Tuesday, June 08, 2010
Okay, 10 am is rather stretching the definition of "early morning". I _meant_ to be jogging between 8 and 9.
But it's really a huge stept that I didn't use the "it's too late now anyways" excuse but went anyway. The calory burn was minuscel: something like 200 calories in almost half an hour (about 10 minutes jogging, 15 minutes walking inbetween). I've got to count the number or laps I run next time round.
And boy, was it hot already at 10:30! But it really felt great to start something that's so difficult for me, and I was glad that I held on inspite of heat and other people watching. Being able to use the showers all alone later one was pure luxury because that way I didn't have to be self-conscious about what 10 years of way too many calories did to my body.
I'll definitely repeat this, but earlier in the morning when it's still cool and I have the running course practically to myself.
Monday, May 17, 2010
What with one thing and another (math, fear, failure, candy, unstructured free time) I pretty much dropped off the wagon. I worked out, but I didn't chart my food and I guess by now everyone here knows that it's pretty much impossible to loose weight without watching calorie intake. Get stronger and healthier, yes. Get thinner, no.
So: Once more into the breach!
I have a special motivation: some really nice guy I'm dancing with and who's far to kind and clever to be stuck with the one fat girl in the dance class.
So I'm eager to completely over-do it and loose at the very least 1 pound per week. On average! I'm not totally nuts. Only mostly.
I want to use the Walk To Rivendell challenge but in a modified version: XY calories worked/dieted off = 1 mile. I want to keep a scrap-book with it to have a place where I can track my food intake, because that's the trouble: I don't have at-home internet access so I can't just sit down a minute and log my food.
I'm determined to make this work. I lost weight before and kept off most of it but if I don't watch it I'll end up regaining it all. No way! I want to loose weight, not effort.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
This is really a lot more fun than just doing 2 sets of 15 every other day. I'm really moving on, from about 40 push-ups to 80 in one training session.
Crunches were way too easy for me so I finally switched to doing them on a swiss ball. Talk about vanity preceeding your fall. I did easily 30 normal crunches, no 21 of them are killing me. (Okay, _after_ doing 2 sets already, but still.)
I#m actually glad for it because the program wasn't really challenging me before; I had to do 4 crunches before I even notice my abs working. Now I can feel them right from the beginning because without them engaged, I'd just topple off the ball.
If I actually manage doing 200 of these - and I will! - I'll get abs of steel. Hidden under a jell-o mid rift, of course, but still.
If that doesn#t trim my tummy a bit then I don't know what would!
Sunday, April 04, 2010
This is one of the long, long-term goals I have going: manage 100 consecutive push-ups and 200 crunches. In six weeks. Don't look like that! I'm just doing modified push-ups to start with, meaning: on my knees.
There's a program for that on the net which is by now pretty popular ( http://www.hundredpushups.com/ ) and what's even better: there's a site for logging how you're doing ( http://www.pushupslogger.com/ ): how many you did and when. Which is perfect for me; having an impressive goal is something that keeps me going.
And the time demand is low: 10 minutes a day. Just seeing whether I can do that is worth it!
So hop by the site and maybe even join in. You know you want to!
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