Saturday, August 18, 2012

Checking in again

As of August 15th, 2012:

BP 110/57
RHR 68

Weight: 152.8 lbs
BMI: 23.2
BMR: 6235 kJ; 1490 cal
Impedance: 567
Fat % 32.7%
Fat mass: 50 lbs
FFM: 102.8 lbs
Water: 75.2 lb

Doing well. Gotta keep it up.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Working together to outrun cancer - please pledge me!

Working together to outrun cancer - please pledge me!

I've decided to do the Terry Fox run with my friend, Mat.  It's a charity run, 100%, and my goal is to raise $500.  I'll post a widget when I can, but for now, above is the link to the fundraising page.

I'll post more on my progress towards this goal!

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Mississauga 10k

Figured I'd make a post about this.

Mat and I signed up to do the Mississauga 10k together. More accurately, I signed up and Mat signed up to run with me after I was confirmed signed up.

It was a beautiful day. Not too hot, not too cold. Sunny with a few fluffy clouds in the sky.

There was a decently large crowd for the run and when everyone started moving, you got that surreal feeling of being in a mass of people.

There were people of all ages running. Probably about a hundred kids ran the 10k relay for their schools and people of all older ages, from 18 to 70. 

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

New weigh in

Weight - 159.4 lbs
BMI - 24.2
BMR - 6024 kJ
        1440 kcal
 Impedance - 571 Ω
Body fat% - 27.5%
Fat mass - 43.81 lbs
Fat Free mass -115.61 lbs

I was really sick for a week with a terrible stomach flu. Just completely wrecked. I thought, for sure, that the weight I had lost would have been all muscle weight, but it would seem it wasn't that bad.  I hit the gym today after a couple weeks of not going and I hope to go for a run tomorrow.

Mat and I ran the Mississauga 10k a couple weeks ago and I'd like to get back on track for training for my half marathon. The weather is getting significantly hotter, but it's still nice in the evenings.

Hope for the best :)

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

It's been awhile since I updated

I've been so bad with blogging lately. Hell, I've been bad with going to the gym and everything else.   It's just been a busy month.

I got back on track today, though. I went to Newbody and I'm glad of it. I also took my weight again.

Weight - 162 lbs
BMR - 6067 kj
        1450 kcal
        579 (omega symbol)
Body fat% - 28.6%
Fat mass - 46.4 lbs
Lean mass -115.6 lbs

I'm not sure how Aaron calculated the water % so I'll just leave that out.

Anyway, it's going well. I'm running a lot. The Mississauga Marathon 10k race is on May 5th and I think I'm going to be ready. I'm going to run 8 or 8.5k on Sunday and am going to take it easy, run-wise, during the week. I'll do BodyVive on Tuesday instead of Friday and a yoga class or something like that on the Thursday with usual Newbody on Wednesday.

I also figured out how many calories, give or take, I'd burn during some of the classes I love. I'll make a post about that later. I forgot to memorize how much BodyFlow burns. (I think 320 or so, but I'll be sure)

Finally, new measurements. My weight is down to 162lbs. My measurements are a bit less, too. Neck is at 12.5", waist at 34, hips at 41 (same), and chest at 34. Win win win. I hope I can keep it up.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Fitness, ramped up

Again, it's been a long time since I've posted.

I've been hitting the gym two to three times a week when the kids aren't sick or when I'm not too busy. Usually twice a week, at least. On top of that, I'm running again.

I signed up for the Mississauga 10k on May 5th and am hoping to make it to the proper distance in time.  It's five weeks until the race and I have to add 6km to my distance.   It shouldn't be too hard, considering all the awesome cross-training I've been doing.

I had a followup consultation with my PT, Aaron.  We did a couple of tests.

First was a test on the spin bike.  You keep your speed at or above 70RPM and every 30 seconds you increase a level of difficulty.  I made it past average and up to 15.

Second was the squat test. How many squats until you just can't do it anymore?  I did 40 squats.

Third was the pushup test. I hate pushups. BUT, I managed 20 in a row without a break in reps. Oh, and modified pushups. One day, I'll do normal pushups.

Anyway, it's going well.

Weight progress is good, too.

Weight - 163.4 lbs
BMR - 6073 kj
        1452 kcal
        589 (omega symbol)
Body fat% - 29.4%
Fat mass - 47.8 lbs
Lean mass -114.6 lbs
Water 52%

I'll keep it posted and updated in a widget. Let's see how things go.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Progress report

The personal training is over and I've received a copy of the workouts I've done to date and the progress I've made. I am logging it here for record-keeping.

Oct 20th:

Elliptical warmup: 10 mins lvl 5 / 55-60rpm
Seated leg press: 75 lbs @ 12 reps x2
Laying ham curls: 45 lbs @12 reps, 50 lbs @12 reps
Seated Rows: 40 lbs @ 12 reps x2
Seated Chest Press: 25 lbs @ 10 reps, 20 lbs @ 12 reps
Kneeling TA in/outs: 12/12 x 2
Elliptical cooldown: 5 mins lvl 5

Oct 24th:

Elliptical warmup: 8 mins lvl 5 / 55-60rpm
Seated chest press: 25 lbs, @ 12 reps x2
Seated Rows: 40 lbs @ 15 reps x2
Seated Lateral Raises: 25 lbs @ 12 reps x2
Seated Bicep Curls: 35 lbs @ 12 reps x2
Modified Planks: 30 seconds x2

Oct 27th:

Elliptical warmup: 12 mins lvl 5 / 55-60rpmSeated Leg Press: 75 lbs @ 15 reps x2
Glute Bridge: 12 reps
Seated Hamstrings: 45 lbs @ 15 reps x2
Seated Leg Extensions: 40 lbs @ 12 reps x2
Modified Planks: 30 seconds x2
Cobras: 12 reps x2
Oct 28th:

Elliptical warmup: 10 mins lvl 5 / 55-60rpm
Seated chest press: 25 lbs, @ 13 reps x2
Seated Rows: 40 lbs @ 15 reps x2
Seated Lateral Raises: 25 lbs @ 12 reps x2
Seated Bicep Curls: 35 lbs @ 12 reps x2
Cobras: 10 reps x2
Modified Planks: 30 seconds x2

Nov 1st:

Elliptical warmup: 10 mins lvl 5 / 55-60rpmLying Glute Bridges: 15 reps x3
Wall squats: 12 reps x3
Regular modified pushup: 12 reps x2
Kneeling band rows: 12 reps x2
Kneeling tva stress press: 12 reps x2
Cobras: 12 reps x2

Nov 11th: (was sick for a week, and kids sick) 

Elliptical warmup: 10 mins @ level 5 / 55-60rpm
Glute Bridges: 15 reps, 13 reps, 13 reps
Wall squats: 15 reps x3
Seated chest press: 25 lbs @ 15 reps, 25 lbs @ 12 reps, 25 lbs @12 reps
Kneeling cable rows: 40 lbs @ 13 reps x3
Lateral planks: 30 seconds x3


Description of stretches:

First was kneeling: one foot forward, and leaning into the forward leg to stretch the hip muscle.   12 reps.
Second was kneeling with both legs down, feet spread apart, arms forward, and leaning back to stretch the hips. 12 reps.
Third is kneeling with legs closer together and reaching from left to right with the arms. 12 reps.
Fourth is placing one hand at the back of the neck and twisting until the elbow points at the ceiling, while keeping the arc, twist until the elbow points at the floor.  12 reps.
Fifth is laying flat on the back with the arm at level with the shoulder and the elbow at 90 degrees: hand above the head. Bring the hand down and gently press with your free hand before releasing.   12 reps.

Recovery stuff:

The dreaded foam roller.

1. Roller beneath the thighs. Roll onto the glutes and back to behind the knees.  12 reps.
2. On the side, place the roller on the side of the thigh by the knee and move the opposite leg in front of the roller leg. Roll from knee to glutes. 12 reps. Do on  both legs. It helps to place a mat beneath the elbow if the ground is too rough.
3. On the belly. Roller goes above the knees and rolls toward the groin and back.   12 reps.