The Green Girl's Ultimate Workout Log

The Green Girl's friend, Snowboarding Buddy, took her out to her favorite Mexican restaurant, Los Compadres, for a belated birthday dinner last night.

She surprised me with a Jillian Michaels: Yoga Meltdown DVD and The Ultimate Workout Log: An Exercise Diary for Everyone.

After my falling out with yoga, I was really excited to receive the video from Jillian Michaels. I'm a huge fan and I'm anxious to see her take on yoga - especially because I know flexibility is not her forté.

As we waited for our food to arrive, I flipped through the workout log book. When I realized it was a 24 week I marveled at the fortuitousness - if I start journaling next Monday, it's exactly 24 weeks until the Athens Marathon.

The book starts off with some basic guidelines and suggestions for using the log. It also includes inspirational quotes, fitness trivia, and other tidbits of information.

When I got home last night, I started off with my goal identification for the next six months:
  1. Stay healthy
  2. Strengthen right foot
  3. Complete Athens Marathon
I skipped the 'Cardio Exercise Goals' section because I am not concerned about that. My goals are to do the exercises for posterior tibial tendonitis at least three times per week, consume at least 30% of my diet in protein each day, and decrease my acidity.

Once I set my goals, I started marking the date ranges for each week. Week 24 ends on October 31st - the day of the Athens Marathon.

I'm really looking forward to recording my marathon training. I believe this journal will really help me extrapolate from my training exactly what I will need to finish strong in Athens.


  1. That's awesome! You are so going to rock this marathon!

  2. Aw, thank you so much, girl. ::hugs::

  3. Wow! that book is PERFECT for you! High five to your friend Snow Boarding Buddy! Tell me how the yoga dvd goes!

  4. I am a huge advocate of logging. Then it's easy to go back to see what you did right and what you did wrong! Heck. I even log poker hands while sitting at a table in a casino. Go figure!

  5. Glad to see you've not completely broken-up with yoga. Interested to see what you think of the DVD. Biggest Loser is one of the few shows I watch anymore, and Jillian is a beast.
    Looks like a very nice workout journal. I'm pretty basic with mine via Excel, but keeping one really keeps you in touch with your overall training.


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