Nothing much of note!

November 28, 2007 at 12:17 am 3 comments

Nothing much to report. Went swimming today. Didn’t want to, but I went anyway. I was rewarded by a no-icicles-floating-in-the-water pool, which made a nice change. Was late again but managed 16 lengths in 20 minutes. It’s worth remembering that on my first attempt around 10 days ago I could only rustle up 16 lengths in 30 minutes!

Also, today was the first of my week 2 toning workouts. I’ve written to Self to ask for permission to upload the pictures from the workout but haven’t heard back yet. To up the intensity this week, the exercises were performed as supersets on day 1 (today). That’s 2 sets of 15 reps of 5 supersets. Day 2, which will be on Friday, will be the same as last week: 2 sets of 20 reps of 10 exercises. The exercises in each superset used the same muscle groups (mostly) so the muscles were pre-tired on the first exercise before doing the second one. For example a squat followed by a calf raise, then a short rest before repeating the superset.

Anyway, exercise is all on schedule and going to plan. Bit lax on the diet this evening, though. Chinese take-away. Ordered a relatively healthy meal, but then spoilt it by having spare ribs too. Oh well. Will have to be on my best behaviour for the rest of the week.

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  • 1. practiceliving  |  November 28, 2007 at 5:22 pm

    Congrats on the great swimming progress recently! Even with the icicles. 😉

    I’m doing a fitness set from Fitness mag between now and the New Year – I don’t often like them, but this one is 15mins/day, which is so short I can’t possibly make excuses not to do it!

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  • 2. blubberbegone  |  November 28, 2007 at 6:54 pm

    I used to subscribe to Fitness and a couple of others too. They had some good workouts. But now I’m down to just 2: Shape and Self. I think Self is my favourite though – a lot of the Shape workouts are gym based whereas Self’s are usually equipment-free or minimal stuff that you might have at home.

    What’s your grand plan, fitness-wise? Do you just plan workout to workout or do you have a whole periodised schedule? I’m a bit of a geek – I like making graphs and tables and stuff, so I’ve got my next 6 months or so worked out! When I was at school I always enjoyed making revision timetables. Sticking to them was another matter.

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  • 3. practiceliving  |  November 30, 2007 at 5:36 pm

    I enjoy Self too, and will sometimes pick it up at the grocery store. They always have interesting challenges on their website.

    My grand plan right now is non-existent, but I’m thinking of making one for 2008. I loove graphs and all those things, too, but so far I’ve just been doing them for my weight.

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  • Body fat lost: 0.9%
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  • 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).
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  • 14. Reach my goal weight (10 stone) and decide if I need to lose any more based on my muscularity and shape.
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  • 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.
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  • 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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