My body is confusing me.
I've always been the girl who gains weight the week of her period. Like 3-5 pounds of water weight, like clockwork, every single month. Except for the last two months, during period week, I've not only lost weight, they've been big losses--in ex... Read more
Bad week for exercise
I've only got in 113 minutes of exercise so far this week, and even though I have another 7.8 mile walk planned for tomorrow, if I manage to complete that I will still be short of my 300-minutes-a-week goal by about 40 minutes. Why? Couple of re... Read more
I rawk! :)
I walked 7.87 miles in 2 hours and 26 minutes today. That averages out to an 18:37 minute mile pace.
I rawk because this is the longest walk I've ever done without stopping. EVER.
I'll do the happy dance later, I am quite tired now. ... Read more
Finally got back outside!
It's been a full two weeks since I've walked outside. No joke, the last time was on New Year's Eve day. So I walked 4.7 miles in 82 minutes today, which pleased me immensely. One, I was able to keep my heart rate steady in the mid-130s. Two, I h... Read more
Tracking what you eat does make a difference.
(crossposted from my personal blog)
This was the first week since embarking on this lifestyle change that I made a concerted effort to track what I'm eating. I'm doing it through SparkPeople.com. (And it's already driving Jeremy [my boyfrie... Read more
Yay for me!
I'm nearly halfway to my monthly fitness minutes goal and it's only ten days into the new year! :)... Read more
Strength training frustration
So I'm relatively new to strength training. I also have some physical limitations to what I can do, between the bum knee, wrist, and back. I did pick up Erin O'Brien's Strong Body, Ageless Body DVD and discovered that it's way too tough on me. I... Read more
I took my measurements this morning. I take them on a monthly basis. I've been tracking exercise, weight and measurements on and off since 2006, so I have a pretty decent record of how I've done in the past versus now. At any rate, I realized th... Read more
Knee aches aren't keeping me down.
So I've had patellofemoral pain syndrome in my right knee since high school--more than 20 years at this point. I've had two surgeries on the knee. So it tends to ache at the most inopportune times. I've learned to listen to it when I'm working o... Read more
So last Tuesday was the last day I walked. Until today. Yes, I took five days off...between Christmas travel and prep, plus dealing with snow and ice and rain and flooding (love those NC mountains!), I just didn't get in any exercise. However, t... Read more
Starting the "long walk" training
Well, today was our "long walk" day...we did 4.15 miles in 77 minutes. So we're still doing about an 18:34 minute mile pace, but it'll improve, I have no doubt. Jeremy and I have mapped out two solid loops around our neighborhood--which is somew... Read more
I just signed up to walk the first-ever Flying Pirate Half Marathon! Paid for and everything...it's scheduled for April 18, 2010 in the Outer Banks! I'm stupid excited...not only because it'll be my first-ever half (and there's a VERY generous c... Read more
Still wondering if I'm doing enough upper body strength training. I did about half an hour of an upper body workout on the Sports Active for Wii, but I'm really not feeling like I did anything substantial. I do follow some of the strength traini... Read more
Listening to one's body
Cold and rain do not make for a good combination in my world. It's not raining yet, but it will be soon. I can tell, because I am a human barometer. Every joint I have ever injured aches like nobody's business when the combo of rain and cold are... Read more
I knew my body was tightening up! Especially in my upper back/bust area. In three weeks, I've lost 1.5 inches across my back. The upper body workouts and walking must be making an impact, and I'm glad for that. I just hope the numbers keep decre... Read more
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