Saturday, March 07, 2009

Another good week

Out of curiosity, I added up my "What Did YOU Do Today" entries and figured out that I had almost 5 hours of exercise this week. I felt really good all week, except for feeling totally wiped out on Wednesday, but I realized that might have had something to do with celebrating with my sister on Tuesday night that she bought out her business partner.

I successfully logged my food three days this week and am working on making it a more regular habit. I tend to not want to log on the days when I know my calories are high or when I'm busy, even though it doesn't take that much time. I still love the Lose It! app and am hoping they'll allow it to sync with a computer program or website soon. I'd like to be able to do reports from it, which would be especially useful if I'm working with a personal trainer. I am still waiting to get my first appointment set up but I'm looking forward to it.

I'm down a little on the scale -- 172 -- and I also seem to see a difference in my body. I did try the measurement thing, Carol, but I find those numbers discouraging, actually, so I'm going to wait until I see more scale movement before I dare to try again. I'm trying to shift my focus away from all these numbers because I think it's easy to get tangled up in them. The real goal should be to get fit, and if I keep the workouts up that should happen.

My workout week:

Saturday, March 7, 2009
1 hour Pilates Reformer class. Legs are sore from this class and the one yesterday. Did a 40 minute stroll in the park to stretch them out -- got finished just as the rain started.
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Friday, March 6, 2009
60 minute Cardio/Sculpt class with Diana: 30 minutes of BOSU step, 30 minutes of strength training and stretching
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Thursday, March 5, 2009
Ran 30 minutes through a very windy field. Didn't blow away.
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Wednesday, March 4, 2009
45 minute Spin class.
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Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Ran 30 minutes in the cold -- 19 degrees! Sunny and clear skies made up for it a little. Felt great.
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Monday, March 2, 2009
Pilates Mat I class, 45 minutes.
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Sunday, March 1, 2009
20 minute run along the quarry. Very cold!
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  1. Jen, You do so well on your exercise that I think if you just keep things "reasonable" on the eating end that you'll "naturally" come down in weigt. It probably won't happen real fast but that's OK. I think of it like living the maintenance part until the weight loss catches up to it (does that make sense?). Anyway, recognize that you are on a good path.

    BTW, thanks for your comment. Yes the coffee does tend to make the GERD worse but the weird thing is that since I've been in this GERD research study I haven't had many symptoms at all! (And of course the weirdest part of that is that I haven't even started the medication part.) Talk about a placebo affect!

  2. You're doing so great, both with the consistent exercise and with deciding that focusing on numbers are distracting instead of helpful. I can see real, positive change in how you are approaching all of this weight/exercise/body stuff. I like it :)

  3. I am also struggling with keeping track of the numbers. I posted about that today. Sometimes it is helpful and other times not. I am going with the flow and following what my heart tells me right now.

  4. I have been a bum all weekend unable to motivate to exercise. Good for you!!

  5. What a great week! I thought I'd noticed on FB that you have been working out a lot. Good job!!


"Count your calories, work out when you can, and try to be good to yourself. All the rest is bulls**t." -- Jillian Michaels at BlogHer '07