I ended the year on an 80 day streak of closing all 3 rings. The 3 days in October I missed were when I was visiting the Elzas and Hanberys in Florida. If I include August and September I finished the year missing closing all the rings only 5 days in the last 5 months… Continue reading Streak
My weigh-ins over the break were all over the place. I exercise and step on the scale each morning after my shower. They aren’t at the same time each day, but probably within the same 90 minute block. The amount of food I eat and water I drink doesn’t vary enough to explain the 5… Continue reading Ups and Downs
Last year I set a goal to lose 0.1 pound per day, coming to a total of 36.6 pounds for the year. I failed to reach the goal, but made it to 27 pounds. I didn’t fail miserably, but failed. Looking at my weigh-ins it seems to be due to getting off to a rough… Continue reading Last Year
Last month I accomplished my goal of exercising daily and closing the move and exercise ring every day for a month. June’s workouts were: 75 Minutes on Elliptical 90 Minutes on Elliptical 75 Minutes on Elliptical 75 Minutes on Elliptical 6.9 Mile Run 75 Minutes on Elliptical 75 Minutes on Elliptical 75 Minutes on Elliptical… Continue reading 2 Ring Month
Last week, for the first time, I closed all 3 activity rings on my watch/phone. The Red ring is for calories burnt due to movement, the Yellow ring is for minutes of exercise, and the Blue-ish ring is for standing at least 1 minute every hour. The ring that gives me the most trouble is… Continue reading Three Ring Week
Wendy Suzuki presented The Brain-Changing Benefits of Exercise as a TED Talk.
T. Morgan Dixon and Vanessa Garrison presented Walking as a Revolutionary Act of Self-Care as a TED Talk.
Don’t get lapped.
I recently switched from using a Nike Fuelband to a Fitbit Charge HR. I liked the Fuelband and some of the gamification of it, but they didn’t survive much over a year for me. Starting off the battery would make it through a competition weekend, which I thought was great. As the year progressed the… Continue reading Fitness Trackers
You should break a sweat every day. That’s the advice Bowd gave me a while ago and I try to do it. Sometimes I run in the mornings, but don’t want to run every day to avoid the pounding on my body. The other days I need to make sure I at least go on… Continue reading Break a Sweat
Last month I went to the doctor and he said I’m obese according to the BMI. Not only obese, but around 60 pounds away from optimal and 20 pounds away from just being overweight. I’m well aware I’m no longer in the shape I was in the last time I competed, but needing to lose… Continue reading Body Mass Index
CNN published What Happened to Your Body by Skipping the Gym This Winter?, reminding us why we shouldn’t take too long of a break from working out. If it’s only been a week since you broke a sweat, don’t stress. Whatever your workout history, it’ll take more than seven days for your body to soften.… Continue reading CNN: What Happened to Your Body by Skipping the Gym This Winter?
Most days I get up and go on a quick jog before really starting my day. I don’t think I move fast or far enough to call what I’m doing running so I’ll stick with calling it a jog. I started jogging for the health benefits years ago, but now do it more to clear… Continue reading Peaceful Jog