Sunday, May 04, 2014
I am in week 1 of the BLC 25 challenge... Groovy Gecko this time! New team for me. One of our challenges to start out is to do a fitness test. This will be repeated at the halfway point (6 weeks) and the end (12 weeks). There were 4 tests:
1. Push ups: how many in a minute.
I did 9... but they weren't in very good form at all. Poor for my age range.
2. Crunches (arms down, fingertips move forward 6"): how many in a minute.
27... which is actually a lot better than I thought I would do... I've always considered myself to have a weak core. Good for my age range.
3. 1 mile walk: time
20:03. I was puffing not long after starting too... I really hope to improve this during the challenge. Very poor for my age range.
4. 3 minute step (12" step. [I had to use 9" because of my knees and I don't have a 12" step.] Set metronome for 96bpm, do up, up, down, down on step to that pace for 3 minutes. Stop and sit immediately, count pulse for 1 full minute)
Pulse 145. Very poor for my age range.
So, it looks like I have lots of room for improvement!
During the 12 weeks, I would like to get back to tracking consistently and staying in calorie range, increasing my water intake (right now the only sure water I get is 1 cup with my thyroid pill in the morning. Sometimes I get a little more in throughout the day, but not regularly). I also want to get at least 20 minutes of exercise 5 days per week. By doing all this, I hope to drop at least 15#.