Thursday, September 18, 2008
I started a new jogging plan to train for a 5K... over the last mnth or so. A few days ago (Sunday), I noticed that my back was beginning to bother me. Dunno if its connected, but it is sure slowing me down. I haven't jogged or exercised since, and I'm BUMMED. Never thought I'd say that. Lol. I'm actually missing the exercise and wanting to get back to jogging. *sigh* Typical! I finally enjoy exercise and then I get hurt.
Friday, August 15, 2008
I never quite know why these months happen, but for some reason they do. I go for weeks or months without exercising, and then suddenly, I'm going everyday.
Check out this month:
8/4 - 55 min aerobics/weight training video
8/6 - 20 min walk / jog mix (60 sec jog / 90 sec walk)
8/8 - 60 min aerobics/weight training video
8/10 - 75 min on the Wii fit (not much exercise really, but it should count as at least 10 min!)
8/10 - 30 min aerobics/weigth training video
8/12 - 55 min aerobic/weight training video
8/13 - 45 min elliptical
8/14 - 20 min light jogging on treadmill, 25 min weight lifting
8/15 - 30 min aerobics/weigth training video
8/16 - more Wii fit (the boxing is TOUGH!) about 45 min
8/17 - 4 hours of hiking another part of the AT
8/19 - more Wii fit about 35 min
8/21 - 60 min aerobics/weight training
Last month was a good month too, although most of my activity was in early July and then almost nothing in late July.
Another SP (Scolly) got me wondering.... why do I go through these periods of inactivity, (perhaps even exercise apathy) and then have weeks or months when I want to be active everyday. It seems that once I start, it gets contagious,... it truly is a streak that I want to continue,... but the same is true for exercise down time. Once I am there, I don't seem to want to start exercising.
The easy thing, of course, is to say... keep exercising! But of course life gets in the way, and I travel alot. I need to find a way of forcing myself to stay active when travelling.
I'm doing the Firm 10 video challenge. Here is my progress so far...
Workout #1 (8/4) Total Sculpt plus Abs
Workout #2 (8/8) Complete Aerobics and Weight Tr.
Workout #3 (8/10) Burn, Shape & Tone (30 min on the Cardio Sculpting Balls Series)
Workout #4 (8/12) Total Sculpt plus Abs
Workout #5 (8/15) Burn, Shape & Tone
Workout #6 (8/21) Complete Aerobics and Weight Tr.
Monday, August 11, 2008
The Wii fit is worth purchasing, mainly because its fun, but als because it will give you a little exercise if you are not already really physically active...
Yesterday I was playing around on the Wii Fit for over an hour, and I can report that I did in fact work up a sweat during the hula hooping, and the jog. I loved the balance work in some of the yoga positions and strength building exercises. Found that it was remarkably good at finding exercises that targeted the core. Very cool that it actually weighs you (and was amazingly accurate), figures out your BMI and gives you a Wii Age. (I'm happy to report that my Wii age is 32, even though I'm really 34!). My DH was unhappy that it initially had him at age 44 (even though he's only 33).
So the Wii Fit can help people have fun, get off the couch, and do something physical for fun. I'm never going to work up the same sorta sweat that I get from my aerobics videos, but then again, aerobics videos aren't as fun :-). This is something that my DH and I can actually get competitive with each other on, which can be quite motivating too. Once he discovered I had beaten his top hula hooping score, he had to go back and try and beat my new high score. You get the picture. Its a friendly sort of exercise competition, in a gaming sort of way.
All in all, definitely worth the $89, if it gets me off my a** for at least 30 minutes a day. Its a shame that I had to work so hard to get one!!
Sunday, August 10, 2008
I've been DYING to get a Wii Fit, and I finally picked one up at Best Buy this morning. Dragged the DH out of bed at 8am and waited in line until the store opened. Hoping that this will increase my days of 10 minutes of exercise! :-)
Saturday, August 09, 2008
So I went to see my doc this week, and I got the results back from my most recent fasting blood glucose. MUCH BETTER (I had a 78, compared to a 101 from 6 months ago). This places me out of the danger zone for type 2 diabetes. She continued to recommend lo-carb and exercise.
We talked about a reasonable goal weight, and I told her of my current goal weight of 160. She recommended 155lb.
I'm sort of weirdly bummed. Weightloss is a weird mind game. I wanted to make it to 160 and then reconsider my goal, perhaps going into the 150s. But then to have her tell me that I should get to 155 makes it seem all the more daunting.
I was even more daunted since I weighed in at 172 (wearing clothes), so she said, only 20 more pounds to go!
I was thinking 20!?!?!? 20 more to go? A day or so ago, I was a mere 8 pounds from goal, and now you say 20?
I haven't quite accepted moving my goal weight to 155, and I can't decide if moving it would inspire me to be more motivated, or if it would depress me.
I'm open to suggestions. Its all about mindset, right? Should I leave my goal weight as 160 (so I feel like I only have 8lbs left) or move it to 155 (so I have 13 pounds left, and I feel less close...)?
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