Saturday, October 30, 2010

Saturday Trail Running 30 minutes

I was in a hurry to do Halloween stuff today, but I think I will try running for 45 minutes next time. Still no idea how far I'm running.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Thursday Strength Workout 30 minutes (arms, legs, abs)

Plus, I warmed up with 15 minutes of vacuuming. I'm also back up to 200 crunches. Yay!

Finally Reporting In

Sorry girls, I have been BAD about posting, but I'll do better. I'm not going to try to catch up on what I've done since the last post, but it's been about the norm. for me.

The bad news is that my weight is slowly creeping up. I have put on about 10 lbs, and I'm not happy about it. I now have a closet full of jeans that are tight. I REFUSE to give in and buy new ones!!!

So here's the plan:

  1. Work out hard at least 4 times a week. (cardio)
  2. Start doing weight training. Surely I can squeeze in 15-20 minutes a day right?
  3. I'm counting calories / fat / protein. I'm going to try 2000 calories per day.
  4. Since I don't want to do that whole diet roller coaster thing, I'm going to make a serious effort to eat more healthy things. For example, I'm trying to cut out on a lot of high fructose corn syrup, since this is BAD stuff. I'm switching to a whole grain bread with no bad HFCS. I'm switching to a healthy cereal with no HFCS. I'm V8 to my lunch and dinner menus.
  5. I am staying AWAY from Halloween candy!
  6. I am drinking 8 glasses of water a day.
Will this work? I hope so. Goals: Total: between 140 -145. By my birthday: 152. By Christmas: 147 Low 140s by the end of the first week in January. Today I weighed 156.5

I ran 8 miles this morning, and so far so good on the calorie counting. I intend to report in regularly to try to actually stay on track this time.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Wednesday Running 45 minutes (2 3/4 miles with BIG hills)

With the big hills, I just decided to be happy with 45 minutes (and almost 3 miles). Plus, I'm still SUPER sore from that Kickboxing Bootcamp. Ouch! I can't remember the last time I was this sore from an aerobics DVD workout.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Monday Kickboxing Bootcamp 50 minutes (with arm weights and ab work)

The DVD I did this time was Kickboxing Bootcamp with Jeanette Jenkins. Except for some annoying music, I really liked this DVD. It was really fast paced, and hard, and it integrated not only weight training (with 5 lb weights and push ups) but also ab/crunch work at the end. I can't remember the last time I was shaking that hard after a workout! She said she burned 700 calories (according to her heart/intensity monitor), and though I'm not sure I burned that many, I definitely burned more than any other kickboxing workout I've ever done.

Also- I scrubbed throw up stains out of carpet and washed all the bedding in the house today. This was why I did not feel up to doing all the things I needed to do to go swimming tonight. I will start swimming again SOON!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Saturday Trail Running 30 minutes

I think I ran about 2 miles. Trail running is hard. Dang! And it was hot today. Double dang!

Friday- I went to yard sales all day with three kids (about six hours) and then grocery shopped for 1 hour.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Wednesday (really slow) Running 45 minutes (3 miles with small hills)

My ankle was still acting like a big baby, but I really wanted that 3 miles back, so I just ran it slow enough so my ankle did not complain. I still count it as a victory since I lasted the whole 3 miles!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Another 10 minute dancing workout video thing today. A little easier than yesterday, but not nearly easy enough for another ten minutes yet.
The Almighty Liz

Tuesday Exercise Bike + Strength (Arms, Abs) 40 minutes total

20 minutes on the exercise bike (to get hot enough to try and burn off this cold!) and 20 minutes strength.

I did nothing else today due to being sick and kids being sick. Blah.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Monday Running (1 1/2 miles with a really big hill) 25 minutes

Then I walked it off for 5 minutes, for a total of 30 minutes. I was taking it easy tonight because I re-injured my ankle planting a shrub on Saturday. I also used a different pace to put less pressure on the bend of my ankle/foot where it hurts. We'll see how it feels tomorrow!

Edited to add: Did I tell you guys I lost all my baby weight already? I was totally shocked that NEVER happens to me this fast! It usually takes me 1 to 1 1/2 years to lose it.

And I'm Back!

Okay, so I was going to work out hardcore starting Friday, my first official medically okay day to do so. Well, it didn't really go according to plan, because I'm still really fatigued. I did, however, do some dishes and do a short run to the grocery store. The on Saturday, we cleaned the church (I only set up chairs), and then a short walmart run. I was wiped. I slept a looooooooooong time on Sunday.
Which brings us to today. I did a ten minute dance video workout, and was panting and sweating and seeing blurry by the end. So, ugh, lots of ground lost, but I'm back in the game baby!!
The Almighty Liz

An Update

So things have been a bit crazy and stressful and I have let the working out slide. I'm back on track while waiting for all the test results and dr's appts. (ha! I sound like Liz! lol) We got the new Just Dance 2 for Wii and it has a Sweat Mode which tracks your working out and stuff. I just stumbled onto it today and love it. I've mostly been dancing with the girls- housework, the heavy lots of sweat kind, and I'm looking into purchasing a triple jogging stroller so I can finally get out and jog now that the weather is cooperating!

So far I've lost 10 lbs. But I haven't seen a difference in my clothes. I'm still in the same (huge) size. But whatever.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Friday Running (2 miles with BIG hills) 30 minutes

I actually ran the 2 miles in 25 minutes, and then walked it off for 5 minutes. Those hills felt so good!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Cleaning Workout?

I did the dishes today, does that count? It wiped me out, I couldn't even finish doing the rest of the kitchen! I've lost some ground, darn it. I'm cleared to start working out again tomorrow. The trick will be not over-doing it. Gr.
The Almighty Liz

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Wednesday Yoga (30 minutes) Walking with Kids 1 hour

The yoga was mostly to pull the kink out of my back, it worked! I only did 30 minutes of the 45 minute yoga tape. Today was so nice that I had to go walking to enjoy it.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Tuesday Strength Workout+Exercise Bike 45 minutes

25 minutes strength + 20 minutes on the exercise bike. I'm taking a break from running for a few days since my ankle is acting wonky. Stupid wonky ankle.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Monday Kickboxing 40 minutes

I did the Kickbox Underground DVD. It was not as good as the other kickboxing workout I did with Guillermo Gomez. It was not as hard, it was shorter, and the kicks and combos were not as cool.

I'm going to start swimming again next week, now that I've figured out the new hours and what time I want to swim.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Saturday Running 2 1/2 miles 30 minutes

I actually walked the last 1/4 mile because the heat was getting to me and my foot went numb. I'm trying for 3 miles again next week!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Wednesday Running 30 minutes (2 1/2 miles)

I could not run as long because E worked late and I did not want to run in the dark.

Plus- this week was laundry marathon week with lots of organizing, sorting, washing and putting away of all our fall/winter clothes. Whew! Glad that's done!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Monday Running 38 minutes (3 miles)

I ran 3 miles! Woohoo! I hope to have that time way down by the end of next week.

Also-I did a ton of sorting, laundry, and organizing of winter clothes that took pretty much all day (except for the parts where I was nursing the baby, making food for kids etc.)

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Saturday Running 33 minutes (2 3/4 mile)

I did not run on Wednesday, so getting down to 30 minutes was probably not possible. I will try harder to improve next week (when I hit the 3 mile mark).

Friday- ran all over the Apple Farm with QQ earlier in the day, and then ran all over yard sales with the three kids that night.


Wednesday I walked for about 45 minutes with the kiddos in the stroller. Thursday I ran 6 miles with the group. Friday I ran about 7.5 miles at Lydia's 24 hour run.