Thursday, December 27, 2007

Under the Weather

I have a cold. It sucks. I lost two pounds this week. yay. That's a whimper of a yay because I feel crappy. But yay anyway!

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Hiking on Christmas Day! @ Mt. Tamalpais State Park

I wanted to go hiking today, seemed like a nice idea on Christmas day. Plus it was a beautiful day here in Northern California. I picked a hike, 5.4 miles on Mt. Tamalpais. It was rated at 6 difficulty on a 1-10 scale with a 800' elevation gain. Seemed reasonable. But, whew! It KICKED MY A$$ during some parts. Plus, it took longer than we expected and we got back to the car at dark. That was a close call. One of the reasons I want to get in shape is to go on adventures, and this was one. We had a great day. Here's a picture.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Moving in the right direction.

I lost .4 pounds last week. Did you see the point just in front of the 4? Not much, but a loss. I know why it's not parties and alcohol! I think it was worth it. I also started TTOTM the day after I weighed in, so maybe I was a bit bloated too?

The best news is I went to the gym every day the rest of the week and reached my goal of going 5 times in a week! On Friday I worked late, until about 6:30pm, and was on my way home. I called Miguel and when he asked if I was going to the gym..."no, I'm tired and it's late." I realized a few miles from home being tired and it being late were no reasons to skip, and that I actually sort of felt up for a workout. I went and as I waltzed out to my car afterward I felt very good about my decision. Yesterday I also went, and that made 5 days. I'm sure going tomorrow because I hate starting the week with a gym deficit. Plus weekend gym visits are nice.

I'm back to the 5 minute intervals on the bike (between levels 2 & 3, in the event anyone is following my tedious explanations of my stationary bike tribulations). Today my heart rate barely got up to 160 when on level 3. I can't wait, cannot wait, until level 3 is as easy as level 2.

I need to get better at eating on the weekends though. I have a habit of having coffee and cereal and then don't eat for most of the day until dinner. Working out with so little fuel midday doens't work out so well (no pun intended).

I did weight training for the first time today. I did upper body and core work. It felt nice to be lifting weights again. I did 15 min on the elliptical and then weights and then 30 minutes on the bike. I don't like cardio after weights and I think I'll do all cardio and then weights, finishing up with stretching. Rest assured I'll keep you posted

Merry Christmas everyone!!