Thursday, July 28, 2005

A confession to make

I didn't get any exercise yesterday after all :( Me bad. Just got late and I was so tired that I didn't feel like getting out there and walking. Today, it's a cool, clear, sunny day out there so for sure, today, I'm strapping on the shoes, the water bottle and with my music, having a nice long walk to make me feel good. That'll be good for me and my soul. Some days are better than others, I guess.

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Just Blah!

I feel just blah! and don't feel like exercising, honestly. I did some hiking on the the weekend for the exercise mode of things and so far this week, Monday and Tuesday have been rest days for me. Today I'm feeling really blah about everything. It's a cool, cloudy day today and I should be full of pep, ready to get out the door. But honestly don't feel like it. I know I should feel like it, and will make myself do a 30 mins. walk today. I'll force myself to do that much. It's not much exercise after all and I know I'll feel better after. Do you ever have days like that? If so, drop me a comment and make me feel good. I'm feeling desperate here. I must exercise, I must exercise. *keeps repeating that to herself as she signs off*.

Thursday, July 21, 2005

The 20 minute challenge

So, yesterday being July 20th was the Running Room's 20 minute challenge. All you had to do to participate was sign up on the internet for a free cap and then show up. So, I did that. And I got in a nice 50 min. walk alongside the Canal in Ottawa. Beautiful evening to be out taking a walk. I didn't have anybody to talk to, as I got there a bit late but c'est la vie, had my music.

So, Monday, yes, got to the gym and did a 30 min. walk on the treadmill, then all my leg exercises. Tuesday, again to the gym, did 20 mins on the elliptical trainer. So, my exercise is going well for this week. I do feel slimmer already. Eating well, and not too much junk, if any at all. I'm proud of myself this week.

Monday, July 18, 2005

Another week started

Monday again and it's a hot, sticky, muggy day today. I don't feel like doing anything in the mode of sports honestly. But I'll try and get out there for a walk today then go to the gym and lift weights. That'll help the endorphins going and make me feel pleased with myself.

Good luck to any of you out there reading this. Remember, it's only yourself you're cheating if you slacken off. That's what I keep reminding myself too.

Sunday, July 17, 2005

Keeping Focused

I have to keep focused on the light at the end of the tunnel. The day to day slogging of exercise is simply a means to a goal I want to achieve. That is, weigh less, look slim and attractive, and feel good that I've done it and that my risk of heart attack, stroke and diabetes is less. I'm currently in the 90 to 95 kg. range. I want to be in the 70 to 75 kg. range of weight (like Oprah). To get there, I'll have to keep up what I've been doing. That is, exercising and eating less.

Saturday exercise: Did a short walk up a hillside with the kids. It was like a stair climber for about 20 minutes, then walking down was slightly energetic too.

Sunday: I did a nice brisk walk for 32 minutes (avg HR about 132, Max HR 157) on a very muggy, hot day where all day it's been like in a sauna. Ugh, awful day, truly. But with lots of cold water, I've managed to stay relatively comfortable.

All we actually have is our body and its muscles that allow us to be under our own power. Allegra Kent

Saturday, July 16, 2005


After a long week, I capped it off with a nice long walk last night. It wasn't too hot and I was comfortable doing it. Walked for 1 hr. 15 mins. steady, HR about 125 avg. So that was good fat-burning range. Need to keep that up.

Thursday, July 14, 2005


Look up that word in your dictionary: means tough, carrying on despite adversity, and determined. Yes, I'm tenacious as somebody said to me today. He is a good friend at my health club who knows me well. I was chatting with him as we always do, and he said "You're certainly tenacious". I thanked him and realized that I'd just been paid a nice compliment.

So, exercise.....yes, been doing it. Did a nice bike ride this morning pulling my two kids in a bike buggy behind me. So, that was a bit of exercise. Then over to my mum's condo for a swim with the kids so a bit more exercise. Then to the health club for 30 mins. on the elliptical trainer then did 2 sets of all my weights. So, a good day. Yes, I feel thinner already. I hope so......

I did a thing on my other blog about Oprah's weight loss/gain and her current regimen. Have a read here if you want. And leave an comment if you want. I know I can do it. I'm tenacious.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Hump day or Wednesday, whatever

Haha, my husbands and I's name for Wednesday. It's the hump day of the week. Once it's done with, we've only got 2 more days until the weekend. So, exercise and what have I been up to? Hmm, lets see.

So, Sunday, I went to the gym and did 30 minutes on the elliptical trainer. Did some crunches too, then called it quits for the day. Cleaned house later that day too, which was fairly strenous, lugging around the damn vacuum. Can you tell I hate the vacuum? LOL, yup.

Monday was hot out so I did 20 minutes on the elliptical trainer and 5 mins of the rowing machine. Then 3 sets of all my weights. Felt really good and strong for doing all that.

Tuesday, we (me and the kids) walked around the Museum, then after Tim was home, I got to the health club and did a 30 min swim with laps. I did a variety of strokes but mostly the crawl. Then home for food for my hungry tummy.

Wednesday, it's very hot out again. So, I'll just do a 40 min. walk on the usual route with water and my Heart Monitor strapped on. That'll do for today.

EDIT: Actually did a longer walk - took me 1 hr and 8 mins to do. Yippee for that!

Am I doing a good enough job of exercising, do you think? Should I be doing more? I don't know.

Must TRY not to eat fattening foods such as chips and cake. Ice cream is my big downfall honestly. I know I shouldn't even have it in the house. But my family likes it :( Tricky business, this denying myself the fattening stuff. But, hey, I can do it, can't I?

Saturday, July 09, 2005

Early Saturday morning

It's a cool and rainy day here today, so out I get for a nice walk in these conditions. Good for the soul to be out, hearing the birds singing. Good for you too to be getting the exercise already done for the day.

Friday, July 08, 2005

A cool day

Today was a lovely cool day, perfect for getting out there. So, I did. A nice 40 min. walk with my heart rate in the target zone for that period. Thursday, I did 30 min. on the elliptical trainer, then weights for the rest of the hour I spent at the gym. Good workout. Felt strong and healthy.

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

More work ahead of me

Damn, it's never ending, is it? When you start exercising you have to keep it up. Well, a nice walk on Monday night. Tuesday, didn't do much, honestly because of a wet, muggy day. Today, Wednesday, I'm getting out for a nice run after Tim gets home. It'll be a nice slow jog around my 5 km loop, I promise. That'll be good for me. Today is a "NO" day. No snacks of fattening food, no ice cream, I promise. Life is like a game, at times, isn't it? The game now is to get my body down to a size where I feel really good about it. All through exercise and not eating too much but healthily. Sounds so easy to do, but it's in the practising what I preach is the crunch and crumble of it all.

Monday, July 04, 2005

Monday July 4th

So, a new month started. I'm doing all right in the new month. Friday, I took off from exercise. Did nothing. Saturday, took a nice long walk. Sunday morning, did a easy jog/walk for 30 mins. Monday, a nice 40 min walk, really using my legs. I could feel the muscles as I marched along :)

It's hot again here today but supposed to cool off as the week wears on. That'll be nice for exercising. Must keep it up.

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