Living Maintenance - Maintainers Moving Through October




saef
10-01-2012, 08:54 AM
It's autumn, a time of summer ending and the colder months beginning. It's a transitional time, which means it's a good time to make changes, to try new past-times and new ways of living. The air is sharp and crisp like a newly picked apple. So bite into it. Kick up any leaves strewn across your path. Enjoy the body that you've been given -- it's the only one you're ever going to have. And get it moving.

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saef
10-01-2012, 09:00 AM
Monday, Oct. 1st:

45 minute spin class, with two weight intervals
60 minute circuit training class. That thing where we do bridge pose and roll an exercise ball back & forth killed my hamstrings.

krampus
10-01-2012, 12:55 PM
Monday, October 1:
-18 minutes HIIT on elliptical. Ran out of time. Round 2 in the afternoon!


JohnKY
10-01-2012, 10:59 PM
Hike this morning preempted by nasty cold rain. 4mi tonight. 4 sets pushups/stretching.

Like the photo and the words, saef.

WardHog
10-02-2012, 07:13 AM
Oct. 1: I bagged the swim and walked the dog (40 min, 2.25 mi) and did 60 min on the elliptical in the cardio cinema. Evening dog walk was rained out (again).

saef
10-02-2012, 10:22 AM
JohnKY, thanks, as in that initial post for the month, when I do it, I think of myself as creating an inspirational or motivational poster. We have those things plastered on the walls at my office, mainly in the corridors and stairwells. Of course, there it's just propaganda to get more work out of us.

Tuesday, Oct. 2:

15 minutes Stairmaster stepmill, resistance at eight, aerobic setting
60 minutes chest, shoulders and triceps routine
60 minute spin class with weight intervals

krampus
10-02-2012, 04:16 PM
Monday afternoon, Oct. 1:
-5 mile run on bike path. Perfect weather, great run. 45 minutes.

Tuesday, Oct. 2:
-upper body weights routine. OK session.

WardHog
10-02-2012, 07:58 PM
Oct. 2: two 40 min dog walks (2.25mi each), spin class

saef
10-03-2012, 07:04 AM
Wednesday, Oct. 3rd:

45 minute spin class, with weight intervals

traveling michele
10-03-2012, 10:02 AM
Nothing October 1

October 2: 60 minutes UJam class

Totals:
1 day
60 minutes

JohnKY
10-03-2012, 12:00 PM
10/02

3 mi hike in morning. 2.5 mi over steeper hills in evening. 4 sets pushups/stretching.

JohnKY
10-03-2012, 07:35 PM
10/03

2 mi hike in morning. 2 mi tonight. 3 sets pushups/stretching

WardHog
10-03-2012, 09:08 PM
Oct. 3: two 40 min dog walks (2.25mi each), power class

saef
10-04-2012, 07:57 AM
Thursday, Oct. 4:

60 minutes elliptical, random intervals, resistance at nine, half of it going backward
60 minutes Pilates mat class, sparsely attended because of on-and-off torrential rain.

traveling michele
10-04-2012, 10:16 AM
Nothing October 1

October 2: 60 minutes UJam class

Totals:
1 day
60 minutes

October 3: 95 minute Bikram Yoga class. Great class....

Totals:
2 days
155 minutes

krampus
10-04-2012, 11:25 AM
Wednesday, Oct. 3
-3.88 mile jog in 37:30 - in the rain. booo

Thursday, Oct. 4
-Upper body weights. Weak. LOVE ME some Arnold presses.

WardHog
10-04-2012, 04:17 PM
Oct. 4: two 40 min dog walks (2.25mi each), spin class, about 20 min raking leaves

JohnKY
10-04-2012, 10:26 PM
10/04

3 mi hike this morning. 2.5 mi tonight. After dark even. No coyote chorus this time. Nice clear sky though. 4 sets pushups/stretching

saef
10-05-2012, 01:18 PM
Friday, Oct. 5th:

20 minutes Stairmaster stepmill, aerobic setting, resistance at eight
60 minutes back & biceps routine
40 minutes arc trainer, hill intervals, resistance at 10, which turns out to be doable

traveling michele
10-05-2012, 01:57 PM
October 3: 95 minute Bikram Yoga class. Great class....

Totals:
2 days
155 minutes

October 4: 95 minutes Bikram Yoga

Totals:
3 day
250 minutes

WardHog
10-05-2012, 08:47 PM
Oct. 5: two 40 min dog walks (2.25mi each), 1 hour tennis drills, 55 min mowing lawn

JohnKY
10-05-2012, 09:26 PM
10/5

4 mi hike tonight. 4 sets pushups/stretching.

saef
10-06-2012, 12:52 PM
Saturday, Oct. 6th:

60 minute spin class, with weight intervals
60 minute Pilates mat class

I was able to fit this in, though my mother is visiting because of her tendency to sleep in late, and mine to get up very early.

WardHog
10-06-2012, 08:35 PM
Oct. 6: two 40 min dog walks (2.25mi each), 10 min elliptical, spin class

traveling michele
10-07-2012, 01:25 AM
October 4: 95 minutes Bikram Yoga

Totals:
3 day
250 minutes

October 5: 90 minutes Bikram Yoga

Totals:
4 days
340 minutes

saef
10-07-2012, 10:18 AM
Sunday, Oct. 7th:

15 minutes Stairmaster step mill, resistance at eight, aerobic setting
60 minutes shoulders, biceps and triceps routine
45 minute spin class, my favorite Sunday spin, no messing with high, speedy intervals with little 3-lb weights.

traveling michele
10-07-2012, 11:19 AM
October 5: 90 minutes Bikram Yoga

Totals:
4 days
340 minutes

October 6: 90 minutes Bikram Yoga

Totals:
5 days
430 minutes

krampus
10-07-2012, 12:49 PM
Friday, Oct. 5:
-12 minutes HIIT on treadmill, 10 minutes on arc trainer
-Dancing at the bar...

Saturday, Oct. 6:
-Rest day

Today, Oct. 7:
-Raking leaves all afternoon most likely

traveling michele
10-07-2012, 07:51 PM
October 6: 90 minutes Bikram Yoga

Totals:
5 days
430 minutes

October 7: 60 minutes Zumba, 60 minute walk with work colleague distributing flyers for upcoming bond measure-- up and down stairs in an apartment complex. Was going to go to Bikram too-- got dressed, got in the car, and decided I was done. Went back in and took a long bath. Now I'm trying to type without getting bit by a very happy Wilbur-- when he is really happy he purrs and love bites.

Totals:
6 days
550 minutes

WardHog
10-07-2012, 08:25 PM
Oct. 7: two 40 min dog walks (2.25mi each), power class

saef
10-08-2012, 08:12 AM
Monday, Oct. 8th:

45 minute spin class with weight intervals

Full of guilt tonight. Usually I go to an hour-long circuit training class on Monday nights. I laid out the clothes for it but made a conscious decision not to attend, because I wanted to work on painting something with this rather cool Martha Stewart distressed-look crackle paint. I got my task done but felt some guilt last night and again this morning. But the world did not end and my body did not deteriorate overnight. And I got up & went to the gym the next morning, as usual, so it didn't signify the crumbling of my will or my routine.

WardHog
10-08-2012, 09:06 PM
Oct. 8: two 40 min dog walks (2.25mi each), 65 min elliptical

saef
10-09-2012, 08:23 AM
Tuesday, Oct. 9th:

15 minutes Stairmaster step mill, aerobic, resistance at eight
60 minute shoulders, chest and triceps routine
60 minute spin class with weight intervals

traveling michele
10-09-2012, 10:43 AM
Monday, Oct. 8th:

45 minute spin class with weight intervals

Full of guilt tonight. Usually I go to an hour-long circuit training class on Monday nights. I laid out the clothes for it but made a conscious decision not to attend, because I wanted to work on painting something with this rather cool Martha Stewart distressed-look crackle paint. I got my task done but felt some guilt last night and again this morning. But the world did not end and my body did not deteriorate overnight. And I got up & went to the gym the next morning, as usual, so it didn't signify the crumbling of my will or my routine.

I know it's easy for me to say-- and you know this-- but you shouldn't feel guilt over missing the gym ENTIRELY for a day-- we've talked about this before. Do you really think it is rational to feel guilt when you go to the gym once instead of twice in the same day? Of course not. Allow yourself some relaxation-- sounds like you did something you wanted to do!

traveling michele
10-09-2012, 10:44 AM
October 7: 60 minutes Zumba, 60 minute walk with work colleague distributing flyers for upcoming bond measure-- up and down stairs in an apartment complex. Was going to go to Bikram too-- got dressed, got in the car, and decided I was done. Went back in and took a long bath. Now I'm trying to type without getting bit by a very happy Wilbur-- when he is really happy he purrs and love bites.

Totals:
6 days
550 minutes

October 8: very sore big toe so I didn't want to put exercise shoes on. That left me with Bikram Yoga, which I may be doing all week to let my toe heal.

90 minutes Bikram Yoga

Totals:
7 days
640 minutes

krampus
10-09-2012, 12:27 PM
Tuesday, October 9:
-15 minutes HIIT on treadmill, 1.76 miles. I WILL be going back for weights tonight.

masterptr
10-09-2012, 12:28 PM
run/walk 8 miles.

WardHog
10-09-2012, 08:23 PM
Oct. 9: two 40 min dog walks (2.25mi each), spin class

saef
10-09-2012, 09:08 PM
I know it's easy for me to say-- and you know this-- but you shouldn't feel guilt over missing the gym ENTIRELY for a day-- we've talked about this before. Do you really think it is rational to feel guilt when you go to the gym once instead of twice in the same day? Of course not. Allow yourself some relaxation-- sounds like you did something you wanted to do!

Michele, I know it's not rational, but it's a big step for me NOT to go back for a second bout. That's as far as I can go, for now. I'm working on having no regrets about my choice to do something else.

In my excitement at returning to my gym, and its big menu of classes and instructors whom I like and am friends with, I have created a schedule that may not be supportable over a really long period of time. I'm just going to follow it & see how long I can do it before cutting back.

JohnKY
10-10-2012, 12:42 AM
10/08

4 mi hike in evening. 3 sets pushups/stretching.

10/09

4+ mile hike tonight between a marathon soap cutting session. Came across some pretty tame deer obviously already bedded down for the night. 4 sets pushups/stretching.

traveling michele
10-10-2012, 10:22 AM
4+ mile hike tonight between a marathon soap cutting session. Came across some pretty tame deer obviously already bedded down for the night. 4 sets pushups/stretching.

Very cool! You certainly wouldn't see that at the gym now would you?

traveling michele
10-10-2012, 10:24 AM
October 8: very sore big toe so I didn't want to put exercise shoes on. That left me with Bikram Yoga, which I may be doing all week to let my toe heal.

90 minutes Bikram Yoga

Totals:
7 days
640 minutes

October 9: repeat of yesterday-- 90 minutes Bikram Yoga. Different instructor though-- I really like her as she gives positive praise throughout! So many of the instructors are just correcting students in their postures-- it sure is nice to hear "beautiful posture Michele".

Totals:
8 days
730 minutes

masterptr
10-10-2012, 10:31 AM
10/10
Run 4 miles
Walk 4 miles

krampus
10-10-2012, 10:32 AM
Tuesday, October 9:
-15 minutes HIIT on treadmill, 1.76 miles. I WILL be going back for weights tonight.

-20 minutes weights - overhead press, bent over DB rows, lat pull down, curls
-6 minutes stair sprints, level 11/12

saef
10-10-2012, 10:36 AM
Wednesday, Oct. 10th:

45 minute spin class with weight intervals, a small class on a dark rainy morning at 6 AM, but very supportive of a new person taking her very first-ever spin class. I realized I've gotten fairly good at this.

krampus
10-10-2012, 07:54 PM
Wednesday, 10/10:
-10 minutes on crappy elliptical
-10 minutes HIIT on treadmill
-10 minutes on Stair stepper
-50 dip station leg raises
-50 kettlebell swings

WardHog
10-10-2012, 09:13 PM
Oct. 10: two 40 min dog walks (2.25mi each), power class

traveling michele
10-11-2012, 10:13 AM
10/10
Run 4 miles
Walk 4 miles

I love your avatar Angela! Very cool....

traveling michele
10-11-2012, 10:13 AM
October 9: repeat of yesterday-- 90 minutes Bikram Yoga. Different instructor though-- I really like her as she gives positive praise throughout! So many of the instructors are just correcting students in their postures-- it sure is nice to hear "beautiful posture Michele".

Totals:
8 days
730 minutes

October 10: 90 minutes Bikram Yoga

Totals:
9 days
820 minutes

saef
10-11-2012, 10:52 AM
Thursday, Oct. 11th:

60 minutes elliptical, aerobic intervals, resistance at nine, half going backward
60 minutes Pilates mat class

WardHog
10-11-2012, 07:03 PM
Oct. 11: two 40 min dog walks (2.25mi each), spin class, ~20 min raking leaves

traveling michele
10-11-2012, 11:42 PM
October 10: 90 minutes Bikram Yoga

Totals:
9 days
820 minutes

October 11: another day of Bikram Yoga. I really hope my toe is well enough to wear spin shoes on Saturday as I'd love to do spin in the morning.

90 minutes Bikram Yoga

Totals:
10 days
910 minutes

krampus
10-12-2012, 12:06 PM
Thursday, 10/11:
-Rather uninspired upper body lifting routine
-10 grueling minutes on elliptical. What's going on?

saef
10-12-2012, 01:46 PM
Friday, Oct. 12th:

60 minutes yoga class, which I never get to, and now I am wondering why not. Could I slip away from my job, and call this my lunch hour?
20 minutes elliptical, random intervals, resistance at nine, entirely going backward
60 minutes back & biceps routine
40 minutes Stairmaster step mill, resistance at eight, aerobic intervals

A long, long time at the gym, this being one of my rare days off, and the weather being crisp and not humid at all.

traveling michele
10-12-2012, 01:55 PM
Thursday, 10/11:
-Rather uninspired upper body lifting routine
-10 grueling minutes on elliptical. What's going on?

Does your gym offer classes? I got VERY burned out from using the machines and started taking classes at my gym. I find it much less boring and I can do different types of classes depending upon my schedule and mood.

WardHog
10-12-2012, 08:55 PM
Oct. 11: two 40 min dog walks (2.25mi each), 1 hour tennis drills, 1 hour doubles match

traveling michele
10-13-2012, 10:15 AM
October 11: another day of Bikram Yoga. I really hope my toe is well enough to wear spin shoes on Saturday as I'd love to do spin in the morning.

90 minutes Bikram Yoga

Totals:
10 days
910 minutes

October 12: 90 minutes Bikram Yoga

Totals:
11 days
1000 minutes

saef
10-13-2012, 05:01 PM
Saturday, Oct. 13th:

60 minutes on the arc trainer, hill intervals, resistance upped to 10, and unfortunately I dropped my towel just halfway through it and I WON'T get off the machine or pause to retrieve it, for some weird reason of my own, and so I was pretty sweaty afterward.

Then off to shower, dress, pack, jump in the car & drive & drive & drive.

WardHog
10-13-2012, 08:39 PM
saef, I won't either! Once I start I am not stopping until I am finished!

Oct. 12: 40 min dog walk (2.25mi), 23 min walk to and from gym (1.4 mi total), spin class

masterptr
10-13-2012, 09:47 PM
10/12/12
9 miles walk. (2.5 hours)
10/13/12
12 miles walk. (3.5 hours)

traveling michele
10-14-2012, 12:31 PM
October 12: 90 minutes Bikram Yoga

Totals:
11 days
1000 minutes

October 13: 45 minutes spin class and 60 minute walk with dh

Totals:
12 days
1125 minutes

masterptr
10-14-2012, 01:29 PM
Happy Sunday everyone!!!

10/14/12

run/walk 11 miles in the morning.
scale is finally moving..
Yay!!!!!

krampus
10-14-2012, 01:40 PM
Saturday, 10/13:
-5 mile round trip mountain hike

Sunday, 10/14:
-Upper body weights with a vengeance, 20 minutes HIIT on elliptical.

saef
10-14-2012, 04:54 PM
Sunday, Oct. 14:

20 minutes Stairmaster stepmill, resistance at eight, aerobic intervals, on a new machine that appears to be the latest model & required me figuring out some extra steps to program it
60 minutes shoulders biceps and triceps routine
40 minutes on Stairmaster, on an older model, resistance dropped to seven, but still aerobic intervals

WardHog
10-14-2012, 08:12 PM
Oct. 14: two 40 min dog walks (2.25mi each), power class

krampus
10-15-2012, 12:05 PM
Monday, Oct. 15
-10 minutes on treadmill. 1.2 miles. Lots of sprinting.
-10 minutes rowing
-50 dip station leg lifts

masterptr
10-15-2012, 01:49 PM
10/15/12

ran 8 miles
walked 3.5 miles
:)
weather is getting hot... :( expecting 100+ degrees today

saef
10-15-2012, 04:32 PM
Monday, Oct. 15th:

45 minute spin class at the Upstate gym with the instructor who pushes us hard at pretty heavy resistance. I learned that one of my former classmates is training to be a spin instructor! It's giving her something to focus on while her divorce winds down.

WardHog
10-15-2012, 08:38 PM
Oct. 14: two 40 min dog walks (2.25mi each), 50 min swim (~1 mi)

saef
10-16-2012, 08:48 AM
Tuesday, Oct. 16th:

15 minutes Stairmaster stepmill, aerobic intervals, resistance at eight
60 minutes shoulders, chest and triceps routine, missing the 12.5 and 17.5 pound dumbbells at my home gym, as I've become used to them and find the lesser weights a bit too light but the heavier ones a bit too heavy. Probably I do too many reps, at 17 reps, though often with a break after anything from eight to 12.

60 minute spin class with weight intervals, back at my home gym. Yes, that's two gyms in one day.

krampus
10-16-2012, 11:04 AM
Tuesday, 10/16:
-20 minutes upper body weights. Took a break from back stuff because I noticed it was hurting the other day. Shoulder press w/20# DB getting easier!
-6 minutes on stair stepper

masterptr
10-16-2012, 03:39 PM
10/16/12

7.5 miles outside
5.5 miles inside

so far so good this week!

WardHog
10-16-2012, 08:26 PM
Oct. 16: two 40 min dog walks (2.25mi each), spin class

I got my replacement fitbit finally so I am back to collecting data. It really does help me push myself!

traveling michele
10-16-2012, 11:33 PM
October 13: 45 minutes spin class and 60 minute walk with dh

Totals:
12 days
1125 minutes

October 14: came down with some sort of bug so no exercise.

October 15: not 100% but much better: 90 minutes Bikram Yoga

Oct. 16: 90 minutes Bikram Yoga

Totals:
14 days
1305 minutes

saef
10-17-2012, 11:07 AM
Wednesday, Oct. 17th:

45 minute spin class, and I am unstoppable, feeling good during & afterward, though it is really hard work. I don't understand these intervals in my training when it actually becomes exhilarating, but I am trying to enjoy it while it lasts, since it will be like a sentence of hard labor again soon.

WardHog
10-17-2012, 08:41 PM
Oct. 17: two 40 min dog walks (2.25mi each), spin class

JohnKY
10-17-2012, 08:48 PM
Been away and not logged in here for a bit. Had a craft show out of town, but fortunately in a good location for hiking. Still on-plan.

10/17

2.6 mi hike this morning. 3.6 tonight. 3 sets pushups/stretching.

saef
10-18-2012, 11:36 AM
Thursday, Oct. 18th:

60 minutes elliptical, random intervals, resistance at nine, alternating backward & forward
60 minutes Pilates mat class, very sparsely attended, three newbies and me. I don't know why. Everyone may still be adjusting to the early dark and scurrying home after work? Or general mourning over the Yankees, our local team?

masterptr
10-18-2012, 12:24 PM
Good morning Everyone
weather is a bit cloudy in SoCal today
but Humid... don't know where the humidity came from :(

I hope you all have a wonderful day!!!!!

krampus
10-18-2012, 03:26 PM
Wed. 10/17:
-15 minutes HIIT on treadmill
-10 minutes stairs
-50 dip station leg raises

Thurs. 10/18:
-20 minutes really bad upper body weights routine, felt weak and shaky
-50 dip station leg raises

WardHog
10-18-2012, 06:04 PM
Oct. 17: two 40 min dog walks (2.25mi each), spin class

traveling michele
10-19-2012, 09:56 AM
October 14: came down with some sort of bug so no exercise.

October 15: not 100% but much better: 90 minutes Bikram Yoga

Oct. 16: 90 minutes Bikram Yoga

Totals:
14 days
1305 minutes

October 17: long day at the book fair-- at school from 6 am to 8:30 pm so no other exercise.

October 18: 90 minutes Bikram Yoga

Off to Arizona tonight so not sure what/if any exercise I'll get. I've packed gym clothes and shoes and a bikini just in case!

Totals:
15 days
1395 minutes

masterptr
10-19-2012, 12:37 PM
10/19/12

10 miles run/walk outside

have a good weekend everyone!!!!

saef
10-19-2012, 04:27 PM
Friday, Oct. 19th:

20 minutes elliptical, random intervals, resistance at nine, backward the whole time
60 minutes back & biceps routine
40 minutes Stairmaster step mill, resistance at eight, aerobic setting

Oh sheesh, I struggled with fitting in the gym today. Got up at the right time, suited up and then felt curiously enervated, as though I were coming down with a cold. I just couldn't get moving. To do much of anything, let alone go to the gym and work out for two hours straight. I had another cup of coffee. I sat with the feeling and the newspapers. I went out at lunchtime instead, and then again right after work to finish up the last round. An acquaintance was there also getting her cardio done, which she hadn't been able to do during lunch hour.

Yeah, today was hard, but I got through it.

WardHog
10-19-2012, 08:39 PM
Oct. 17: two 40 min dog walks (2.25mi each), 1 hour tennis drills, 1 hour doubles match

saef
10-20-2012, 01:06 PM
Saturday, Oct. 20th:

60 minute spin class with three intervals with weights
60 minute Pilates mat class

The door was open behind me in the exercise room on this gorgeous October day. I could feel the sun on my face and then on my back. This was once my favorite time of year, and once the memories clear, it will probably resume its place again.

masterptr
10-20-2012, 01:45 PM
10/20/12

Hello all
10 miles outside
5 miles inside

all walk... tired.

Happy Saturday all!!!

WardHog
10-20-2012, 08:28 PM
Oct. 20: one 40 min dog walk (2.25mi), 15 min elliptical, back to back spin classes

I think that second spin class might have been a bad idea. Ay caramba

saef
10-21-2012, 11:24 AM
Sunday, Oct. 21st:

15 minutes Stairmaster step mill, aerobic intervals, resistance at eight
60 minutes shoulders, biceps and triceps routine, which I started late, and so I had to do the last two sets after spin class
45 minute spin class

masterptr
10-21-2012, 11:40 AM
10/21/12
EAT day!!!!!

5 miles outside
5.5 miles inside
last night I added 4.5 miles inside in anticipation
of today's Brunch!!!

Have a great Sunday everyone!!

WardHog
10-21-2012, 08:46 PM
Oct. 21: two 40 min dog walks (2.25mi each), power class

saef
10-22-2012, 09:19 AM
Monday, Oct. 22:

45 minute spin class with weight intervals in the morning
60 minute circuit training class in the evening

masterptr
10-22-2012, 12:47 PM
Hello all
don't want to look at food anymore after yesterday (eat day)
ate too much of everything...
my body felt like a boulder....
not fun.

getting back to the routine today and it is going to be all better after taking a nap.
morning workout was hel* but I feel better now that I'm rested.
10.5 miles outside.

:)

Have a good one all!

WardHog
10-22-2012, 10:09 PM
Oct. 22: two 40 min dog walks (2.25mi each), 1900 yd swim (~50 min)

saef
10-23-2012, 09:05 AM
Tuesday, Oct. 23:

15 minutes Stairmaster stepmill, resistance at eight, aerobic intervals
60 minutes shoulders, chest and triceps routine
60 minute endurance spin class, with one weight interval

My bicep muscles are twitching slightly tonight, and I am glad I will not do weights again till Friday morning.

masterptr
10-23-2012, 11:36 AM
Good morning Everyone.
I hope everyone is doing well.
this morning was better than yesterday morning.
walked 10.5 miles
will continue 5 more miles on elliptical for today's workout.
Have a nice Tuesday everyone!!!

traveling michele
10-23-2012, 04:21 PM
October 17: long day at the book fair-- at school from 6 am to 8:30 pm so no other exercise.

October 18: 90 minutes Bikram Yoga

Off to Arizona tonight so not sure what/if any exercise I'll get. I've packed gym clothes and shoes and a bikini just in case!

Totals:
15 days
1395 minutes

October 19: none

October 20: none

October 21: 35 minutes elliptical in hotel gym

October 22: none

Back to it today!!:carrot:

Totals:
16 days
1430 minutes

WardHog
10-23-2012, 09:03 PM
Oct. 23: two 40 min dog walks (2.25mi each), spin class

traveling michele
10-24-2012, 12:25 AM
October 19: none

October 20: none

October 21: 35 minutes elliptical in hotel gym

October 22: none

Back to it today!!:carrot:

Totals:
16 days
1430 minutes

October 23: 90 minutes bikram yoga

Totals:
17 days
1520 minutes

masterptr
10-24-2012, 11:40 AM
10/24/12

9.5 miles walk in the morning

hope you all are doing well.
Have a happy Wednesday!

WardHog
10-24-2012, 08:59 PM
Oct. 24: two 40 min dog walks (2.25mi each), power class

saef
10-24-2012, 09:01 PM
Wednesday, Oct.24th:

45 minute spin class in the evening, just spinning, peddling hard, no weights

saef
10-25-2012, 08:26 AM
Thursday, Oct. 25th:

60 minutes elliptical, random intervals, resistance at nine, alternating going backward & forward. Cardio, I've found, is a kind of sedative, maybe from fighting a machine.
60 minutes Pilates, also rather calming, though my mind ran & ran in the background.

traveling michele
10-25-2012, 10:01 AM
October 23: 90 minutes bikram yoga

Totals:
17 days
1520 minutes

October 24: 90 minutes Bikram Yoga

Totals:
18 days
1610 minutes

WardHog
10-25-2012, 03:57 PM
Oct. 25: two 40 min dog walks (2.25mi each). No gym for me today; my son is home sick from school.

saef
10-26-2012, 08:30 AM
Friday, Oct. 26th:

20 minutes Stairmaster stepmill, aerobic intervals, resistance at eight
60 minutes back & biceps routine

No time for cardio this morning, as I got a late start.

traveling michele
10-26-2012, 10:23 AM
October 24: 90 minutes Bikram Yoga

Totals:
18 days
1610 minutes

October 25: 90 minutes Bikram Yoga

Totals:
19 days
1700 minutes

WardHog
10-26-2012, 08:55 PM
Oct. 26: two 40 min dog walks (2.25mi each). No tennis for me today; my son is home sick from school again. I hope to get back to my routine tomorrow.

WardHog
10-27-2012, 08:28 PM
Oct. 26: two 40 min dog walks (2.25mi each), spin class

saef
10-27-2012, 08:49 PM
Sat., Oct. 27th:

Nothing, but I spent the entire day on my feet, packing, lifting, moving, pacing.

masterptr
10-27-2012, 09:56 PM
10/27/12
5.5 miles outside
2 hours and 10 minutes on elliptical..

saef
10-28-2012, 05:28 AM
10/27/12
2 hours and 10 minutes on elliptical..

Tell me, please, that this was not one long extended bout, and that you are summing up two or more sessions, separated by other activities, as this is just too much of one's day to spend with a cardio machine.

And I say this with all concern, knowing my own obsessiveness. No one has ever accused me of being a slacker when it comes to exercising, but being on an elliptical this long would probably make me pass out.

saef
10-28-2012, 02:16 PM
Sun, Oct. 28th:

20 minutes Stairmaster stepmill, aerobic setting, resistance set at eight
60 minutes shoulders, biceps and triceps routine
40 minutes elliptical, resistance at nine, alternating backward & forward

masterptr
10-28-2012, 02:49 PM
saef,
LOL
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I don't go too fast on the machine when I go long.
usually, I set it at 10/8 and do about 5 miles each hour.
my heart rate stays within the fat burning range, I don't let it go over to cardio range. each time I burn 500-550 calories.
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I Thank you for being concerned though.. having been in too many foot, leg injuries... I know how to baby my body. that is part of the reason why I use machine more so than actually walk/run outside.
if I can have it my way, I would just walk/run outside all day long.. but my body says that I need to break once in a while...


today's work out,
outside walking - 8 miles
2 hours and 10 minutes on the elliptical.

:)

Have a good day!!!

traveling michele
10-28-2012, 08:59 PM
October 25: 90 minutes Bikram Yoga

Totals:
19 days
1700 minutes

October 26: 90 minutes Bikram Yoga

October 27: My gym plans went awry today. I showed up for spin and my favorite instructor couldn't make it as he had a flat tire leaving a class at another gym. Because it was short notice they had to cancel the class. I told myself I would go to yoga in the afternoon but it didn't happen. :mad: However, dh and I did go to a Halloween party and I did do some pretty aerobic dancing for at least 30 minutes so that was something at least.

October 28: 90 minutes Bikram Yoga. I thought the class started at 9:30, and got there at 9:05. I have an OCD ritual about getting there, putting my mat down in the right spot, going to the bathroom and then stretching until class starts. I was horrified to see that the class had already started-- I never go to the morning class on the weekends and it started at 9:00. I *gasp* had to enter class late (without peeing!), finding a spot (not my normal spot-- horror of horrors), and try to jump in without distracting others. I was so disconbobulated for the beginning of class (especially because the instructor was the one I've nicknamed the Yoga ****), but I eventually calmed down and was happy I didn't do my first thought-- leave!

Totals:
22 days
1910 minutes

saef
10-29-2012, 10:46 AM
Monday, Oct. 29th:

60 minutes Life Fitness treadmill at the motel, resistance at eight, random intervals, speed at a fast walk for someone of my height & leg length, that is, 3.6-3.7.

Will try to take advantage of the equipment here (such that it is) while I can, not for weight control, not for fitness, simply to burn off adrenalin and settle myself. Exercise helps me with that.

freelancemomma
10-29-2012, 12:12 PM
Just went for my first pump class after a 6-month hiatus. (In the warmer months I just run.) My arms are super-sore right now. I wish it were May! Onward and upward.

F.

WardHog
10-29-2012, 08:52 PM
Oct. 29: 40 min dog walk, 2.25mi

Everyone is feeling better now, so I plan to go to the gym tomorrow (stomach permitting).

traveling michele
10-29-2012, 11:26 PM
Just went for my first pump class after a 6-month hiatus. (In the warmer months I just run.) My arms are super-sore right now. I wish it were May! Onward and upward.

F.

I went to body pump tonight too. Not as long a hiatus as you but it had been awhile. I could certainly tell a difference-- it was hard!

traveling michele
10-29-2012, 11:26 PM
October 26: 90 minutes Bikram Yoga

October 27: My gym plans went awry today. I showed up for spin and my favorite instructor couldn't make it as he had a flat tire leaving a class at another gym. Because it was short notice they had to cancel the class. I told myself I would go to yoga in the afternoon but it didn't happen. :mad: However, dh and I did go to a Halloween party and I did do some pretty aerobic dancing for at least 30 minutes so that was something at least.

October 28: 90 minutes Bikram Yoga. I thought the class started at 9:30, and got there at 9:05. I have an OCD ritual about getting there, putting my mat down in the right spot, going to the bathroom and then stretching until class starts. I was horrified to see that the class had already started-- I never go to the morning class on the weekends and it started at 9:00. I *gasp* had to enter class late (without peeing!), finding a spot (not my normal spot-- horror of horrors), and try to jump in without distracting others. I was so disconbobulated for the beginning of class (especially because the instructor was the one I've nicknamed the Yoga ****), but I eventually calmed down and was happy I didn't do my first thought-- leave!

Totals:
22 days
1910 minutes

October 29: 60 minutes Body Pump class

Totals:
23 days
2050 minutes

saef
10-30-2012, 09:53 AM
Tuesday, Oct. 30th:

37 minutes or so on treadmill at 3.5-2.7, inclines random but as high as 12, and I just got tired. Could not get to an hour. I am not superwoman so I did not sentence myself to another half hour.

WardHog
10-31-2012, 05:04 PM
Oct. 30: two 40 min dog walks (2.25mi each), spin class

Oct. 31: 40 min dog walk (2.25 mi), power class. It is my turn to do the TOTing so that will be another walk later, albeit slow with many stops. Funny how it is always my turn if it's cold and/or raining.

saef
10-31-2012, 09:00 PM
Wednesday, Oct. 31:

Nothing. Except my apartment has no bed, chair or sofa, so I was on my feet all day, carrying things as I retrieved them from neighbors.

traveling michele
11-01-2012, 10:17 AM
October 29: 60 minutes Body Pump class

Totals:
23 days
2050 minutes

October 30: none-- went to a conference and by the time I got home and had dinner I couldn't drag myself back out.

October 31: 90 minutes Bikram Yoga. The instructor was in a car accident on the way to the studio so I didn't know if class was going to happen. The owner came and conducted the class-- he was great-- he said he hadn't led a class in years but I could tell he was enjoying it.

Totals:
24 days
2140 minutes

WardHog
11-01-2012, 07:31 PM
Nov. 1: two 40 min dog walks (2.25mi each), spin class