Thursday, July 24, 2014
Going on the same thread as my Blast Shopping, I do Blast Cleaning: I get all my supplies out and together. Put on my favorite music that I can dance to. I start at one end of a room and dance my way thru the dusting, wiping, sweeper running until that room is done and go to the next room. I can even continue to dance when loading and unloading the dish washer. The biggest thing I have to keep in mine is to make sure I us all my body to dance, not just my legs. Just what I do to make the cleaning go faster and get some real exercise in at the same time. Cleaning and dancing combined.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
I was asked to blog about this, so this is a start: We all have busy days where we find it hard to get in some cardio time. I do what I call Blast Shopping, I get my exercise done combined with my shopping. I have my list in my mind that I need to pick up, I know exactly where they are. So I go in grab a cart, head straight for the produce section, grap and go, then head to the dairy dept, again grab and go, never stopping but pushing the cart as I go. Next I go up and down the isles, going back to front of store, grab what I need from the shelf and never stop, pick it up on the run. I do mean I do not stop for anything. Actually can work up a sweat if I am in long enough. The items I purchase there is no doubt as to price comparison, they are preferred and no substitutions. So grab on the go and on to the next item. Only stop when I get in the check out. I do push myself and usually only do this when I am in a tight time crunch. Today was one of those days, only 15 minutes, but I do start to feel it in my leg muscles. This is how, I combine need for exercise and store errand otherwise I might not be able to get to both and the thing most likely to go will be the exercise. Sort of a task turned into exercise. Usually these are just the basic items that are needed until I have the time to do a proper shopping trip.
Saturday, August 31, 2013
This is so very odd, I am not losing on the scale, but my clothes that is a different story. It is a good thing I never threw away clothes when they got to tight, because some fit, some are loose. This is so silly because the scale is NOT moving I can not get off the plateau. I keep biking my head off and some walking and strength exercises, but the scale, and it is a relatively new one, refuses to budge. grrrr I will stick with this because I must and because I have resolved to be more stubborn than this stubborn fat. Mind you I have not gone down so much in clothes except a few clothes just are really fitting loose and I am glad I do not have to spend money to find clothes to wear to work, just keep shopping in my closet until I find something that fits for now. Just want the scale to make some progress too. The jeans I wore today, I have not put on in 25 years, if they are the ones I think they are.
Thursday, July 04, 2013
Today being the 4th of July I have the day off. So as I promised myself I am using exercise, no party or picnic to go forward. Since I have not been consistent lately I think what I have done so far is getting off to a bang of a start, then I will settle into a steady routine.
So far today I have biked on the recumbent bike two sessions of 22 minutes each, I lowered the resistance from last night so it took longer to get to burn 100 calories, which I know is not the actual number because it is not based on my weight but some arbitrary number the computer in the bike is set on, but I use that as a marker or goal for each session today. I am doing multiple sessions throughout the day. I think I will up the resistance for the remainder of my sessions this afternoon and evening. Listening to the oldies as I bike helps keep me going. Moving my arms as I bike helps too, thought I would wear out faster, but the opposite is true.
I weighed myself this morning before I started I am exactly were I thought I was, so no changes there. We shall see were I end up by the end of the week end, Sunday night/Monday morning, I want to see results by then. I am determined to get off this plateau by the end of this weekend. I did a total of one hour last night on the bike. Drinking lots of water to make sure I stay hydrated.
Tomorrow I go back to work after this one day holiday, so I will not have time to bike as much as today, but will get in as much as possible after work. Then I intend on spending Saturday and Sunday doing as much as I can since I have no other plans except church. So I can devote the entire two days to exercise. In addition to the bike, I am doing a few other strength exercise, varies with the day and part of the body I want to target.
I know this is a grueling pace, and I know I will not be able to keep it up permanently, but it is a jump start to get this old body moving in the right direction. This plateau has dogged me long enough, I will get past it now!
One hour done on the bike and it is not even 4p done in increments, lots of time to get more done. Several strength exercises completed as well. Breakfast and lunch according to plan, dinner ready to cook, no surprises there either.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
I finally got my calories up to 1200, just seems like an awful lot of food, but I hope to do this more often.
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