Sunday, December 06, 2009
AM took Chewie for a walk 40 mins 440 cals after doing SPARK 10-minutes crunchless abs 10 mins 56 cals and the SPARK bikini workout in a circuit 15 mins 143 cals
PM went to the gym with Liz ( bike, running and working legs) 1hour 28mins 498 cals 55% fat hrm 161max 110 avg
Goal: This torches a lot of calories and helps me on my way to meeting my goal early on in the week! I'm gonna try and keep this up- make it into a habit!
Tuesday: Chewie took me for another walk! 37mins 291 cals 50% fat hrm 179 max 128 avg
Goal: I thought I'd change it up a bit and skip the spinning! I don't want my routine to be -well- too routine! lol!
Wedneday: I did nothing! I just rested -I was exhausted after the long night at work the previous day
Goal: I need to take a rest when I need it! Carry on recognising this need, but make sure that I can make up for it later on in the week.
Thursday: I had the day off work so that I could take Stephen to the hospital to get his arm cast off in the evening (although the bone STILL wasn't set yet and he must keep it on for another 3 weeks) So I took the opportunity to try new classes and get in much needed cardio!
I took Chewie for a walk/ run down to the beach (Granton - towards leith) in the pouring rain 37 mins 278 cals 50% fat hrm- 181 max 126 avg then I got one of the girls to come with me to try out an AQUA aerobics class 63 mins 255 cals 60% fat hrm- 130 max 97 avg and in the evening I made up my very own full body circuit! 46 mins361cals 50% fat hrm- 172 max 130 avg
Goal: Keep trying out new classes whenever I get the chance!
Friday: Circuits (back to our usual guy! Woohoo! 46 mins 466 cals 50% fat hrm- 184 max 150 avg
Goal: Keep up the circuits class, although hard it's a fun class!
Saturday: Well, we went to our "holiday home"- the in-laws went on holiday so we stayed at their place LUXURY in comparison to ours! lol! I didn't manage to get any yoga in (couldnt find any free dvds online!) but I did take the dog for a serious run (twice round the picturesque park! in the rain may I add) 51 mins 6495 cals 35% fat hrm- 187 max 144 avg then in order to meet my goal I did a last minute Yasmin special abs circuit at about midnight!!!! 46 mins 381 cals 50% fat hrm- 172 max 133 avg
Goal: Having goals (achieveable ones!) really helped me push that little bit harder! So I've made a new goal for this week!
Sunday (day of rest): I went shopping in the in-laws town and bought a new pair of running trainers, some running socks, running tees and a couple of tennis balls as a treat for Chewie! -She likes you to throw them so that she can run after them and eat them! (She maybe a retriever but she doesn't fetch!)
Foodwise: Not great at all: We ate out almost every night last week! Yes take-away bonanza!!!! ! Planning food in advance is a must, and I will also try to put it into the food tracker the night before, this always helps!
Goal: Continue planning food in advance, especially breakfasts and lunches as this is the easiest way to do it! I also need to go shopping and not get caught out with no food in the house!
Limit hidden salt intake -Still finding this difficult, I don't think I've ever been within the correct range or under!
Increase and be more consistent with strength training My Yasmin's circuit specials were great at helping me get here and I think I need to continue with this!
Plan exercise for the week -I've written it down again as this worked last week! (see Saturdays blog!)
To do: I pledge to do a SPARK abs video once a week (12 minute pilates abs; 15 mins abs; or 9 mins abs bootcamp) - I did it on monday, just to get it out of the way! lol! Then I also added in my own abs circuit on the Saturday! This worked really well!
Xmas goal: To be 200lbs
Dec 8th: Goal of 205lbs to meet! 206.6 darn it! 1.6lbs away from meeting goal- perhaps if I hadn't had take away every night last week I may have met it!
Rmemeber my relay marathon challenge? -update: My bosses at work are also up for the challenge so we are considering setting up our own relay team to run for our work (a registered charity) I'm going to get more information about it on Tuesday! I'll keep you all updated -Well I got more information, and it looks like we're gonna run it! We need one more person on our team and we're gonna try adn rope in one of the girls who have been oh holiday in south america for the last 6 weeks! She wont know what's hit her when she gets back! lol UPDATE: Well she's back from South America and totally up for it! SO I have a team for the hairy haggis relay at the Edinburgh Marathon in May! Aaaaggghhhh scary!!!!