Sunday, January 27, 2013

What I did this week: January 21-27

I had a good exercise week this week.  Ignoring the house cleaning and snow shoveling, I had more than 6 hours of exercise.  It was a very cold week here, so I didn't get out to run until yesterday, which meant more Spin classes.

Monday: Yoga class
Tuesday: 45 minutes of swimming on my own
Wednesday: 40-minute Spin class (didn't feel great, took it a little easier than usual)
Thursday: 40-minute Spin class (higher-intensity)
Friday: 40-minute Spin class (felt great, really pushed myself)
Saturday: Pilates Circuit class, came home and had a snack, felt good, so I decided to go out and run. 29 minutes of running and 5 minutes each of warmup/cooldown walking. My next run workout will end the Ease into 5K program for me, though I don't have plans to do a race until it warms up.
Sunday: One-hour swim workout with the Masters. I feel like I am getting stronger, though I still hate, hate, hate, hate the pull sets. I love kick sets. I must power my swim more with my legs than with my arms.

I did checklists for Monday and Tuesday, but not the rest of the week. I'm just going to summarize the whole week here: I might start doing this instead of posting a checklist every day to keep everyone from getting bored to death. 

  • Average 300 minutes of exercise, with at least 30 minutes per day: On it, 7/7 days.  Obviously, see above. The yoga class gave me an easier day, but I still did something.
  • Log all food in Lose It! and stay in the "green zone": Hit my target or less 4/7 days, went over 3/7. I would expect to lose about half a pound this week, according to my performance.
  • Take my supplements: Forgot them Monday but got them every other day.
  • Drink at least 90 ounces of liquids today: Met or exceeded 6/7 days.
  • Get at least 35 grams of fiber: Hit it 4/7 days, missed 3/7.  This one really is hard to hit on lower-calorie days.


  1. Summaries are good and probably more beneficial to you as a record.

    Very good cardio!

    Do you hate push-ups? Because that is a big arm thing too. I actually love the arm work, because I have a big carrot. My tues thur free weights and Pilates instructor has the best arms and shoulders I have ever seen. Remember I found her classes because I asked her how she got them.

    My husband wondered if your expectation in arms only laps is that you are going to go just as fast, and that is why you hate it. He said that most everyone is going to be slower with arms only and it just is what it is. You are using the buoy thing to keep your legs up aren't you?

    1. I do use a pull buoy. I fall behind the other swimmers doing pull, catch them in the kick. I have narrow shoulders and long arms -- I just don't get the power with them, I guess.

      I have had rotator cuff problems so I have to modify push-ups.


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