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Thursday, June 25, 2009

I started to write about this on Sunday evening and then the WWW stole my entry. I was so miffed that I had to wait til I cooled off to try again. And then I forgot that I wanted to write down some thoughts.

The "plan my fitness" plan is going well. Last week (Friday, Saturday) went the way that it was supposed to. On Friday, I did the Awesome Abs and BodyPump classes that I planned on attending. Then on Saturday, I took the kids to the amusement park so we'll call that "active rest". The staying within calories.... yeh - KABOOM! Sunday wasn't in my schedule but, I did a 10 km run with Richard and his LTR clinic. I finished in 1:03. It wasn't my best time but I had a good time.

But that was then.... this is now, right?

On Monday, I wrote in my daytimer "Goal: Schedule my fitness." This week now looks like this:
Monday - off
Tuesday - Awesome Abs + Run 4 kms
Wednesday - Run 3 kms
Thursday - BodyFlow + Run 4 kms
Friday - Awesome Abs + BodyPump
Saturday - bike ride (time and distance TBD)
Sunday - 7 km run

So far, I'm right on track. I am, on average, within my calorie range but that's only because on Tuesday I was low-ish. ANYway, I have four more days to go.

MONDAY of next week, I start work full-time in an office setting again. Yes, that means that I will no longer be a Personal Trainer. I have to put it on hold but I will be keeping up my training/certifications so that I can make the career change again when the timing is better. Right now I have to focus on my family and the unsteady income is not good for us. *bonuses* guaranteed 7:30 to 4:00 work days, salaried pay cheques, medical benefits, paid vacation. All very good things. The only downside is that I had to buy a gym membership and now have to actually MAKE time for me to go. Should be a piece of cake. =) Mmmm, cake.

  
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WONGERCHI 6/25/2009 1:26PM

    Cake is good.

Sorry to hear that you're not a PT anymore, but you have it in your back pocket as insurance... Maybe it's just me but I find having structured hours a lot easier to plan around. I need the rhythm of a routine, and that makes scheduling things like hitting the gym a lot easier.

Adrian

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KAYAKID 6/25/2009 1:25AM

    Penny, looks good! you are doing great! Good luck on your new job! looks loke you have done good so far this week and good plan for the rest of the week.

Mike


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Double entry

Friday, June 19, 2009

Okay, how did I miss reporting in on Wednesday? Well, now I have more to talk about, I suppose...

The plan:
Wednesday - BodyPump and Run 3 kms
Thursday - BodyFlow & Run 4 kms

Yesterday, my calories were @ 1770/1830 so I did okay there. I also got plenty of fruit, vegetables and water. I attended BodyPump and ran 3.4 kms. It was a good day.
Today, my calories are at 1891/1830. I only had two servings of fruit. NO vegetables. I cannot believe I did that...... I DID drink my water. Unfortunately, I didn't make it to Flow class. I had a client and, wouldn't you know it, she actually showed up for her appointment =) On a good note, I went out for my 4km run tonight. It was really nice to run with my HMC members. I thought for sure the thunder/lightning/rain was going to keep us off the pathway but the sun came out just in time. YAY!
Tomorrow is a non-running day but I am planning on doing some strength-training.
The weekend includes a major clean-up session, a trip to the local amusement park, a 10km race AND a BBQ. I can't wait to weigh in on Monday. LOL.

Talk to you tomorrow...

  


Tuesday report

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The plan:
Tuesday - Awesome Abs & Run 3-4kms

I DID make it to the abs class. It was a really good workout. Thankfully, I'm not feeling the "hangover" that I usually feel after class. Unfortunately, we had a thunder & lightening storm in the afternoon that made everyone, inclucing me, bail on last night's run. I'm feeling the after effects of that. It's almost a gross feeling. To top it all off, I ate too much yesterday. 610 calories too much.

I will do better today.

Today's plan:
Wednesday - BodyPump and Run 3-4 kms
AND stay in my calorie range of 1480-1830.

  
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SKOUET 6/17/2009 11:13PM

    Crazy weather indeed yesterday! Hope you were able to go for your run and that you had a successful day :)

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COOPSM 6/17/2009 11:55AM

    Penny---I am aiming for better eating tomorrow....cake yesterday at work and then cereal and then chips and salsa at home---mindless eating....

Today..cookies, tootsie rolls and lemonheads..and its not even noon yet...oh boy.....


Good luck with today...be strong!!!!

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KAYAKID 6/17/2009 11:11AM

    Penny, I like your plan today. I love the body pump class - Its awesome - On thursday's I do a spinning class and then do Body Pump its agreat workout. St and good cardio with the spinning giving me the endurance to help with the running. You go Friend!!!!
Mike

I am resting today!

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KFILANOSKI 6/17/2009 10:56AM

    everyone has bad days but hey at least you still did a work out and you're not letting that 610 calories get you down right? :) emoticon

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Monday report

Monday, June 15, 2009

The plan:
Sunday - Run - 7 kms - DONE
Monday - off - I didn't do any exercise but I did four or five loads of laundry, the dishes, swept the floor, pruned the tree in the backyard AND played with the doggie.

I didn't track my food on Sunday but I'm guessing I was over on my calories. Today, however, I was @ 1768 (62 calories left over).


  
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KAYAKID 6/16/2009 12:13PM

    Penny, You started the week off right! Super!
Mike


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A long week....

Sunday, June 14, 2009

I was reading KAYAKID's blog and decided that I was going to start following the same format for mine. Each Sunday, I'll set a plan for the upcoming week AND report back to see what I did or did not do.
Last week looked like this:
Sunday - Run - 9 kms
Monday - off
Tuesday - Awesome Abs & Run 3-4kms
Wednesday - BodyPump and Run 3-4 kms
Thursday - Run 4 kms
Friday - Awesome Abs
Saturday - off

The only things that I wanted to do and didn't was BodyPump on Friday (I got sick) and BodyFlow on Thursday (I had a client).

This week, the plan is:
Sunday - Run - 7 kms
Monday - off
Tuesday - Awesome Abs & Run 4kms
Wednesday - BodyPump and Run 3 kms
Thursday - BodyFlow & Run 4 kms
Friday - Awesome Abs & BodyPump
Saturday - off

I also want to push to stay within calories. We'll see how that goes. =)

  
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GEOGIRL 6/15/2009 11:25PM

  Good luck! Laying it out like thats looks like the ideal way to do it, now you know what you have to do :) SO DO IT!

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