Thursday, August 11, 2011
The challenges make me push myself, they make me stronger, and sometimes when I fail, they make me take a different approach or sometimes make me work harder. Today I did my 1000 abs/crunches it took about 15 minutes but it was well worth it, the last count felt great and it will be fun to see how "easy" 1000 will become once my abs adapt.
I started a challenge a few weeks ago to walk/march 12000 steps or better a night at work. The results are showing I exceeded my steps and my 2 hours that I do the steps in, it almost seems to easy. I picked up my pace from 120 steps/min to 140 steps/min, in only 2 weeks of doing the challenge! It not only keeps me alert at night while at work, but I am showing general fitness gains and that is nice, the only problem I have is actually getting my heart rate to raise without jogging in place .
My 50 day challenge is great because it is forcing me to look at my habits as a whole, I am finding the days I struggle with poor eating are the days I don't sleep as much as I should. I find eating at different times affect my workouts etc. all of which are affected by taking my medications at set times. And of course there is the water consumption, I always get at least my 8 cups, but it is good to see days when I should drink more due to heat or exercise and how I feel if I don't add a bit in.
I will keep making challenges until the weight is gone and the pants fit, and my health is phenomenal, and then I will make even harder challenges!
Thursday, August 11, 2011
In an effort to get my waistline, BMI, etc in line for getting a discount on my health insurance, I am adding a little fun challenge into my life. Its a crunch challenge/ accountability. I am planning on 1000 per day with one day off Sept 24th before my triathlon. The goal is 1000, but I know to be realistic and that there may be days I don't make that number but I'm darn sure going to try. Think about it in a 10 hour day that's only 100 per hour. Yes I do enjoy the insanity of my physical challenges to myself. My challenge is running from today until Nov. 1. I encourage others to join me making your own goals, for example I have a friend that is starting at 250 and going to work her way up. It's only a few minutes of your day, challenge yourself to do it!
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
The one thing I am missing in my 50 day challenge, I am still struggling to get strength training in, so I plan on starting up another round of p90x, I will officially start it on the 19th of August because I will be leaving on vacation Saturday the 13th until the 19th. However I do plan to do some of the workouts before I leave.
My date night with the boyfriend was great and proved that you can have a healthy date night as well. We went out for Indian food which is a fairly healthy selection and we followed that up with a nice evening hike. We had wanted to go to a museum but it ended up being closed, so the hike was a great substitute, plus we got to get really close to a deer (12ft away) We just enjoyed staring at each other (the deer and us, and I suppose Mike and I ).
And finally it is almost time for another vacation, we are going to Apostle Island National Lakeshore in Wisconsin. We will be kayaking from island to island and then camping and hiking, it is going to be a great vacation and a fit one too! Hoping it will be like last vacation where I came back fitter and lighter than when I left!
Sunday, August 07, 2011
Not gonna lie it was not so good, I could not stop eating today... . Chalk this day up to wish it didn't happen.
There were some good things, water, workout meds, but I really was an eating machine today...(well yesterday, I'm a little late getting the blog up but since its after Midnight I am starting with a clean slate and ready to correct the mistakes of yesterday, ie step away from the fork!!
Friday, August 05, 2011
Day 2: The good: water, fitness, medications,
The so-so: nutrtion and sleep. Too many carbs, and not enough sleep. I do see a pattern here for sure, when I don't get much sleep my carbs are not in control.
Day3: The good: sleep, water, medications, nutrition
The bad: Workout was rather weak, but it was just one of those unavoidable circumstance days.
Day 4: The good: Sleep, water, medications, nutrition
The excellent: Workout 18 mile bike ride and a decent pace and since its a work night, time to get stepping 12000 will be no problem with a fit day like this!
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