Friday, November 27, 2009

week 6 & 7 check in

I totally blanked on recording my time for week 6. I remembered it yesterday and decided it was best to wait and breakdown both weeks.

I did remember to exercise. I am getting better at pushing through the, "Ehhh...must I do this? It's hard work." I doubt I will ever be a fitness guru or the girl who starts talking about how awesome exercise it. I continue to think of it as a necessary evil to not only losing weight, but a healthier lifestyle.

While I don't count it here, I have also gotten better about parking far away from stores, taking stairs, and randomly doing leg kicks and arm presses at home and at work (which has garnered a few stares when I've been caught in my office).

(November 14th-20th)

Saturday - 4 miles
Sunday - 0 miles
Monday - 2 miles
Tuesday - 3 miles
Wednesday - 0 miles
Thursday - 4 miles
Friday - 1 mile

Total for this week is 14 miles.

(November 21st-27th)

Saturday - 4 miles
Sunday - 2 miles
Monday - 4 miles
Tuesday - 0 miles
Wednesday - 4 miles
Thursday - 3 miles
Friday - 2 miles

Total for the week (Saturday-Friday) is 19 miles.

I kicked it up a notch this past week to prepare and deal with Thanksgiving. I wanted to be able to be decadent without feeling guilty (which only leads to issues for me), so I planned on a heavy workout routine for the week. Next week, I'm going back to aiming for 4/5 days - three really strong workouts and two easier ones.

I really love this challenge and the Biggest Loser Challenge I've been doing for the month of November because it's pushing me a bit. I keep thinking in the back of my head about the goals I have to make.

Moment of pride: I had started doing the Biggest Loser BootCamp workout on rainy days and such. I have finally worked up to where I can make it through the advanced level. It's a killer workout and my arms tend to just hang there afterward, probably wondering, "Why do you punish us like this? Don't you remember when you (we) were lazy? It was nice." When I first started the thing I thought there was no way I could do it, I barely made it through level one, but I am at the advanced level.

This week: I need to get some yoga/stretching into my regime.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

week 5 - check in

This is really late and I apologize. last week was crazy. I was sick, life was busy, and then I was playing catch up all weekend.

So I go from very good week, to decent week. I'm not going to berate myself because three days of workouts is more than I used to get in before this challenge and weight watchers. But this week, I do want to strive to get back to that five days. while I doubt I will ever be an exercise enthusiast, I do like the feeling of being in shape. Not walking up two flights of stairs and getting winded.

Saturday - 3 miles
Sunday - 0 miles
Monday - 0 miles
Tuesday - 3 miles
Wednesday - 0 miles
Thursday - 0 miles
Friday - 2 miles

Total for the week (Saturday-Friday) is 8 miles.

Goals for this week: get exercise in, even if it's just a short walk in the morning and one in the evening.

Monday, November 9, 2009

week 4 - check in

I'm a tad bit late inputting this information for last week, but it was a very good week for me. I got in exercise 5 out of 7 days. I'm really proud of myself for that. Some days I was able to push harder than others, but overall, I think this challenge (and the Biggest Loser challenge) is helping with the motivation. And it's always nice being able to walk up stairs without getting out of breath.

Saturday - 2 miles
Sunday - 2 miles
Monday - 3 miles
Tuesday - 3 miles
Wednesday - 1 miles
Thursday - 0 miles
Friday - 3 miles

Total for the week (Saturday-Friday) is 14 miles.

Good lord. You know, until I just saw that number of miles, it didn't really hit me. I'm used to just focusing on the day and pushing myself with the small "just keep going to that tree" and then "Okay, now just push yourself to that fire hydrant" so I don't think about the total number.



Yesterday wasn't the best day for me foodwise - I still got a workout in - but I was able to go to Old Navy and purchase some REWARDs for myself as some of my clothes are starting to swim on me. Can't complain too much about that. Although, I wish I wasn't quite so poor.