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biscottibody59 - Friday Jul 31, 2015
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 140.4

Body Fat: 11.18.14::31.8%; 2.8.15::31.0%; 4.7.15::31.8%; 7.14.15::32.3%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 130.8 (Feb 2015)
Current BMI: 24.5 (23.5 = 135#)


For my activity:
Tues-Thur: Nothing

The week in fitness has been dismal. I didn't get to bed 'til the wee hours too many days this week, so I am going to have to really focus myself to get to bed much earlier. I did that last night. I might not be able to accomplish it every night, but I'm going to keep at it. (Yesterday I just slept in.) A habit would be great:-)

Lack of sleep is part of what derailed the activity. The lack of exercise, though short-lived, is VERY noticeable.

Sleep:
Tues: 6 hrs
Wed: 9 hrs
Thur: 8 hrs

Water: 20-50 oz each day

Activity Plan: Airdyne

puddles on 07/31/2015:
I hope you can get your sleeping habits back on track. I also hate it when my day is disrupted because I did not sleep so my day also falls out of its routine. All the best.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/31/2015:
I have trouble with bedtimes too...always pushing it when my body really needs the extra sleep. and then the weekend...I am wanting to sleep for hours on end! lol. actually, this week was a little better, especially last night. I think i'll feel better this weekend & not need to sleep in so much. Sleep definitely screws up my energy and eating as well. Definitely hard to maintain a workout / eating plan when you are exhausted. Most of the time I just force thru....I used to have loads of caffeine to help me. But, weaning off less than I used to have. I try to lay off most coffee after lunch...and in general no caffeine usually before my workouts if they are after work!

I guess once you get in a good bedtime habit, it can be easier to maintain! haha


ohioraven on 07/31/2015:
I MUST have my sleep. No ifs, ands or butts.


Maria7 on 08/01/2015:
Hope you get caught up on your rest. :-)


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biscottibody59 - Tuesday Jul 28, 2015
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 140.4

Body Fat: 11.18.14::31.8%; 2.8.15::31.0%; 4.7.15::31.8%; 7.14.15::32.3%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 130.8 (Feb 2015)
Current BMI: 24.5 (23.5 = 135#)


For my activity:
Sun & Mon: Nothing

The activity was a no-go, so I'll just hit back tomorrow. I felt like I'd be better off resting yet another day on Sunday, and then Monday just fizzled. For my weigh-in today, weight's the same. I'm neither pleased nor disappointed--still just marking it down:-)

Sleep:
Sun: 5 hrs
Mon: 6 hrs

Water: 20-50 oz each day

Activity Plan: Airdyne

hollybelle on 07/29/2015:
I gotta get some exercise in! I have actually been wondering if I can get up any earlier and walk. It would be cooler - it depends on sleep time, etc. If I don't wake up in the middle of the night I may be able to.


hollybelle on 07/29/2015:
P.S. Meant to say - I'll bet you will get back on it tomorrow. I'll check back in with you! Maybe we will both have a good report on activity!


puddles on 07/29/2015:
No movement on the scale is also a good thing. You have been doing good. Good luck with the exercises. Thank you for your comments


Umpqua on 07/29/2015:
I'm sure you'll make up for the exercise later in the week and maintenance is definitely a good thing!


Maria7 on 07/30/2015:
Thank you for checking in on me. I still access DD, even if not doing entries that day, and read some on it often. Glad to see that you are doing very well. Hope you have a very blessed day! :-D


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biscottibody59 - Sunday Jul 26, 2015
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 140.4

Body Fat: 11.18.14::31.8%; 2.8.15::31.0%; 4.7.15::31.8%; 7.14.15::32.3%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 130.8 (Feb 2015)
Current BMI: 24.5 (23.5 = 135#)


For my activity:
Tues: Airdyne 21 min
Wed: Nothing (Also Rest Day from weights/cardio)
Thur: Airdyne 36 min;
Sh Press 12 reps x 2 sets, Lunge 12 reps x 2, Upright row 12 reps x 2 sets (these three with 5.5# dumbbells),
Calf raise 50 reps x 2 sets, Bent-knee pushup 15 reps x 2 sets
Fri: Long phone call
Sat: Airdyne 21 min

Just wanted to write in response to HoP's comment, my fitness is in the toilet--haha. (I left you a comment on your diary too.) It's not me beating up on myself. I appreciate the concern and yes, we all have the tendency to beat ourselves up. Sometimes that's the easiest thing to do, but it also doesn't get us to where we need to be. As it is, I have a few challenges that I didn't have before.

Hey, as long as the site's here and we're all here, I will bask in the accountability and support as never before. DDs is always full of cheer, if nothing else:-) Thank you ALL for your fine comments and vibes and everything!

I have already noticed my legs are stronger. There's some increase in the muscle tone in my arms--Rome wasn't built in a day. It's crucial for me to stick with this THIS TIME AROUND. I used to hate starting over when I hadn't done any wt trng for awhile--perhaps I get it this time.

I took another relative rest day yesterday--only did Airdyne. I just felt off. I think I'll be able to complete another short circuit today.

Onward and upward:-)

Sleep:
Tues: 7 hrs
Wed: 5 hrs
Thur: 5.5 hrs
Fri: 8.5 hrs
Sat: 7 hrs

Water: 20-50 oz each day

Activity Plan: Airdyne; Short Circuit

ohioraven on 07/26/2015:
Looking Good, Biscuit !


puddles on 07/26/2015:
We are here for support and accountability you are right. No judgement makes us feel safe to post and vent.

biscottibody59 on 07/28/2015:
Yes, it's not like any other site. Would like to see more participation, but tha's okay too:-)


Umpqua on 07/27/2015:
Good attitude, Biscotti, and I also think we all use this site in many different ways. I feel like it's a support network that's always here for me to come back to, no matter where I happen to be in my health and fitness journey. I've definitely shifted my priorities over the years (as with everything in life) and the site is helpful to me in different ways and for different reasons now. I think this has been the case with a lot of us, and I'm glad to see you're using it to get back on track with your fitness. That said, you're kicking butt!

biscottibody59 on 07/28/2015:
Thanks for your thoughts on this! It sometimes seems like I'm always trying to get on track lately, but I'll take it:-)


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biscottibody59 - Tuesday Jul 21, 2015
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 140.4

Body Fat: 11.18.14::31.8%; 2.8.15::31.0%; 4.7.15::31.8%; 7.14.15::32.3%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 130.8 (Feb 2015)
Current BMI: 24.5 (23.5 = 135#)


For my activity: Airdyne 31 min;
Shoulder press, Biceps curl, Bentover rows :: All three 12 reps x 2 sets using 5.5# dumbbells;
Calf Raises 50 reps x 2 sets (using dumbbells), Bent-knee pushups 12 reps x 2 sets

Usual weigh-in day today--just for the record. I'm not trying to gain or lose at this time. I'd like to establish a routine to further my beaten-down fitness. It's a start. I'd also like to see me keep up with it for a couple of months.

I did fine yesterday with the workout. Not sore at all, which is good for me. A little soreness is okay, but when it grabs you and you're sore nearly all over for 2-3 days, that's just not my cup of tea.

Today I realized that I need a rest day--a full one--tomorrow. I'm also thinking the increase in activity is contributing to short sleep. I don't feel tired, but I know it will catch up with me in the long run.

Sleep: 5.5 hrs

Water: 20-50 oz each day

Activity Plan: Airdyne

ohioraven on 07/22/2015:
Stay healthy, Biscuit.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/22/2015:
Great exercise BB. Nice on the cardio and weights. Sounds like a good mix. And i'm being truthful in saying this. There is nothing wrong with being moderate instead of EXTREME. lol. I like extreme. But...have learned I must try to be more moderate, rather, ONLY MODERATE or even UNDER-MODERATE, with my lower body :) thanks for the reminder...

Don't be so negative re "beaten-down fitness!?" You sometimes don't show yourself much love - you are definitely your own worst enemy BB! and for that, I can definitely understand because I share these thoughts sometimes in the way I view myself. It's just so cruel to reflect on it when I see another person write this way. Makes me sad....for all of us. But, at least you always want a challenge, as do I, do always better ourselves.

And not losing / not gaining is a fine approach - whenever I take this approach, I usually end up happier and sometimes with a little weighloss - due to the fact that i'm in a good, happy place, doing what I like & feeling good at the same time. It's usually when my moods are good.

Glad you aren't sore - shouldn't be all the time. I also tend to dislike being sore for few days - it really makes it hard to get good workouts in then!

Have a great day BB. So good to read a longer entry from you!

And you know, i'm just reflecting on it. Don't take my words too personally...!


puddles on 07/22/2015:
Glad to hear you are doing good and back to your old self. Have a great day.


Umpqua on 07/22/2015:
I think this is a very good approach, and I hear you on not doing anything too extreme with the workouts. I like a good burn the next day but that's about all. Keep up the good work and attitude!


hollybelle on 07/24/2015:
Good post - reminds me to keep it real!



biscottibody59 - Monday Jul 20, 2015
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 138.6

Body Fat: 11.18.14::31.8%; 2.8.15::31.0%; 4.7.15::31.8%; 7.14.15::32.3%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 130.8 (Feb 2015)
Current BMI: 24.2 (23.5 = 135#)


For my activity: Airdyne 46 min

Overall the week was good for me:-) Here's to a productive week for us all!

Sleep: 6.5 hrs

Water: 20-50 oz each day

Activity Plan: Airdyne; Short Circuit

Umpqua on 07/21/2015:
You're on a roll!



biscottibody59 - Sunday Jul 19, 2015
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 138.6

Body Fat: 11.18.14::31.8%; 2.8.15::31.0%; 4.7.15::31.8%; 7.14.15::32.3%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 130.8 (Feb 2015)
Current BMI: 24.2 (23.5 = 135#)


For my activity: Airdyne 31 min;
Bent-knee pushups 2 sets of 12 reps ea,
Last three using 5.5# dumbbells: Deadlift (straight-leg) 2 sets of 12 reps, Triceps Kickback 2 sets of 12 reps, Calf raise 50 reps (1 set)

I felt great after that tiny workout yesterday. Tiny is good for now:-)

Sleep: 5.5 hrs

Water: 20-40 oz each day

Activity Plan: Airdyne

grannyannie on 07/19/2015:
Good job!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/19/2015:
Tiny is better than nothing. That's what i'm doing at PT for my lower body - just some stretching and not too many exercises - just 3 also, to be exact. and one of those 3 is just bike for 10 minutes. I hope to be on the elliptical soon, but I think beach days are setting me back (walking on the sand a little bit is aggravating the ankle slightly...but worth it rather than sitting home).


puddles on 07/19/2015:
Your getting back into it. Good job. Have a great evening.


hollybelle on 07/20/2015:
Really good, Biscotti!


Umpqua on 07/20/2015:
Excellent work on the exercise, sounds like you're getting back into your groove!



biscottibody59 - Saturday Jul 18, 2015
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 138.6

Body Fat: 11.18.14::31.8%; 2.8.15::31.0%; 4.7.15::31.8%; 7.14.15::32.3%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 130.8 (Feb 2015)
Current BMI: 24.2 (23.5 = 135#)


For my activity: Little bit of housework

Was only a little sore yesterday.

Sleep: 6.5 hrs

Water: 20-40 oz each day

Activity Plan: Airdyne; Short Circuit

puddles on 07/18/2015:
Good only a little sore next time will be even better. Have a great weekend.


hollybelle on 07/19/2015:
Must be doing the right amount of weight if only a little sore - pace yourself and should be on your way to muscle that burns more calories than other tissue when at rest = a good deal! :-)



biscottibody59 - Friday Jul 17, 2015
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 138.6

Body Fat: 11.18.14::31.8%; 2.8.15::31.0%; 4.7.15::31.8%; 7.14.15::32.3%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 130.8 (Feb 2015)
Current BMI: 24.2 (23.5 = 135#)


For my activity:
Mon: Airdyne 46 min; Jog in place 100 (ea leg:-)
Tues & Wed: Fair bit of housework
Thur: Airdyne 46 min;
Shoulder Press 12 reps once, Lunge 12 reps ea leg, Calf raise 40 reps (using 8.5# dumbbells).

The takeaway from my Tuesday eval is that I'm in need of some muscle. I'm going to work at it slowly (again). Every other day for now--at least 3 moves, around 12 reps.

Looks like it was late May when I last lifted a dumbbell--glad I checked on that because it provides perspective. Ugh!

Moving right along.

Sleep:
Mon: 5.5 hrs
Tues: 4.5 hrs
Wed: 8 hrs
Thur: 5.5 hrs

Water: 20-40 oz each day

Activity Plan: Airdyne

ohioraven on 07/17/2015:
Time to get up and pick up a DumbBell, Biscuit.

biscottibody59 on 07/17/2015:
Yes!:-)


Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/17/2015:
Very good idea to use 3 exercises first. That would actually add up to a nice amount of working out. Probably around 20 minutes if you take your time? or 15 minutes at least. and that is good, far better than not lifting at all.

Weights really have helped me. Without them, i'd look horrible now, not having done much cardio in around 2.5 years! finally, my ankle is on the mend for real. I can tell.

biscottibody59 on 07/17/2015:
Thanks for the vote of confidence! I was actually shocked that I could do all the lunges.


puddles on 07/17/2015:
I am glad to hear you so motivated. Keep it up have a great weekend.

biscottibody59 on 07/18/2015:
Thanks it's good to feel a bit of a turnaround:-)


hollybelle on 07/17/2015:
I have been doing some little upper body weights for about 3 weeks....only about 2 days a week. It kind of easy to work them in - you can do them while you are watching the news AND you don't even have to change clothes to do them at home. I do some squats just holding them at the end, too.

biscottibody59 on 07/18/2015:
Really there's no good excuse to not do it. Sounds like a good routine!


grannyannie on 07/18/2015:
I enjoy lifting weights more than anything. And it does help a lot. You go girl!

biscottibody59 on 07/18/2015:
Good and good for you!

Thanks for the vote--it helps me a lot!



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Jul 14, 2015
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 138.6

Body Fat: 11.18.14::31.8%; 2.8.15::31.0%; 4.7.15::31.8%; 7.14.15::32.3%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 130.8 (Feb 2015)
Current BMI: 24.2 (23.5 = 135#)


Just a weigh-in and BF check. Real entry ahead.


biscottibody59 - Monday Jul 13, 2015
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 146.8

Body Fat: 11.18.14::31.8%; 2.8.15::31.0%; 4.7.15::31.8%
Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 130.8 (Feb 2015)
Current BMI: 25.6 (23.5 = 135#)


For my activity:
Thur-Sun: Nothing

Details, details details--sleep news. I'm actually comatose for up to five hours lately--gotta love a good coma--haha! (A result of tweaking/deleting my caffeine intake for the millionth time in the last 6 or so years.)

Sleep:
Thur: 7 hrs
Fri: 7.5 hrs
Sat: 5 hrs
Sun: 7 hrs

Water: 20-40 oz each day

Activity Plan: Airdyne

ohioraven on 07/13/2015:
Get some sleep !


Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/13/2015:
lol, what's the trick to shutting your mind down? Past week, I just can't sleep! Only on Saturday night did I sleep thru the night, in the past week!...ahh, I continued reading, yep, it's been a caffeine induced problem for me, too. It's due to PM coffee intake, anytime after lunch lol.


grannyannie on 07/13/2015:
Love a good coma! Have a great week.


puddles on 07/13/2015:
Glad you are getting some sleep. I would love to be able to put my head on a shelf for the night if it was possible. Your doing good.


hollybelle on 07/13/2015:
I am afraid to give up caffine - seriously! I have cut back - but still crave my iced vanilla coffee in the summer. I have terrible sleep habits, but don't do anything about it...wishing won't change it, I know. I think my issue is more falling asleep too early and then waking up in the middle of the night for an hour or two! I don't drink any past 11:00 a.m., though. Hang in there.


thinkpositive on 07/14/2015:
A good night's sleep is a gift. Caffeine is a big problem for me. Yesterday had iced tea & had trouble falling asleep. No caffeine for me in the pm.


GottaDoIt on 07/14/2015:
Sleep can work wonders.

biscottibody59 on 07/14/2015:
For me, since menopause, it's something I focus on endlessly. I use CPAP therapy and love it. Sleep, air, water--all equally important in my book:-)


Umpqua on 07/16/2015:
I hope you're having a nice week and getting on that Airdyne :)

biscottibody59 on 07/17/2015:
Doing pretty good with the AD--thanks for the pep talk!



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