Monday, August 30, 2010
So, how did I do? Well, let's see....
6, 5, 8, 6, 7, 5, 5 = 42/35 = 1 portion up on last week. (record is 49)
8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8 - 56/56 = Lowest score but consistent at least (record is 67)
Calories in range 5/7 (New record 5/7)
Yay! This was partly thanks to the Finding and Loving Your Inner Tigger team challenges, that had me juggling one of my days to make everything fit, and it boosted my totals for the week. :-)
Carbs in range 7/7 (record 7/7)
Fat in range 4/7 (record 5/7)
Protein in range 3/7 (record 4/7)
Was also close on two other days.
I had two days this week when all four areas were in range at the same time. Quite a feat for me. LOL
52-Week Walking Plan
Sun: 15 mins
Mon: 15 mins
Tue: 15 mins
Wed: 10 mins
Thur: 15 mins
Fri: Rest Day
Sat: 25 mins
All good, and I am still really enjoying it. I may have had a day where I struggled to get started, but I still went, and I know it is best to do that because the feeling of accomplishment really helps set me up for the day. :-)
Did all the videos, plus a bonus video, to work my arm muscles more, which I did twice during the week.
Sun. day 1 - Video 1 - Cardio
Mon. day 2 - Video 2 - Lower Body + bonus video
Tue. day 3 - Video 3 - Upper Body
Wed. day 4 - Video 4 - Core
Thur day 5 - Video 2 - Lower Body
Fri. day 6 - Video 6 - Upper Body with weights + bonus video
Sat. day 7 - Video 4 - Core
I'm really enjoying this challenge, and I'm now halfway through. I'm not sure at this stage whether I will want to do this challenge again after I complete it, but some of the exercises are certainly coming on with me afterwards, whatever I decide. :-)
3500 steps met and exceeded every day.
Minimum daily steps increased to 3600.
Sat: 11,582 (The Tara Tesco Surprise day. :-) )
Total steps for the week: 54,854 (A New Record! Yay!)
Average daily steps = 7836. Yes!!! Thrilled with that! :-) I guess I have Tara to thank for that. *daughter hugs*
Sun: 2.31 miles
Mon: 6.72 miles
Tue: 1.91 miles
Wed: 4.52 miles
Thur: 2.43 miles
Fri: 1.78 miles
Sat: 5.26 miles
Total mileage for week: 24.93 miles (A New Record! Double Yay!!!)
I'll up my minimum weekly target to 16 miles this week.
Total fitness minutes this week: 600, which is 86 minutes per day. Wow!!!
Total calories burned: 2687 Wow! Wow!
Well, this has stalled. Up a 1/4 of a pound from last week, to 13 stone 5 lbs (187 lbs) The scale is having some fun with me. The day before the official weigh in my weight was 13:3! My weight the day after the weigh-in 13:3 and a half. LOLOL Yep, someone is definitely having a joke at my expense. *grin*
My monthly measurements have also stalled, which did surprise me a bit. Every one is the exact same as last month!
Waist: Was 36". Now 36". Loss - 0
Hips: Was 44". Now 44". Loss - 0
Thigh: Was 24.5". Now 24.5". Loss - 0
Upper Arm: Was 12". Now 12". Loss - 0
I am slightly disappointed about that, but it is still early days, and last months measurements were all improvements, so hopefully next month things will shift slightly for the better again.
So, that was the week that was again. Nothing really bad, and some real boosts to morale! :-)
Roll on next week...
Have a good one everyone. :-)
Monday, August 30, 2010
It has been a very emotional weekend for reasons that are hard to explain, and it was with some trepidation that I went to bed last night, emotionally exhausted, and physically worn out from the lack of sleep the night before, not to mention some pain that suggested the bladder issue was back. But amazingly, in spite of my mind churning butter, I fell asleep in about two minutes, possibly partly because of the painkillers I took, and I slept for a solid eight - count them - eight hours! :-)
And when I woke up, it was to a realisation of why the last few weeks, and especially the last three or four days have been so difficult for Tara. As soon as this lightbulb switched on it was as though an enormous weight lifted from me, and I was eager to leap out of bed and get my day started. Knowing what is going on is half the battle towards fixing it, right?
So, I got dressed, fed Sophie and the birds, grabbed all my stuff, including the pedometer this time, and headed out for my twenty minute walk, and nailed it! I broke my twenty-minute-mile! I came in at a nineteen minute mile! I am so pleased with myself! What a boost to my somewhat deflated self!
This feeling of elation was boosted further, when, after sitting Tara down and explaining to her what was happening, we had more tears and loads of hugs, and she is really relieved to understand why she has been feeling so out of whack herself. We have finally put two and two together and got the correct answer! And that, believe me, is not easy when you are dealing with a teen who is a high-functioning borderline autistic, and extremely sensitive to everything that happens around her.
So, we are hoping for a much easier day today, and in a few days we should be back to normal, or as normal as life gets in this household. :-) This emotion explosion was not how I envisaged the bank holiday weekend going, but that's life, and we will work through and move forward. Phew! *mops brow*
So my 52-Week Walking Plan
Week 3, Day 2
20 minute walk
Pace: 19 minute mile (New record)
Calories burned: 96
Distance: 1.08 miles
28-Day Bootcamp Challenge
Week 3, Day 2
Lower Body workout
Liking this workout a lot. :-)
Topped up my steps using Roo and my aerobic step playlist. :-) Plus I am still using him for the occasional song as it comes up as I go through the rest of the day. More proof that the gloom has lifted. :-) In fact my playlists need an overhaul. We have acquired between us quite a few new CDs since I first put the lists together and I have some songs that would work in one or both of my step and bouncing playlists. It's time to test them out. *grin*
Oooh, and although I am getting the odd twinge in the bladder region, the pain, for the moment, has all but gone. I'll still keep an eye obviously, but I am fairly hopeful that it was the tense way I've been holding myself the last few days that caused the bulk of the pain. I must also remember to ring the surgery tomorrow and get the test results I should have got late last week.
So, feeling very relieved and may the feeling last! :-)
Hope you are all having a great day!
You said it sister! *grin*
Monday, August 30, 2010
Well, this explains what thousands upon thousands of us already knew. Music helps your workout go with a swing. :-) Nice to see science catching up with us. LOL
Sunday, August 29, 2010
I feel totally flat today. Yesterday ended on a big low when Tara ate way more sugar-laden food than she should have, hit the high, and then came down off it in a big way! She was poorly, and unable to eat her dinner, and tearful - crying at every little thing, and by the end of the evening we were both totally worn out emotionally. We both hardly slept last night, and are really washed out today.
I managed my morning walk, with a slight hiccup.
52-Week Walking Plan week 3, Day 1
15 minute walk
I was pretty tired when I crawled out of bed about 8am, and went through the motions of getting everything ready, walked to the front door, had a brief conversation with Tara, and walked out of the door. Four minutes later my phone rang. Not a common event, my phone ringing that early, so I pulled it out of my bag, blinked wearily at it, and saw I was apparently calling myself! It took my befuddled brain a moment or two to click that it meant someone was ringing me from home, and immediately panicked, thinking something had happened to Tara! I answered the phone, and it was Tara herself. "Are you alright?" I asked her. "Yes, I'm fine Mum, I was just ringing to tell you that you left your pedometer at home." I patted my pocket where I normally keep it... Oh.
I was tempted to go on, but decided to go back and get it or I wouldn't have my steps recorded, so home I went, resetting the walk timer on the phone, picked up the pedometer, set it off counting and headed out for the second time.
This time I made it through. :-)
Pace: 20 min mile
Distance: 0.78 miles
28-Day Bootcamp Challenge
Week 3, Day 1
A little bouncing on Tigger
Walk to Waitrose. To kickstart Tara's eating a bit after the problems of the last three days we walked to Waitrose for a tub of her favourite crisps and some hummus to dip them in. A nice healthy snack/lunch. I'm making chicken in soup for dinner. Let's hope she manages to eat that without incident. :-) The extra walk will count as the extra cardio asked for in week three of the Bootcamp Challenge. :-)
Oh boy, I am so tired, I think I might leave my weekly review until tomorrow. *yawns*
Catch you guys later. Have a great day!
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