Made it to the Y. I've done the circuit ? weights before. I use dumbells at home sometimes. Did my routine and 26 minutes on the crosstrainer. Once I get in the Y I make it worth while. I spoke to the trainer and will book 2 or 3 sessions. He was advising on core strengthening for balanace as well. I'm more apt to go since I have a double reason. Prepare for the sailing lessons and losing weight.
Avoiding injury is a biggy for me and the instructor thought I was wise to start working out now. He mentioned it had been a while since he had seen me.
Now to go enjoy a bike ride pr walk just for the beauty of being outside. Mary
Restarting Jan 11th, 2014
Starting weight: 201.6
Current weight: April 15th, 2014 = 181.2
May 1st goal = 175
Ultimate goal Undecided ? 150 to be assessed once maintained for a while
Height 5' 3"
Got a nasty blister on my foot (must have been from Friday's run, but I really don't remember it hurting after the run ) and there is no way I can even put the runners on, let alone walk/run in them.
Oh well, an extra rest day is probably a good idea anyway
Bummer! Sorry to hear about that. I thought I would test to see how my injuries were feeling and I'm happy to say that all is well and managed a pretty good workout.
I did about 1 1/2 workout with free weights on Saturday-upper & lower body and then went for 15mile bike ride.
I was going to try for 2nd bike ride on Sunday, but it was way too windy, so I just did yardwork instead.
I'm gonna try a short run later this week- after the triple digit weather passes.
That's great, fabulous, and terrific. In the spirit of total disclosure, I must admit that I do modified push-ups too. I'm getting a little better, but regular PU are really tough on my back.
Regular PUs are just too difficult in general, and my ankle doesn't like them But thanks for the encouragement! and for you too abby! The quoting function is going crazy on me atm, I can only quote one at a time.
I was shocked to have done 40. I had been doing 20 on a regular basis every day, but I just decided to 'go' one evening until my arms shook too much to continue. It was pretty cool
Sorry about your blister, Pam. That sucks
Female, 30 years old, 5'4 1/2" tall
Starting weight 1/4/11 = 215.2 lbs.
Weight 8/30/13 = 179.8 (net: -35.4)
Current mini-goal: 175 lbs.
Lowest weight: 156.7 lbs.
150.2 lbs. <--- Official "Healthy BMI" weight
Estimated final goal: 130 lbs.
"You don't have to change your life today. You only need to change your day today."
Mary - sounds impressive, and Pam - a blister is so annoying - not enough to make you feel justified in being a slug, but enough to prevent moving - and SW - that triple digits sounds grim, I would be hidden under a rock.
I had a most decadent weekend, turned 49 and really stopped behaving for three days - ice cream last night (and it was good),
I did 25 minutes on the elliptical and a bunch of ab work and some lunges.
Didn't get any exercise high hope I can do good work today.
Totally off topic, I'm reading a book in which someone starts each day asking "may I be a blessing to someone today" - it's a great image, and I find the encouragement many of you offer here serves that function. Thank you!