update

So it’s been about a month and a half since “The Plan”.  How’s it going, you ask?  It’s not.

I started off well enough.  Planking, bridges, 100′s a few times a day through May 24.  Then I just kind of stopped.  No bonus fitness.  At all.  It took about a week to get any sort of moving around done.

workoutThere you have it.  I have been moving around.  Here’s some of the social fitness sites I belong on:

  • Dailymile
  • Garmin Connect
  • Runkeeper
  • Endomondo
  • Nexercise
  • Nike+

Yeah..  I’d say I have a problem!  anyway..  I HAVE been active, whether it’s yard work, walking, cycling, rollerskating, housework.  :)  It all counts!

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after further thought…

I think my plan might be a bit ambitious.  I’m modifying it a bit already.  Planking, bridge, and hundreds will stay.  Fitness app/misc. will be bonus.

Bike riding/elliptical/walking/running/roller skating will be modified to 30 minutes total.  Walking will be two 15 minute chunks.  Elliptical/stationary bike riding/skating will probably be 30 minutes in one chunk.  Running & outside bike riding will be 30 minutes minimum.

Here we go!

 

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got a plan

I hope anyway. Here’s what I’ve got figured out.  This I can do daily.

  • Plank.  full.  I can’t do the elbow planks.  Maybe later, out full planks on my hands.  I will get over the 90 second hump.
  • Bridge.  Either as reps or as long as I can.  Maybe both.
  • Pilates Hundreds.  Once a day.
  • Bike riding/elliptical/walking/running/roller skating.  One of them.  I need to do one of them daily, 30 minutes minimum.  Walking the kids to the bus stop doesn’t count.  Once I start working outside the house, this might be adjusted.
  • Fitness app/misc.  I know that’s kind of generic, but it’s what I’ve got.

These are the fitness apps/Fitness misc I have, that I don’t really use right now.

  • Ab workouts
  • All-in Yoga
  • Bootcamp
  • Core MDWorkout
  • Hot Body Yoga
  • Stimulus (another yoga app)
  • Workouts Lite
  • Yoga by MDWorkout
  • Yoga for Runners
  • Yoga Trainer
  • YogaWorkoutPro
  • WiiFit
  • Yoga Pose Deck
  • Pilates deck

I’m committing to one or two exercises daily.  If I get REALLY motivated, I’ll do a real workout twice a week.  A real workout will be 15 minutes or more.  I’ve got plenty of DVD’s to use.

There.  I’ve said it.  Come May 1st, I’ll be ready and to go.  I need to get in the habit to workout before getting ready for work.  I’ll need to once I start working again.

 

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when the going gets tough…

… the tough get going, right?  Well, not this girl.  When the going gets tough, this girl quits.

I started the 90 day plank challenge.  I made it through about day 14.  That’s when planking increased to 90 seconds.  I stopped.  What I SHOULD have done, was stick with 90 seconds until I could go the whole 90 seconds.  But I quit.

I’ve been training for a half marathon.  I should have been done by now.  I’ve gone through 9 weeks.  I haven’t ran for 2 full weeks.  I have no half on the schedule, so I’ve stopped.  I’m hoping to run again on Wednesday, 5 miles, and hopefully for the 9 mile run on Friday.  Ever since the halfway point, I am taking weeks to complete the week. For the most part, I seem to have quit, and so close to the goal too.

I need to make changes.  I have no excuse to get up when hubby gets up for work.  I’m lazy.  There I admitted it.  I hate leaving the cocoon of warmth.  I’m lazy and would rather check Facebook than get up and exercise.  I need to STOP!

My friend DTK created a spreadsheet and shared it with me.  I need to modify it to fit my needs and USE it.  We’ll be virtual workout buddies.  When I get that worked out, I’ll share here.  My plan.  I’ll get it worked up and fresh start May 1st.

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alrighty then..

It seems that marathon training has kind of hit another snag.  I just can’t get past the long Friday run.  I know I can do it.  It’s just the actual doing of it.  I had planned on running 8 miles this morning.  I just can’t get my butt in gear.  I’ve done week 8, day 1 twice now.  Once on the treadmill, once outside.

Today is a gorgeous day, but I’m not out running.  Why, you might ask?  I’ll be going on a tandem bike ride later.  One of the running club members has a tandem bike.  Every year, he gets a challenge.  This year, it’s 100 total miles with 10 different people.  So right now, I seem to be hanging up the running shoes for cycling.  15 miles already down, 85 more to go.

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Week 7 hump

I’m finally over the week 7 hump.  It only took me three weeks to finish it.

1st attempt:  Monday, 1/27.  Ran 4.5 miles on the treadmill

no running the next week.

2nd attempt: Monday 2/10.  Ran 4.5 miles on the treadmill.  Wed. 2/12 ran 4.5 miles on the treadmill.  I planned on running 2/14, but just didn’t.  In-laws were here, we were heading out of town for the weekend.

3rd attempt:  Wed 2/19.  I ran 4.5 miles OUTSIDE!!  If I thought I could have, I’d have ran 7 miles.  I didn’t, mostly because I hadn’t ran for a week.  My feet were soaked from the slush, but it was otherwise good to finally run outside.  Fri 2/21.  I ran 7 miles OUTSIDE!  I really debated this one.  The sun was shining, but it was windy.  24-35 mph windy.  I still did it.  Some of the times while I was heading into the wind, I was actually walking when I should have been running.  The wind was that gusty.  I couldn’t run.  I could barely walk.

Off I go to start week 8.  Hopefully it won’t take 3 weeks.  The sun is shining, but it’s pretty darn cold, so off on the treadmill I go.

 

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I’ve hit a snag

In my half marathon training.  I haven’t run for over a week.  I suppose I can blame the weather or the kids being home.  I’d be sort of right.  The kids are doing a skating unit at school for 10 days, so I’m out there helping in the afternoon.

I was called in for a typing test for an at home typist position I applied for.  Went in at 10, when I’d normally run.  That afternoon I was at the school for skating.  I got called back for an interview Friday morning at the same place.  Same time.  Back to the school that afternoon.  I called for an oil change for my van Monday morning and got in at 10:00.  Then back to the school Monday afternoon.

I know I could have ran on other days, but Monday, Wednesday, and Friday’s really work the best.  But I haven’t been totally inactive.  For the most part, I do roller skate with the classes.  I’m not really sure how much, but enough, I suppose.  Today, I even got in an arm/shoulder workout, thanks to helping with the shoveling.  I get back on the mill Thursday for my W7D2 run.  It’s supposed to be 4.5, but I may cut that back to just a 5K and run regularly on Friday, which calls for 7.  That’s the plan and I’m sticking to it.

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