Hello. My apologies. Working on new laptop. Last post’s record was on old desktop. Too lazy to move it. NOT too lazy to buy new wireless printer this Wed. and install it however! Woo hoo, things are going to work SO much better. It will make my new structure easier to maintain.
It’s been rainy and yucky. Here’s one of the more pleasant photos…
Those round things are the stepping stones that used to be in the garden. I need fewer of them now that I have less garden, but haven’t finished digging, so haven’t rearranged them or hauled the leftovers away. Need any stepping stones, Nancy?
I have been plateau-ed in terms of weight loss for a month now. GRRRR! So I realized I had to change something. I don’t want to eat less so I have to exercise more, and it can’t all be walking/running because the weather’s getting bad – and although I love Leslie DVDs, I need some more intense strength training as well. So I decided to STRUCTURE my week’s workouts. AGH. But it seems to be working. Today I was 140 lbs. and I’ve been inching down to that all week. We’ll see how sustainable this routine is.
I’ll rotate focus areas, hitting arms 2x a week, legs 2x a week, abs 2x a week, with rest on Sunday. I’ll aim for 3 miles a day, whether indoors or out – and I won’t be disappointed in myself if I am too tired to do more than 2. I’ll try not to be overenthusiastic and wear myself out when my energy level is high, because then I pay for it – see below!
Sept. 26 – Oct. 7, 2010
Sun. 9-26 – 8419 steps (26′ cardio = 1.5 outdoor walking)
Mon. 9-27 – 6148 steps (21′ cardio indoor walking); knee lifts 6×16, thighmaster 6×10
Tues. 9-28 – 10786 steps (25′ cardio = 1.5 outdoor walking); 30′ gardening; 10′ mini-trampoline; knee lifts 2×16; thighmaster 10×10
Wed. 9-29 – 3697 steps (0 cardio)
Thurs. 9-30 – 8741 steps (3 LS miles, 1 w. weights, 1 w. belt); cardioglide 10×10
Fri. 10-1 – 12018 steps (8775 cardio = 68’= 5 LS miles, belt, stretchy band, weights); wall pushups 4×16. This workout felt good, but it worked everything! Not too great, if I want to rotate areas. So the rotation began on Saturday, with the dreaded abs…
Sat. 10-2 – 10903 steps (5542 cardio = 50’= 2 outdoor miles + 1 LS mi); 12′ Pilates abs video; ab curls, knee lifts, cat/camel stretch. What can I say, I survived the Pilates video!
Sun. 10-3 – 4218 steps – rest
Mon. 10-4 – 7414 steps (4632 cardio = 39’= 3 LS miles/1 arms focus); wall pushups 4×10, shoulder presses 4×10, lateral raises 3×10, triceps kickbacks 2×10 – these last 3 exercises with 5 lb. weights.
Tues. 10-5 – 10672 steps (4371 cardio = 40’= 3 LS/1 legs focus); grand plies 6×12; thighmaster 10×10; lying leg abduction 3×10; lying leg adduction 3×10; double leg raises 2×6; wall squats 2×10
Wed. 10-6 – 8287 steps (4164 cardio = 35’= 2 LS/1 abs focus); 12 ‘ Pilates abs video. The video was easier this time, thank God!
Thurs. 10-7 – 8195 steps (4282 cardio = 30’= 2 LS/1 arms focus); wall pushups 5×10; shoulder presses 5×12; lateral raises 5×8 – again with 5 lb. weights
So far, this is working well, except I did much too much on Tuesday and the tiredness hit me yesterday. Usually, I would still be tired today – but I’m not! There must be something good about this structure thing. I hope I can sustain it!