oracne - Victoria Janssen (oracne) wrote,
oracne - Victoria Janssen

More gym ponderings - sustainability

This week, I went to the gym three times. Monday, I had to rush, so I could go see Dracula (post today over at the pro blog). Intervals on the elliptical are my go-to for when I'm in a hurry, for instance on nights when I have choir rehearsal. I set the elliptical on level one, warm up for a minute or two, then do four intervals, one minute fast followed by two minutes slow. Usually by the last one my "fast" isn't nearly as fast! Then I cool down for a minute or two. Monday I also managed to use the machines for Seated Row and Lat Pulldown. I tried the new machines that are dual-pulley, so each side of your body is independent (it's a little harder than the regular machine). Then I walked to the play, some of it uphill (low grade).

Tuesday, my calves were actually sore from the intervals. I did 30 minutes of elliptical anyway, at level 15, which involves some muscle. This was more exhausting than usual.

I took Wednesday off, though I did walk over to visit the Adorable Tots after work, which takes maybe 20 minutes? Less? Some of it is a long slope uphill.

Thursday, I lifted weights in my current usual routine, with less weight but more reps. I think I can up at least one of the weights soon. Then I did twenty minutes of elliptical, at level 15.

I am wondering if that might be enough, for a regular schedule. I've started a new novel, and four nights a week for gym is a lot of time, plus I lose time by being exhausted and brain-empty afterwards. I can't write a whole novel solely on weekends. Well, I can, but I don't want to, because it would take a really long time. I've been trying to get a little more general exercise on the weekends, walking and such. Last weekend, I did a little lifting with my 15 pound dumbbells.

What do you think?
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