Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Fighting Cabin Fever

After yesterdays near miss on my treadmill I almost went flying off the back end I ended up jumping at the last second and landed safely but it was scary.I decided to change things up a bit and go back to my park and walk outside.

It was dreary and wet but not cold just mildly cool I were a light wind breaker for a jacket nothing heavy. I saw some squirrels playing and a forlorn looking dog sitting by the fence as I went by it didn't even bother to bark.

I completed 8 laps, and wore my heart rate monitor to make sure I stayed in my zone,which is hard to do just walking so I had to throw a few jogs in as well.

All in all a good time was had at least the scenery changes as you go round and round the park. Not another soul in it but me today wonder why?
Came home did my abs now I am done for today:)

Whats on your workout schedule for today? How's your weather?

Monday, January 17, 2011

What I found Out

Even though I know a lot about exercising trying to figure out my calorie needs was driving me crazy. Yesterday, I took this quiz at Web Md Personal Diet Evaluator and now I have my answers which I will share.

The quiz asks a lot of questions such as your age, height, current weight, activity level, pant size... Mine is age 46 my height 5'6, weight 162, activity level moderate, pants size is 12,my bmi 26 (overweight) range.
So to live my calorie level needs to be 1388, 2151 to maintain, to lose weight 1651. They suggest reducing calories by 233 and burning 233 with exercise.

They say I could be at 150 by April 16, 2011 how cool is that? I thought it was funny that they suggested my shape is becoming pair I always thought I was a apple due to being big chested...My waist size is healthy supposed to be half of your height or less:)
Just thought I would share...encourage any one reading this that is struggling to take this quiz find out your numbers.

Yesterday I did a short but intense cardio session plus weights I am sore today along with my abs and eating was OK. Today is another cardio day probably a long one.
Make it a great day.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

First New Post Of 2011

Sorry to be so absent lately not much to say I guess plus I was busy with the holidays and all. My holidays were very good and I hope yours were too! I managed to regain 3 pounds over them though so I now I am in the process of removing them again.

Last weeks workouts went very well I think I only had one day out of the five that I did not meet my goal of 50 min of cardio. I did weights twice, abs 3x.

I set a goal of 250 minutes of exercise a week so that I could eat in the 1600 calorie range.I bought a new heart rate monitor over Christmas wearing this helps me workout out hard enough but not too hard. My target heart rate is between 113-121 with 139 being tops at 80%. You find your target heart rate range by taking 220 minus your age and mulitplying that by 65% 70% 80% so you know your safe training numbers.

I'm finding that using my heart rate monitor really helps keep me in my target rate zone where I am working out hard enough but not to hard. I feel better physically since I started this not so stiff in my lower back and spine which I think OVER training was causing.

Oh yeah, I went down 1.5 pounds from the week before in spite of myself lol I had some good moments eating wise last week and some really bad ones. With me I find if I have a bad eating episode then at the next meal or snack I try to make good so the ratio of good eating is higher than the bad.

My other new fitness toy is a used rower I picked up for 5.00 at a garage sale. It is a Weider and very light weight but I do feel it all over when I use it.

Yesterday I had a major setback with my eating I ate out at Wendy's and had major junk food:( I make no excuses this is why I usually don't eat out my resolve and will power stay in my truck...oh well today has been better so far.
Tommorrow starts a new week time to move on!

Thanks for sticking with me I'm better at reading blogs than I am at blogging sometimes....

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Hi all,

Just dropping by to wish every one a Merry Christmas!

Hope your holiday is all you could wish for it to be that is good.

Mike and I will be having a quiet Christmas here at home this year just the two of us:) I'll be baking a small turkey with some healthy fixings and some treats:)

My left knee is hurting once again:( so I am resting it probably for the rest of the week...I call it my weather knee when it turns cold it hurts just arthritis I think no swelling etc. so all you guys who can workout please do so for me.

Take Care, Merry Christmas and thanks for all the support!

Friday, December 10, 2010

In Memory Of My Mom

Today marks the sixth anniversary of my moms death. I've been dreading this day all week. Its kind of funny how when I woke up it didn't immediately hit me like I feared it would. I am doing OK surprisingly well all things considered. I do still miss her always will I guess.

The holidays have been hard for me since mom died. My mom is the one in our family who "did" Christmas. She loved that time of year everything done to the max! It was easy to get caught up in her happiness and enthusium with cooking, decorating, presents galore she started Christmas in July. Now not so much.

The thing I know for sure is you only get one mom and one dad and you miss them when they are gone...so if you still have yours call them and love them the best you can. My relationship with my mom was far from perfect but I loved her and she loved me.

Rest in peace mom.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Still Struggling

This week has been mixed I got my five days of exercise done but it was a struggle
Sun and Monday were hard workout days and Tuesday was easy due to my back hurting it quit already so I don't know I think I just overdid on weightlifting or something.

Yesterday I walked inside on my treadmill in the afternoon hated every minute of it but got r done. Today I walked and ran for 35 minutes on my treadmill it went better then I lifted weights and did abs.

Eating has been some what better I have dropped back down to 160 hoping to finish the year at 155 miracles do happen you know...

Well I guess thats it for now oh we are getting our first freeze of the season and i hate cold weather have I mentioned that before? I thought so,....

Looks like Mike will still be getting laid off all though not till January now lots of stress there.

Chris is alright as far as I know supposed to go help him clean and organize his place tomorrow really not looking forward to that...

Thats been my life lately till next time.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

This Spoke To Me

As I was reading one of my favorite blogs this morning this quote or line from a song ( John Mayer wrote or sings this) jumped out at me and resonated with me and I think it applies in so many areas of our life not just food so here is the quote:

"Oh twice as much ain't twice as good
And can't sustain like a one half could
It's wanting more
That's gonna send me to my knees"

I printed out this quote and put this next to my computer....

I completely fell off the food wagon on Thanksgiving night and my weight jumped up three pounds immediately which I know is temporary since I am reigning in my eating and watching calories.

Will get back to exercising maybe today definitely tomorrow.

I haven't kept a journal in about 10 years now and maybe its time to get back to it as a healthy way to deal with my feelings instead of with food etc..

Well I'm off to eat breakfast have a great Saturday!