Thursday, October 20, 2011

Making up for lost time

Last week I burned 710 calories. *Booooo! I have myself to blame, because I only exercised twice. This week I started out by making up a Couch-2-5k that I didn't get in last week. As of today, I am on track with my Couch-2-5k workouts. I decided that I am going to stick with the Week 3 protocal for the duration of the program. My knees can't handle what week 4 was trying to do.

So far for the week, I've exercised 3 days. * Go me! I stopped tracking calories burned on Tuesday because my HRM was tripping. However, on Monday I do know that I burned 610 calories because of the C25k workout that I had to makeup on top of my regular C25k workout. My focus now, is to workout at least 5 days a week. Anything more than that, is a bonus. Hopefully my HRM will cooperate with me today when I exercise.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

I Did That!

Last week, I managed to burn 1,311; just 189 calories shy of my goal. This week, I hope to reach my goal of burning 1500 calories.

This week also marks week 3 of Couch-2-5k. I’m starting to notice that my clothes are fitting looser. Yay me! After this week, I won't be increasing my running duration to the amount that is required of the program. However, I will continue to do the program for the number of required weeks and just run for a shorter amount of time. I totally love Couch-2-5k!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

A Few Snacks and Meals I've had

~Yoplait Whips Yogurt~

~Granny Smith Apple~

~Sharp String Cheese~

~Special K Cracker Chips~

~Sweet, juicy plum~

~Baked Rosemary chicken wings with baked sweet potato fries~

~Turkey club - Turkey, 1 slice turkey bacon, tablespoon sharp cheddar cheese, baby spinach and mustard on Orowheat Sandwich Thins~

Monday, October 3, 2011


Last week I exercised 3 days out of 7. Not toooo bad, but I’d like to at least get 4 days in from here on out. I also started Couch-2-5K on last week. I missed the last workout in the series and have to make it up at some point. But all in all, I must say that I like the program. I also incorporated Pilates Buns & Thigh dvd into rotation. It really gave my butt a good burn like it did when I first tried it years ago.

This week, I'm looking to get the Couch-2-5k workout in that I missed and trying to add Turbo Jam's Ab Jam into my rotation.

Workout Schedule wk of 9/26/11

Couch-2-5k – Burned 205 calories
20min Turbo Jam & Winsor Pilates Buns & Thighs – Burned 371 calories
Couch-2-5K – Burned 339

I burned a total of 915 calories for the week of 9/26/11. I would like to see that number increase to a minimum of 1500 weekly.