Monday, September 17, 2007
I've gone ahead and decided that I need to work out more and get out of the house! So I went to walk the girls to school but it was pouring of course so instead I went to the grocery store and spent a good hour or so just walking through all the aisles, not picking up anything of course until the end (was only getting fruit in produce).
Then I spent 35 mins on the treadmill with my heart rate in zone for 27 mins and 17 seconds. I also walked 32.27 in distance but I still don't know what that means because I can tell you right now I didn't go anybodys 32 miles in 35 mins so I'm clueless there. I think it was under 2 miles though, I was walking 2 miles an hour and above for the entire time so it had to have been at least 1 mile.
The best thing about the treadmill, I raise my speed as I go. I start at 2.0 and stay there for 2 mins and then raise it up 2 every 2 mins. Well my goal was to reach 3.4 miles an hour. I got there and stayed there for the 2 mins and then was going to go down by 2's. Well half way there I told myself "make it 4 mins!" well I did but while walking it, I was in the middle of a song and I just closed my eyes and walked with the music and when I looked up, I was about 20 seconds away from walking that speed for 6 mins!
To go from walking that speed only once and only for 1 min to walking it for 6 mins is just mind blowing to me. In fact, when I got down to my normal 2.4 miles an hour speed, it just seemed so slow!
Oh, I also did 3 sets of 3 different types of upper body strength training via machine and one set of 3 types of lower body strength training. I'm finding that I have tons of pain in the pelvic area and it was all I could do. It was horrid, I was near tears during the inner thigh exercise and the leg presses, well I could barely lift my legs into position. I'm thinking about going to the docs and telling him that something must be done, enough is enough! It wasn't the weight, it was just getting into the positions, I had no weight on there, I just couldn't get into position! GRRRR.
All in all, I know where I stand, what I need to improve and how far I can push myself. It was a perfect workout!!!
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Well today is the 15th and it marks 2 months worth of sparks for me. I had a horrible week last week and this week. Many medical problems/issues and I'm still waiting for the test results to come in. Major stress but still, I've managed to not go crazy on my eating. At the same time though, I'm finding myself stuck in the house, not wanting to leave at all so I'm not working out at all. Well, in short, I didn't lose the 20lbs in 2 months. I lost only 18.5 and needed 1.5lbs to reach that goal. It is not a major goal but I was hoping to be around 205 right now and I'm at 206. Still, I'm not giving up on my longer goal. I screwed up the time line a few times but I'm hoping to be 200 by the 15th of Oct. and hopefully by the 1st of Oct. though I know it's going to be really super hard to pull off 6lbs in 2 weeks. I'm going to try though! -Kat
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
I've gone on and on about my goals because I feel that once I put it in writing, once I tell others, once it comes from my mouth and it's out there, I've made a commitment. Ok, so I also like to have things planned out...really well. Well I'm not doing a great job with it this time around- I've screwed up at least three times already. So, here's the whole deal: The 15th of Oct. is the actual date, not the 1st. According to sparks, it's not safe to lose that much weight in such a short time and the soonest would be the 9th of Oct. Well I have thing with numbers so I know I picked the 15th. I had split it down so that I had a goal to lose so many pounds each two week time frame. Well, I screwed that up, fixed it and realized I really just screwed it up more which ruined the whole plan. Well, I think that I have a good chance of getting to my goal 2 weeks early, meaning reaching 200lbs by the 1st. But, there is no way I'm going to reach it by the 15th of Sept. Don't know what I was thinking there. It doesn't matter, I'm doing good either way. If I get there by the 15th of Oct. I've made my goal on time. If it's the 1st, I reached it early. Only 6 more pounds to go, 2lbs a week, that gives me 3 more weeks....I think I hear a challenge calling me...
Monday, September 03, 2007
It's day 3. I've had pizza, taco bell, and ice cream....yeah I'm on a roll. I've managed to stay in my cal range and I know at least once in my fat range but I'm not all to sure about the other day. I've done ok on water but I know I got in 64 oz yesterday and 80 oz the day before. Yesterday I bought a bunch of bad fruit at the store and so I need to return it all. *sigh* So I didn't get in my fruit like I wanted.
Well today is a new day!
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