Update HandBase workout module.
2. Read a few chapters from NASM book.
3. Choose pattern and sew Halloween costume.
4. Make some TVP burger patties and freeze them.
5. Pick up extra cat carrier and litter box.
6. Recharge extra batteries.

4 thoughts on “LL C2W7D5: Maya is a Meanie

  1. :ouch:
    I guess I should admit I stole a picture of you and blogged about you over on my blog. It even got a comment which is rare on my blog. It isn’t exactly the center of the blogosphere. People tell me to promote it more, but I got bigger problems.:cyclops:

    You sure like these little smilies. Maybe it is a girl thing.:idea: I’m having fun clicking on them. They seem to work in IE, lots of things don’t seem to be working on this computer so well. Your page is even pinker due to the rent tint of the monitor for instance.

    Sorry I didn’t ask before pinching the picture. Even people I’m stalking/harassing say I’m a nice guy.:wig: or something….

    My life is really messed up. There is not shortage of problems and challenges in it. There is also no shortage of Chinese…

  2. 😕

    I’ve thought about getting YF but then realized that I really don’t have any room to exercise where the computer is (it will have to be computer because I don’t have the console).. So, I guess I’ll wait til I move out and figure out a better arrangement.

  3. I wanted to thank you for bloging about YF. I’m totally convinced to try it myself. :barbells:

  4. YF is a great program–a real innovation in the tired old home workout video genre. I really hope they come up with specialized versions in the future.

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