Saturday, August 27, 2011

Exercise Log 7

Another week, another log.  This one started a course of beating myself up!  Josh took me to the weight room, because I'm too much of a weenie to go by myself.  He helped me with an ab routine, including sides (which were SO sore the next day!).  Then 30 minutes on the elliptical.  That was followed by some upper body strength machines (don't ask me what, I do as I'm told and say thank you!) then cooling off by walking on the track.  I was so sore on Wednesday I certainly didn't want to move, but I did!  Here's the breakdown of the week:
Monday - swim 30 laps in 20 minutes.  The pool was closed in the morning, so I had to go after school before our junior high open house.  It really threw me off, and I was distracted by the swim lessons going on at the same time.  Good to know for future reference though :)
Tuesday - weight room with Josh
Wednesday - 40 laps in 26 minutes.  Not too disappointed considering how sore I was!
Thursday - weight room again.  It was easier, but it HURT.  I was still sore from Tuesday, and some of the reps made me want to cry.

And that's it.  Slept in yesterday, and it felt wonderful!  My Fitness Pal wasn't too happy with me on Thursday, because apparently I didn't eat enough calories.  It's definitely making me more aware of what I put in my mouth, but I don't know if that's really helping.  Instead, I feel guilty every time I grab a handful of M&Ms to get through the next class without a rumbling tummy!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Exercise Log 6

Oops... it's been over a month.  I HAVE been doing stuff though, so this will be a dates and laps/minutes post.  The pool was closed for a week and a half the end of July - worked out well, because that's when I burnt my finger so badly.  It's been a lot of work.  I've had a comment or two that I look more toned, but the scale still isn't moving.  I just started using My Fitness Pal this week to try to track calories and exercise.  We'll see if knowing what I'm eating helps or not.  Some days I don't even hit the base for what they suggest I should be eating, which could be part of the problem!

July 11: 50 laps in 34 minutes. The first 40 laps in 26 minutes.
July 12: 40 laps in 24 minutes
July 13: Yoga
July 14: 40 laps in 28 minutes, 50 in 34
July 15: 70 laps (one mile) in 45 minutes
July 18: Yoga
July 19: 52 laps, 32 minutes
July 20: one mile (70 laps) in 47 minutes, 80 laps in 54.
Pool closed, skipped yoga since I couldn't put pressure on my finger without wanting to scream
August 2: 40 laps in 26 minutes
August 5: 30 laps in 23 minutes
August 8: 40 laps in 26 minutes
August 9: pool temporarily closed, was up and ready to go though!
August 10 (first day of school): 40 laps in 24 minutes this morning, 50 in 32
August 11: 40 laps this morning in 25 minutes
August 15: 40 laps in 24 or 25 minutes
August 16: 40 laps in 23 minutes, and 50 in 30 minutes
August 17: 40 laps in 23 minutes, 70 (one mile) in 43.
August 18: 40 laps in 24 minutes
August 19: 40 laps in 27 minutes

There have been great days and slow days, but for the most part it's pretty consistent.  I'm excited to keep it up through the school year.  I never get the "runner's high" or a boost of energy, but mentally I know I'm doing something good for myself.  Makes it worth getting up super early!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

School starts tomorrow... and I'm not ready!

So much has happened in the past week and a half!  My new air conditioner finalllllly made it in about 10 pm Thursday night.  Lots of hours put in by my dad and uncles, and I am so appreciative!  They saved me money by doing it with love, so I feel very lucky once again.

We went to the Journey concert last Wednesday!  Their openers were Night Ranger and Foreigner.  Not bad, but definitely were there to see Journey.  It was so much fun, especially since I haven't been to a concert since last August!

All of my furniture is finished and put back together.... I guess I forgot to take pictures though.  Whoops.  It definitely looks nicer than the flowers, but now I'm considering adding some shells instead.... we'll see what I can dig up.

This weekend a dear friend is getting married.  Josh is in the wedding, so that means rehearsal Friday night and craziness Saturday!  Should be a good time though, I'm pretty excited about it.

School starts tomorrow... and I'm not ready.  I finally got my motivation to do home stuff, but apparently it doesn't spread over to doing school stuff.  It seems like summer just got started, and it's at an end already.  Sadness, but at least it means I get to see people like Staci and Kristina again!