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Day 22, 23, 24, & 25- 30 Day Challenge

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Day 22 was the Super Bowl. When I got up I had every intention of getting my exercise done and out of the way, but that didn't happen. So, I waited until the last guest left and got in a classic 2 mile walk about 8:30pm. It would have been real easy to blow it off, but I really want to finish this challenge strong.

Day 23 was a totally different story. It was the complete 5 Mega Mile walk. The problem is that I don't have the time to do the complete routine in the morning before work. So I did miles 1-3 in the morning and 4-5 in the evening after work. I figured, 5 miles is 5 miles.

Day 24 was to walk for 30 on my own. Well, I didn't get the walk in, but I did do 2 30 minute sessions on my elliptical.

This morning, Day 25, I did the 30m minute Firm and then I did an extra 20 minutes of walking while I finished watching the Biggest Loser Finale.

I can't believe I only have 5 days left of this challenge. The time seems to have really flown by. I'm looking forward to having my measurements taken this Saturday. I'm hoping there is some changes.

Until next time.


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Day 18,19,20, &21- 30 Day Challenge

Sunday, February 02, 2014

Wednesday brought back the 2 mile power express walk and Thursday was miles 1-3 from the 5 Mega Miles. Both days went really well and I've also added in some elliptical time as well. Friday was a rest day and I was glad. It had been a hard week at school, so it was nice to not have to be so structured. Today I did the entire 30 minute Burn and 30 minute Firm dvd. I was pretty tired by the time I finished. We went to the gun range today and after shooting about 100 rounds, my arms were pretty fatigued. That made working with weights a little harder, but I did make it through both routines.

I'm starting to think about how I am going to use these dvds after the 30 day challenge. Haven't quite figured it out yet. Would be interested to hear other people's thoughts on the subject.

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Days 14, 15, 16, & 17- 30 Day Challenge

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

I'm having to post for the last 4 days today because I was visiting my mom and didn't have access to the internet. Mom just won't give in to technology. emoticon

Saturday I flew down to Southern California and it was a rest day, so no workout for me. That was a good thing, because Sunday was the 5 Mega MIle workout. I had done all of the miles before, just not together. One thing I didn't think about before I started was that my mom lives at about 3000 elevation, I live at about 130 elevation. I was so exhausted by the time I finished. The whole routine took about an hour and 20 minutes. I know I have to do this one again before the end of the challenge but I won't be able to do it in the morning before work because of the time.

Yesterday was the 30 Minute Burn, which went much easier than the day before. By the way, I didn't mention that I had to bring my laptop and workout on her back patio. Mom also doesn't have a dvd player and she lives in a mobile home. If you try and jog in the house, the whole place shakes.

This morning was the 30 MInute Firm. I will probably do some elliptical later today to get in some cardio.

Until next time.


Days 11,12, & 13- 30 Day Challenge

Friday, January 24, 2014

Wow! I can't believe I haven't posted for 3 days. This was finals week at the high school I teach at and I've been pretty exhausted in the evening. When I last posted I was a day behind schedule. Day 11 was a repeat of miles 3-5 from the 5 Mile Mega walk, but on day 12, yesterday, the workout was to get outside and walk, so my husband and I took our dog Toby and walked the neighborhood for about 30 minutes. It was nice to get outside and spend time with my hubby.

Today, day 13, I tried to get caught up. First I did the Firm 30 Workout and then I tried to do the entire 4 Mile Power walk. I made it through the first 2 miles and part way into the 3rd mile, when I started to get side cramps. Since I had already done 45 minutes this morning on the elliptical, I decided that was good enough. Tomorrow I am traveling to my mom's in So.Cal, so that will be a rest day. I am taking my laptop and a couple of the dvds, so I can stay on track. She doesn't have internet, so the only time I can get online is if I drive down to the local coffee shop. We usually do that once a day while I'm there, so I will try to check in then.

I think I need to reevaluate my food intake with all this increase in activity. I may not be eating enough and I'm afraid I could be stalling my weight loss efforts. I haven't been tracking as consistently as I should, so that is going to be my goal this coming week.

Until next time.


Day 9&10 - 30 Day Challenge

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

I had to shift things around. Yesterday I had to have an MRI and because I am claustrophoic, I have to take Valum to be able to not freak out inside the machine. Well, needless to say, I was asleep by 7:30 last night and did not get my workout in.

So, this morning I did the workout that was scheduled for yesterday, which was the 30 minute Burn. The first time I did this, I did it without weights, but today I used my 2lb weights and I really could feel a difference. That's what's really nice about these routines is that you can add weight to increase the level, or back off if you need to. I really interested to see if there is a significant change in measurements after the 30 days. I will let you know.

Going to try and get in a little more activity tonight. Maybe use my elliptical or walk the dog.

Until tomorrow.


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