Wednesday, August 26, 2009


This week has been very stressful on the work front. After a weekend of not making the best choices food wise and little exercise, I am a bit concerned if I am in my weight window. Oh well, I will find out tomorrow. I thought as a reliever though and reinforcement of getting on track with exercise for the week that I would post progress so far. Maybe this will trick me into working out again tomorrow and Friday. Well at least I can hope!
  • Monday - Speed - 60 mins on treadmill (including warm up and cool down) - 5 miles
  • Tuesday - Distance - 75 mins on treadmill (including warm up and cool down) - 6.5 miles
  • Wednesday - Hills - 60 mins on treadmill (including warm up and cool down) - 4.75 miles
I find that variety in both food and exercise is important. If you do the same exercise day in and day out (as well as food), your body gets used to it.

For exercise I change the goal (speed, distance, hills, etc.) and as appropriate also the duration. After my slacking off last week, I can definitely feel the workouts in my legs this week. I plan on doing a 'plod' tomorrow - which I define as easy pace for an hour on the treadmill that still gets in exercise, but in a way gives my body a bit of a rest as well.

On the food front, this being married "thing" helps out a lot. I think some people might find that strange as I have heard people say they got married and gained weight. For me, I find it helpful. Go figure? Because I like to cook and have someone to cook for, we eat at home except for 1 or 2 meals a week. Everything I cook is healthy and I cook enough for us to eat at dinner and then leftovers are usually used for lunch. So every night tends to be something different.

Planning on checking back in tomorrow. : )


Colls said...

Wow, your workouts are intense - way to go :) I have my surgery scheduled for October, I hope that one day I can stay on a treadmill for more than 30 minutes!

Keep up the good work and thanks for sharing your story.


Fluffy said...

Hi Colleen! Good luck with your surgery in October. I hope that you have found some helpful things on my blog and the others. As far as the workouts, my opinion is that without exercise you really won't get to the goal you really want and that it makes maintaining easier. The journey is tough (and maintaining is too - dang it!), but hang in there, stick to the 'rules', and set realistic goals.
Best wishes and thanks for the comment and reading!

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