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Starting Again - August 2016
I need to start over. I had surgery on my ankle end of June - this week I can start putting partial weight back on the ankle. Originally I planned to do other exercises while I healed, things that didn't involve legs. Didn't happen. I have b... Read more
Tried Clipless Shoes in Spin Class
Brought my clipless shoes to spin class this morning. Took me several minutes to get them to clip in, then the instructor told me to adjust my seat - seems the seat needs to be lower, probably because there is no sole on the shoes. I had a lot... Read more
First Long Ride of Season
We went on our first long ride of the season yesterday. It was a bit cool in the beginning, but warmed up as we went along. Went to the Farmington Canal Trail - parked by the Crossfit at the corner of Putnam and Dixwell Ave in Hamden. Went al... Read more
Finally warm enough to bike!
The weather is finally warming up enough to get out on our bikes again! Last weekend I purchased bike shoes and clipless pedals. Went on two rides to learn how to use them. The first ride, it was so windy - steady at about 20, with gusts up t... Read more
Feeling much better. Now I need to get a routine going again, including tracking in here.
I've been researching things that I can do to help myself feel better through diet and exercise. I will be doing the autoimmune paleo diet, I did ... Read more
Going to have to start over.
Tests results show I am very low on iron, so I have put my workout routine on hold for now. My energy is coming back slowly and not using the little I have on fitness is giving me the energy I need for other things (boring stuff like work, clean... Read more
Day 9 of 60
So where am I at? The weekend had two rest days in the program. My body seemed to really need them! Talked to my doctor on Monday, found out my exhaustion is from really low iron levels. So I need to become much better at taking my iron (I w... Read more
Day 5 of 60 Day Insanity Max 30 Challenge
Day 5 of 60 day Insanity Max 30 challenge - I completed most of Fight Friday - I think he took the hardest stuff from the other days and put them all together! Thinking of pulling out my old kickboxing bag to use during this workout, so I can pu... Read more
Day 3 of 60 Day Insanity Max 30 Challenge
Day 3 of 60 - this was the hardest workout for me so far, they have gotten harder each day, so I am afraid of what tomorrow will bring! Maxed out at 8:26 during my favorite things - pushups! This workout has so many squats and lunges, I can see ... Read more
Day 2 of 60 Day Insanity Max 30 challenge
Day 2 of 60 - Insanity Max 30, the tabata was a hard as I expected! Maxed out at 7:40, my weak arms and upper body get me every time. A lot of core work in this workout!!... Read more
Day 1 - 60 Day Insanity Max 30 challenge
First day of my 60 day commitment to Insanity Max 30 and it kicked my butt! Because I can't jump, I follow the modifier, so it takes longer to max out, but I did max out at 17:55. Then my least favorite 5 minutes came up, 20 minutes to 25 minute... Read more
Made it to spin class for the second Saturday in a row. It's so good to have people who want to go with me, makes me more accountable. Looked for a spring charity ride we can do together, so I have a goal to aim for, but there are still only a... Read more
I've been struggling this week. Haven't been feeling well - not a virus or other typical sickness, but a too much sugar (cookies) and carbs (tried black bean pasta), not enough protein and vegetables. Plus, some coffee really gives me heartbur... Read more
Obviously not a habit yet
Starting over again. I lost the habit of coming here to log food and fitness first, then I lost the habit of writing everything in my paper journal. So I am starting over on both habits.
Tomorrow will be Day 1 of the new streak. Today i... Read more
My scale is showing I am .9 away from this week's goal. I should reach it by Monday. My calories are super high for yesterday. Either there is a calorie cycling effect going on or it's because i remembered to set the timer in my phone and ea... Read more