Friday, November 27, 2009

Friday Exercise bike 40 minutes, Yoga 20 minutes (1 Hour total)

My rear end hurt, so I guess I missed last week on the bike. The yoga was because my back and shoulder have been really tight this week.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thursday (Turkey Day Workout) Strength Workout 30 minutes

Arms, abs, legs.

I was going to do yoga tonight, but I am just too pooped from eating all day ;)

A Nice Surprise for Turkey Day

I just finished doing the first of many stair workouts for the cold months. I haven't done one of those since last winter. It's a standard shut-in-bad-weather workout for me. I usually get so incredibly sick of it by the time that spring comes that I refuse to do it until forced to. Well, today I just did NOT want to do that bike again. Plus I really need to cross train anyway. I failed to get up early enough to go running before Bruce went off to Turkey Bowl, like I had planned. So, to make sure that I got my workout in today, I did the stairs. Every winter when I do the stair workout for the first time, I am surprised by how hard it is. It's the same thing with spring and running pushing a buggy. I was expecting this to be a really hard day, especially since I haven't been doing much running. However, that bike must be doing something for me because it really wasn't that bad. Don't get me wrong, it was a good workout, but I didn't feel like dieing. I started out with the intention to quit after 30 minutes, but I felt okay, so I did 40. Go me!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Wednesday Running/ Walking 35 minutes

I ran 1 1/2 miles with BIG hills in 20 minutes, and then walked 1/2 mile in 15 minutes. I think it was 15 minutes on the walking, but I did not actually look at my watch at the end.

Plus, I washed a bunch of toys that were outside all summer and were packed, caked, and ground in with mud. It took over an hour kneeling over a bath tub so I'm totally counting it!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Saturday & Tuesday

I ran a little on Saturday, only 3 miles, but I was pushing a stroller.

Today I did 35 minutes on the bike in the basement. I aired up the tires, making a lot more friction with the friction creator thingy. It was a lot harder!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Monday Swimming 1 Hour

Plus, I fixed my car, took two kids grocery shopping for an hour, and helped the kids put up all their big toys in the yard, and bring all the little toys inside.

Breast-15 minutes, back-20 minutes, freestyle-15 minutes, kick board- 10 minutes

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Walking 30+ 10 minutes

After Ahlana Shea's B-day party, I came home exhausted. I took a nap when we got home (6:30 ish), vegetated while the wife read to the kids, tucked my son in and then when down and napped some more. At about 9:45, I became conscious and checked my e-mail intending to go back to sleep. Instead, I took some baking soda (stomach settling) and some ibuprofen (my head felt bad during the napping).
Earlier, my intention had been to go get some eggs and bread from the store. Due to the previous tiredness, I did not think that it was going to happen. After I read my e-mail and checked some forums, I felt close to human. At that point, I thought that it was up to me to take a walk to the store or not, so I took the walk. Yippee.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Friday Running/Walking 35 minutes

I only ran 1 mile this time (with BIG hills) and I did not look at my watch when I stopped so I have no idea on the time. My chicken is kicked this week. I think I overdid it a bit with other stuff since I could not swim on Monday (stupid #@!&#@ car!)


I dragged my lazy carcass downstairs and rode that durn bike for 40 minutes this morning. I've also been practicing my piano like a crazed woman trying to fight off a nervous breakdown, but I don't feel like posting that everyday. Once this program is over and my immediate need to practice is gone, I'll have more need of someone to report that to.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Thursday Strength Workout/ Running in Place 45 minutes total

Strength workout- 30 minutes, running in place 15 minutes.

Alright slackers, the pregnant lady is kicking your butt! Hop to it!!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Wednesday Running/ Walking 30 minutes

I ran 1 1/2 miles in 20 minutes (with BIG hills), and then walked a 1/2 mile in 10 minutes.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Tuesday Running in Place 30 minutes 20 minutes Yoga (50 minutes total)

I did the running in place in the afternoon, and the yoga in the evening.

I Went Running! (Sort of)

I went to the running group this morning. Everybody had gone to the hill route except one lady who runs considerably slower than I do. I was happy to run with Judy though for my first time back. We did 6 miles slowly. My PT says to stay away from hills for a while. My hip hurts, but only a little. I hope I can beat this thing soon!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Monday Strength Workout/ Exercise Bike 1 Hour total

Strength Workout 25 minutes, exercise bike 30 minutes, marching in place 5 minutes. My sinus infection seems to be getting better, and hopefully will be gone in the next 10 days or so.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Thursday & Wednesday Piano

I biked 15 minutes then went out and ran 3 1/2 miles. My hip feels tight, but it doesn't hurt. I'm still not fixed yet. I hope I figure this out soon.

Yesterday I practiced choir stuff for an hour or two. I'll practice later on today too.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Wednesday Running in Place Standing Ab Work 30 minutes

Running in place 20 minutes, standing abs 10 minutes.

Plus, housecleaning ALL day for Vance's party on Friday.


Okay, my back/hip/leg is really giving me fits lately, so I laid off of working out for a bit to see if that would help, since working out seemed to be making things worse. I tried to do abs today, but couldn't finish the 10 minute set. Not my back, but my hip and leg (the whole leg) were freaking killing me after eight minutes. I'm thinking this is because of the broken leg, and perhaps I need physical therapy for it after all. *sigh*
The Almighty Liz

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Tuesday Strength Workout/ Exercise Bike 1 hour

1 hour total. I did the strength workout in the late morning (30 minutes) and the exercise bike at 7:30pm at night.

Tuesday Piano

About an hour and a half maybe more.


I biked 40 minutes on the trainer. I also cheated on and then broke up with my Physical Therapist. I went to see a gal from our ward who is a Physical Therapist. She seemed more knowledgeable, plus I was more comfortable with her. She told me to run 3 1/2 miles tomorrow. I hope it goes well! I want to be fixed so bad!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Monday Running/Walking 40 minutes

Running report- I ran 1 mile in 12 minutes, and then walked about 1 1/2 miles in 28 minutes. I meant to walk 2 miles, but I got turned around in this nice neigborhood I like to walk/run in (it was dark).

I did not feel like swimming tonight. How weird is that? I love swimming!

Monday - Yoga

Feeling better after a week with a cold. Did 90 minutes of Yoga. It really cleared my sinuses. The workout was felt good, but I am really tired now.

Friday, November 6, 2009

More Friday

I ran with Lydia at the 24 hour run. Their "mile" was short. I'm guessing it was more like 3/4 mile. I ran it 4 times (not in succession). My hip hurts, but not really bad. The trouble is that I don't think it's healed any. I just haven't good and annoyed it for a while. If I started running again, I'd be right back where I started with this junk. FRUSTRATING!!

Friday Exercise Bike/Marching in Place/ Standing Abs 50 minutes

Exercise bike 30 minutes, 15 minutes marching in place, 5 minutes standing ab work.


40 minutes on the bike. It sucked (as in it was hard, in a good way-now that I'm done.)

Thursday, November 5, 2009


I practiced choir music a lot. It was at least two hours worth, maybe three. I need to quit and do some things around the house for my family. There is so much music to learn! I feel like I could practice all day. Sunday's practice approacheth. Will I be ready? YES! (I hope.) At least it won't be for lack of effort on my part. I will have justly earned some Heavenly Help.

"Why am I posting piano stuff here?" you ask. (That is if you missed the earlier explanation.) It's like this: This is the place where we keep tabs on each other, and have someone to report to. Plus pianists are small muscle athletes. Harlan says so. It might be a stretch of "SVELTE," but you'll have to get over it.

I ate too much junk, and I want to puke.

And Pushing a Little Harder Still...

Same thing;
10 min. Pilate ab workout and then 20 min. on the bike, but a little faster at 11.5-12.5 mph for a total of 3.9 miles covered. The back is still giving me fits. Gr.
The Almighty Liz

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Wednesday Running/ Walking 1 hour

Running Report- I ran 1 1/2 miles in 21 minutes. I wanted to do 2 miles, but this cold is still dragging me down. I did walk 1 1/2 miles after that though, which is longer than I usually walk. I'm not sure on the exact time for the walking since I did not look at my watch after I finished walking. Too busy enjoying talking with Renae and Suzanne!

Plus, doing laundry today.


I biked 35 minutes on the trainer (the computer is broken, so I don't know my speed) then I ran 1 mile with Lydia. The good news is that my hip doesn't hurt anymore than it did before I ran, so I am free to go a bit farther. The key might be massaging and then stretching that spot well before and after a run.

I've been practicing my booty off with choir stuff. It's GREAT! I love having a piano project! Say it with me: "I think I can. I think I can."

Monday, November 2, 2009

Also on Monday

I already told you that I biked, but I also went to physical therapy, not that it was a workout. I cleaned the main floor more thoroughly than I've done in a while, did laundry, and I practiced choir music for about an hour. How I wish I had Aunt Marsha's abilities!!! Someday...

Monday Swimming 55 minutes

Plus I raked leaves for an hour, and other yard chores for another half hour.

Swimming- Breast- 15 minutes, back- 20 minutes, freestyle- 10 minutes, kick board- 10 minutes. I'm totally blaming daylight savings time for me pooping out on the freestyle! My body thought it was almost bed time ;) (ok, the leaf raking and the fact that I have a cold may have had a teensy bit to do with it!)

The Same, but with Intensity...

....or as close as I get right now, lol! 10 minute Pilates ab workout, but while she was doing the really hard ones, I substituted easier exercises. Then 20 minutes on the bike, but I pushed it a wee bit harder today, and did 10.5-11.5 mph for a total of 3.6 miles covered. My back is still sorta killing me, but no so much that I'm incapacitated anymore, like last week. Oi! I totally hate back problems. They make it pretty much impossible to do anything. Very annoying. On the bright side though, I do have an excuse to make John change all the diapers....
The Almighty Liz


Biked on the trainer 40 minutes. The bike's computer is broken, so I don't know my speed. I WANT TO RUN!!!!!

I've also practiced choir stuff a bunch this weekend!