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Pound 4 Pound Challenge Week #7

Friday, April 16, 2010

Well, here we are. Another week has passed. Let's see how things have progressed.

3/5/2010: GW: 194.5 WI:194.5
3/12/2010: GW: 193.2, WI: 192.5
3/19/2010: GW: 192.1, WI: 191.8
3/26/2010: GW: 190.9, WI:191.8
4/2/2010: GW: 189.7, WI: 193.1
4/9/2010: GW: 188.5, WI: 189.5
4/16/2010: GW: 187.3, WI: 189.0

Lost this week: .5
Lost During Challenge: 5.5
Total lost since June 2009 : 78.5

In the past week I have started adding a 10 minute yoga routine to the end of every workout and run. It helps to keep me limber and relaxed. I really like it and will keep it as part of my routine.

This weekend is a cross training weekend. I am supposed to do something other than run. It feels odd to not be planning my long run. Part of me is relieved to not have that 11 mile run scheduled and the other part of me is a little anxious that I won't be able to get the calorie burn I usually get. Who knows, it may even be a better workout day because I don't have to focus on running. I just got some new exercise videos, so I will give those a try this weekend. I usually do not like videos because I have a hard time being inside when the weather is nice and I don't like things that are too choreographed. This appealed to me because it is quick, precise and targeted. It is called 10 Minute Trainer. I purchased it to use during the summer when I will not have a personal trainer and will be outside on my bicycle a lot. I've been using the yoga CD and really like it. I have viewed the other segments and think it looks very challenging and productive. I'm look forward to really getting into it after my half marathon.

How about you?

Was it a good week for you?

What are you doing today to plan for changes in your fitness routine?

Do you do different things during different seasons and times?
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    It was an eventful week here, and not every day was eventful in a "good" way. I'll blog about it in a bit. I did get exercise in, but not as much as I would have liked. That will change this coming week. :)

    It's good that you're cross-training! I think it's also giving you a mental break from becoming OCD about your runs. Mixing it up like this is also great for your body too! Keep up the good work!
    3815 days ago
  • KLOSH1
    Tough week for me. Eating week. New babies in the house always freak me out til they settle in! You're doing great, keep up the great work! I am lucky to have you as my spark friend!
    3816 days ago
  • LLTS01
    Sigh- it was not a good week for me. I had super long work days and did not get as much cardio in as I would have liked. But I am off for the next 10 days so exercise will be back every day.

    You are doing so well. What yoga routine are you following?
    3817 days ago
    Great results! Have fun with TMT!!
    3817 days ago
    Great progress. I think I am down about pound. Will have to check later. Glad you are having a great week.. Woohoo.
    3817 days ago
  • NANNER2121
    Wow, congrats on an amazing week. You are such an inspiration.
    3817 days ago
    (wow, you are doing amazing! whoo hoo!)
    3817 days ago
    Sounds like you're doing great! You just reminded me what a great calorie burn long runs provide... I need to start working those into my exercise routine again. Thank you!
    3817 days ago
    My weight didn't change at all this week, but I upped my exercise yet again. My body seems to be resisting Onederland. One toe keeps nudging it, but my body doesn't seem to want to pass through the gates. I am doing mainly strength training and Walk Away the Pounds DVDs. Yesterday I walked 8 miles thinking it would push me over into Onederland, but it didn't. So, I'll try again this week. Since I started at the end of January 2010 I have lost 17.4 pounds. Next week will be better.
    3817 days ago
    I love it! (I always do lol)

    how much time would you say your training takes? I am working on borrowed times as there are things DH would like me to help with that I am not doing and he gets a tad frustrated with all the things I keep "adding to my plate" ....

    But your program excites me deep down! I long for that kind of focus. I love the perspective of "an athlete in training". (Can you tell you really SPARKED me here?

    Also would you recommend someone STARTING yoga from a video? I hear that a coach can show you where you need to adjust in ways a video can't but I'm wondering if there are poses you can simply try.... kinda like stretching? Starting a class is close to impossible right now.

    3817 days ago
    I'd love to know what poses you do after running! I've been doing cobbler, pigeon, seated forward bend, the foot to knee hip stretch and a spinal twist (love that pose!) What kind of yoga do you teach?
    3817 days ago
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