Monday: 15 minutes running, 15 minutes walking
Tuesday: 60 minute swim on my own
Wednesday: 45 minutes Spinning
Thursday: 45 minutes Spinning
Friday: 45 minutes Pilates
Saturday: 30 minutes running and 30 minutes walking
Sunday: 30 minute walk, 60 minute hard swim with the masters' group
Since Vickie was curious about my swim workouts, here was today's. I was in a lane with one really fast person and two that were fairly close to my ability. I was faster than all of them on the kick, but I dragged through the pull set and struggled to keep up:
2 x through with 20 seconds rest in between:
- 150 free, build
- 4 x 75 (25 Tarzan, 25 fist, 25 build)
- 100 stroke
4x through with 25 seconds rest in between::
- 50 build kick
- 2 x 25 fast kick
4x150 pull, breathing every 3rd stroke, descend
100 easy swim
Funny story: I asked my favorite Pilates instructor if she thought swimming could sort of count as strength training, since there is so much natural resistance in the water. She is a hardcore bodybuilder, so she would prefer that I was pumping iron 3-4 times a week, but she reluctantly said yes. "But it's not aerobic," she said. Actually, I think swimming is aerobic. Drowning is not aerobic, but if you are swimming more than a 25-yard sprint, you have to be breathing while you are doing it. I feel like swimming has increased my aerobic strength and my lung capacity. I also do think it is a full-body strength workout, especially the hard swims like today's.
I usually do a breath every 3 strokes alternating sides, though when I'm tired I default to breathing every second stroke, always on the right. Another swimmer once told me that everyone has a "chocolate and a vanilla side" for breathing, and since I like chocolate and breathing on the right best, I guess that breathing on the left is my vanilla.
Today's daily checklist
I thought I'd give my score for the checklist for this week. Out of a total of 7 daily points possible, and a weekly score of 49, I got 32:
- Monday: 5 points
- Tuesday: 5 points
- Wednesday: 4 points
- Thursday: 5 points
- Friday: 3 points
- Saturday: 3 points
- Sunday: 7 points.
Tonight I'm very tired so I will sleep well. Weigh-in tomorrow first thing, then Christmas shopping, which might just count as my activity for the day.
According to LoseIt, I would expect to lose 1/2 a pound tomorrow. I'm about 2000 calories over my goals to lose 1 pound a week. We will see what the scale says and how accurate that is.