As always, I was surprised at my loss of stamina. I tried something different with myself yesterday. I started my NikePlus, but I didn't take my Garmin to time my 10:1's. I just ran until I needed a break, walked a smidgen and then ran again. I know, I know, what a rebel!!
My pace was slower than normal. That could have been because I walked for 5 minutes to warm up and I had to stop twice for dog business. Or it could be (and likely is) because I haven't run in almost two months. Having said that, it was better than I expected. 8:00/km on the nose. What was truly annoying though, was the fact that I came in, promptly hooked my iPod up to my MacBook and....GOT AN ERROR and was asked to restore my iPod. Yes folks, my lovely 8:00/km pace was lost and will never be added to my stats. Stuff like that makes me nuts. I'm all about the stats. Sigh. On the upside, because I'm a freak for stats, I had already memorized the particulars so....
In other news, I made my way up to the Club later in the afternoon. I did my Fitness Magazine workout - which was a hoot (NOT). My stomach is looking smokin though!! (how that for positive thinking??)
I did the following:
Crunches with Stability Ball - 2 sets of 30
Plank with Stability Ball - 2 x 1 minute
Side Plank - 2 x 30 seconds on each side
Rotating Pass - 2 sets of 20 with 3kg Fit Ball
Scissor Crunches with Stability Ball - 2 sets of 30 on each side
Twister - 2 sets of 10 with hand on 4kg medicine ball
Uneven Push-Ups - 2 sets of 10 with hand on 4kg medicine ball.
Side note on the uneven push-ups - I did 5 of them NOT modified - first time EVER that I've done a push-up that wasn't modified. It was kinda exciting!!
After that I did 20 minutes on the spin bike - 5 minutes at gear 4, 5 minutes at gear 14, repeat.
My run was 28 minutes and 3.5k.
I went to WW this morning to weigh in (my day is Wednesday, but since it is Canada day...). I mentioned yesterday that I spend a lot of time worrying before I weigh in. Well, I'm also one of those people that has trouble eating before weighing in. This morning, in an attempt to really just live life, I had my Tim's right away in the morning, like I always do, AND I had my Activia yogurt. Now, that may not seem like to some of you folks, but let me tell you - for me, it was a HUGE step!
So..... want to know how I did? Really well actually. I'm a particularly slow loser because I tend to eat all of my flex & AP points. Now, having given that disclaimer, I lost 2.8 lbs this week. Week 1's are always good for that because it is always such a shock to your body when you start controlling your portions!! In any case, I'm really, really excited. I have to thank Tiffany again for her post - I really think I would have spun out of control had it not been for her.
Is it wrong that I can't wait to see what Amy's Workout Wednesday is so that I can hurry up and do it so I can hurry up and send in my results?? HAHA
My girlfriend that I weigh in with had a spectacular week - she lost 4.0!! We're both off to a great start!! I'm glad to because I have a football game, pre-Stampede party & a Stampede breakfast to tackle this week - it is good to be going into it with a success under my belt!
Have a healthy day bloggers!!