Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Another Day, Another Workout

I did the cross country program on the treadmill again today and this time, I did the whole thing at 4.0 mph, except for the 5 minutes of flat terrain which were at 5.0 mph - AMAZING!

I did some weights today too...upper body stuff, so my pecs and shoulders as well as biceps and triceps got quite the workout. I did remember to stretch, so hopefully I won't feel it TOO much tomorrow - YIKES!

Yesterday was GREAT points wise as I only ended up using 20 of my available 24 points. Go me!!!

Bring on bikini season, baby! This year, I'm gonna be ready!

Monday, May 25, 2009

That was AMAZING!!!!

This morning, I decided to stop pussy footing around with the treadmill and just go for the burn...quite the feat since I haven't even looked at the gym in close to three weeks!

Rather than just do my regular walk at 3% incline and 3.8 mph, I decided to go back to where I was last year and do the cross country routine. It has hills as high as 12% incline - CRAZY!

I did all but the last 2 minutes or so at 4.0 mph and even ran the flats at 5.0 mph (there is 5 minutes worth of "flat terrain").

The result? 2.23 miles walked and over 300 calories burned!


Sunday, May 24, 2009

So let's see...

What the heck have I been up to? I haven't been counting points and I haven't been hitting the gym.

I have been battling two back to back head colds, the second of which turned into a sinus infection, and I had a root canal to top it all off - OH JOY!!!

The good news is, I haven't gained any of the weight back that I lost - WOOHOO!!!

Tomorrow is back to the gym and back to counting points. I still want to meet my goal of 22-point days by my birthday and I know I can still do it!

Thanks for visiting!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Back on Track

Last week was NOT good! I came down with a nasty head cold that completely sucked the life right out of me...so, there were no trips to the gym. It was all I could do to sit upright for more than 10 minutes at a time - NOT fun!

This week will be better. I still have the cold, but at least it's not life sucking anymore and that is a good thing. I went to the gym this morning. Nothing too crazy just a walk at 3.8 MPH and 3% incline for 30 minutes. I'll slowly get back into my routine of running the last 5 minutes at 4.7 MPH and no incline, but not right now.

The upshot (if there can be one!) is that because I felt so crummy, I didn't eat a whole lot...so, despite not going to the gym for 7 days, I am still down 2 lbs. WOOHOO!!!

Keep up the good work!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Setting Goals

One of my original goals was to be at 22 points by my birthday...no specific weight, just somewhere in the 22 point range. I'm getting close to that, so this is great!

Onward and upward! Or downward in the case of the scale!

I've also been hitting the treadmill most days...though not so much this week as I have come down with a nasty sore throat/stuffy head and I feel completely miserable. There are no body aches/chills/vomitting so I am fairly certain that is not the dreaded H1N1 virus.

Hope everyone is having a GREAT day!