Exercise Plan

October 2, 2007 at 11:47 pm 5 comments

Before I went away, I was getting a little burnt out on the exercise front. Since coming back I’ve mixed it up a bit. I’m not turbulence training this month, although I will return to TT next month.

Over the years, I have collected loads of workouts from magazines like Shape and Self. I particularly like the workouts in Self because they usually use minimal equipment and can be done at home. Since I don’t currently belong to a gym, this is a bonus. So this month I am doing an old Self Challenge workout. They run these every year, over 3 months, with a new workout and diet advice each month.

So my workout schedule for this week looks like this:
Wednesday (don’t ask): 30 min walk, 30 min pilates
Thursday: Challenge cardio workout number one (intervals, 30 mins)
Friday: Challenge, total body toning workout (10 exercises, 3 sets of 15 reps, around 40 minutes). I also walked to the shops and back instead of driving.
Saturday: Challenge cardio workout number two (pyramid, 30 mins)
Sunday: Challenge toning workout
Monday: 60 mins pilates
Tuesday: 30′ whatever-you-fancy Challenge cardio workout number 3. Last week was kickboxing, this week was step. Next week Tae Bo (wish me luck) and week 4 is Hip Hop. I’m so glad I don’t have a webcam!

I am gradually increasing the pilates and cardio each week. After four weeks I will do another 4-week TT block, and continue to alternate strength and endurance like this each month.

The 30 minute walk on Wednesday is to and from my xx*@!!@! (censored name of international weight loss organisation) meeting. I’ve clocked up 23 exercise bonus points this week (that’s my entire daily allowance) and only eaten 2 and a 1/2 of them. Hoping to see a bit more movement on the scale than last week when I’d only dropped half a pound! Wish me luck.

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Cynthia  |  October 3, 2007 at 12:30 am

    Oh my god, I think this is my very first blog comment ever! Can you tell I am not used to the blog thing whatsoever?

    Anyway, the exercise plan sounds like fun, and mixing things up is, as you know, a good idea! If it makes you feel any better, I’ve been looking at Hip Hop Abs DVDs on eBay. Because sometimes you just need something else, something different. And my feet hurt and the Nordic Track is not so appealing at the moment. Moving isn’t all that appealing if the truth be known, though I am pool draining, so that gets me up every so often to brush down.

    I admire you doing the Pilates… that is TOUGH STUFF! I feel like one big ache today. Well, part was my leg workout, but the rest is the Pilates class. I can only hope it gets better, because right now, it is the workout I love to hate, LOL!

    Cynthia

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  • 2. blubberbegone  |  October 3, 2007 at 8:00 am

    Hey Cynthia. Welcome to Blogworld! Before you know it, you’ll be writing your own. 😉

    Yes, I’m really enjoying this new workout schedule. I’m 14 for 14 on the last two weeks and really proud of myself for that.

    Pilates does get easier, at least with regard to aching all over. You’re using all your deep stabilising muscles to stabilise your torso while you do the exercises like they’re supposed to, instead of your hamstrings and traps and such which aren’t really designed for the job and which is why they’re always so tight in most of us.

    The main thing you’ll notice over the coming weeks (besides less pain) is increased postural awareness. You’ll notice it when you’re driving, or cooking, or having a cup of coffee – you’ll realise you’re not in alignment and correct yourself more often. Movements will become easier as you loosen up a bit and you’ll feel less scrunched up in general. Obviously, once you master basic stabilisation, the exercises get tougher, but you shouldn’t experience the same soreness. Hang in there, it’ll be worth it.

    Let me know how you get on with Hip Hop Abs too!

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  • 3. practiceliving  |  October 3, 2007 at 4:40 pm

    Sounds like a great plan, especially with shaking it up regularly. Keeping things different helps me stay motivated instead of bored.

    Can I ask why you censor the name of the weight-loss organization? Just curious!

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  • 4. blubberbegone  |  October 3, 2007 at 11:08 pm

    Hi Marianne,

    It was censored because much of that post was originally posted on the Precision Nutrition forum, and, only half joking, I thought if I mentioned the words “Weight Watchers”, they would have lynched me.

    So there it is, the cat is out of the bag. But you’ll have to come round and protect me from low-carb-crazed messianical PNers!

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  • 5. practiceliving  |  October 5, 2007 at 1:33 pm

    Heheh, I thought it sounded like WW. You know, I think if people come around and try to get on you for changing programs, they really need to find better things to do. Each person has to find a program or programS that work for them, and that’s what you’re working on. Nothing works for all people across all lifestyles and all time.

    In other words, I got your back. 😀

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  • Goal: 10 stone, 20% body fat
  • Today: 14 stone 13.6 lbs, 44.8% BF
  • Pounds lost: 14.4
  • Body fat lost: 0.9%
  • Exercise this week (Sat–Fri):
  • Total: 2 hr 5 mins
  • Jog/Walk: 20 mins
  • Walking: 20 mins
  • Burlesque: 1 hr
  • Pilates: 25 mins
  • African dance: mins
  • Tae Kwon Do: mins
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  • Yoga: hr
  • Exercise last week: 4 hrs 40 mins
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    My Weight Loss Goals

  • 1. Crack 15 stone (210 lbs) for the fourth and final (I hope) time.
  • 2. Lose 10% of my body fat (14 stone 4).
  • 3. Fit into a size 18 (US 16).
  • 4. Get my body fat below 40%
  • 5. Lose another 10% of my body fat (12 stone 12/180 lbs).
  • 6. Get my BMI under 30 (12 stone 9/177 lbs) - no longer obese, just overweight now.
  • 7. Weigh less than my husband.
  • 8. Fit into a size 16 (US 14).
  • 9. Lose my third 10% (11 stone 8/162 lbs).
  • 10. Fit into a size 14 (US 12).
  • 11. Get my BMI under 25 (10 stone 8/148 lbs).
  • 12. Lose my fourth 10% (10 stone 6/ 146 lbs).
  • 13. Fit into a size 12 (US 10).
  • 14. Reach my goal weight (10 stone) and decide if I need to lose any more based on my muscularity and shape.
  • 15. Turn heads in a bikini!
  • My Fitness Goals for 2011

  • 1. Increase my cruising walking speed from around 5.0kph to 6.4kph.
  • 2. Increase continuous jogging time to 30 mins.
  • 3. Run a 5K for charity.
  • 4. Work on my crawl stroke and build up to 30 mins continuous swimming.
  • 5. Build up to 1 hour continuous and comfortable cycling.
  • 6. Squat 50kg.
  • 7. Do an unassisted chin up.
  • 8. Take a martial arts or self-defence class for at least 3 months.
  • 9. Beat my husband at badminton.
  • 10. Learn a new dance style.
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  • Jan 1 2006 = 238 lbs (17 stone)
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  • Sep 16 2007 = 215.5 lbs (15 stone 5.5), 47.0% BF Lean body mass 114.2 lbs (8 stone 2.2)
  • Highest weight posted since then:
  • Xmas 2008 = 223.6 lbs (15 stone 13.6), 48.2% BF, lean body mass 116.0 lbs (8 stone 4)
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  • 12 Jan = 219.6 lbs, 45.8% BF
  • 19 Jan = 220.4 lbs, 45.8% BF (TTOM)
  • 26 Jan = 218.8 lbs, 45.2% BF
  • 2 Feb = 218.8 lbs, 44.7% BF
  • 9 Feb = 219.4 lbs, 44.9% BF
  • 16 Feb = 215.8 lbs, 44.6% BF
  • 23 Feb = 213.2 lbs, 45.2% BF
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