Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Let me start by stating that I love Leslie Sansone. Okay. That's done. Disclaimer out of the way.
But sometimes I get so bored while I'm walking in place and going through the aerobic steps. Even though my dvd goes through five of her miles, I usually get through only three of them....not because I can't hack it but because I'm so bored. It would be nice to watch something else on television or do something else while LISTENING to Leslie Sansone. Because, let's face it, once you know the moves, you know them. You can do them with your eyes closed.
So, the other day I got the bright idea of using the "Voice Notes Recorder" on my blackberry to just record one of Leslie's miles. I figured with my blackberry in tow I could get a 12-min mile in ANYwhere. Who cares who's looking at me, right? :-)
Well, today, I put that idea into motion. I was sitting here on my bed just looking at television and thinking about what exercise I wanted to do today and what time I would do it--before work...after work...late night.. when? Then I just jumped up and said to myself, "I can do it NOW." While I'm watching Kathie Lee and Hoda I could be listening to Leslie Sansone and getting in a few "miles."
And I did it! And I liked it! I still didn't do more than three "miles" but it was much more enjoyable than it usually is. I'm figuring anytime I'm between jobs...arrived 15 mins early...whatever, I can get in a quick 12 mins!!
Hey! Studies show that it all gets thrown in the cardio-burning pot for the day whether broken up or done all at once. So, I'd say that Leslie, the blackberry and me are a winning combination!!
Let me know if you decide to try it! :-)
Monday, October 18, 2010
As many of you already know...I'm the treadmill queen. I have a treadmill in my basement and I get every penny's worth out of it. It's my exercise machine of choice. I don't go to the gym. I don't like to exercise around people...and I'm un-motivated to drive to a gym and workout. BUT today I went where I've NEVER gone before.....
I WENT TO THE GYM!!! LOL
My sister (HEALTHYAMS) is a gym member and she goes faithfully pretty much every day. She's been inviting me to go with her one day when I'm working in her area. So today, since I was working in her area, I took her up on her offer!
I'd been wanting to try out this infamous elliptical that everyone talks about. Honestly, from the stories I've heard, I was pretty intimidated by the machine..not to mention the gym environment itself. But guess what?...
It wasn't so scary afterall (the gym or the elliptical). Most people at the gym are minding their own business and concentrating on their own workouts. It's a pretty inspiring place to be actually. Those folks be workin it!! You hear me? WORKIN it! And the elliptical.... not that bad either. I actually enjoyed it.
Just like my sister said, it's soooo much easier on the joints. It took me a while to get used to the motion of it and to get into a flow, but it came together.
I had planned to do only 30 minutes, but my sister had planned to do an hour. I was fine with that. I was just going to go to the treadmill after I was done on the elliptical. But after my 30 minutes were up, I just reset the elliptical and got right back to it. I even challenged myself with one of those hilly programs. It was on an incline of 15 and resistance of 6!! ...seriously worked my bum!!
So altogether I worked out for 55 minutes on the elliptical and burned a ton of calories (which I haven't even logged yet)! The time went by so quickly.
It was nice to have the motivation of my sister there with me. I don't know how long I would have continued without her there. Thanks HEALTHYAMS!! I look forward to our next workout together!
Sunday, October 17, 2010
It's not exactly what I wanted, but I'm sooooo glad that the scale moved DOWN! What more could I ask for?
Reflections/Goals for This Week:
Last week, I was at the upper end of my calorie range almost every day and two of those days I went over my calorie range (I didn't tell ya'll that!) But, I felt so good that I was exercising (my biggest struggle) that I didn't quibble too much about going over. Next week I'm going to try to stay at the lower end.
Last week, I didn't have much water at all. My body may be retaining water. I'll concentrate on getting my water in this week.
Last week, I renewed my membership in the clean-plate club. I admit I do have a problem with leaving things on the plate...wasting money by not finishing some food that I've purchased.....stopping when I'm satisfied. This is a struggle for me. So, last week was no different. Even if I ate a salad and was sufficiently satisfied, I would continue eating it until it was gone. Not good. So, this week I'm going to concentrate on listening to my body and saying "No" to the impulse to continue eating though I've had my fill.
That's all for now. Onward leaping into this week...
Thanks for all your support!
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