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Fitness Plans and Hopes

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The DailySpark has a good blog today about starting over to get in shape. The writer just delivered her third child. My five week cold definitely does not equate to even one pregnancy, but I feel a kindred spirit in trying to get motivated to get it back. Her first goal is consistency, and I think that is good for me, too. I'm not going to push speed or distance right now, but just make sure I do my scheduled workouts.

I changed my fitness program to 5 half-hour cardio sessions this week (instead of the 6 full hour sessions before illness) plus three strength training sessions. I had been doing just 2 strength sessions weekly as my emphasis was on running, but I feel like I need to work now to get some strength back.

Today I did 35 minutes on the treadmill, and I observed that I did just over 2 miles. I planned on doing 30 minutes but the cool down felt so good, I just kept going slowly for five extra minutes. It was beautiful outside and I would have walked there, but Gwen was napping and I needed to be reasonably close by. Actually I did take both girls in the double stroller for a three quarter mile walk that I didn't even put in my fitness tracker, come to think of it. Sunday I did a good strength training at the gym on machines. Today I did a workout from SparkPeople primarily with my exercise ball. Gwen "helped" me when I did my plank, by adding just a little extra weight!

I won't say I'm brimming with motivation, but I think I can stoke the fire enough to get back to where I was and, I hope, beyond.
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  • WATERMELLEN
    I have had to "start over" with fitness many many times -- after various surgeries and other less serious illnesses, most recently a terrible chest cold -- and now I trust myself to do that. And I know you trust yourself to do it too: you are committed for life to exercise and healthy eating.
    2848 days ago
  • HAPPYSOUL91
    Going back to basics always works
    2852 days ago
  • RAYLINSTEPHENS
    5 weeks for a cold? are you sure it is a cold? have you been to the doctor?

    I hope you feel 100% again very soon.
    2852 days ago
  • AQUAGIRL08
    Good plan Marsha! I'm back to basics too!
    2852 days ago
  • JOYINKY
    Good plan and I'm sure there are many things in your day with the girls that are giving you a workout you didn't used to have!
    2852 days ago
  • PEGGYANNSCH
    Good plan
    2852 days ago
  • BLUESKY_321
    Pushing the girls in the stroller should count as cardio AND strength training!

    2852 days ago
  • _LINDA
    Sounds like you are doing quite a bit already to me..That is hard work pushing a stroller full of kids. I have admired the young Moms I have seen doing that. I can easily visualize you outpacing them all when you are back in your former shape. I am guessing it won't take all that long with the determination we all know and admire you have..
    Keep up the fabulous work!!
    2852 days ago
  • IMNENA23
    You are definitely on track. Keep up the good work!
    2852 days ago
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