Badminton newbie and new old trousers

March 23, 2009 at 10:52 pm 1 comment

One of my pilates students (and also one of my ‘practice’ PT clients) plays badminton at club level and invited me along to one of the more social (i.e. blood is not necessarily shed) club nights. I played a bit a couple of years ago, for about a month, and loved it, despite the great big hole in the middle of my racket, but otherwise haven’t played since I was a kid.

I was really tired when I got home from work this evening and it was a stretch to go out again but I knew I’d feel better if I went. Also I didn’t much feel like eating dinner at 6.30 but it was then, and allow it to digest a little, or after the session which ran from 8 to 10pm. Normally we eat quite late, around 9, so that sat a bit heavy on me. maybe next time I’ll try a light meal before and another after, rather than eating a full dinner.

Anyway, I dragged myself out and it was great fun. There were a few people off so there was barely any chance to sit a game out (it was doubles). Despite, I’m sure, turning purple, and being dripping wet within the first twenty minutes, I held my own, just about on the fitness front, if not on the badminton front, which is more than I did last time I played, so I’m obviously fitter now than I was then. I was the only newbie, but everyone was very nice and patient and I’m going to go again. Most of the exercise I do doesn’t involve much in the way of running around like a mad person, so it complements the other stuff quite well. So my current fun cardio looks like being kickboxing, belly dancing (both from DVDs) and badminton. Plus weights, intervals and pilates. I’m turning into an exercise junkie – who’da thunk it?

Weight edged just above 15 stone this morning (15 stone 0.2 pounds!) but that wasn’t unexpected. I wore a pair of cream slacks that I bought about a year ago to work today. I’ve been wearing the same pair of black trousers every day for the last few months because I couldn’t fit into any of my other clothes and refused to buy new in a larger size (which would have been a UK 22!). I have plenty of size 20 clothes which are now beginning to fit me again, and another 10 pounds and I will gladly buy a new wardrobe in size 18.

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  • 1. Cynthia  |  March 25, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    Badminton! We played that in the yard when we were kids! I always liked it myself! Don’t think our yard is too suitable though with the trees.

    Yeah for getting into the cream slacks!

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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
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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).
  • 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.
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  • 9. Beat my husband at badminton.
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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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  • 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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