Wednesday, October 3, 2007

The Latest, and not so Greatest

Well I started back at Team Fitness at the gym on Monday. I have definitely lost muscle and some endurance!

Here it goes:

Weight = X (at least it is -22.3 lbs since January)
Body Fat = Y (which is an absolutely ridiculous number)

Plank Test = 2.03 minutes (I gave in early on this one)
Push Up Test = 11 (He disqualified a few of them on technicalities) ;(
Flexibility = 12-1/4" (not great, but not bad)
30 minute run test = 2.96 miles (off my goal of 3 miles)

We are going to do the sit up test next week.

Also, it is one month from tomorrow that I run my first 5K in Race for the Cure in Austin. I was registered as an individual, but requested a change to the Lifetime Fitness team - Team Gina. Gina is a beautiful and sweet Personal Trainer at Lifetime (my new employer) and was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. She is currently undergoing Chemo, but still at the gym everyday as an inspiration to us all. So be prepared for my requests for donations for our team. And thanks to those who have already contributed! You can link to my personal page here.

And last but not least, my ex-Team Weightloss members Nicole and Ann convinced me to join them in training with Austin Fit, for the Austin Half Marathon on Feb. 18th. It seemed like a great idea at the time. And I am really enjoying it. But when the alarm goes off at six on Saturday mornings, so we can be downtown for 7 am, I'm not convinced! However, being downtown early in the morning is nice. I get to run along the rowers. I miss rowing so much! I'm hoping to make it through the training. We did four miles on Saturday morning (then Nicole and I did a 3-mile Team Alumni walk at the gym afterwards).

Well, I'll try to keep the updates coming. And remember to buy Pink this month!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

I'm back...

Well I registed this evening for the Race for the Cure in November. A couple of months ago, a 5K would have been a breeze, but judging by how my pants fit this morning, I've got some work to do.

At least I'll have a motivator. I guess that pizza I ordered for dinner was not such a great idea! ;)

Friday, June 22, 2007

Week 12 Conclusion

Well this marks the end of my final week of Team Fitness. I didn't have nearly the motivation this time around as I did Team Weight Loss. We didn't seem to have the desire as my last group and haven't had any real emphasis on our diets. Plus with half our team dropping out, things kind of went downhill the last 6 weeks.

Anyway, that being said, here are the Week 12 Testing results:

Plank Test - this time: 3 min (Week 1: 2 min 29 sec; Week 6: 2 min 45 sec)
Push Up Test - this time: 20 (Week 1: 7; Week 6: 12) (he made us do boy push ups)
Sit Up Test - this time: 18 in 30 sec. (Week 1: 14 in 30 sec; Week 6: 14 in 30 sec)
Run Test - this time: 3.04 miles in 30 min; (Week 1:2.49 miles in 30 min; Week 6 3.03 miles in 30 min)
Weight loss - 3.1 lbs (hardly worth mentioning).
Body fat loss - 3.9%

I don't think I'll be signing up for another Team class right now. My work schedule is not predictable yet, and frankly I need a break from the 7 pm M,W,F schedule. I just need to make sure I keep going to the gym! ;)

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

The End of Week 6 Testing

We finished our week 6 testing last night in Team Fitness. I sure won't be breaking any land speed records anytime soon, but at least I improved in almost all areas.

Plank Test - last time: 2 min 29 sec; this time: 2 min 45 sec

Push Up Test - last time: 7; this time: 12 (he made us do boy push ups)

Sit Up Test - last time: 14 in 30 sec; this time: 14 in 30 sec

Run Test - last time: 2.49 miles in 30 min; this time 3.03 miles in 30 min

Now, hopefully I'll make some additional gains by Week 12 testing...

Monday, May 14, 2007

A Missing Friend

This weekend I was reacquainted with an old friend. I haven't seen him for quite some time. We are still miles (well inches) apart, but I know he is there and look forward to reducing the span between us.

We met on the floor of my living room as I was doing some crunches and floor exercises on Saturday evening. In fact, I was so happy to know he was back, I called hubby from the next room.

The friend is my hip bone. Although there is still much work to be done to bring him to the surface, at least I know he's there and getting back to where he should be. I look forward to the day when I can actually see him again.

Here's to old friends!

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

6 Week Update

Since I did Team Weight Loss before Team Fitness, this is actually a Week 18 update. Time flies. Too bad the weight wasn't flying away with it! However, I did survive over 6 weeks of almost back to back house guests without gaining. I think that is an accomplishment!

So the Team Fitness 6 week check is not complete, but here are the numbers that count.

6 week weight loss - 2.5 lbs (hardly worth mentioning).
6 week body fat loss - 4.5% (pretty good!)

So, according to my home scale I'm hovering around -22lbs since Jan. 1st and around 10% body fat loss. So with hubbies business trips concluding, and the hotel MacInnis being empty, maybe I can work a little harder and get that scale to budge in the right direction.

Now, wish me luck in the run, push up, sit up, and plank test on Monday. I'm gonna need it! ;)

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Long Overdue Update

Well, I'm officially mid week 3 of my new program at the gym, Team Fitness. I finished up my 12 week Team Weight Loss program.

The official results:
Weight Loss = 15.5 lb (short of goal)
% Body Fat Loss = 6% (over 3% goal).

Unfortunately, I haven't been doing so great with all the company we have had. But we don't "weigh in" again until Week 6 of Team fitness. My home scale is holding at -18.5 lbs but hopefully that will start moving downward again, once things get back on schedule. Hubby is in the UK this week, so I don't have to make any meals. However, my sister will be here this weekend for a week (with her hubby and my nephew)! I do see a margarita in our future... ;)

Anyway, trying to get motivated. Think Thin (and Fit) for me!