Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Spring Fling Weigh-in #3

Ugh. That dang TOM thing!

Although I can't really blame that for the over-eating, I CAN blame it for the increased appetite.

The downrightcrazyinsatiable appetite.

I can also blame it for water retention.

So no change for me this week, sadly.

I'm happy about the amount of exercise I got though ~ a 2-mile walk/run, two 3-mile walk/runs, a 2-mile bike ride, and a 3-mile walk. And Days 1 and 2 of Week 5 of the 200 Sit-Ups challenge. I feel REALLY good about the amount of exercise I got!!

I had to rethink my strategy for the Push-ups, Sit-ups, and Squats challenges this week though. Not only were they starting to take up a lot of time each morning, but with getting back into jogging, I find my shoulders and thighs are getting enough of a work-out right now!

So I'm pursuing the goal of 200 sit-ups IN ONE SHOT for March 31. This morning, I did 265 in 9 sets, but they'll have me doing 368 in 9 sets before the end of the challenge. I guess they figure if you can do that many with a few one-minute breaks here and there, then you should easily able to handle 200 without a break!

The push-ups I'll work on this summer, once running doesn't tire out my shoulders any more (that always sounds so weird! Does running do that to anyone else's shoulders?!), and the squats I'll pick up next winter, once I can't run outdoors anymore.

So it wasn't exactly the stellar week I was planning on having. I was definitely not the boost I was hoping to be for The A-Team, but I can't help but be a little happy with myself in the exercise department, even if it didn't translate to a loss this week!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!

St. Patty's Bag Pipes


Brooke said...

running does the same to my shoulders on a long run 7+ miles, but i think its due to posture. i tend to run slumped over.

hey i say good job on maintenance this week. TOM has me bloated up for a gain.

Karena said...

Maintenance is FANTASTIC when you're battling *downrightcrazyinsatiable* appetite syndrome! Awesome job on all the exercise you're getting in. Keep it up and you'll see the numbers you want to see!

Andrea said...

I agree with Karena -- with the way you were talking about your appetite with the TOM, I would've expected a gain. If it was me, that is. So good job on all the exercising -- obviously that's a huge contributor to your maintanance this week. Way to go!!

AnnG said...

You are working out and doing great things for your body. The numbers will eventually catch up!! Keep up the exercise!! You are doing great!!

Bobbie said...

No change is better than a gain! You are going in the right direction! Dont be discouraged!! ESPECIALLY at the TOM!!! No gain is very good!

TammyIsBlessed said...

Great plan on the challenges - you can do it!