On the Wholefully Reader Survey, I’ve had a few people mention that they have no interest in these weekly fitness rundown posts. Honestly, they are mostly for me, to help keep myself accountable. But if you all find them boring and blah, I can find another way to do that. If you like these posts, chime in now (either through the survey or in the comments) or these suckers might go the way of the dinosaur. I say “might” because I still like them, and not to be all “It’s all about me!” but hey, it is my blog, ya know?
Onto this week in fitness: I am pretty happy with my week. I’m writing this post with blissfully sore shoulders and back thanks to a two-hour marathon gym session yesterday and you’ll notice two of my All About the Numbers challenges are crossed off. Woo-to-the-hoo! Oh, I also did some sort of activity every day this week. A good week indeed.
- 3 mile walk
I’ve been trying to do a long walk a few times a week. I’m still not sure about where I stand with running. There are so many questions unanswered, the biggest one being “do I even want to run?”. But walking? I love walking.
- Gym: 30 minutes strength, 1 mile walk, 8 miles stationary bike
- Home: 2.5 mile walk, 5 miles stationary bike
It’s a good think that I did so many fitness minutes on Halloween because I seriously ODed on the sugar. Balance, I guess? I’ve been loving the combo of working out at home and working out at the gym. I head to the gym when I have a lot of time and really want to work out hard. And then, on the flip side, it is so easy to hop on the bike or elliptical at home while dinner is in the oven or while watching some crappy TV show on my iPad.
- 5 miles stationary bike
Note that I’m not longer counting workouts by calories, but have switched to time and miles. I like it that way. I like that I’m starting to break away from the hold that calorie counting (in and out) has on me.
- 3 miles walking
I am desperately trying to hit that 100 miles running/walking goal but it is reaching the point where it is nearly impossible. For the next 18 days, I need to walk or run at least 3.75 miles a day to hit my goal. Which, I might just try to do. I hate a goal unfulfilled.
- 10 minutes elliptical
- 5 miles bike
Thought the elliptical sounded good until I got on it and had no interest. The bike (and an episode of Charlie’s Angels) kept my interest though.
- 1.5 mile walk
I was going to consider Friday a rest day (although, it’s not like walking 1.5 miles is any big exertion for me) but I was so hot in my office in the afternoon that I had to get out and walk around campus to cool off.
- Gym: 2 mile walk, 30 minutes strength, planks and chair sits, 10 miles bike
Had a great Saturday morning gym session all around, but the crowning jewel? 2 minute plank and a 1 minute chair sit, baby! I am in total awe that I can do a 2 minute plank. The first time I tried to do a plank at the beginning of the summer I was struggling to hold 30 seconds. Next goal: 3 minutes.
I have 18 days to go in my All About the Numbers challenge. Missed the challenge introduction? Go read what it’s all about. The bold numbers represent where I am currently in my quest to tackle my goals.
- Complete 2000 fitness minutes (1034/2000)
Do a 2 minute plank(2 minutes) Do a 1 minute chair sit (1 minute)
- Run or walk a total of 100 miles (32.56/100)
- Stationary bike a total of 100 miles (51.31/100)
- Drink 4000 ounces of water (2160/4000)
- Track my food for 30 days (16/30)
- Eat 200 servings of fruits and veggies (98/200)
- Go 40 days without stepping on a scale (22/40)
- Write and post 30 Operation Beautiful notes (12/30)
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What was your best workout of the week?