Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest? Luke 12:25-26

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Day of Rest

Today, Sunday, is my workout day of rest. Mostly because Sunday is one of the busiest days for me, ironically. I have church in the mornings from 9-12, choir from 3:45-5, meeting from 6-7ish, and tonight we have Sorority Sunday from 7-7:30ish. On Sunday, the gym closes at 8. And I know when working out, I need to have a day where my body can just recover, so I decided Sunday would be the day. I can feel I'm sore, but it's not impairing me in any way, thankfully.

Yesterday, I hit the gym again! The boyfriend and I did a bunch of arm machines, including some new ones (pull ups, dips, rowing machine). Even he worked legs with me, including this new machine that is difficult for the vertically challenged. And then, cardio time. I powerwalked 1.5 miles!! It was hard walking that far because my shin splints reared their ugly heads about 0.3 miles in. But I kept going. Again, good productive coughing about 0.7 miles in and on, including afterward. The boyfriend walked/ran a mile on the treadmill, and then ran at a heartier pace a few laps around the track while I finished my 1.5. He's really putting a lot of effort into this, and I'm super proud of him.

Together, this is our plan:
We work out every day, except Sundays.
We always do a full-body: arms, legs, abs, cardio.
Next quarter, months I'm not on TOBI, we go to the gym when it opens if we can. If not, we work out later that day.


I enjoy working out with him. I didn't think I would, and I didn't earlier in the year, but I do now. It's time we spend together doing something we both need to do. He'll push me, but somehow knows when to back down; I do the same. The hardest thing to get him to do is cardio, partially because he has messed up knees, but he'll do it with me. I think working out with him was the final push I needed to get myself back in the gym and getting back into shape, and to get that cardio going. Finally.

Jason/Anjea, I know one/both of you read this often, so I have a question: since I'm spending a week with y'all soon, do you have free weights I could use? I'll try to run, but always walk, with the dogs daily, but I need to keep up the weight-work. Let me know!

Oh! And I'm a dark-red head now! I forgot to mention that! It's subtle until you get close, and I like that. Check it.


I was sitting outside in the BEAUTIFUL weather from Saturday doing homework. It was way too nice to sit inside.

-Andrea

3 comments:

Anjea said...

Love the red hair! I can't wait to see it in person.

I know Jason has some 30 pound weights (probably more than you'd want), and I have some smaller ones that are either 3 or 5 pounds each; I'll have to check the garage to see if I can find them.

If I can't find them, Brian and Laura live really close and you could do baby-ups with Mira - 18 pounds and she's super cute. :D

erintagle said...

Hey Annie! Coming from someone who's in the midst of getting a personal trainer certification {ie: ME!} ... and from experience, you may want to alternate "what" you work out - cardio is great every day, but if you work out legs, wait a full day, then work them out again. When you lift weights, your muscles "tear" and need time to "heal" which is when the lean muscle is building. If you do legs every day (same w/ arms, etc) you aren't letting them "heal" and you aren't getting your full value for the workout. Just a little advice. :)

Love the hair too!!!

Erin

Andrea said...

Thanks for the advice Erin. We'll rewrite our workout schedule accordingly. And I haven't been in a few days because of the stress of finals. Ugh.