Saturday, September 5, 2009

Ya know---

Ya know, if I would actually write in my blog once in a while--I might actually keep up with working out.

Well. I have reasons. That I haven't been writing. Or working out. Work. Planning wedding. And planning and giving many of the parties for the wedding. And going to the parties for the wedding. And babysitting the grandson. And making a recipe book for my daughter for a shower gift. And taking Dad to Houston for cancer treatment. And being sick. And getting older and not bouncing back from being sick as fast as I used to.
But they're nothing more than excuses in the end for being a fat lazy slug. Sigh.

But I have lost weight. Eight or nine pounds. Hooray for Weight Watchers.

And we're trying to do as Paleo a diet as possible. Paleo--Weight Watchers. Hmm. Why not?

And I have been listening to the weightloss hypnosis cd from "I Can Make You Thin" when I feel that I'm falling off the wagon with the weight loss. It. Works. Really.

And now that the wedding is over and I'm through the first couple of weeks of taking care of the grandson, and we have a little routine going, and I'm ACTUALLY feeling well--I have no reasons (excuses) not to work out and eat well and lose those extra night shift pounds I've been adding over the last three years.

I'll do a lil' Body for Life, a lil' 0 to 5 k, a lil' cycling, a lil' Cross Fit, a lil' Paleo-Weight Watchers, a lil' yoga, a lil' Pilates, a lil' whatever strikes my fancy. With a goal of an hour a day of activity. Chip's gonna hang the chalkboard in the exercise room to keep track of our weights. And I'm gonna make copies of the BFL program to hang on the walls--I need some kind of cork strips or something to hang them on.

So, in my best Girl Scout pose, taking an oath--I will try my best to exercise every day and post about it, to help my family meet their wellness goals, especially those at home.

Starting Monday when I wake up from my day sleep. Don't laugh. I'm still feeling pretty crummy and I want to concentrate on getting through the next two nights of work.
Sunday, June 14, 2009

I can't remember what I've done since the lst post, but--

last night we took a lovely long walk and went for a short swim at--gasp--ten at night.
must. learn. to. swim.
Sunday, June 7, 2009


Forgot to post all last week. Since that last workout on the 29th, I've done three 0 to 5k "runs". Even though week three was hard, I pushed ahead to week four. After three times of running week four, I am still not up to running five minutes all at once. I am loathe to drop back to week three. I think I will try to do a week three run and see how it feels.
I do feel like I need to add a long run once a week. I need to find my heart rate monitor and that should help push me a bit. I did time myself and I did 11 minute miles. Sigh. I know it'll get better, especially as I lose weight.
Weight? I'm not losing, but I'm not gaining either.
DH and I have decided to strive as much for a Paleo diet as we can. Five days a week is fairly easy for us as we eat at home. Weekends are not so easy, but we decided we're not gonna go crazy with the Paleo thing, just strive for it.
Ahh, lessee, lifting weights. Did that twice since the 29th. Both times I did a 12x12 workout with 42.5 pounds of weights. The first workout I did 100 situps of various kinds, and about 10 minutes of Pilates. The second workout I also added one cycle of upper body workout from Body for Life, lifting what I thought was the heaviest weight I could lift 12 times.
My shoulders and biceps are still tender, and that was four days ago.
Friday, May 29, 2009

Week Three Couch to 5k

Ha, ha, what is this, I'm on week three after eight weeks? Anyway, I did it and it felt fine.
Friday, May 22, 2009


creak, groan, ooh. ahh. stiff. sore. i hate getting old. grumble. grumble. reach for the ibuprofen.

still feeling poorly. dh and i are both feeling stiff and sore this a.m. i think it's something we ate. he thinks it is because he ran last night. But all i did was walk. couldn't muster up the energy to do anything else. too tired.

but couldn't sleep, either. sigh.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Tuesday Doldrums

I was very hopeful that I could jump right back into working out, that I could resume where I left off. The jog and weightlifting yesterday was relatively painless, but today I am worn out. I forced myself to walk the dog this morning for 50 minutes, at a slow place, about 2mph, and just enjoyed the absolutely beautiful day. I've been very good about eating well and drinking a lot of fluids.
A long walk on a beautiful day with my dog and a long nap should cure this.
And get me ready and raring to go on my two in a row nights at work.

I'll try to workout on Wednesday.
Monday, May 18, 2009

Catching up on posting

I followed my plan through the first two weeks very well, then fell off due to a long and nasty flu.
Today I've resumed with my plan, today was the third week of Couch to 5k.
The crossfit plan was also week 3: I did deadlift, 42.5 lbs., 15/12/9.
I've also added the "I Can Make You Thin" program. I have listened to the dvd 3x. I'm making my way through the book, too.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009

I feel very good about being good!

I am having so much fun exercising! It IS taking a lot of time, but the time is so enjoyable. It's like that dream I had where the situation was wrong, but my attitude was right, and the joy I felt from running was indescribable. But now I have the opportunity to make the situation right and now that my head is in the right place, too, it is just a joy-filled experience.
I know this is so cornball-sounding. So enough with the corn and on with what I've done.
Monday I followed the Couch to 5k "run" of 1 minute of run, 1.5 minutes of walk. Repeated to equal 20 minutes. I walked the rest of the way, total 40 minutes.
I also did the first day of the Crossfit Routine, deadlifts of 32.5 lbs, reps of 12, 9, 5.
I also did three (Yoga) Sun Salutes, and one cycle of Ab Boot Camp.
DH and I walked the dog for about 45 minutes.

Tuesday I did the Upper Body Routine of Body for Life, except I did the same weight of about 20 pounds if I used a bar or both arms, and 10 pounds if I did each arm individually. I did reps of 12, 10, 8, 6 for each exercise--one for back, shoulders, chest, biceps and triceps. In between each set of reps I walked at three miles per hour on the treadmill. So I did a kind of weiner-y Super Set. In the middle of the workout I did the Crossfit Portion of the workout, which was doing a run of 400 meters. I "ran" at about 5 miles per hour and I was able to run for 2/3's of it before I stopped and rested for about thirty seconds then ran the rest.
I took George for a lovely 45 minute walk. The weather has been beautiful.
This evening I did one cycle of Ab Boot Camp and a Sun Salute, then 40 minutes of Yoga poses from "The Little Yoga Book".

Hoping to keep it up the rest of this week. Luckily Saturday and Sunday are my days off and as I am working Friday and Saturday nights, that works out beautifully.
Monday, April 13, 2009


I'm trying to push myself a bit.
Starting The Couch-to-5k Running Plan.
AND starting the Beginner's Crossfit Routine. Here is a link to the pdf I'm using.
AND I'm starting Ab Boot Camp.
AND I'm going to seriously lose some weight!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Six weeks till my birthday

Seems like I should do some goals. Thinking. . . .
Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Beautiful weather

We are having some beautiful spring weather. I did a quick 25 minute jog and 12x12 weights. Then took a lovely 30 minute walk with DIL and grandbuddy. We saw a little owl in a nesting box in our neighborhood. Beautiful.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009


Last night I dreamed I woke up and just began running. I had on the "wrong" clothes, I hadn't warmed up or stretched, I didn't even let my husband know I was going out to run. I. just. started. running.
It felt so good.
I am going to take that as a sign that my body/mind are ready to start running again.
Today it's raining. But I will get on the treadmill and just go.
Go, go, go.

Weight Tracker

Saturday, January 10, 2009

What I did on Thursday and Friday

Well, not much, due to the shift from hell on Wednesday, and and a much-better-shift on Thursday. Went for a walk on Friday night for about thirty minutes with the dog and hubby. Hubby wasn't feeling very well, so we came home early. He got called in to work, which, thankfully, is only a few minutes away, but came home dragging his hind end. He went straight to the bed and within thirty minutes vomited. I've never seen him so sick. Poor thing was shaking with the chills so hard that I thought he was speaking gibberish. That was a full blown GI bug or food poisoning. All plans to work out went by the wayside so I could take care of my sweetheart.
Praying I don't get it. I have a minor cold now.
This morning I will work out with weights and do some ab workout and yoga. Maybe walk later. Later because now it is 34 degrees with a wind chill of 23 degrees. Wind is gusting to 26, sustained winds of 17 mph. Not going out in that.
Working (at work) tonight and tomorrow, so little working out to on Sunday/Monday.

What I did on Wednesday, but didn't say so!

Wednesday I did the BFL upper body workout, and I shoulda posted immediately, cuz I forget what I did. I know I used the free bar a lot and started with 22.5 and added 5 pounds each time. And I used the bar on my machine a lot too to do back, triceps and shoulder workout. If I remember correctly, I started with 20 pounds and then added five pounds each time. Except for the triceps, and I started with 15 pounds and added 2.5 pounds each time. I think. I'll have to try to look at what is left on the bar and machine and figure from there.
Anyway, I also did a yoga workout. And walked the dog for about an hour. The weather was lovely.
Tuesday, January 6, 2009

A Fair Start

I did a BFL lower body workout. Used the bar only as the other equipment is still pushed up against the wall. Started with 27.5 lbs. on the bar and added 5 lbs each time. (42.5 at the end)
Also did some yoga stretches, but that was cut short due to DIL phone call.
Had a massage.
I am wicked sore this a.m.
Headache that started right after massage, will not quit, woke me up several times last night, even with 400mg. Ibuprofen. Back hurts in my tender spot, has since I over did on Saturday.
Trying to drink an enormous amount of water to help flush.
Niece over for dinner last night. Chicken, rice pilaf and carrots for dinner. Still plowing through all the bad food.
Today I'll do an aerobic work out. Plan is to warm up well with yoga, then walk/jog out for 15 minutes and back. After the rain stops. Hopefully this afternoon.
Monday, January 5, 2009

Starting: A Body for Life Challenge

Starting today! Finishes approximately April 5. (Twelve weeks.)
Goals for this challenge:
1) Lose at least five pounds.
2) Reduce intake of processed foods, increase intake of organic/local foods.
3) BFL 3x per week.
4) Aerobic workout of walking/jogging/running of at least 30 minutes 4x per week.
5) Pilates workout of at least 30 minutes 2x per week.
6) Yoga workout of at least 30 minutes 2x per week.
7) Abs workout at least 2x per week.
8) Ride bike at least 30 minutes 4x per week.
9) and usual daily goals--meditate 15 minutes per day, drink at least 8 glasses of water, eat at least 5 servings of fruit and vegetables, take my vitamins, floss my teeth.