Mileage Monday

November 4, 2013 Leave a comment

Back to regular Mileage Monday postings. For now, I plan on only including mileage from the elliptical and walk at home DVDs and videos (Leslie Sansone). For now I won’t include the miles I achieve with my adult trike. I may change my mind eventually. The virtual walk does allow for mileage from biking as well as swimming. For now though, I won’t include that. That may change soon though depending on my mood. I also won’t include any miles I rack up just marching in place as I watch TV shows or my YouTube subscriptions. I have no idea how many miles I get from doing that. I like being accurate in my mileage, so if I’m not sure it will drive me nuts.

On to some of the mileage pictures I’ve had saved for a while.

Mile 665 (watp for 3.1 miles)                          Mile 667.4 (watp for 2 miles, elliptical for .5 mile)

665 Leslie Sansone for 3.1                  667.4 Leslie for 2 Elliptical for .5

Mile 670 (watp for 3.1 miles                              Mile 672.6 (watp for 1 mile, elliptical for 1 mile)

670 Leslie for 3.1                  672.6 Leslie for 1 Elliptical for 1

Mile 675.6 (watp for 3.1 miles)                               Mile 680.6 (watp for 5 miles)

675.6 Leslie for 3.1                 680.6 Leslie for 5

Keep moving!!!

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This Week’s Workout Schedule

November 3, 2013 Leave a comment

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(photo credit – www.fitsugar.com)

I love all the trainers on The Biggest Loser. So glad this season has started. I always ask myself every season who I would choose if I could have one of these guys train me. I usually flip flop, but I think I’ve settled on Bob. He can kick your butt, be sympathetic, AND take no excuses from anyone. All at the same time. Plus he seems to have a great sense of humor (I love his laugh). Dolvett is a close second, and Jillian is a close third.

I’ve decided to plan out my workouts for the week from now on. Leslie Sansone’s October challenge made me decide to do that. Having my workouts planned ahead of time made me get it done faster and earlier in the day.

This week’s schedule looks like this:

Monday – Full body strength training and 5K With A Twist DVD

Tuesday – Elliptical for 1 mile

Wednesday – Full body strength training and 5K With A Twist DVD

Thursday – Elliptical for 1 mile

Friday – Full body strength training and 5K With A Twist DVD

Saturday – Elliptical for 1 mile

Sunday – Elliptical for 1 mile or take a rest day depending on how I feel

This schedule does not include any marching in place I will do as I watch TV or my YouTube subscriptions. It also doesn’t include biking. Hopefully I can get my workouts done early in the morning this week. That’s my goal. At least the strength training.

Hope everyone has a successful and active week. Keep moving! Who’s your favorite Biggest Loser trainer?

Results From Leslie Sansone’s October Challenge

November 2, 2013 Leave a comment

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(photo credit – hellaheaven-ana.blogspot.com)

I am quite pleased with my results from Leslie Sansone’s October challenge. I followed the workout schedule pretty well. I did take a few days off here and there, but for the most part, I kept moving every day. I used the elliptical, Leslie Sansone DVDs and videos, and my adult trike.

I also received an early birthday gift…the FitBit Aria (scale). I’d been mulling that over for a while, and the husband ended up getting it for me last week. I’ve only used it a few times, but so far, I think it’s pretty accurate. I started the challenge off using my needle scale, and my weight was at 140 (close as I can tell)). I weighed in on November 1 and the Aria said I was 137.5. So, woohoo for me. I also weighed in this morning, and it said 136.6.

I plan to weigh myself daily for now, to see how much the new scale fluctuates. But I do like seeing the “3” in my weight again instead of the “4”. I think the combination of my elliptical, the DVDs, the Trike, and my FitBit Flex has had a great deal of impact on my activity level lately. I’m aiming for 10,000 steps a day, and it’s tough. I’ve made that goal a few times, and will keep trying.

I’m also starting to march in place as I watch certain shows. The Biggest Loser being one of them. I watch it on demand, and can’t fast forward the commercials, so I march in place. I usually take breaks during the commercials, to check my step count on my FitBit app, and to see who all I passed along the way. It’s fun to try and beat people’s step counts.

I hope Leslie Sansone does another of these challenges again. I enjoy them! Keep moving!

Leslie Sansone’s October Challenge – Final Week

October 28, 2013 Leave a comment

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It’s hard to believe it’s already the end of Leslie Sansone’s October challenge.I’ve done fairly well at sticking to the exercise routines. I did swap some of the walking miles for biking miles, but I was active every day. Monday’s are my weigh in days, and this morning I am still down 2 pounds. I was down 2 pounds last Monday, and it’s holding steady. The schedule for the last 3 days (she’s giving everyone a day off for celebration on the 31) is up. Here it is.

Monday, October 28 – 2 interval miles (she suggests The Big Burn dvd. It’s on youtube I think)

Tuesday, October 29  – 2 miles and core strength training

Wednesday, October 30 – 2 interval miles (again The Big Burn)

Thursday, October 31 – No structured exercise, but she says to celebrate by being active.

For today, I took a 2 mile (or almost) bike ride with my niece. So, that’s going to be my workout for the day. I’ve enjoyed this month’s challenge, and I hope she does another one soon. I like having a schedule to follow. I might make up a weekly plan from now on. I seems to follow it better and actually get it done sooner than if I have no written plan.

Have a great week, and keep moving!

New Addition To My Fitness Regimen

October 22, 2013 Leave a comment

Schwinn Meridian Adult 26-Inch 3-Wheel Bike

(photo credit – amazon.com)

I’m not sure if anyone caught it, but in my week three post of Leslie Sansone’s October challenge, I mentioned going for a bike ride instead of the one mile walk for a few of the challenge days. Bike ride? Yep. Well, more like a trike rather than a bike.

A few weeks ago, I finally bit the bullet and bought myself an adult tricycle. I had one for years when I was growing up, and I loved it. The main reason I hadn’t bought here yet is because it’s so stinking hot for 6 to 8 months out of the year. So what if it’s hot. I’m going for a bike ride darn it.

I got the Schwinn Meridian Adult 26-inch 3-wheel bike. I love it! Of course I got it in blue. Was there any doubt? If it comes in blue, it’s mine! It’s just a one-speed trike, but that’s OK. There are front and rear breaks, both controlled with your hands. The trike I had as a kid was able to break either by hands, or pedaling backwards. With this trike, you’re able to pedal backwards and not break. I like that a lot. Sometimes I need to back pedal to get more of a push. The large basket in the back is able to fold flat so that’s kinda neat.

I took a few days to get used to riding it. After all, I haven’t been on a trike for almost 20 years. Didn’t take too long to get used to it though. Depending on the terrain, I still feel like I’m going to tip over, but not too much. The only time I feel like I’ll tip is when I’m getting it out of the back yard gate. I have to go through grass which is bumpy, but it’s not big deal.

I’m not used to riding on hills either. I grew up in Miami, so everything was flat. Here, there are slight hills, which causes you to work harder. That’s a good thing. Right now, I’m riding around our block, which is about 3/4 of a mile around. The big block just adds an extra 1/4 of a mile, and you have to go up a fairly steep incline. I did that for the first time on Saturday, and it was a bit tough. I made it though. That incline is actually easier than getting up our driveway, which is a lot steeper than it looks.

I love my new trike, and I wish I had gotten it a long time ago. I can ride that sucker for a long time. I rode for about 45 minutes Saturday, and I could have have gone a lot longer. Yeah for new fitness and fun gear! Keep moving!

Mileage Mondays Are Back

October 21, 2013 Leave a comment

It’s been a while since I’ve done a Mileage Monday post. With Leslie Sansone’s October challenge, I’ve been posting the week’s schedule on Monday mornings. This week however, she posted it early enough on Sunday I decided to bring back the Monday posts.

On my last Mileage Monday post it wasn’t much of a post, since my computer decided to have a brain fart. I had to reinstall Windows 8, and I lost just about everything I didn’t have backed up to “the cloud”. The pictures from the virtual walk site were among the casualties.

Good news! I was able to retrieve them from the web site! There is a way to enter in a specific mileage point on the walk to bring up that mile’s picture. So, I went through the SparkPeople’s  Virtual Walk/Run Challenge team’s (I help co-lead this team) Where Are You now? thread to get my mileage points that I was missing.

Right now, I have about two week’s worth of pictures to get uploaded. So let’s get started.

Mile 653.8 (watp for 4 miles)                                  Mile 654.8 (elliptical for 1 mile)

653.8 Leslie for 4                  654.8 Elliptical for 1

Mile 655.8 (elliptical for 1 mile)                                Mile 657.8 (watp for 2 miles)

655.8 Elliptical for 1                  657.8 Leslie for 2

Mile 659.8 (watp for 1 mile/elliptical for 1 mile)       Mile 661.8 (watp for 2 miles)

659.8 Leslie for 1 Elliptical for 1                  661.8 Leslie for 2

 

(photo credit – http://exercise.lbl.gov/index.html;jsessionid=1F4E2B8269D80C6DF557FB31D1D6D77B)

Since my last Mileage Monday post, I’ve passed through Chavies, KY in Perry county, and Buckhorn, KY in Breathitt County. I have about 17.4 miles until I reach Booneville, KY in Breathitt county.

Have a great week, and keep moving!

Leslie Sansone’s October Challenge: Week Four

October 20, 2013 Leave a comment

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Hey hey! Leslie Sansone has this week’s schedule up already. Good deal. Only ten days left of this challenge, Time flies when you’ve got daily assignments. I think I may plan my weeks from now on. I usually just play it by ear. During this October challenge, I’ve been adding all of the workouts to my calendar, so every morning I have an email sitting in my inbox yelling at me until I get it done.

Week four looks like it’s right up my alley. I may add in my elliptical on one or two of the “strength training only” days though. I want to keep that up. Looks like I’ll be doing the 5K With A Twist dvd a lot this week. Fine by me, that’s my favorite DVD. I did that a lot last week also.

Here’s the plan for this week.

Monday, October 21 – Full body strength training only.

Tuesday, October 22 – 3 miles.

Wednesday, October 23 – Full body strength training only.

Thursday, October 24 – 3 miles.

Friday, October 25 – Full body strength training only.

Saturday, October 26 – 3 miles.

Sunday, October 27 – Full body strength training only.

There you have it. Week four. She gives some suggestions on her blog about which dvds to do 5K With A Twist being one of them. I can’t recommend that particular dvd enough. I absolutely love it.

Have a great week, and keep moving!!