Tuesday, January 10, 2012
The projected high today, January 10th, is 58 degrees. I decided to walk/jog today for my workout. I'm glad I did. It lifts my spirits so much to get outside. I went a total of 4.5 miles, three one-mile jogs, the rest walking intervals. I also did weights and crunches. I'll get my stretching in sometime later. My calves need that.
So I'm going to keep my blog short today. I want to get outside some more and need to get off the computer to do that.
Have a sunshiney day everyone!
Monday, January 09, 2012
Today I rested all morning. Sean stayed home sick today, so I hugged him up. I also didn't sleep well all weekend. I rarely do when I'm working. So at 2pm today I rushed to get my workout in before the rest of the kids came home from school. I did 30 min on the elliptical, weights, non-crunch ab routine, and I hope to stretch later.
I'm still eating well also. I didn't break down and have cookies or M&M's, both were offered to me at work. I stuck to my veggies. I'm getting to the point where the thought of eating back turns my stomach. I hope I stay that way.
I enjoyed the sun this afternoon. Sean and I walked down to the school to pick up the kids. He's not really that sick, thankfully. I plan to enjoy this good weather every chance I get.
Sunday, January 08, 2012
Taking a little break at work to post a quick blog. It's been a busy weekend here, but I'm making myself take breaks. I just took a long walk to the exit door to the employee parking lot (opposite side of the facility than where I work). I was good and returned to work, but I also took a short trip up the stairs. I made it up 5 flights before coming down three to where I work. I might have been able to do a little more, but was worried about getting all sweaty at work.
My official exercise for the day is 20 minutes on the elliptical. I started off slow, but was able to increase the pace to my normal.
I forgot to mention another goal I'm working on. At home, I have the tendency to ask the kids to go get things for me, especially items from the basement. We have an extra refrigerator down there, and shelves full of food from Sam's/Costco. I've made it a goal to go get things myself, thus increasing the number of stairs I do in a day. Most days it works well. The day after I jogged last week, stairs were tough, but I did them anyway to try to work out all that lactic acid in my muscles.
I'm looking forward to another great week of workouts and eating veggies!!!
Saturday, January 07, 2012
Wow! Today is day 40 of my streak!! Here's a breakdown of my workouts the last few days:
Thursday (Day 38)- I walked a total of 2.2 miles, jogged 2 miles (times per mile 13:28, 13:10 second mile faster than first). Then I did weights, crunches, and stretching. Awesome day!!
Friday (Day 39)- I was sore from Thursday (thighs aching all day) so I swam for 30 min including various kick holding onto the kickbar and 1000 backstrokes.
Sat (Day 40)- Much better, thighs just slightly sore, the good kind of sore telling me I'm doing good workouts. Another work day so only time to swim for 30 min. Same routine as Friday.
Positives this past week:
1. I'm eating tons of veggies!!! I'm also doing great with low carb.
2. 379 fitness minutes for this week! Most days I have a little soreness, but the good kind telling me that I've worked out. Only one day (Friday) did I have some trouble moving. I wouldn't trade it though. Over 60 degrees on Thursday, no way I was staying in the house!
3. My streak is going strong, and I know I'll get my 10 in tomorrow even though I have an extremely busy day. I'll just get it in, on the elliptical, after breakfast but before church.
Thank you all my Sparkfriends for all the support!! Every little bit helps me to keep going!!
Wednesday, January 04, 2012
Well, I've been exhausted today. I didn't sleep well. Politics always bothers me, and last night was our caucus night. I know I need to get involved, I just have to stop obsessing over it. I stayed up way too late to see the results, and that really hurt my sleep. I did get an extra nap in after everyone left for school and work. That helped a lot, so I got my workout in, a decent workout:
30 min elliptical
weights (triceps, glutes)
non crunch ab routine
It adds up to over an hour of working out. I can feel my muscles, so I know I'm progressing. I'm also eating much better now than over Christmas break. My veggie intake has sky rocketed!!
So now that the caucus is over, I'm hoping to sleep better and concentrate on my little world for a while. Have a great day!
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