TTBW P1 W3D1: A little change of schedule

After two weeks of experimentation with my original workout plan, I’m changing up my workout schedule this week so I can alternate home workout days with gym days. It was inconvenient to do half of my workout at home and half at the gym in the same morning. My gym doesn’t have any handy stability balls or a conveniently accessible unassisted chin-up station, so my TTBW sessions just work better at home, but I passionately HATE running outside in Florida heat, so I’d have to drive myself all the way to the gym just to knock out 20 minutes worth of intervals.

I bought Rune Factory: A Fantasy Harvest Moon for my Nintendo DS last week, which should make the post-HIIT sessions on the recumbent bike fly by in no time at all. Rune Factory is a farming simulation/dungeon-crawling roleplaying game hybrid in which your character basically gardens, makes money, beats up monsters, makes friends with the townies nearby, fishes, crafts stuff (weapons, accessories, medications, etc.), upgrades his home and equipment, and cooks.

I will more or less be playing a miniature simulation of my real life while pedaling away, except for the bit about beating up monsters. (Don’t ask me why virtual life sims are so addictive to me. It’s probably a chick thing. Most chicks don’t know why guys can’t get enough of frenetic first person shooters either.)


Daily Activities: 15 minute Yourself Fitness Cardio warmup before AM workout, 15 minute walk during lunch, and 15 minute YF Yoga/Meditation Garden after work

Mon: TTBW A + Forza
Tue: HIIT Run + MISS Recumbent Bike
Wed: TTBW B + Forza
Thu: HIIT Run + MISS Elliptical
Fri: TTBW C + Forza
Sat: HIIT Run + MISS Recumbent Bike
Sun: Yoga X

(HIIT = High intensity interval training; MISS = Medium intensity steady-state)

– Forza DVD

M1: 50 g oat cereal, 1/2 c. light soy milk, 1 slice cantaloupe, 8 grapes, 3 egg whites
M2: 1 c. light soy milk, 3/4 scoop protein powder, 1 T. cocoa powder, 1/2 oz. walnuts
M3: 3 oz. chicken breast in raspberry sauce, 1 c. mixed veggies, 1 nectarine
M4: 1 plum, 1 unsalted rice cake, 1 T. SF preserves, 1 T. ANPB
M5: 3 oz. Tunisian flank steak and egg whites, 3 c. spinach/lettuce salad, 2 T. light dressing, 1/2 oz. walnuts
M6: 1 chocolate butterscotch protein popsicle, 1 c. veggie stir fry

One thought on “TTBW P1 W3D1: A little change of schedule

  1. I’m sure there is a monster or two at the gym you could throw around. :em32:

    Rune Factory sounds like a spin off of Animal Crossing.

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