Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Wow, What a day! I never thought I possibly could burn 4000 calories. Well I did it today. I am WIPED OUT!
Here is pic of when I did my 26 mile bike ride before getting sick.
I thought that day was good.
Ok, here is pic of my friend on our walk and it was our fun day and we did good 4 hours of exercise.
We really did a good job Monday for exercise. Tuesday, as most of you know, was my day of rest. Well today, I did 6 hours of walking, gym (worked my legs good, then did 20 min on the stairmaster (rotating stairs). Wow, I made it for first time since being sick. It was tough, but I did it. I really had a sweat going. My morning walk before the gym, I had the heart pumping and was burning the calories. Then the gym, yep, the gym. I then headed back up the hill to hubby's job site. My sister asks me if I want to meet and walk. I told her if she wants to come up there, we can walk the lake since it was nice. Well, we did 2 laps around the lake. She said, this be good, and I said, we have time for one more, sure you don't want to make it 3? She said, nope, I am good. Ok, so I got in my car, she says, what you are not going to do another lap. I said, Nope, you are not, and I have my exercise done for the day. I then went to Top Foods, walked down the isles to kill time and pick up a couple of things we needed at home. Picked up dh and came home. I looked at my hrm and wow, 4000 gone. I am at 4500 right now, but I didn't count 500 of it as exercise as it was cooking, getting dinner ready, bmr....but for actual exercise I did 4000. I stopped counting fitness calories when I quit exercising which was 4000. So anything else is BMR or moving around the house.
This is me, today, at the Lake where I walk. Here are a couple more pics.
This is the path/lake.
Ok, hope I can get rested enough to exercise tomorrow. Oh tomorrow is weigh in. Hope I have a good one. I sure been trying. I am under in calories so far today too and I can't help it. I just am not hungry.
A chore I did was clean out the car which desperately needed it. It is something that I rarely do, but did it and now just a few days later, it needs it again....grrr.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Well, I decided my body needs rest which is why I slept so late. Also, I went to the chiropractor and yep I was right about the spots out and got that fixed. I will need to go again tomorrow, but should be able to do exercise tomorrow. It took a lot of strength, more than I thought to get up, get dressed and go to the chiro. Well, glad I did. I was going to hit the gym too, but on way home decided nope, not going to chance throwing myself out and having a relapse. I am drinking my vitamin water, tea, having good nutrition and basically resting so I can have a really good exercise day tomorrow. I may or may not do WATP tonight. I don't feel bad not doing any exercise because I know I have been doing good with exercise and I just need to make sure I am well enough to keep recovering to get over this crud. I bought some blueberry, acai berry antioxiden tea to help too. I am going to have some and give some to dh. I even gave him some vitamin water. We been wiping down door knobs and phone, anything that gets touched but not normally wiped down to help keep re-infecting.
Wow, I can't believe it is 4:30 PM already. Where did the day go. Well guess with sleeping in so late took up a lot of time. I am surprised how tired I got with what little I did today which is another reason I decided no gym no exercise. It definitely is my body telling me I need rest. Funny, my body will tell me ok for exercise and not ok providing that I truly am listening to it. I have been trying too, while tracking my food, listening to my body as to what it is craving. It craves a lot of juice, tea, water, so that is what it is getting. I also had a glass of Almond Milk. It counts as a water and is only 35 calories. It is really yummy too. I have read that it is suppose to help with belly fat too, but we will see. I just know I need to stay focused, listen to my body, exercise, and eat as nutritionally as possible.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
That's right, today, what about today. Well, I slept in until 11:00 AM which is extremely unusual for me. I did have a hard time falling asleep last night. This crud seems to have a hold of all of us pretty well. By all the symptoms, I suspect we all got the N1H1 Flu. I believe we are all at the tail end of it. Yesterday evening, my upper right side of back was like major pain, hurt to cough, breathe, move, couldn't get comfortable to sleep. It still hurts some this morning. Oh, and at the same time, the left side of my neck hurt really bad, not to include all of my other muscles aching. I finally fell asleep and got up 4:00 AM briefly to see that dh decided to take one more day off but for sure will be working tomorrow. Josh had told him last night, if you at all feel like you need one more day, take it off, but we have to have you Wed. So decided to take the day so I rolled over and went back to sleep. I did wake up refreshed, drinking my coffee. Had 1/2 bagel w/tiny amount of cream cheese and some V8 Fusion. I haven't decided what I am going to do, if I am going to go to the gym, or if I am going to go for a walk, go to chiropractor, or stay in bed and do my WATP this evening.
Seriously, I am feeling revived but LAZY. I will do something, just don't know what yet. I know tomorrow will be a long day of exercise.
Monday, March 15, 2010
Today, my friend and I met at the Commons Mall and mall walked for an hour, took a bathroom break, got another bottle of water, walked for another hour, took a bathroom break, got more water, and walked some more laps, stopped at Sears, watched a demo, then walked some more, bathroom, walked, checked out a store, walked, then it was time for lunch (4 hours of walking) 2 of the hours were power walking and the other 2 hours were semi-power walking. We went to subway for lunch and each had a 6" sub. brought one home for dh and dd too. Everyone will have the other 6" of sub for dinner tonight. After 2 hours of power walking, we were both needing nutrition too, so we checked out several places that had smoothies, but we wanted least calorie, made more from fruit and better nutrition. I had a smoothie from Orange Julius, 230 calories, really yummy. She had one too. We both have had a good nutritional day full of fun exercise. It was really nice talking and walking and getting all sweaty. We got to do a lot of catch up. Funny how we talk on computer, but to see each other in person was just really nice and fun. We decided to make it a once a week get together and walk. Now, if we decide, I could drive to her house and walk with her in neighborhood, but we figure we can walk on our own and exercise and meet once a week to have a girls morning out exercising. My sister called me twice during walk. She called the house too several times. She knew I was walking with a friend and she was mad that she wasn't going. I have given her ample time to exercise with me, she turns me down, always has an excuse. She also says she is on fixed income, well so am I and so is my friend. I told my sister, I met you for a solid week, did all the driving, after that, you chose not to go because you not want to drive or some other excuse. I also told her, you try to cut the walks short and I am not for cutting them short. My friends don't cut them short, in fact, we push each other to do more. As Elaine looks at it, same as me, why drive 30 minutes to meet to only walk 30 min. You at least at minimum need to walk an hour or more to make the 30 min drive worth it. Why drive 30 min sitting, walk 30, drive home 30 sitting. You just basically wasted gas, time, energy. Today, we walked a good positive 2 hours, but then break and walk, but a little slower, then at times faster, then slower, and stop and do some window shopping, but we kept a moving. 4 hours, lunch, then call it a day. What fun!
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Happy Sunday! I am pretty excited in all with the fact that I showed a nice loss so far. You see Thursday was weigh in and I was still 191.0 Grrr. so I have been getting on the scale each day to see where I am at for week 3 to see if I am going to have any kind of loss for week 3, well I been dropping .4, .4, then this morning, woo hoo, 188.4. Wow, a total of -2.6 down. I plan on continuing well with my nutrition and exercise.
The plan: YOUZZER
That's right, YOUZZER.
1) It is about me!
2) Zing Zing, continue on with my nutrition to feed my body good nutrition, my body needs good nutrition and water / juice to flush out the crud inside my body. My muscles need the nutrients/fuel to for #3)
3) Exercise. Yes, I may not be able to be full speed at exercise but I can be sure to get some exercise done every day unless it is a rest day. I had my rest day on Friday. I exercised Saturday. I need to exercise today. Once I have some exercise today, I will be able to check off today and I move on to #4.
Now, someone commented that they are not sure if being lazy one day constitutes as R=Rest. I will have to say, it does constitute the R for Rest. I have been sick, I have been exercising, I have been doing ok with nutrition. To listen to your body and if the body is telling you to rest, you probably need it. Anyone that can physically talk to me or see me can tell you that I am most definitely sick and surprised I am able to do any kind of exercise. I can say it has been helping me heal, however, I have had to be very careful, extremely careful, meaning I have had to pay extreme close attention to my body and if it is telling me stop, rest, then that is what I have had to do.
You see, week one and week two I stayed the same, but fat test showed 1.5% gone, and I pretty much suspected that this week was going to be a good week; however, being sick, I've am having to really watch my nutrition because I am not at full speed exercise and full speed with everything. I am pleased to say that I am feeling as if my body is recovering from this crud and I slept pretty well last night, only woke up once coughing my lungs out. Hoping tonight will even be better.
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