Tag Archive | Treadmill

Brilliant!

12032147_10207425027332708_3297645077479885610_n

This really stuck with me today. It can’t express how I feel any better.  It also reminds me of what I need to do in my life. What I think about constantly, but don’t follow through with. That I need to just speak and not walk on eggshells. That I need to do more for myself and what makes me feel good.  

I want to thank, Rachael, a friend on Facebook. One of the very few friends that I have on Facebook, that I have never actually met in person. I adore your drive for life. For peace. For health. For education.  ♥

xo

Monday is just not my day for new beginnings.

1656430_10151822358426734_239829579_nI‘ve always had a thing about not starting new things on Mondays.  Tuesday has always been my day.  I may think about it, but never seem to act on until Tuesday.  Don’t ask me why, it has always just felt the best for me.

Today I have been thinking off some of the things that I need to start doing… Getting up and being dressed before my Boys.  Cooking more.  Running on the treadmill again.  Just to name a few.

Tomorrow is Tuesday and the day for me to start a few things anew.  🙂

xo

Carli’s Couch to 5K – Week 1 – Day 1

image

Today I thought I would check out what all the talk is about this Couch to 5k.  I went on over to Running Into Shape With Carli Couch to 5 K podcast.  Downloaded it to my desktop then copied it over to my iTunes like it suggested.  Put on my workout clothes and walking shoes.  Told my Boys that I would have my headphones on and headed for the treadmill.

I was rather surprised to find that the Week 1 wasn’t as hard as I expected it to be.  You are supposed to take a day in between as a break, but I will be doing it again tomorrow.  If I am up to it, I may even do it twice.

I woke up with my whole body aching today.  Thank goodness I was able to fit in a massage for an hour.  I think that my body is trying to get sick and is fighting like hell.  I tripled up on the Vitamin C. I also still did this workout, which I was happy that I did.  I was dragging tired and ache all day, but it was worth it, absolutely.

I got my Bodybugg back up and running this past week as well. It seems I average between 2,000 and 2,500 steps per day when I am just hanging around the house. Today I logged 6,853 burning 2,267 calories as of this moment. Not too shabby. Going to get on it again tomorrow and see if I can beat it. I’ve downed 112oz of water almost too. All good stuff!  🙂

xo

52 Small Changes – Week 3

My new assignment/challenge this week is to Keep Off the Couch.  Funny, because I have been trying to get my butt to get ON the couch more lately.  I haven’t watched very much TV, or new in the past couple of years.  I guess if I get up and walk on the treadmill in the morning before the babies get here for me to watch, then get my Boys off to school, I can make this all work.  Actually, I am going to get my Boys off to school, then take Baby Girl on a bike ride, then come home for lunch.  After lunch I usually lay her down. Once I lay her down I am going to get on the treadmill and either read, or watch a show in its TV.  My minimum on the treadmill is 40 minutes, which is at least usually 2 miles.  Yes, that will work great!  Good plan!  Also extra activity points.  Good stuff!

My water intake since I have started except for one day, yesterday, has been great!  I have been drinking a goal of 100 ounces a day.

As for my sleep that has also been going well this past week also except for one day.  Saturday night I went out with friend, then needed to be up early Sunday for my Weight Watchers weigh-in.  Does it count that I came home afterward and slept for several hours?  LOL!

May I tell everyone that I am loving this challenge and incorporating these things in my life and being aware of each of them every day.  Love it!  🙂

xo

Shrink Yo’Self Fitness Challenge Week 2

Today is our Wednesday check-in for the Shrink Yo-Self Fitness Challenge.

Today’s Weight:  175.6.

I can’t remember what my weight was last week at this time. Somewhere around 177 I believe.  Anyway, the Challenge for this week is staying the same as last week. Workout 3 to 5 times a week. Have I been doing this?  Some days yes.  Some days no.  I have gotten on my bike a few times in the past week, but still no Bikram and still no other exercising. Why? Well, because I am Kathleen and this is what I do.  On a good note though… I am getting a treadmill tomorrow night!!!  Woo hooo!  So excited!

When I WAS going to the gym the thing that I used the most was the treadmill, so having one in the house is going to be great. Not only will I use it, but my Father and Husband will want to use it as well.  I will have to keep my Boys in check about the rules of safety while using a treadmill, but I will for sure let them use it if they like.

The Assignment that went along with this weeks Challenge is “Dear Me“, which I have already completed as of last week. You can see it here… https://katbite.wordpress.com/2012/01/06/shrink-yoself-assignment-dear-me-in-2013/

Starting Thursday, or maybe Friday sometime, I will get my ass on that Treadmill and walk, walk, walk.  I also plan to ride my bike over to meet my Boys after school too. My 3 oldest rode bikes today, but my youngest didn’t. I think I’ll take the carrier over with baby girl and ride home with them all.  My oldest has his saxophone today anyway, so I can put that in the carrier for him as well.  I’ll take the exercise any way I can get it! 🙂

xo

It’s A New Day In My Skin – Day 153

Weight:  175

Size:  12/13/14

Exercise:  4 different leg machines today and the treadmill for 2 miles.

Today was my first day back to the gym since my 3-Day walk.  It really did feel great.  We started out with working on some leg machines.  My Orthopedic said that I need to strengthen my inner thigh muscles, which will in-turn strengthen my knees.  Sounded good to me.

After the leg machines we got on the bikes… yeah, I only lasted like 5 minutes on the bike, because it was hurting my ass like hell.  Off to the treadmill I went.  2 miles there, then headed home.

On the drive home I kept saying how happy I was that we worked out today.  It really felt great.  I even came home and took a long nap.  One I think that I have needed for the past several days.  Hmmmm… I liked that.

It was a great day!    Now I am off to do my sit-ups.  🙂

xo

It’s A New Day In My Skin – Day 120

(This post is written for yesterday.)

Weight: 179

Size: 13/14

Exercise:  5 miles on the treadmill.

Today I felt great working out at the gym.  I got on the treadmill and went for it.  No shin-splints, just a little sore in the hip-flexor on my right leg.  I did most of my walk on a 3.7, which is pretty fast walk for me.  I tried to shoot up to 4.o, but it is just not a comfortable pace for me.  I cranked it up to 5.2 for about half a mile and ran a little bit to get my heart rate up too.  All-in-all it was a great session.  🙂

xo