Thursday, February 02, 2012
I'm glad I picked Groundhog day to join Sparkpeople. It helps me remember my Sparkversary. So, no matter if the Groundhog sees his shadow or not, I'm celebrating today.
I've actually been in a down mood. I think it was all the clouds this morning, and the impending snow storm coming our way this weekend. I managed to do a full workout, 30 min elliptical, weights, crunches and stretching, even though I really wasn't in the mood for it. I do feel much better now.
I'm so glad I joined SparkPeople. It has made me stick with it through these two years of ups and downs. I've been on a plateau for a while, but think I'm going to break it with the 10 min/day of exercise challenge. And even though I'm plateauing, I still feel better than I did two years ago. I also see less of a shadow now too, about 25 lbs less!
Wednesday, February 01, 2012
Today I had to swim for my exercise. I managed 40 minutes in the pool, five doing various kicks, 35 swimming the backstroke. I had to stop three times, twice to adjust the current speed, and once to adjust my goggles, so technically, it wasn't 35 straight minutes of swimmin. I totaled 2000 backstrokes (a new record for me).
Here are some of my January numbers:
1851 fitness minutes
70.7 miles (elliptical and walking/jogging)
16 weight lifting sessions
7 swim sessions
7200 total backstrokes
I'm happy with these numbers, and I feel like I'm starting to make progress again.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Today I got outside again to enjoy the fantastic weather. After shopping all day (Pamida, Target, Sams, Costco) I managed to get a three mile jog in, that's three miles straight in under 41 minutes. It felt great! I haven't jogged a three mile stretch in a long time. I usually break it up with walking intervals. I also got my weights done (triceps, glutes), non-crunch abs, and stretching.
For the second day straight we had neighborhood kids over playing in the yard. I had the kitchen window open and listened to the playing. It's awesome to be able to do this in January. Even if it doesn't last long, at least we got a break from the gray days of winter. I even got a bit of a sunburn on my face from getting outside two days straight. It's great to have some color in my face.
Monday, January 30, 2012
High in the 60's today here in western Iowa. I can't believe it's still January. I'm glad to get to fantastic weather because I am really getting bored of the elliptical. So you know where I went today... outside!
I went a total of 4.5 miles: 1/4 mile walk, 1 mile jog, 1/2 mile walk, 1 mile jog, 1/2 mile walk, 1 mile jog, 1/4 mile walk.
My three individual mile times were: 13:17, 12:50, 13:16.
I also did weights, crunches and stretching. I'll walk another slow 1/3 mile to go get the kids after school, slow because of the kids. I think the house cleaning will have to wait for bad weather. I'm sending the kids outside to play today.
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Today I did 35 minutes swimming in my Endless pool. I did some kicks holding on to the kick bar for warm up and cool down, and did 1500 straight backstrokes. Keep in mind, that is continuous swimming, no turns. I'm swimming against a current (like jogging on a treadmill). That was 26 minutes of straight swimming!!! The most I've ever done!!!
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