#100TrainingDays: Week 2 – Making Time & Eating Everything

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May 26, 2014 by Darlene McC

A quick review:

2 months ago I started an awesome/crazy job as a manager in one of Equinox’s premiere locations in the heart of SoHo’s bustling shopping district (dad and I were joking last week – I finally made it to Broadway!).  I spent the first 6 weeks busy out of my mind and only exercised a hand full of times.  I felt like crap, was getting mushy, and wasn’t living the lifestyle I hold my clients accountable to.

2 weeks ago I’d had enough, and gave myself a challenge: 100 consecutive days of exercise.  To prevent injury, it must be:

A balanced program that follows these simple rules:

    • every day a minimum of 20 minutes of exercise with “intention”
    • if something hurts I just stop
    • yoga, pilates, or dancing in my underwear count if I need a few recovery days
    • Photographic evidence required (for me, that’s Instragram)

Original post here.

Week 2:

This week got a way from me a little bit in the post department on UA, but Instagram I keept up with.  Despite being crazy-busy I made working out a priority.  It felt good to commit.  I started off the week with scheduling exercise to be sure my 5 hour meeting blocks (not all the same meeting!) didn’t overwhelm my good intentions.

And some days I just made time.  I never said the 20 minutes had to be consecutive, so I blocked last Tuesday in between clients and meetings to total the 20.

However; I fell into a very common “just started exercising” pitfall: eating whatever the hell I want.

For most people, it’s impossible to out-exercise a shit diet.  And this week was full of wine, burgers, fries, pizza… literally everything that shouldn’t be going in my face: was.  (I’m glad to say it also had plenty of spinach and berries.)  I need less of that other stuff.  Last night I cut off the chocolate cake and wine mainlining and I’m refocusing on lean protein and healthy fats.  Success this week will take planning; which is something I just haven’t had time for in the last 2 months.

Maybe I should start #100NotEatingLikeShitDays?  Just kidding…

Week 2’s Workouts:

Finally: here’s the breakdown of the week, in pictures (& 2 videos of ViPR complexes):

Day 14 – 4 mile speed walking:

Day 13 – Yoga & Myofascial release:

Day 12 – ViPR Complexes

Day 11 – Rolling hill climbs on the spin bike:

Day 10 – Squat & Bench:

Day 8 & 9 – Tug E War Rope Training:

Clearly the ViPR complexes and rope pulls are my favorite.  They feel more like sport and are more functional in the long run.  It’s been about 2 years since I squatted; turns out I had the bar too high and it bruised my cervical/thoracic junction pretty good.

Last night I numbered out a calendar so I could keep track of what day I was on and realized: I wont finish this until August 19th.  That’s a little insane.  Whelp… too late to back out now!

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