Tae Bo

October 9, 2007 at 9:18 pm 1 comment

I did my scheduled Tae Bo workout today. I bought the DVD about 3 years ago, tried the beginner how-to segment, collapsed in a sweating heap after about 10 minutes, and haven’t looked at it since. Today, I just dived right in with the main workout, a bit trepidatious, but determined to do my best. 35 minutes later I was done, hot, sweaty, and happy. Then I sat down and watched the beginner segment. The first ten minutes barely got me into boxing moves – it was mostly warm up stretches. How unfit was I then? Wow. And how much fitter am I now. That’s something to be proud of. Even though my bouts of exercise over the last year or two have been erratic, going through gung-ho phases and blubber-up phases, overall, my fitness levels are much higher. Who’da thunk it? Anyway, today is the end of my exercise week and I’ve clocked up 6 hours and 5 minutes, or 25 WW points! Meeting and weigh-in tomorrow.

In other news, met hubby in town today during his lunch hour and took him to buy a new pair of running shoes. We went to Up and Running, where they put you on a treadmill and film and analyse your gait. He’s a slight pronator. So he’s all geared up now, and, although I doubt he’d admit it, I think he’s starting to get into this running thing. He came into the lounge after his run tonight, amazed that he was already fitter than when he started, less than 2 weeks ago. And, and I quote, “I even stretched for you”, he said proudly. Awww.

After buying the shoes this afternoon we checked out the outdoor European market. They have these from time to time in various squares around the city. This one was all food. Cheeses, sausages, soups, and pies. And it smelt fabulous. Restricted myself to a half-serving of steaming hot paella which filled me up just fine. Hubby, who had previously said he wasn’t hungry and besides he was on a diet, rocked up with not one but two giant chorizo baps with fried onions. So much for the diet. They were nice though, I had a nibble. Avoided lingering around the fudge and toffee stall.

I’ve also updated my progress on some of my 101 in 1001 list and put it on its own page in case any of you are interested in my faltering journey of self-improvement. I wanted to put a countdown in the sidebar, but it doesn’t seem to recognise java script. Suggestions welcome. And I’ve added a list of weight loss goals to the sidebar – mini steps, right?

That’s about it for today. ‘night all.

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  • 1. Aluschka  |  October 11, 2007 at 5:33 am

    Angie!!! I just got your postcard from Keney in mail. What an awesome SUPRIZE!!! THANX so much for thinking about me!! WOW!! My boyfriend was like..Who’s sending you postcard from Africa!!! I was like..My friend from PN how cool is that!!! I suppose by now the burnes and bites have healed LOL!!!!

    You are da best girl..keep going!!!

    Ciao

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Blubberbegone Stats

  • Start: 16 stone, 45.7% body fat
  • 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
  • Badminton: mins
  • Tai Chi: mins
  • Yoga: hr
  • Exercise last week: 4 hrs 40 mins
  • Joke of the Day

    I'm not fat - I'm a woman and a half.

    Motivation

    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.
  • My Blubber Reduction Journey

  • My highest measured weight ever:
  • Jan 1 2006 = 238 lbs (17 stone)
  • BBG blog starting weight:
  • 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)
  • Lowest weight posted since then:
  • Nov 16 2009 = 193.2 lbs (13 stone 11.2), 43.7% BF, lean body mass 108.8 lbs (7 stone 10.8)
  • Lowest body fat posted since then:
  • Sep 7 2009 = 194.2 lbs (13 stone 12.2), 42.6% BF, lean body mass 111.5 lbs (7 stone 13.5)
  • My blubber reduction journey 2011:
  • Xmas 2010 = 221.6 lbs, 46.7% BF, 118.1 lbs LBM
  • 5 Jan = 221.0 lbs, 47.1% BF
  • 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
  • 2 Mar = 211.6 lbs, 45.9% BF
  • 9 Mar = 209.8 lbs, 45.1% BF
  • 16 Mar = 208.8 lbs, 45.3% BF
  • 23 Mar = 208.0 lbs, 45.1% BF
  • 13 Apr = 208.4 lbs, 44.4% BF
  • 20 Apr = 207.6 lbs, 43.3% BF
  • 27 Apr = 205.0 lbs, 45.8% BF
  • 4 May = 209.2 lbs, 45.2% BF (TTOM)
  • No. weeks: 18
  • Average weekly weight loss: 0.31%
  • 101 in 1001

    28 down, 5 goals revoked, 68 to go, and 94 days to do them. Check out the 101 page, above, for all the latest on my journey to be a better blubberbegone.

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