Archive for December, 2006

15-week fitness assessment

Wednesday, December 13th, 2006

This morning I had my 15-week fitness assessment. It involves walking on a treadmill until you reach a target heart rate, taking measurements, blood pressure, body fat percentage and strength and flexibility tests.  Yesterday I had blood drawn for my cholesterol tests and next week Tuesday I see the Dr. to go over all the results.

One of the results I already know about is my treadmill test.  The first time it took my just over 7 minutes to reach my target heart rate. This morning it took me almost 11!  That’s a 150% improvement over my initial results.  That was really awesome to know that all the cardio I have been doing is making a difference.  

I’m looking forward to the rest of the results next week.

My New Trainer, Sam

Tuesday, December 12th, 2006

I had my first workout with my new trainer on Monday and Holy cow was it intense.

We did 15 min on the stairclimber and then off to the weight room for some real torture.

It was a bunch of simple exercises but really intense with the reps and weights.

At the end of the workout I could barely stand and my whole body was shaking.

It was a great start to my phase 2.

Jingle Bell Run

Tuesday, December 12th, 2006

We did the JBR this weekend and by some miracle we actually found Jennifer in the massive crowd somehow.  Had I known how hilly it was going to be, I might have thought twice about the whole thing, so it’s probably a good thing I didn’t.

It was a beautiful day and it was great to have Ace and Jen there with me.  It went by so quickly just talking and having ppl there to support you.   The pics should be up soon, I will post them as soon as they are available

Week 14 Recap.

Monday, December 4th, 2006

Vegas was quite a struggle to stay on program.  I did great at breakfast but by the time we ate supper my judgement was out the window and I was ordering food likehamburgers, and pasta.  One night I had a pc of cheesecake for dessert. 

I was upset to find out that it cost like $30 to use the gym in the hotel.  They really do rape you anyway they can. If they aren’t taking your money at the slot machines, they take it on the eliptical machine. 

Somehow I was able to lose 3 lbs this week even without the workingout and the bad food choices.  I was really really beating myself up all weekend convinced I had gained weight.  When I weighed in today I was soooo happy to see a loss on the scale.   If I lose 1.2 more pounds this week I will have met my 45 lb goal for the first 15 weeks.