Right now I am depending on work for most of my exercise. I am on my feet at work 3-6 hours a day, bending, stooping, lifting. I also do yoga twice a week.
Right now I don’t do any exercise at all. It’s a shame cause I was doing so well in 2012 but it got to be too much for me and when I couldn’t afford my gym and trainer I gave up completely and got depressed and stayed in bed.
Me and my mom just signed up for a 1 month trial of a exercise bootcamp. We meet 3 times a week. I don’t know if we will keep the membership after the 1 month is over. Maybe we will sign up for a gym or try something else. But if we like the bootcamp maybe we will keep going, it’s $100 a month and that’s pretty steep for us, but we’ll see.
2015 Exercise Plan
My current plan is to walk every day for 40 minutes until I can strengthen my back and feel less pain in my shins. Then hopefully I can transition to running.
Eventually I will add strength training but for now I only have the energy for walking.
I have two 10 lb. weights at home that are currently too heavy for me to do anything with. I can do my other workout tapes to strengthen my body without weights. Then hopefully I can transition to using the 10 lb. weights for strength training.
2012 plan (This was what I did in the past)
This past February I paid in advance for a 2 year membership at LA Fitness. I got it because I was unemployed and didn’t have anything to do with my days. I couldn’t think of what to do to keep me busy so my friend Milan suggested I join her gym, LA Fitness. When I first got the membership, I did aqua aerobics a 1-2 times per week. I didn’t even know if I was ever going to do anything more. That’s all I did until July 13 when I made the decision to start this journey to getting healthier and becoming a figure competitor.
I now exercise 5-6 days per week.
I started off taking a resistance training class called Bodyworks at LA Fitness, which uses high reps low weights. It was hard for me to lift 2.5 lbs. over my head but when I get stronger I’m going to transition to heavy weights. I want to hire a personal trainer to come to LA Fitness with me and help me with lifting heavy until I feel comfortable doing it on my own. I am too nervous and self conscious to go to the weights section of the gym on my own, so really I just need someone to come with me as support. I hired a trainer (Micheal) at AZ Pro Physiques because it’s owned by IFBB Pro FIGURE competitors and they train some of the top females in the IFBB. I hired them for 18 months to guide me right up till my contest.
For cardio I am doing the Couch to 5k with a phone app, then I will transition to a app called 10k trainer, then a half marathon. Right now I have no interest in running a full marathon. I think 13 miles is good enough. I’ve always wanted to be a runner. My sisters run marathons but I’ve never run because I have asthma and exercise exacerbates it but Florence Grifith Joyner was an Olympic runner who had asthma so it’s possible to run with asthma. You just have to train smart. I always have my inhaler with me. I figure if the 400 lb people on the Biggest Loser can run on a treadmill, I can do it at 258 lbs. A few places I’ve read have discouraged overdoing cardio but I would love to be a daily outdoor runner, it just seems so peaceful. I think if you enjoy it, why shouldn’t you do it?
Right now this is my training schedule.
I enjoy exercise, but it is hard and takes alot of energy. Some days I feel like I don’t have the energy but I force myself to go. If I feel like my body needs more rest, then I just rest.
Here is my training schedule:
|Monday||8:45 pm||Run on treadmill then incline walk|
|5:30 pm||Evening run at Paseo park with West Valley Runners|
|Tuesday||9:00 am||Run on treadmill|
|9:45 am||Boot Camp Conditioning|
|Wednesday||8:45 pm||Run on treadmill then incline walk|
|9:45 am||Bodyworks plus abs|
|6:00 pm||Evening run w/ Runners Den|
|Thursday||8:45 am||Run on treadmill then incline walk|
|9:45 am||Zumba class|
|Friday||8:45 am||Run on treadmill then incline walk|
|Saturday||8:45 am||Run on treadmill then incline walk|
|Sunday||8:45 am||Run on treadmill then incline walk|