Friday, December 2, 2011

Day 5 of 21 day fitness plan (Round 2)

- 30 minutes walk/jog (wog) = 2.25 miles
- 30 minutes biking = 6.5 miles
- 10 minutes rowing = 1590 meters
- 5 minutes abs
- 5 minutes calisthenics

HBBC Points (for week 2 - Nov 26 thru Dec 2)

- 2.25 for wog
- 2 for bike
- 1 for abs, rowing and calistenics

= 5.25
TOTAL FOR WEEK = 23.59 + 5.25 = 28.84

- Total expended from exercise = 769
- Total consumed = 1899
- Total (1899-769) = 1130

- 8 glasses


Follow My Book Blog Friday with "Alison Can Read" #7

 I missed this blog hop last week due to an extended holiday weekend... It is certainly nice to be back again :) those of you who are first time visitors, hope you enjoy my blog and it's nice to have you here

Question: What is your biggest pet peeve when it comes to books? Maybe you don't like love triangles or thin plots? Tell us about it! 

This question is kind of hard for me to answer, however, there is something that has bothered me about quite a few books I have read lately... While I do enjoy reading books with perspectives of more than one character, a HUGE pet peeve of mine is when the author does a sloppy job of transitioning between characters and their stories, feelings, etc. Obviously this is a difficult way to write a book, and some people just CAN'T do it well. They should often just stick to what they know well. 

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Day 4 of 21 day fitness plan (Round 2)

- 50 minutes spin class = approx 7.5 miles
- 10 minutes abs
- 10 minutes calisthenics

HBBC Points (for week 2 - Nov 26 thru Dec 2)

- 5 for spinning
- 1 for abs and calisthenics

= 6
TOTAL FOR WEEK = 17.59 + 6 = 23.59

- Total expended from exercise = 643
- Total consumed = 1886
- Total (1886-643) = 1243

- 8 glasses

- I have not done spinning in MONTHS. I forgot how much of a workout it is! Thinking I will start doing it again on a regular basis. I missed it a lot
- 4 days in a row that I have been under my 1500 calorie goal!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Day 3 of 21 day fitness plan (Round 2)

- 60 minutes yoga class
- 30 minutes bike = 6.5 miles
- 30 minutes run/walk on treadmill = 2.27 miles
- 10 minutes of combination of weights, cardio exercises, and abs

HBBC Points (for week 2 - Nov 26 thru Dec 2)

- 3 for yoga
- 2.27 for running/walking
- 2 for biking
- 0.5 for weights, cardio, and abs

= 7.77
TOTAL FOR WEEK = 9.82 + 7.77 = 17.59

- Total expended from exercise = 803
- Total consumed = 2005
- Total (2005-803) = 1202

- 8 glasses

- Even though my yoga class is the gentle yoga class, I still feel like going to it two days a week is beneficial to me in the sense that it helps stretch out my muscles, improve flexibility, and it lengthens my muscles
- Also I started taking my women's active multivitamin again today. I think it will really help me if I keep up with it. Anyone else take multivitamins?
- Looking at pictures of myself from 2 and 3 years ago and I just want to say, can I go back to me then? Not necessarily my LIFE back then, just my body. I was 30 pounds lighter and I just looked so much better... My goal is to get this extra 30 pounds off and KEEP IT OFF

Wednesday Bi-Weekly Weigh-in
- 165.9 pounds (UGH... this is even more than the last time I started this... thank you, Thanksgiving holiday!)

Rumor has it...

Could it be true?

Am I catching the running bug again?

I certainly hope so...

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Just Closed... [Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2)Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I thought the first book was fantastic and let me just say, the second one was even better! I still cannot believe that I didn't read these books before. I am looking forward to reading the third one as soon as I can get it from the library! It's a nice thing to read in the evenings after a busy day of studying...

View all my reviews

Day 2 of 21 day fitness plan (Round 2)

- 32 minutes bike = 7.5 miles
- 15 minutes elliptical = 1.14 miles
- 15 minutes stairmaster = 0.75 miles
- 20 minutes of combination of weights, cardio exercises, and yoga poses
- 10 minutes rowing machine = 1660 meters

HBBC Points (for week 2 - Nov 26 thru Dec 2)
- 2.5 for bike ride
- 3 for 60 minutes cardio

TOTAL FOR WEEK = 4.32 + 5.5 = 9.82 

- Total expended from exercise = 772
- Total consumed = 2097
- Total (2097-772) = 1325

- 8 glasses

- Did my workout right before lunch and let me say, I was famished come lunch time. Probably not good for my caloric intake! Looking forward to yoga tomorrow morning and an earlier workout :)
- Find me on myfitnesspal here for a more detailed look at my food and exercise!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Day 1 of 21 day fitness plan (Round 2)

- 30 minutes jog/walk (did 3 minutes jog and 2 minutes walk) = 2.26 miles
- 10 minutes yoga poses
- 10 minutes calisthenics (lunges, back leg kicks)
- 13 minutes jog = 1.06 miles 

HBBC Points (for week 2)
- 3.32 for run
- 1 for yoga poses and calistenics
TOTAL = 4.32

- Total expended from exercise = 543
- Total consumed = 1934
- Total = (1934-543) = 1391

- 8 glasses

- Today I was 109 calories lower than my goal! Wahoo! I did a double run today and I tried to be more mindful about my meals and snacks. Still a bit more sodium in my diet, but I'm pretty sure that's from having both the pretzels and the tortilla chips today!
- Find me on myfitnesspal here for a more detailed look at my food and exercise!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Attempt #2 at 21 day fitness plan begins TOMORROW...

So, as those of you who read my blog know, I wanted to start my 21 days of fitness plan back on November 8th, as evidenced from this post

However, those of you who have been reading my blog also know that I got very sick almost 2 weeks ago, and haven't really been up for exercising or really even being healthy. I know, sad.

That being said, my 21 day plan has turned into somewhat of a shambles because I haven't been able to keep up with it AT ALL.

I am finally starting to feel somewhat better and I have every intention of beginning again tomorrow.

Start date = Monday, November 28th
End date = Monday, December 19th

Ok, so I intend on using this as a "jumping off" point for my fitness and do not intend on quitting after 21 days, but rather continuing. My point of doing this in a 21 day time period is to start out with small goals, build habits, and then go from there.

Exercise Plan (weekly) - subject to change based on weather

This time I have decided not to determine an exercise plan in the beginning, but rather take it day by day for a few days and then see how I want to continue. While I am a person who loves structure, I also feel constrained at times by structure and feel like I can't have any wiggle room.

- Limit calories to 1500 per day (utilize myfitnesspal to track food and exercise)
- Find more healthy swaps and healthy recipes
- Drink 64oz water EVERY day
- No soda
- 1 cup of coffee per day (either at home or from shop)
- Limit snacks (mainly salty ones)
- Lights out by 11pm and up by 8am

**Bi-weekly weigh-ins will occur on Wednesdays BEFORE workout and Saturdays BEFORE workout**

HBBC 2011... Better late than never!

Soooo I did the Holiday Bootie Buster Challenge (aka "HBBC") last year over at Run to the Finish blog, and for some reason or another (maybe it's the new blog, the loss of the old blogs I used to follow, or just plain busy-ness) I forgot to sign up for it this year.

Thankfully my other bloggy buddy Courtney over at Run, Courtney, Run, recently mentioned the challenge in a previous blog post and it reminded me.

I am late.

It's no surprise.

However, I am only 1 week late, so I WILL be able to participate this week (Week 2) and all of the weeks following.