Fitness Thread..let's Chat! I'll miss our 30 day shred checkin thread
Posted 15 June 2011 - 04:13 PM
I think I told you all I have a new walking pal in the mornings. We walk Mon-Thur and then on the weekends I walk with my mom. It helps having that other person there saying "lets go" especially now when it's hot. I got in the habit when it was cooler, of getting the boys up, answering emails, then heading out about 10. Which is fine until the high for the day is 95 and it's already almost there by that time. So we meet at 6:30 every morning and head out for our 5 mile walk. So i'm excited to be back to a regular routine with that.
I didn't workout yesterday, as once I got back I was sick so I just lounged. But after I run to the store i'll be doing it again tonight. I want to keep in the habit of doing it at least 6 days a week, maybe with 1 break.
Yesterday was weigh in and I lost another 4.8lbs. As of this morning i'm 2 lbs from the 70 mark. I will be so happy to be there, that is my official 1/2 way point to what I would love to lose. So the goal seems a little more attainable then it was in Jan. Then of course I would love, love to lose another 40 after that and be back to my high school weight...but that's a dream i'll think about after I hit the first mark. LOL
Posted 15 June 2011 - 04:38 PM
I did the stationary bike this afternoon for two miles and then the right pedal fell off. So I used the rest of my pre-programmed playlist for a modified Leslie Sansome walk.
Apparently this isn't the first time the pedal has come off, I was a bit relieved to hear that.
Posted 15 June 2011 - 06:12 PM
You're doing a great job, Angie!
I did my stationary bike for 35 minutes this morning and did my usual sit-ups which really bore me to death but it's all I can do for the rest of this week and then NEXT week I think I can slowly build back up to my normal jogging pace. I sure miss it - it clears my head!
GO ANGIE! I love hearing about your successes!
Posted 15 June 2011 - 06:45 PM
I ordered those 3 DVD's you mentioned in the other thread and will look for the white cover Biggest Loser at Target when I go there. Once the girls are out of school, our walks will be few and far between....I really plan to take the next session seriously with healthy eating and tracking my progress.
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Posted 16 June 2011 - 04:56 AM
"I do not understand the mystery of grace -- only that it meets us where we are and does not leave us where it found us." Anne Lamott. My blog (Unfinished Work)
Posted 16 June 2011 - 05:26 AM
I'm planning on keeping at this as well and I do like the 6 day plan. Angie you are really inspiring me - you are doing amazing!! WOW 70 pounds - how great!! It would be wonderful if I could follow in your footsteps.
Dianne - have you looked into Leslie Sansone's Walk Away The Pounds? It is a nice low impact workout that can be done rain or shine!!
Off to pop in her (Leslie's) Walk Strong dvd for 2 miles.
Posted 16 June 2011 - 05:41 AM
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My granddaughter is now a Zoomba instructor and I just love watching her - but she's also 19 years old and has more energy than I ever remember having!
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Posted 16 June 2011 - 09:48 AM
"Ever hear the expression "Nothing changes if nothing changes"? If you do the same resistance routine the same way week after week, the day will come when your body will have adapted to that particular workload. In terms of weight loss, that's not a good thing. If your body isn't challenged beyond its comfort zone, you won't see continual results.
Get out of your comfort zone " So that may be the answer to the why some are not losing much anymore if you haven't changed up your workout at all....
Posted 16 June 2011 - 11:18 AM
I got my 3 miles in today, had to cut it short due to the rain. But i'll be working out with Bob here in a bit!
Posted 16 June 2011 - 12:18 PM
I love having a check in thread to keep me accountable. Having a place to say "I did it!" is rewarding. My goal is the walk/run 3 - 5 days a week. I haven't been exercising since I went on vacation, and I need to get back to it.
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Posted 18 June 2011 - 06:45 AM
It's only 7:30am here and the humidity is bad today! So I probably won't be doing much of anything outside today, but I've been good this week so far. We did a lot of walking on Monday at a botanical gardens. On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, I worked on adding more running to my walks.
I haven't weighed myself lately, so I'm not sure where I am with that. I doubt I've gained anything, but I also doubt I've lost anything in the last month or so. My next goal is a total 50-lb lost by October 23rd... the day my brother-in-law is hosting a 5K run for PKU awareness in honor of my daughter.
Hopefully, checking in here regularly will keep me motivated again! I've missed you guys!
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Posted 18 June 2011 - 02:56 PM
You know, Ang, I've been dealing with the same thing. I have not gotten my regular h2o areobics in because of the vehicle situation, but that is gonna start again on Monday. I also found I was nibbling a little more sugar than should - little/no exercise + sugar = sluggish Leila! NO MORE!!