Blisters and bad weather
So, walked 8.83 miles on Sunday. I was rewarded with my first set of blisters. :/ One on the bottom of my right foot (on the EDGE of the moleskin I'd put on the ball of my foot to prevent blisters!), one on my pinky toe of my right foot, and one... Read more
First walk in over a week
After a energy-filled breakfast, I'll finally be heading out to take a walk. It's been miserable weather the last week and a half; we got snowed in last Friday night, and there were icy roads for a few days. That was promptly followed by three d... Read more
Getting my walking in
So there's a snowstorm blowing in tonight. As a result, I've been racing to get my walking in this week before the snow hits. Because in the South, snow shuts the place down. :P We Southerners just don't know how to deal with snow (unless you li... Read more
I finally "graduated" from 3-pound weights to 5-pound weights, and used an 8-pound weight as my "heavy" weight. (This from 3- and 5-pound weights.) I'm doing the 30 minutes to fitness bicep/tricep/shoulder workout from Kelly Coffey-Meyer, and I ... Read more
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
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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