Hello, all — this week was more in my old pattern, off and on — but thanks to elderexercise, there are 4 “on” days and only 3 off, and thanks to Mr. Omron, I know what’s happening! Weight fairly steady…
Mon. Nov 10 – 3601 steps; 170 cardio reps.
Tues. Nov. 11 – 10,272 steps (5192 aerobic). Wore myself out on new elliptical machine in 3 minutes and was exhausted for 2 days! (20 min. treadmill, 22 regular elliptical)
Wed. Nov. 12 – 3514 steps, 200 cardio reps.
Thurs. Nov. 13 – 5259 steps, 100 cardio.
Fri. Nov. 14 – 10,357 steps, 6038 aerobic (walked to Wegman’s).
Sat. Nov. 15 – 11,975 steps, 6490 aerobic. I think this might be my top step count ever! AND a gym adventure. I decided to do intervals on the treadmill, as recommended by Prevention. 3 min. warmup, 7 min. brisk speed, THEN 2 min. running and 3 min. brisk, alternating these two — well, THEIR goal was to reach the 35 minute mark and then a cooldown. I managed 4 sets of this alternation before returning to regular walk and cooldown. I have added short spurts of running to my outdoor walks before, but never two minutes of it. The second minute was really hard; by the 4th repetition, it was a touch easier. First time I have ever tried this in a disciplined way.
Sun. Nov. 16 – 9209 steps, 5664 aerobic. Yes I did get back to the gym but did more on the elliptical this time. Only 2 reps of the run/walk routine since my leg muscles said “hello?” and I could hear you all saying, you’re doing great, don’t push too hard!
This will be a heavy work week, we have our big centennial celebration this Sunday, and the weather is going to be in the 30s all week with snow showers. Hasta la vista, everyone, and happy walking!