Monday, January 04, 2010
But it's a new week! So we will just restart. I didn't count calories, but I did dust off my trust Leslie Sansone 5 mile walk last night... it was just what I needed, she was just what I needed.
I was amazed that I started with about 1350 steps on my pedometer and ended with over 10K! Go Leslie!
So I managed to do well for 4 days last week, blogging, tracking, etc. So this week I will go for 5 or more.n I brought Jillian Michaels Cardio Kickbox to do at lunch. Then if I can jog TM tonight... well, there you are.
There are no good excuses about Thursday to Saturday last week since I know what to do. But I'm also not going to beat myself up over it. I will just start again... I feel I'm still in the right mindset to get it done.
I have some nice hot tea this morning instead of my usual ice water... it's -3 outside and I can feel the cold creeping in through the wall to a certain extent... it's hard to really get warm once you get chilled through...
I spent yesterday knitting hats on a knitting loom... it was a nice change of pace. I gave one to my friend who had us over for lunch and hanging out... she loved it... and I kept one for myself... and wore it this morning... over my usual ski headband... my ears get so cold so easily... but in cold like this my whole head needed a layer of protection.
So a new week, a new year, a new decade and a new start... as every DAY is!
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Army Numbers---Sit Ups (min 32)---Push Ups (min 12)---Running (min 2 mi/24 min)
12/29/09---33---12---1 min every 10th min x 4 @ 6 mph
Slight improvement today... on the push ups. No backsliding on the sit ups. Running, added 1/10th of a mile.
The Plan: every other day I will continue doing push ups and sit ups and strive for current improvement. I will add one more 1/10th mile to have a total of 5 and then will increase to 1.5 mins running/10 minutes on treadmill.
Day 3 in a row!
Monday, December 28, 2009
What really is on my mind tonight is an old boyfriend of mine from high school... he is in the hospital after having had a heart attack... he is looking at a quintuiple bypass later this week due to 5 blockages in his heart, 100%, 95% & 90% are the worst three.
We'd not seen each other for 25 years when we reconnected in August. He was rather overweight. Now I hope he will get healthy.
Inspiration comes from weird places. So here I am just working to get back up on horse and one of the main reasons I put the saddle on the horse in the first place rears its ugly head smack dab in front of me.
Healthy for Life. I don't want another round of open heart surgery due to stupid choices I made unwillingly... mind you, my open heart was due to a rare defect and aneurysm.... but it's still open heart surgery...
I wish him the best, but I can see it as a culmination of choices. This may sound hard, but reality is a harsh mistress.
Monday, December 28, 2009
The State govt, through which we get our internet, has pretty much locked down access, but apparently SparkPeople is still considered a worthy website... YAY!
But anyway. I gained a couple of pounds back over the holidays. Done with that!
I am going to try to blog every day or every other day and really track my progress in my blog and on my fitness and nutrition pages. This is the best way I can think of to keep myself accountable... especially since I have been barely semi-accountable the last few months.
So for my baseline... I did 33 sit ups last night, 11 push ups, and 40 minutes on treadmill with 3 minutes run every 10 minutes. These numbers will be going up.
My minimums for the Army are 32 sit ups, 12 push ups and max 2 mile run in 24 minutes. So hooah! I'm reporting in, even though they have yet to get orders for me.
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