Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Today's entries may not seem like a lot, but that's because the Fitbit One does not track much of the kinds of work I did today.
Flights of stairs: 22
Calories burned: 2,064
Most of the work I did today was in my garden. I took down all the wood on one side of the raised beds. Then I removed the "bricks" that were at the edge of the bed when I first made them. Each brick weighs 26 pounds. Not only did I move the bricks, but I tossed them-not far (I don't want them to break) in the grass, just for the added arm workout. I pulled weeds and grass to widen the beds. That darn witch grass grows right up through the landscaper's weed cloth! It grows deeply, too. So I was reaching into the soil to get as much of the roots out as I could. I put some of the wood back up on the extended beds. The rest will have to wait until tomorrow. To finish up the time in the garden, I wove the grape vines into each other for support. That's an ongoing project, weaving in the ever growing vines. I love my grapes!
I took Jorja and Jacob to the garden center (it is very close by--we walked), then we walked to another neighborhood. I wanted to show them an old grape vine. They were amazed at the size of the trunk ("as large as a tree," they said...and they are right!) and how long the vines are, encircling the entire yard.
It was a lovely, busy day. I know I got quite a workout in.
Monday, July 29, 2013
Today was a good day! It's 10:45 pm, and this is what I've done:
Dance, 15 minutes
Flights of stairs: 9
Calories burned: 2,447
Cleaning at The Muse I clean in exchange for writing classes. Today I cleaned, pulled weeds, and swept the walkways.
Did Pilates hundred, an ab exercise (100 of them, thus the name).
Pulled potatoes from the garden and had some for dinner.
Yep, a good day!
Sunday, July 28, 2013
This will be a quick post.
Today I did the 5 Mile Walk dvd
9 flights of stairs (Again, not great at all.)
Coach Nicole's 9 Minute Seated Arm Workout with Weights (5 pounds-my arms are killing me! ). I did this workout twice.
That's all, folks!
Saturday, July 27, 2013
My Fitbit One is not connecting (Windows problem, not Fitbit problem), so here are my readouts for the day:
6 flights of stairs (I usually get more, but today was an in the house day except when I walked or cut grass)
8.27 miles walked
2,197 calories burned
What did I do today to get that many steps? I took a walk this morning before breakfast.
I cut the grass, which also includes moving yard toys and today, Jeep parts up to the porch.
In the early evening, about 7:00, I took another walk. The zoo and park are across the street. I walked the long way around the park, down LaVallette Avenue to the green houses, back past the park to walk around the lot of the Tanner's Creek Nursery (where I buy my gardening supplies), then home.
And I just finished one mile on the 5 Mile Walk dvd.
Will I be able to keep this pace up? Nope, not every day. But my intention is to make the most of this challenge, for ME.
Friday, April 05, 2013
I am a healthy snacker about 95% of the time, so this challenge was the norm for me. Tis is what I had for snack this week.
Saturday: 1/4 cup blueberries, 10 strawberries (57 calories)
Sunday: 2 cups Romaine lettuce, 1 plum tomato, Newman's Own Ranch Dressing (169 cal.)
Monday: 2 cups Romaine lettuce, Newman's Own Ranch Dressing (186 cal.)
Tuesday: 1 cup strawberries, 1 cup blueberries (156 cal.)
Wednesday: 1 cup strawberries, 1 cup blueberries (156 cal.)
Thursday: Medium potato with Pink Himalayan salt and pepper (160 cal.)
Friday: Banana, medium (109 cal.)
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