Monday, July 26, 2010
So, week 3, Day 2 of my walking warm up, and this morning we upped the ante to 15 minutes! It will now fluctuate for a week between 10 and 15 minute walks. And I DID get off my estate! I actually made it over the bridge on the Ipswich Road before my beeper went off for the return leg. I can't believe how excited I was to increase the length of the walk and to see how far I could get in 7 1/2 minutes! My excitement is reflected in my stats! (grinning like Cheshire Cat)
Active Health Stats:
Pace - 21 min mile (was 23 yesterday!)
Calories - 69
Steps - 1736
Time - 0:16:22
Distance - 0.78 miles
That was fun, but the next bit not so much. I hate being on the floor, but...
Week 2 Day 5 Bootcamp Workout Challenge - Done!
This one is all on the floor, working the lower body. I can do the stuff while laid on my back, but laying on my side on my hip is almost impossible. I managed the scissor lift (raising one leg in the air), but for the rest of the moves I turned onto my back and circled my legs in that position instead. It may not have quite the same impact, but at least it is done and I can still walk!
The walk to Waitrose in a wee while will take care of the rest of the steps today, popping me over my two miles and boosting my Land's End to John O'Groats stats a bit. In fact, (goes to check) oh no, not quite. I had hoped to make it to Truro today but I need another 3.3 miles. Hmmm.... maybe if I can get my 'extra ten' in for the British Comedy Lovers team on faithful ol' Tigger (my Trampoline's new name for those not in the know), it will flip me over the amount I need.
You never know!
(Eating the miles, hee hee)
Hope you all have a terrific day!
May all your clouds be helpful ones! :-)
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Slow and steady is probably the best way to describe this week. I have made my minimums and done what I planned exercise-wise. Not a good week, and not an easy one either, struggling to find my oomph on several days because of TOM.
Water has been kept to at least eight glasses a day, which I am really pleased about, and now that I've found the streaks page I'm clocking things like that and fruit and veg and other streaks to encourage me to keep going. The streaks work! Yesterday I was tempted to leave my water at seven glasses, then I remembered the streak and gulped down an eighth one!
9, 8, 9, 8, 9, 9, 8 = 60/56 - three glasses down on last week.
Fruit and Veg:
6, 7, 5, 5, 8, 6, 6 = 43/35 - three portions less than last week
The Nutrition basics were Poor. I give myself 4 out of 10. All down from last week except carbs which held steady:
The number of days I was within the target range were:
Calories - 3/7 (record 4/7)
Carbs - 5/7 (record 5/7)
Fat - 3/7 (record 4/7)
Protein - 1/7 (record 3/7)
Again a few of those misses were only a few points out, and again I only had one really bad day when I went way over target on my fat and calories. The protein was very disappointing, although on two other days I was only 1 point and 5 points short (Sun and Thur respectively).
I used up the last of my weightwatcher carrot cakes this week, and I don't plan to buy more for a while to see how I get on with a minimum of cakey things. Now I only have a few individually wrapped, weightwatcher jaffa cake bars in the cupboard in case I really really want a cakey thing. I don't plan to deprive myself completely, but I do want to get out of this 'daily cake is ok' kick I've been on for the longest time. :-) In my cupboard is a selection of fruit-based sweet things instead, and I'll probably make some more popsicles (love that name for ice lollies!).
Mark Fenton's 52 Week Walking Plan (warm up week two)
The only rest day this week was Thur, which I swapped with Wed so I wouldn't fry myself on the day I had to walk into town.
Did all my walks (SMTTFS) All ten minutes again. Next week there are two 15 min walks scheduled. I'm looking forward to seeing how much further I get. Will I actually leave my estate and head up Ipswich Road on those days? I'm so excited! LOL
28 Day Bootcamp Workout Challenge:
Apart from taking Wednesday off because of town I have kept this up and have reached and completed Week Two Day 4, AND this morning I did the extra workout they ask us to do on week two. I chose the 15 minute Desk Workout. It was good! Tough for me, but definitely good!
3100 steps per day was met and exceeded, so I have increased to 3200 per day as my minimum daily requirement.
The 14 miles per week was met and exceeded this week again and improved on from last week by .75 of a mile. So at least something has shown an improvement. :-)
This week 18.25 miles/14 miles NEW RECORD! (last week 17.5/14)
If this continues I will raise my weekly mile minimum at the end of next week.
187.5 lbs (13 stone 5 1/2 lbs) - Up. 0.25 lb
I gained 0.25 lb this week. TOM's fault as much as anything I suspect, but I'll keep an eye as the months go on and see if there is a trend towards a monthly increase in weight that coincides with TOM, and see what my nutrition is doing at that time too. There may well be a pattern here. I must remember though that it was only a quarter of a pound! Could have been a lot worse. :-)
So, a little disappointing, but I stuck with things all week in spite of not feeling the best, and at least the Tietze's was a minimum disruption this week. I should be pleased with myself for doing as much as I did rather than letting things overwhelm me.
Here's hoping next week is an improvement. :-)
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