Wednesday, February 22, 2012
I tried to weigh myself on the standing scale at work (I am an RN) and discovered that for the first time in my life I have surpassed its abilities. It tops out at 350. I sat and almost got stuck in the chair scale, to discover it says I am 352. Teetering on 352.something but it couldn't stay on a higher number so I am going with a round number of 352.
I have no energy. I am going to start slow. I will drink my water, decrease my eating and try to start walking. I was going to close my gym membership but I realized that I need to use it, like it or not. I won't start overdoing it. I will start slow and gain my energy and strength back slowly.
My husband is gaining weight too *barely* and mentioned he needs to start walking again. I will go on walks with him. I am still at work right now as I write this. I will start walking more at work in the downtime. Today is my new start. Wish me luck.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Several people have messaged me about climbing Bodenburg Butte this summer as a group or as partners.
I have climbed the butte several times, but thats not enough!
I have several of the hiking Chugach/Alaska/Valley trails books, say maybe three or so?
I am very interested in hiking as many as I can this summer, and in pushing myself up the hills... I am reading A Walk In The Woods about an unfit couple of guys who hiked the Appalachian Trail a few years ago. We have one of the most beautiful states out there, and I haven't even begun to explore it.
I have a hiking sleeping bag, tent, water purifier, hiking stove and cookware, and backpack. I want to get trekking poles, but otherwise, I am set to hike and camp.
If anyone wants to start a group that gets together to discuss over coffee, plan, or whatever monthly once trails are trekkable or slightly before, message me on here.
As a nurse I have a variable schedule that allows for me to be off two weekends a month, usually every other... and sometimes four days in a row or so. Though I only know my schedule four weeks in advance or sometimes five. I am trying to get myself used to the hour on the elliptical, will be upping my resistance, but after doing some research online, I am going to start looking at the treadclimber more, as well as the stair master. An hour on the stairmaster is equal to one and a half hours hiking hilly terrain. I could only do FIVE minutes on the pedal type stairmaster a few weeks ago, it was hard. My husband says the tall revolving stairs one is better.
This week I start that trek... If you want to camp/fish/hike out here this summer, let me know! Up for canoeing too if anyone wants to do a group nancy lake trails... you have to do several portages with your canoes and gear, thats a workout! I have taken two weeks off in end of June to do this. Let's hope the weather is nice!
Basically, I want to use the gym to get me ready to be hike savvy come summer... any suggestions on gym training? Suggestions on trails? Maybe I'll start a group?
Monday, March 16, 2009
My week was sucky.. we went to Homer and ate out A LOT, and had dinner at friends houses, I gained only 1.6 pounds, but I also started my period, so that was impressive, because that usually stacks on about five pounds to me for a week....lol
I didn't hit the gym except last sun and monday before leaving and Homer was dismal so we didn't do any hiking, it snowed and blowed the whole time we were there, with a bit of rain mixed in for good measure.
I did 65 minutes on the elliptical again yesterday, the hill climb version of the performance program. I am proud of myself... i was trying to talk myself out of quitting at forty minutes but I stuck it through. However at work last night I ran all night with a heavy load of patients that kicked my a$%. I was in bad back pain at the end of the night, as well as having the beginnings of a migraine. I had drank my dose of water for the day too before you ask...lol...
When I got home I took a dose of Imitrex for my headache, and took out our eighties "Getting Firm" book from the thrift store... lots of exercises in there to do to strengthen the body, hubby uses it. I did all the back exercises that I could, they have some they say not to do until you have no back pain. Then I went to bed, legs elevated, heating pad on... woke up several times, finally at 230 I called in, I still had a headache and I am certain my body can't handle another night. I work again friday and saturday. I feel slightly bad about it, but I work lots of overtime, includining this coming friday.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
On Sunday I did 40 minutes on the elliptical performance program, I chickened out of finishing the hour. I made a promise I would finish the hour next time, and on Monday I did it, 65 minutes on the crosstraining program!! My face was so red and boy was I sweaty.... not a pretty sight, but satisfying... I kept thinking that after a couple of weeks of this, I want to try harder levels and I was daydreaming of hiking the Butte and other mountainous terrain with much better stamina and strength... My eating still needs work but I like what Annie said. This week I will start to work on portion control again. As well as keeping my water up... I drink more water when I am working than I do on days off, but I do use my nalgene bottle to count how much I have drank. My goal is four a day, I was there, but I am only getting about my 8 or less lately.
Thursday, March 05, 2009
I went to the gym Sun/Mon/Wed so far... and have NO ambition to go today. sighs... I work tonight and Friday night, so the next day to go would be Saturday.
I would be okay with going four days this week instead of five but my husband seems to think that its me slipping away on my committments... I didn't go to water aerobics this week and I didn';t hear the end of it from him... but I had only had an hour and a half of sleep that day before he woke me up to go... I was dead tired...
Part of me says yes, going four days a week or even just the three is okay, but going less than three isn't okay.going five is great! but not required unless I feel up to it! So I am listening to that person inside me right now and not feeling guilty...
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