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biscottibody59 - Monday Aug 26, 2013
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 154.0

Body Fat: 34.4%::4.25.13
(32.8%::1.11.13 . . . 34.3%::11.27.12 . . . 39.0%::4.21.12)

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006, Dec 2012)
Current BMI = 26.8 (23.5 = 135#) :: Waist: 32.5" (1.11.13); 35" (mid-Sep '12)


For my activity: My Micro-Mini Boot Camp (Pre-bkfst); Walk 15 min; Considerable amt of housework

I was glad to get that workout done yesterday.

My Micro-Mini Boot Camp
(Body Wt Only)
Exercise Sun Tues Sun
Airdyne Pre 6 min 8 min 4 min
Squats 30::30::32 36::33::30 31::27::31
Pushups (bent-knee) 25::26::23 30::25::22 26::23::26
Flutter/Scissor Kicks 41::43::41 42::43::43 43::41::40
Lunges 13::11::13 15::14::12 14::14::13
Calf Raises 63::67::73 71::80::90 70::71::72
Airdyne Post 10 min 12 min 12 min

Goals for Open-Ended Challenge:
1) All veg, starch, greens and no added fat or oil 2) 1 oz nuts/day optional 3) Fruit: 2-3 pieces daily 4) No coffee whatsoever (including decaf) 5) At least an hour of cardio daily.

Challenge Results: . . .

Coffee Watch:
None 8.14::8.16::8.20::8.25
Some 8.19::8.22
Decaf Only 8.1-13::8.15::8.17::8.18::8.21::8.23::8.24::8.26

Crawl Phase (>1 hr purposeful activity): 7.17::7.18::7.19::7.20::7.21 - 7.24::7.25::7.26::7.27::7.28::7.29 - 8.9::8.10::8.11::8.12::8.13::8.14::8.15::8.16::8.17::8.18::8.19::8.20::8.21::8.22::8.23::8.24::8.25::8.26

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done:
2013::***A Bunch Missed***::3.1::

***13 Missed***::4.13::4.17::***11 Missed***::5.23::5.26::*::6.2::6.5::*::6.10::***14 Missed***::7.25::***::8.?::8.8::8.11

Plan for today: Walk, NTrack


60 oz Water * 4 hrs Sleep

Goals (12.15.11) . . .
1: Better Blood Vessel Health 2: Wt Loss to Mid-Range of Healthy BMI 3: Peace of Mind

Progress as of today: 35 lbs lost so far, only 19 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 08/26/2013:
Have a great day, Biscuit.


V on 08/26/2013:
Great job with your bootcamp!! Have an awesome week Biscotti :)


hollybelle on 08/26/2013:
Great workouts!


legcramps on 08/27/2013:
Have a great day today :)



biscottibody59 - Sunday Aug 25, 2013
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 154.0

Body Fat: 34.4%::4.25.13
(32.8%::1.11.13 . . . 34.3%::11.27.12 . . . 39.0%::4.21.12)

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006, Dec 2012)
Current BMI = 26.8 (23.5 = 135#) :: Waist: 32.5" (1.11.13); 35" (mid-Sep '12)


For my activity:
Fri: Walk 15 min
Sat: Walk 20 min

I got my boot camp workout in this morning. It's obvious that I won't do it unless I do it in the morning. Yesterday I finally watched the Michael Mosley (UK Physician) three-part PBS series (originally BBC). The hours on exercise and fasting were most interesting. 

My Micro-Mini Boot Camp
(Body Wt Only)
Exercise Sun Tues Sun
Airdyne Pre 6 min 8 min 4 min
Squats 30::30::32 36::33::30 31::27::31
Pushups (bent-knee) 25::26::23 30::25::22 26::23::26
Flutter/Scissor Kicks 41::43::41 42::43::43 43::41::40
Lunges 13::11::13 15::14::12 14::14::13
Calf Raises 63::67::73 71::80::90 70::71::72
Airdyne Post 10 min 12 min 12 min

Goals for Open-Ended Challenge:
1) All veg, starch, greens and no added fat or oil 2) 1 oz nuts/day optional 3) Fruit: 2-3 pieces daily 4) No coffee whatsoever (including decaf) 5) At least an hour of cardio daily.

Challenge Results: . . .

Coffee Watch:
None 8.14::8.16::8.20::8.25
Some 8.19::8.22
Decaf Only 8.1-13::8.15::8.17::8.18::8.21::8.23::8.24

Crawl Phase (>1 hr purposeful activity): 7.17::7.18::7.19::7.20::7.21 - 7.24::7.25::7.26::7.27::7.28::7.29 - 8.9::8.10::8.11::8.12::8.13::8.14::8.15::8.16::8.17::8.18::8.19::8.20::8.21::8.22::8.23::8.24

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done:
2013::***A Bunch Missed***::3.1::

***13 Missed***::4.13::4.17::***11 Missed***::5.23::5.26::*::6.2::6.5::*::6.10::***14 Missed***::7.25::***::8.?::8.8::8.11

Plan for today: Walk, NTrack


Fri: 60 oz Water * 6.5 hrs Sleep
Sat: 60 oz Water * 7.5 hrs Sleep

Goals (12.15.11) . . .
1: Better Blood Vessel Health 2: Wt Loss to Mid-Range of Healthy BMI 3: Peace of Mind

Progress as of today: 35 lbs lost so far, only 19 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 08/25/2013:
Interesting !


liza36 on 08/26/2013:
Nice job on getting in your boot camp.


MrsD on 08/26/2013:
I enjoy most of the things that PBS puts out. They find the doctors that aren't main-stream (at least to us here in the USA) but still have helpful information.I like to gather information from as many sources as possible! Helps to cut down frustration sometimes. Have a wonderful day BB!



biscottibody59 - Friday Aug 23, 2013
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 154.0

Body Fat: 34.4%::4.25.13
(32.8%::1.11.13 . . . 34.3%::11.27.12 . . . 39.0%::4.21.12)

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006, Dec 2012)
Current BMI = 26.8 (23.5 = 135#) :: Waist: 32.5" (1.11.13); 35" (mid-Sep '12)


For my activity:
Wed: Walk 30 min
Thur: Walk 20 min

I didn't get in my boot camp workout yesterday, but I believe I'll have the time for it later.

To the comments, thanks y'all! "Micro-mini" is a term of endearment (haha) for my workout. I honestly didn't think I'd be able to push myself to do 30 pushups (bent-knee for me at the moment), much less 70+ in my last couple of workouts. Pre-bkfst no less. It's a HUGE deal for me. Thanks again!

My Micro-Mini Boot Camp
(Body Wt Only)
Exercise Sun Tues Fri
Airdyne Pre 6 min 8 min x min
Squats 30::30::32 36::33::30  
Pushups (bent-knee) 25::26::23 30::25::22  
Flutter/Scissor Kicks 41::43::41 42::43::43  
Lunges 13::11::13 15::14::12  
Calf Raises 63::67::73 71::80::90  
Airdyne Post 10 min 12 min x min

Goals for Open-Ended Challenge:
1) All veg, starch, greens and no added fat or oil 2) 1 oz nuts/day optional 3) Fruit: 2-3 pieces daily 4) No coffee whatsoever (including decaf) 5) At least an hour of cardio daily.

Challenge Results: . . .

Coffee Watch:
None 8.14::8.16::8.20
Some 8.19::8.22
Decaf Only 8.1-13::8.15::8.17::8.18::8.21::8.23

Crawl Phase (>1 hr purposeful activity): 7.17::7.18::7.19::7.20::7.21 - 7.24::7.25::7.26::7.27::7.28::7.29 - 8.9::8.10::8.11::8.12::8.13::8.14::8.15::8.16::8.17::8.18::8.19::8.20::8.21::8.22

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done:
2013::***A Bunch Missed***::3.1::

***13 Missed***::4.13::4.17::***11 Missed***::5.23::5.26::*::6.2::6.5::*::6.10::***14 Missed***::7.25::***::8.?::8.8::8.11

Plan for today: Walk, NTrack, Boot Camp


Wed & Thur: 60 oz Water * 6.5 hrs Sleep

Goals (12.15.11) . . .
1: Better Blood Vessel Health 2: Wt Loss to Mid-Range of Healthy BMI 3: Peace of Mind

Progress as of today: 35 lbs lost so far, only 19 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 08/23/2013:
70+ pushups is no joke, Biscotti. Way to go! I hope you have a nice weekend :)


selina on 08/23/2013:
Have a great weekend! Thanks for your encouragement! Stay well, keep up the good work!


V on 08/23/2013:
Way to Beast up Biscotti!! Keep it going girl :)



biscottibody59 - Wednesday Aug 21, 2013
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 154.0

Body Fat: 34.4%::4.25.13
(32.8%::1.11.13 . . . 34.3%::11.27.12 . . . 39.0%::4.21.12)

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006, Dec 2012)
Current BMI = 26.8 (23.5 = 135#) :: Waist: 32.5" (1.11.13); 35" (mid-Sep '12)


For my activity: My Micro-Mini Boot Camp (Pre-bkfst); Walk 20 min

Not much today:-)

My Micro-Mini Boot Camp
(Body Wt Only)
Exercise Sun Tues Thur
Airdyne Pre 6 min 8 min x min
Squats 30::30::32 36::33::30  
Pushups (bent-knee) 25::26::23 30::25::22  
Flutter/Scissor Kicks 41::43::41 42::43::43  
Lunges 13::11::13 15::14::12  
Calf Raises 63::67::73 71::80::90  
Airdyne Post 10 min 12 min x min

Goals for Open-Ended Challenge:
1) All veg, starch, greens and no added fat or oil 2) 1 oz nuts/day optional 3) Fruit: 2-3 pieces daily 4) No coffee whatsoever (including decaf) 5) At least an hour of cardio daily.

Challenge Results: . . .

Coffee Watch:
None 8.14::8.16::8.20
Some 8.19
Decaf Only 8.1-13::8.15::8.17::8.18::8.21

Crawl Phase (>1 hr purposeful activity): 7.17::7.18::7.19::7.20::7.21 - 7.24::7.25::7.26::7.27::7.28::7.29 - 8.9::8.10::8.11::8.12::8.13::8.14::8.15::8.16::8.17::8.18::8.19::8.20

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done:
2013::***A Bunch Missed***::3.1::

***13 Missed***::4.13::4.17::***11 Missed***::5.23::5.26::*::6.2::6.5::*::6.10::***14 Missed***::7.25::***::8.?::8.8::8.11

Plan for today: Walk, NTrack


90 oz Water * 5.5 hrs Sleep

Goals (12.15.11) . . .
1: Better Blood Vessel Health 2: Wt Loss to Mid-Range of Healthy BMI 3: Peace of Mind

Progress as of today: 35 lbs lost so far, only 19 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 08/21/2013:
Have a great day!


OhioRaven on 08/21/2013:
Micro-mini is better than not-any ! Thanks for your comment. Have a good evening, Biscuit.


V on 08/21/2013:
RYC you lost me at the second sentence, LOL I am such a bimbo when it comes to computer related issues so thanks for the info just the same..

Hey great job on the mini boot camp who cares how short it was.. Have a great evening Biscotti :)


selina on 08/21/2013:
20-min walk is GREAT! I hope you are having a great summer!


liza36 on 08/22/2013:
Agree with Ohio - micro-mini is good!



biscottibody59 - Tuesday Aug 20, 2013
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 154.0

Body Fat: 34.4%::4.25.13
(32.8%::1.11.13 . . . 34.3%::11.27.12 . . . 39.0%::4.21.12)

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006, Dec 2012)
Current BMI = 26.8 (23.5 = 135#) :: Waist: 32.5" (1.11.13); 35" (mid-Sep '12)


For my activity: Walk 20 min

Today was Day 5 of my "boot camp" routine. It's completely life-affirming (at the moment). I'm anxious to see where I'm at with it (and how differently I may feel) in the coming weeks--I'm shooting for a solid six weeks--shh, don't tell my body that please!

I already know I've affected my leg muscle endurance, which is what I was hoping for. I just didn't think the effect would happen so quickly. I suppose when you start with (presumably) little muscle tone, just about any work on the muscle on a regular basis is a positive development:-) It was easy to fool myself into thinking that maybe I had a little left from my 40s when I used to jog regularly. Oh, the denial of it all!

This morning, while I was doing the routine, I listened to a podcast interview with Lauren Kessler who wrote Counter Clockwise--My Year of Hypnosis, Hormones, Dark Chocolate and Other Adventures in the World of Anti-Aging.

My Micro-Mini Boot Camp
(Body Wt Only)
Exercise Sun Tues Thur
Airdyne Pre 6 min 8 min x min
Squats 30::30::32 36::33::30  
Pushups (bent-knee) 25::26::23 30::25::22  
Flutter/Scissor Kicks 41::43::41 42::43::43  
Lunges 13::11::13 15::14::12  
Calf Raises 63::67::73 71::80::90  
Airdyne Post 10 min 12 min x min

Goals for Open-Ended Challenge:
1) All veg, starch, greens and no added fat or oil 2) 1 oz nuts/day optional 3) Fruit: 2-3 pieces daily 4) No coffee whatsoever (including decaf) 5) At least an hour of cardio daily.

Challenge Results: . . .

Coffee Watch:
None 8.14::8.16::8.20
Some 8.19
Decaf Only 8.1-13::8.15::8.17::8.18

Crawl Phase (>1 hr purposeful activity): 7.17::7.18::7.19::7.20::7.21 - 7.24::7.25::7.26::7.27::7.28::7.29 - 8.9::8.10::8.11::8.12::8.13::8.14::8.15::8.16::8.17::8.18::8.19

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done:
2013::***A Bunch Missed***::3.1::

***13 Missed***::4.13::4.17::***11 Missed***::5.23::5.26::*::6.2::6.5::*::6.10::***14 Missed***::7.25::***::8.?::8.8::8.11

Plan for today: Walk, Boot Camp, NTrack


60 oz Water * 6.5 hrs Sleep

Goals (12.15.11) . . .
1: Better Blood Vessel Health 2: Wt Loss to Mid-Range of Healthy BMI 3: Peace of Mind

Progress as of today: 35 lbs lost so far, only 19 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 08/20/2013:
Have a great day!


OhioRaven on 08/20/2013:
Good post today, Biscuit. Nice and open. Sometimes its hard for me to get out of my candy-coated shell. Y'know, where all the gooey stuff is. Have a Great Day !


Umpqua on 08/20/2013:
Awesome work on building your strength and endurance, you're kicking butt!


V on 08/20/2013:
You so have this Biscotti! Beast Mode for sure!! Have a great evening :)


OArecovery on 08/21/2013:
Good for you! What awesome goals you have- this is an inspiration! I need to have more goals myself


hollybelle on 08/21/2013:
Glad you are finding the BC affirming! Good deal! You are doing great!



biscottibody59 - Monday Aug 19, 2013
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 154.0

Body Fat: 34.4%::4.25.13
(32.8%::1.11.13 . . . 34.3%::11.27.12 . . . 39.0%::4.21.12)

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006, Dec 2012)
Current BMI = 26.8 (23.5 = 135#) :: Waist: 32.5" (1.11.13); 35" (mid-Sep '12)


For my activity: My Micro-Mini Boot Camp; Walk 20 min

Today I added a little reg coffee to my morning cup of fun because the decaf alone tasted awful--weak. I didn't feel like complaining. I'm thinking someone didn't change out the coffee from the previous batch and ran the next batch over used grounds. (First non-decaf I've had since 7.15, BTW.) I knew pretty quickly that I'd had regular coffee. The addition didn't improve the taste much, but I drank it anyway. My inner addict loved it apparently:-)

Plus it made me write this tedious entry--haha!

I'm interested in doing a few days of juicing just to see if I can re-align my palate (or whatever). Even a couple of homemade juices a day would probably help. I did this last month for a couple of days and it really killed my sweet tooth. I gradually allowed it back and have been off to the races with sweets lately.

My Micro-Mini Boot Camp
(Body Wt Only)
Exercise Sun Tues Thur
Airdyne Pre 6 min x min x min
Squats 30::30::32    
Pushups (bent-knee) 25::26::23    
Flutter/Scissor Kicks 41::43::41    
Lunges 13::11::13    
Calf Raises 63::67::73    
Airdyne Post 10 min x min x min

Goals for Open-Ended Challenge:
1) All veg, starch, greens and no added fat or oil 2) 1 oz nuts/day optional 3) Fruit: 2-3 pieces daily 4) No coffee whatsoever (including decaf) 5) At least an hour of cardio daily.

Challenge Results: . . .

Coffee Watch:
None 8.14::8.16
Some 8.19
Decaf Only 8.1-13::8.15::8.17::8.18

Crawl Phase (>1 hr purposeful activity): 7.17::7.18::7.19::7.20::7.21 - 7.24::7.25::7.26::7.27::7.28::7.29 - 8.9::8.10::8.11::8.12::8.13::8.14::8.15::8.16::8.17::8.18

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done:
2013::***A Bunch Missed***::3.1::

***13 Missed***::4.13::4.17::***11 Missed***::5.23::5.26::*::6.2::6.5::*::6.10::***14 Missed***::7.25::***::8.?::8.8::8.11

Plan for today: Walk


60 oz Water * 6.5 hrs Sleep

Goals (12.15.11) . . .
1: Better Blood Vessel Health 2: Wt Loss to Mid-Range of Healthy BMI 3: Peace of Mind

Progress as of today: 35 lbs lost so far, only 19 lbs to go!

V on 08/19/2013:
Have a great week Biscotti!! Good luck with the juicing :)


hollybelle on 08/19/2013:
Caffeine! You have done well, though. Caffeine and sugar - my two vices! Well, those and cursing, I guess! I think I have been able to forego sugar lately because of all the fruit I've been eating - natural sugar, etc so the juice may do the trick for you - although I find juice does not fill me up commiserate with the calories it contains.

biscottibody59 on 08/20/2013:
I suspect what the juice was doing last month was not that it was a sub for sweets or that it filled me up, but that it was concentrated nutrition. IOW, it was giving my body something that I REALLY needed, so the cravings were beginning to be eliminated.

Pure speculation on my part:-)


OhioRaven on 08/19/2013:
HEY, Biscuit. I never told you but a long time ago, your posts got me to switch from regular instant to decaf instant. I don't really miss it. But at work I add in some dandelion tea and that gives me a kick that gets me started on a pretty good day. Hope you get a kick out of your day too. See ya, Biscuit.

biscottibody59 on 08/20/2013:
But, do you have any issues with coffee? If I had no problems with it (like I did years ago), I wouldn't care. I don't recall your mention of it in your diary, though I may have missed it.

Onward and upward:-)



biscottibody59 - Sunday Aug 18, 2013
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 154.0

Body Fat: 34.4%::4.25.13
(32.8%::1.11.13 . . . 34.3%::11.27.12 . . . 39.0%::4.21.12)

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006, Dec 2012)
Current BMI = 26.8 (23.5 = 135#) :: Waist: 32.5" (1.11.13); 35" (mid-Sep '12)


For my activity: Walk 20 min

I added lunges to my boot camp plan this morning.

My Micro-Mini Boot Camp
(Body Wt Only)
Exercise Sun Tues Thur
Airdyne Pre 6 min x min x min
Squats 30::30::32    
Pushups (bent-knee) 25::26::23    
Flutter/Scissor Kicks 41::43::41    
Lunges 13::11::13    
Calf Raises 63::67::73    
Airdyne Post 10 min x min x min

Goals for Open-Ended Challenge:
1) All veg, starch, greens and no added fat or oil 2) 1 oz nuts/day optional 3) Fruit: 2-3 pieces daily 4) No coffee whatsoever (including decaf) 5) At least an hour of cardio daily.

Challenge Results: . . .

Coffee Watch:
None 8.14::8.16
Some
Decaf Only 8.1-13::8.15::8.17::8.18

Crawl Phase (>1 hr purposeful activity): 7.17::7.18::7.19::7.20::7.21 - 7.24::7.25::7.26::7.27::7.28::7.29 - 8.9::8.10::8.11::8.12::8.13::8.14::8.15::8.16::8.17

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done:
2013::***A Bunch Missed***::3.1::

***13 Missed***::4.13::4.17::***11 Missed***::5.23::5.26::*::6.2::6.5::*::6.10::***14 Missed***::7.25::***::8.?::8.8::8.11

Plan for today: Walk, Airdyne, Boot Camp 


60 oz Water * 5.5 hrs Sleep

Goals (12.15.11) . . .
1: Better Blood Vessel Health 2: Wt Loss to Mid-Range of Healthy BMI 3: Peace of Mind

Progress as of today: 35 lbs lost so far, only 19 lbs to go!

Maria7 on 08/18/2013:
Hope you are having a good day. :-)


grannyannie on 08/18/2013:
Good job on the boot camp. Hope your day went well.


OhioRaven on 08/18/2013:
Hope you had a good walk, and found some of that peace of mind.


Umpqua on 08/19/2013:
Fantastic work on the boot camp!



biscottibody59 - Saturday Aug 17, 2013
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 154.0

Body Fat: 34.4%::4.25.13
(32.8%::1.11.13 . . . 34.3%::11.27.12 . . . 39.0%::4.21.12)

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006, Dec 2012)
Current BMI = 26.8 (23.5 = 135#) :: Waist: 32.5" (1.11.13); 35" (mid-Sep '12)


For my activity: My Micro-Mini Boot Camp (Pre-bkfst); Walk 20 min

Still feeling like the boot camp idea was worth the risk. Glad I was able to do something different and make it work for a change! 

My Micro-Mini Boot Camp
(Body Wt Only)
Exercise Mon Wed Fri
Airdyne Pre 15 min 5 min 10 min
Squats 21::25::30 27::35::34 38::37::30
Pushups (bent-knee) 20::22::25 25::26::28 26::24::20
Flutter/Scissor Kicks 52::45::35 42::41::40 40::43::38
Calf Raises 60::75::75 63::67::77 68::71::70
Airdyne Post 5 min 6 min 10 min

Goals for Open-Ended Challenge:
1) All veg, starch, greens and no added fat or oil 2) 1 oz nuts/day optional 3) Fruit: 2-3 pieces daily 4) No coffee whatsoever (including decaf) 5) At least an hour of cardio daily.

Challenge Results: . . .

Coffee Watch:
None 8.14::8.16
Some
Decaf Only 8.1-13::8.15::8.17

Crawl Phase (>1 hr purposeful activity): 7.17::7.18::7.19::7.20::7.21 - 7.24::7.25::7.26::7.27::7.28::7.29 - 8.9::8.10::8.11::8.12::8.13::8.14::8.15::8.16

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done:
2013::***A Bunch Missed***::3.1::

***13 Missed***::4.13::4.17::***11 Missed***::5.23::5.26::*::6.2::6.5::*::6.10::***14 Missed***::7.25::***::8.?::8.8::8.11

Plan for today: Walk, Airdyne, NTrack 


90 oz Water * 6 hrs Sleep

Goals (12.15.11) . . .
1: Better Blood Vessel Health 2: Wt Loss to Mid-Range of Healthy BMI 3: Peace of Mind

Progress as of today: 35 lbs lost so far, only 19 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 08/17/2013:
Have a great weekend.


OhioRaven on 08/17/2013:
Sometimes making a change and doing something different is a good thing.



biscottibody59 - Friday Aug 16, 2013
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 154.0

Body Fat: 34.4%::4.25.13
(32.8%::1.11.13 . . . 34.3%::11.27.12 . . . 39.0%::4.21.12)

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006, Dec 2012)
Current BMI = 26.8 (23.5 = 135#) :: Waist: 32.5" (1.11.13); 35" (mid-Sep '12)


For my activity: Walk 25 min

I went ahead and included today's results of my boot camp experiment below. I'm not one bit sore anywhere today. Not sure what I'll do with it after today. Maybe I'll try to do it every other day and perhaps add one exercise next go round. I feel good about it--I get it out of the way--that's that!

I would never do wt trng first thing in the morning, but this is probably the closest I'll get to that. This workout doesn't take long, and as I build endurance I anticipate cutting the time between sets.

My Micro-Mini Boot Camp
(Body Wt Only)
Exercise Mon Wed Fri
Airdyne Pre 15 min 5 min 10 min
Squats 21::25::30 27::35::34 38::37::30
Pushups (bent-knee) 20::22::25 25::26::28 26::24::20
Flutter/Scissor Kicks 52::45::35 42::41::40 40::43::38
Calf Raises 60::75::75 63::67::77 68::71::70
Airdyne Post 5 min 6 min 10 min

Goals for Open-Ended Challenge:
1) All veg, starch, greens and no added fat or oil 2) 1 oz nuts/day optional 3) Fruit: 2-3 pieces daily 4) No coffee whatsoever (including decaf) 5) At least an hour of cardio daily.

Challenge Results: . . .

Coffee Watch:
None 8.14::8.16
Some
Decaf Only 8.1-13::8.15

Crawl Phase (>1 hr purposeful activity): 7.17::7.18::7.19::7.20::7.21 - 7.24::7.25::7.26::7.27::7.28::7.29 - 8.9::8.10::8.11::8.12::8.13::8.14::8.15

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done:
2013::***A Bunch Missed***::3.1::

***13 Missed***::4.13::4.17::***11 Missed***::5.23::5.26::*::6.2::6.5::*::6.10::***14 Missed***::7.25::***::8.?::8.8::8.11

Plan for today: Walk, Airdyne, Boot Camp


30 oz Water * 6.5 hrs Sleep

Goals (12.15.11) . . .
1: Better Blood Vessel Health 2: Wt Loss to Mid-Range of Healthy BMI 3: Peace of Mind

Progress as of today: 35 lbs lost so far, only 19 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 08/16/2013:
Howdy, Biscuit.


V on 08/16/2013:
Hey don't have shame in your game,"beast mode " is where it's at own it. love it!!! ;) Have a great weekend Biscotti!


grannyannie on 08/17/2013:
Well done on the boot camp! Hope you have a fantastic and healthy weekend! :)


hollybelle on 08/17/2013:
Very good! I have been doing some light weights on upper body while watching TV. I find just 10 minutes works wonders. :-)


Maria7 on 08/17/2013:
Good plan for today. Looks like you've been doing real good. Thanks for you comment. I went to forum and did some reading by you. Very helpful. Thanks again. Hope you have a real good day. :-)



biscottibody59 - Thursday Aug 15, 2013
(Short Challenges :: Wt Trng :: Pre-Bkfst Cardio)
Weight: 154.0

Body Fat: 34.4%::4.25.13
(32.8%::1.11.13 . . . 34.3%::11.27.12 . . . 39.0%::4.21.12)

Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 150 (Nov 2006, Dec 2012)
Current BMI = 26.8 (23.5 = 135#) :: Waist: 32.5" (1.11.13); 35" (mid-Sep '12)


For my activity:
Tues: Walk 20 min
Wed & Thur: Walk 15 min
Fri: Walk 20 min
Sat: Mowing 2 hrs + 10 min/Weedeating 70 min/Cleanup 30 min; Walk 10 min
Sun: Walk 35 min
Mon: My Micro-Mini Bootcamp (Pre-bkfst); Pick up tree limbs 20 min; Walk 16 min
Tues: Walk 15 min
Wed: My Micro-Mini Bootcamp (Pre-bkfst); Walk 10 min

I was up a bit (.8#) on Tuesday's weigh-in, but I'll leave the number where it is for now.

Mowed, etc in the heat Saturday--I usually wait 'til about 6p to start, but I had much more to do and didn't want to break it up into two days. I'd only had 4 hrs sleep the night before.

At any rate, I paced myself so that all the mowing, etc took about 3 times longer than usual--I'm not exaggerating. Still it was a positive exercise to remind me that I'm out of shape. And if I don't get after solving my weak core and endurance soon and consistently, I won't be doing my own yardwork this time next year.

Just stating the facts. Again.

Signed,
Complaining Complainer:-)


With that I began a M-W-F early morning boot-campish experiment. I did it Monday and yesterday. It worked quite well. My thinking is that if I can kick my *ss involuntarily in the heat to make my stupid lawn look presentable, then I can most certainly kick my own *ss on a smaller scale by doing several sets of exercises. It's limited to this week. I may do it or modify it next week.

My Micro-Mini Boot Camp
(Body Wt Only)
Exercise  Mon Wed Fri
Airdyne Pre 15 min 5 min xx
Squats 21::25::30 27::35::34 xx
Pushups (bent-knee) 20::22::25 25::26::28 xx
Flutter/Scissor Kicks 52::45::35 42::41::40 xx
Calf Raises 60::75::75 63::67::77 xx
Airdyne Post 5 min 6 min x min

Just a little sore starting on Tuesday afternoon in chest and hip flexors. No sore chest on Wednesday. Hip flexors status after doing the routine again yesterday--extremely sore. Not sore at all anywhere else. Today I'm minimally sore only in hip flexors.

So my hip flexors (mostly just the front of the thigh joint area) haven't been worked much by anything I've been doing before now. It may just be part of the key to the lack of my endurance. The little boot camp moves are quick to get through even though I'm doing reps to my limit. I will resume wt trng at some time, but this feels like I'm building a foundation--sorely needed--haha!

Goals for Open-Ended Challenge:
1) All veg, starch, greens and no added fat or oil 2) 1 oz nuts/day optional 3) Fruit: 2-3 pieces daily 4) No coffee whatsoever (including decaf) 5) At least an hour of cardio daily.

Challenge Results: . . .

Coffee Watch:
None 8.14
Some
Decaf Only 8.1-13::8.15

Crawl Phase (>1 hr purposeful activity): 7.17::7.18::7.19::7.20::7.21 - 7.24::7.25::7.26::7.27::7.28::7.29 - 8.9::8.10::8.11::8.12::8.13::8.14

Circuit Workouts/Wt Trng Scheduled/Done:
2013::***A Bunch Missed***::3.1::

***13 Missed***::4.13::4.17::***11 Missed***::5.23::5.26::*::6.2::6.5::*::6.10::***14 Missed***::7.25::***::8.?::8.8::8.11

Plan for today: Walk, NTrack


Tues: 60 oz Water * 3.5 hrs Sleep
Wed: 60 oz Water * 5.5 hrs Sleep
Thur: 60 oz Water * 7 hrs Sleep
Fri: 60 oz Water * 4.5 hrs Sleep
Sat: 210 oz Water * 8 hrs Sleep
Sun: 90 oz Water * 3 hrs Sleep
Mon: 90 oz Water * 6 hrs Sleep
Tues: 90 oz Water * 7.5 hrs Sleep
Wed: 90 oz Water * 6 hrs Sleep

Goals (12.15.11) . . .
1: Better Blood Vessel Health 2: Wt Loss to Mid-Range of Healthy BMI 3: Peace of Mind

Progress as of today: 35 lbs lost so far, only 19 lbs to go!

Maria7 on 08/15/2013:
Hope you are able to get more rest tonite. I was up late last nite watching Bette Davis movies. Thanks for your comment. I had a half of a plain sweet potato with supper and feel very full. :-D Thanks again.


OhioRaven on 08/15/2013:
A little sore now but tomorrow will be better. As Scarlett said, "Tomorrow is another day!"


grannyannie on 08/15/2013:
The soreness will go. Muscle is being built! :)


V on 08/15/2013:
Sound like you have went "Beast Mode" good for YOU Biscotti!!

RYC I am in recovery week just finished my 6th round of the Asylum Hybrid program..Still haven't decided what's up next so to be continued..Have a great week girl :)


hollybelle on 08/15/2013:
wow - great workouts. Impressive!


Umpqua on 08/16/2013:
Keep at it biscotti, you're slowly building up strength and endurance and will get back to where you were before!


legcramps on 08/16/2013:
Love the idea of mini-bootcamp sessions in the mornings three times a week. Very good idea, especially since you've been feeling like you need to work on your core.

P.S. I entertained the thought of paying someone else to do my yardwork for me next year. In fact, in the spring this may just happen - to start the season off right :)



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