21-Day Challenge – Workout #11
Yesterday was my best workout ever. It was a lower body workout. My goal was to burn 500 calories. I burned 447. I joined this weightlifting for women’s forum on MyFitnessPal.com and a few of the ladies were talking about NewRules of Lifting for Women. I looked at a few reviews. I don’t think I’m ready for that. Others recommended a few weightlifting sites. I checked out a few. One of the things I learned last night while reading through some of these sites is that I could make more use of my cardio sessions. I also think I’m going to find a specific program to follow during the month of December. I may try a different eating plan too. However, I would have to discuss that with my OA sponsor.
Right now I’ve been doing 30-minute sessions on the treadmill, Elliptical, or bike and recently started doing a 15-minute cooldown. Last night I came across the following Interval Cardio Training plan for lifters. Unfortunately, I do not remember the site to give proper credit (I tried to find it but couldn’t). Anyhow, I’m going to try this for the remaining week:
Interval Elliptical or Bike
Mins 1 – 2 – Level 1 (Easy effort)
Mins 3 – 5 – Level 2 (Moderate effort)
Mins 6 – 9 – Level 3 (Difficult effort)
Mins 10 – 11 – Level 2
Mins 12 – 15 – Level 3
Mins 16 – 17 – Level 2
Mins 18 – 21 – Level 3
Mins 22 – 24 – Level 2
Mins 25 – 26 – Level 1
I’ll probably go to 30 mins on Level 1. We’ll see how I feel.