Tuesday, October 05, 2010
I said, "i need to bump up my cardio". i've said that before...and I've been less than successful for more than a day or two.
The last week - I've nailed it. Frankly, i've amazed myself. See, the reality is I'm busy, I'm tired a lot (for various reaons, health issues included), and I have a lot going on that i use for excuses. I have homework, or work, or the kids or blah blah blah. So being able to work out consistently has sort of eluded me. had a bad attitude about it...takes time. I don't "feel" like it.
Charming, I know. The fat chick wants to lose weight but she doesn't really wanna have to "do' anything, LOL.
This week I exercised 6 out of 7 days, taking that one day off on purpose, and averaging 40 minutes per session, with two days of strength training in addition to the cardio.
Last night, after teaching a class then taking someone else's class....I hurt all over, LOL. but it was a GOOD feeling! A feeling that I really DID something and didn't just talk about it.
go me. :)
Monday, October 04, 2010
I posted goals a couple days ago, but an extra credit for the LC Challenge is to post 5 goals in a blog entry, so here it goes...
1) LC cafe 1000 calorie challenge - goal to burn 1000 calories a week. This fits right in with bumping up my cardio!
2) 5 fruits and vegies a day
3) Wear my CPAP every night. This goal is not going so great and it's only October 4th...
4) Stretch every day
5) Stay organized so I don't get behind in my college classes. This is a big issue - organization.
There we go, 5 goals for October!
Sunday, October 03, 2010
My daughter and I have been walking a few times last week. One day we walk the butte (steep incline - for me anyway) and the next day we walk for distance. The first day we did the butte, I would say I made it about one - third of the way. I'd thought we went farther, but when I looked at a map, i realize it's a big circle up this hill and we hadn't gotten as far as I thought. Last night when we hit the butte again...I said, a little farther. I had to stop and rest several times, just standing there for a few breaths cause my heart was pumping and I was puffing like a train...then I'd say, "a little farther". We made it 3/4 of the way up this time.
Nothing like walking up a long hill to tell you how out of shape you really are!
It feels like a huge accomplishment tho and I KNOW I'm burning calories and building endurance. That said, I'm not into doing it every time we walk. Every other time is plenty, believe me.
Want to try something new? Even if you have never bellydanced, and have no DESIRE to belly dance....There is a free three-day trial of the program I'm doing (see link). Go to the level 1 classes and try one. The first 45 minutes of the 90 minute class...all workout. Stretching, sit ups, sometimes push ups. "bellydance bootcamp". Try it. It's free, you don't have to put in a credit care number or anything, just put in your email and it's good for 3 full days.
Friday, October 01, 2010
My lofty plans for September fell into the dust with health issues....but with the start of October today, it all begins anew for me.
I guess hope springs eternal, LOL!
- Lesbian Cafe Challenge (burn 1000 calories this month)
- 1000 spark points
- Five fruits/veggies a day
That's it. With work, school, teaching dance/dance practice 4x a week and running kids around, that's all I'm aiming for - and I think it's plenty, LOL.
I'm still working the C25K idea, but the walking I've done this week has told me I need to do a little prep. The 30 minute walk I did yesterday was pretty tough - the few lil bitty hills in there just did me right in. So I'm in training to start the C25K. I have no cardio stamina at ALL...it's sorta scary to me frankly.
I didn't know it was this bad.
So....I'm going to play safe and start by walking for a little while, THEN go to C25K. it's all good....
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
A few days ago, on the Daily Spark, they featured a video a man made about running and losing 120 pounds. if you haven't seen it, I'll wait. go to YouTube and search "man runs off 120 pounds". Watch it, and then come back.
I have watched it every single day since that first day. Every single time, it has brought tears to my eyes.
It inspired me to get off my butt and move. tonight, my daughter and I hiked part of a butte (big hill, LOL) here in town. It goes up from flat, to 500 feet in one mile. Can you say "incline"?
I was huffing and a puffin'. I had to stop every bit or so to catch my breath. I couldn't talk but a a little at a time. I didn't make it to the top, in fact, I made it about...1/3 of the way. Took 11 minutes to get up to that point, and 8 minutes to get down.
But I did something and it feels GOOD.
I've printed off the C25K info, and now I'm going to find those pod casts. 9 weeks? i know it won't be 9 weeks, but every single day I do it, I'm going to be healthier and happier.
Thank you Ben. You don't know me and never will...but you impacted my life in an amazing way.
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