Doing it when you just don’t wanna

November 24, 2007 at 1:37 am 1 comment

I really didn’t want to go swimming today. I was stiff and tired and sore. And it was cold. But I put my cozzie on under my work clothes, like I always do and took my swim stuff to work. (I couldn’t get them in the boot of my car this morning – it was frozen shut).

Come lunchtime, I figured, I’ll go, do 10 lengths then see how I feel. If I’m still stiff and sore, I’ll get out without feeling guilty about not even trying. So I did. And of course, I carried on after my 10 lengths. So I guess the moral of the story is not too cop out too easily, give it a shot and just make a start.

As it happens, I was a little late for the session, which is only 30 minutes long anyway. The leisure centre is attached to a school and is only open to the public between 12.30 and 1 during the week, which works quite well if you’re trying to fit some exercise into your lunch hour. So I did 20 minutes and managed 16 lengths. If I were to extrapolate, that’d be 24 in 30 minutes, up from 20 last time. But I’ll wait till I actually do 24 lengths in 30 minutes before I rest on my laurels. I also did it in 2-length blocks, like in my mini-goal number 2, but it wasn’t the full 30 minutes, so I won’t count it this time. I’d been doing it all wrong, starting with backstroke to warm up then doing freestyle. Then I needed to rest because I was so puffed. This time I started with freestyle and the backstroke was my recovery length, meaning I needed much less time to recover after every 2 lengths. My goal for next time is to do the full 30 minutes like this, then start building up to my mini-goal number 3 – 30 minutes freestyle. That one might take a bit longer to achieve.

Anyhow, so far this week, I’m right on schedule exercise-wise, and feeling much more positive about myself because of it. I also have a confession to make: I did sneak a peak at the scales on Monday morning. Just on 15 stone. And I couldn’t resist going back to weighing myself daily. The good news is that I’ve gradually been going down each day. I was 14 stone 12 this morning (208 pounds). I’m hoping by Sunday, my official weigh-day, that I will have undone a good chunk of the damage of the last two weeks.

Not much else to tell you today. Check in tomorrow to read about an inspirational young woman and her amazing body transformation. ‘night all.

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Entry filed under: Body image, exercise, fat loss, heath and fitness, inspiration, motivation, weight loss.

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  • 1. dusan952@hotmail.com  |  October 5, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    I see 🙂

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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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