Today starts my Week of Accountability! I will be posting every day with my food log/points tracker, my daily activity, and a weigh in. I don't recommend weighing daily, but this week I really need to make sure I'm on track.
And so, without further delay...my weigh in from today's meeting.
Weigh in: Saturday, 8/20/11 - 201.2 - 3.4 lbs gained
My daily point allowance went *up*...how terrible does that feel? Ugh. That gain is since last Saturday's out of town weigh in, for a net gain in two weeks of 5.8. Yeesh. That's not to say that I'm surprised - I've been off track for a while now, and this past week especially I was NOT eating like a mentally sound individual. It actually could have been worse, and it was when I checked Friday morning, so I did make up a little ground by getting back on track yesterday.
After a much needed trip to the grocery store, I came home and got in my activity for the day. I follow FitnessGetzEasy on Facebook, and a challenge has been issued to be active for at least 20 minutes EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. for 30 days. Today is my Day 1.
I also found an interesting set of training programs that are designed to increase your strength and get you doing insane amounts of body weight exercises in 6 weeks. I decided to start on the 100 push-ups and 150 tricep dips programs...but then I realized I can't even do a decent push-up from my knees (my arms barely move, it's pretty pathetic really). So I'm going to do wall push-ups for now and just try to increase my strength enough to move to the bench or floor versions. Tricep dips I can do though! Today was just my 'initial test' day, so I'll start the actually 150 dips program on Monday.
- Wall push-ups - 50
- Tricep dips - 13
- Stationary bike - 3.9 miles in 20:00
I did some intervals on the bike - 30 seconds at max effort, 1-2 minutes recovery. Max for me ended up being around 16-17 mph, and recovery was 10-11. It amazes me that folks can maintain my interval pace for hours on end...I think I would die. I went to walk up the basement steps when I was done and almost yelled - glutes made of pain. Not sure if it was sitting on the bike seat, or the effort. Ouchie. But it felt good to sweat and have that wobbly-limbed sensation again!
Here are some screen caps of my tracker today!
That's today done! Tomorrow's plan is to get up super early and hit the pavement - 1 hr 35 min run scheduled, which for me should be around 7 miles. I'm gonna stick close to home in case I need to refuel, I've never run much more than an hour!