Tuesday, June 21, 2011
I've slept only 6h tonight, and I was a bit tired all day.
I was energized after the run yesterday, but still, the shortage on sleep was not good. I think the next step, after the spring challenge and reaching my target goal, will be to improve on sleep.
My Omron BF511 scale arrived today. It can measure:
2. Body fat %
4. Visceral fat%
5. Sceletal muscle %
6. Resting metabolism kcal
So with this, I will be able to track better what is happening.
The weight measurement was clearly not enough in the last month, as my body weight barely changed, but my shape, endurance and all other parameters I am sure were changing.
What is silly, that my existing Soehnle and new Omron scale shows 0.5-1.1 kg difference in the result.
* The Soehnle scale has a precision of +/- 0.5 kg => 82.0 +/-0.5 == 81.5-82.5 (179.3-181.5 lbs)
* The Omron has +/- 1% precision (+/-0.8kg at 80 kg). => 83.6 +/-0.8 == 82.8 - 84.4 (181.2-185.7 lbs)
So, the ranges don't overlap. :-( Probably the Soehnle measured 82.2 or similar (with a 0.5 precision), which was rounded to 82.0.
At work, we have scales that measure with 0.01 kg precision (10g) even in the hundreds of kg range, but they cost several thousand Euros.
So, I'm thinking now what to do, because I've been tracking since January with the Soehnle scale. Maybe I finish tracking with the original scale the Spring 5% challenge, then I make a closure, and set up a new weight goal.
As for exercise, I was super tired, I felt zero energy to do any kind of workout. But then, I thought I just make a small walk, and got started. So, I did a 30 min (3km) vigorous walk.
View near Gleisdorf
Monday, June 20, 2011
Today, I have started to run only 7K, but somehow I was in a good mood and good energy level, and I ran 14K. It didn't feel difficult at all, but on the last few kms I paid attention to step softly on my knees.
As I was running in a hilly region, my speed varied a lot between 6-7 min/km, and my heart rate also varied between 150-175 bpm.
Today, my Omron blood pressure monitor also arrived, so I will be able to measure those, too.
About 6km from Gleisdorf
Sunday, June 19, 2011
It's still funny for me that I had been a tourist in Budapest from Thursday to Sunday, and now I arrived home to Gleisdorf. It used to be the other way around. :-)
In the morning, I made a big walk in Budapest with my friends. This is the statue of Liberty on Gellert-hill.
Back home, I was so tired, but more mentally, I felt a great resistance to make any workout. But then I just put on all my running gear, and got down to the streets. It was good, I just run a short distance, 5K. This is crazy that I write this "a short distance, 5K". I made so much progress since end of April, when I started to run.
My Zephyr heart rate monitor just arrived. It connects via Bluetooth to my phone, and I can follow up during exercise, and then check the graphs in endomondo.com.
Before running, my HR was ~90 bpm, and when running, 150-160 bpm. I still have to look up some background info on what is healthy and recommended.
Saturday, June 18, 2011
(Sat 18 Jun 2011)
One of the key learning about myself on the training of the last three days is that I'm persistent.
Maybe this is why running works for me?
Or healthy lifestyle in general.
I see myself only doing small things, just a small step each time. Time to time I add a new healthy habit to the repertoire.
And it seems to work.
This is a tree I was sitting nearby before my run today. It looks like a persistent tree.
Friday, June 17, 2011
Tonight I practiced the "Best place for exercise - anywhere" habit I learned recently. A friend of mine was about driving me home, but I decided to walk home instead. It was 50 min walk, which was very nice, and was a good fit in my daily dose of 10 min exercise.
In the restaurant tonight, I asked for a fruit entree that was not even on the menu, and I got a surprise very nice salad plate. For the main dish, I asked not to bring half of the side dishes. For drinks, I stayed with water. For the last drink, first I ordered some Jagermeister (short drink), but then I asked them to cancel it and bring some water. My initial need of choosing a short drink was already met, but I realized I don't want to drink it. Some weeks ago this was new to me, I just observed that choosing healthy menu options, and ask for something healthy that is not on the menu goes naturally now. I'm happy this habit is already in my repertoire.
Part of my journey home:
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