Week 20 - July 15-July 21
I finally passed the 130 barrier, with an overall lose of 1.5 lbs. in a week. I have 3 to go and my goal deadline is Friday the 26th.
Monday I walked 1.4 mile in 23 minutes at varying speeds and inclines. Tuesday I walked 22 minutes (1.22 mile) at varying speeds. Wednesday, I walked for 20 minutes at 3 mph (1 mile). Thursday I walked 32 minutes, primarily at a 10% incline, traveling 1.68 mile total. Friday I walked 1.73 mile in 23 minutes, mostly at a 10% incline (2/3 of the distance at 3 mph; 1/3 at 3.5). Saturday I walked 1.91 mile in 35 minutes (25 minutes at 3.5 mph/10% incline; 5 minutes at 3 mph/10% incline; 5 minutes at 3 mph/1.5% incline). Total: 8.94 miles.
Week 19 - July 8-July 14
Even though I dropped down to 129 for two days mid-week, I weighed in at 130.5 on Monday morning . I was back to 129 on Tuesday morning, and for the record (and in case I bump back up by Monday), I was down to 128 on Friday!
Monday I walked for 29 minutes (1.75 mile at varying speeds and inclines). Tuesday I walked for 30.5 minutes (varying speeds and inclines). Wednesday morning I walked 11 minutes (.63 mile). Thursday I walked 17.5 minutes (1.02 mile). Friday I walked .86 mile in 15 minutes. Saturday I walked 1.36 mile in 22 minutes. Sunday morning I walked .63 mile in 11 minutes, and that evening I took it slow, walking 1.15 mile in 23 minutes. Total: 9.20 miles.
Week 18 - July 1-July7
OK, so I have to admit that I was a little frustrated Monday morning. I'd only lost .5 lb over the past week. I am hoping this is due to the fact that I am in the middle of "that" time. Overall, I have a mere 5.5 lbs to lose in 25 days. I can live with 130, but I would
really like to get down to 126 so that I
have some "swing" room.
I felt a little vindicated on Tuesday morning when I was down another .5 lb to 131! By Thursday morning the scale said 129 - yippee (Nicole does a
little happy dance)!
Monday I walked 24 minutes at 3.5 mph, going 1.4 mile at varying inclines. Tuesday I walked 28 minutes at varying inclines and speeds, going 1.56 mile. Wednesday, I walked .91 mile in 15 minutes at varying speeds and inclines. Thursday I walked .68 mile in 11 minutes at varying speeds and inclines. Friday I walked 1.43 mile in 24 minutes at varying speeds and inclines. Saturday I walked 1.11 mile in 18 minutes at varying speeds and inclines. Sunday I walked for 26 minutes (1.52 mile; varying speeds and inclines. Total: 8.61 miles.
Week 17 - June 24th-30th
Another 2.5 lbs down - woohoo! I have readjusted my goal to 126 (the bottom of the line for healthy weight for my age and height), so now I have 6 lbs to go.
Monday morning I walked .73 mile, 6 minutes (3.5 mph) at an 8% incline and 5.5 minutes (4 mph) at a 4% incline. Monday night I went 1.04 mile in 18 minutes at varying speeds and inclines. On Tuesday I walked for 34 minutes total (12 at one time, 22 another), going 2.01 miles at varying inclines. Wednesday and Thursday morning, I went .69 mile in 10 minutes, jogging 3 minutes at 5 mph with an 8% incline. Thursday night I went 1.22 mile in 21 minutes at varying inclines. Friday morning I went .87 mile in 13 minutes, jogging 3 minutes at 5 mph on an 8% incline. Friday evening, I walked 1.19 mile in 20 minutes at varying inclines and speeds. Saturday I went .82 mile in 12 minutes, jogging for 3 minutes at an 8% incline. Sunday I went 1.6 miles in 30 minutes, at varying speeds and inclines. Total: 10.86 miles.
Week 16 - June 17th-23rd
When I got on the scale Monday morning, I could hardly believe it! My difficult week really did pay off!! Of course, this week is the start of what I will call "water gain" week (you ladies out there know what I am talking about), so we shall see how things pan out. And of course, we will be at camp for 5 days, so that could make things interesting!
Monday, I went .76 mile at a 4% incline, jogging 6 minutes of it. Tuesday-Friday I walked and walked and walked at the camp, up and down the gravel road. I jogged two of the days until my shins gave me too much grief. I weighed in through the week at 132 and 133. Still holding at 133 on Saturday.
Friday night I used the treadmill: .64 mile at 4% incline in 10 minutes. Saturday: I didn't write down the miles, but I walked for 12 minutes at a 4% incline, mostly at 4 mph that morning. In the evening I went .71 mile in 12 minutes at varying inclines of 8% and 4%. Sunday morning I walked for 10 minutes, going .61 mile, 8% incline for half and 4% incline for the other half. Sunday night I walked for 20 minutes (1.16 mile) at varying speeds and inclines.
Friday night, Rob sent me to Kohl's to get some capris that "weren't so baggy" and I was able to get an 8, though a 6 fit - just too tight for my liking. I found a junior size 7 in flare jeans and they fit - and how could I resist at $7.00 on clearance! I just hope a 32 year old mom doesn't look like too big a dope in flare jeans...
Week 15 - June 10th-16th
Another pound down (woo-hoo), 8 to go! Monday, Tuesday, Saturday, and Sunday, I went .75 mile in 10 minutes at a 4% incline, jogging 6 minutes of it. Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday were spent de-flooding our basement, and for some reason I weighed in two pounds heavier on Friday! ACCCKKKK!! Saturday morning I was back down to 138. And Sunday said 136! Will I still be there on Monday?! Total miles: 3.0.
Week 14 - June 3rd-9th
I can hardly believe it, but two days on the scale attest to the same fact. I have not only met my first goal of 140, I passed it! Woo Hoo! The hard work is really paying off. Nine to go!
On Monday I walked on the treadmill for 1.08 miles in 15 minutes, jogging 6 minutes at 5 mph (11 minutes at 4% incline, 5 at no incline). I also did a few laps (swimming) and toning exercises. Tuesday, I did my toning exercises. I was unable to walk in the morning so I just did some toning exercises. Wednesday and Thursday I went .75 mile (4 % incline) in 10 minutes, jogging 5 mph for 6 minutes of it. Friday, I went 1.02 mile in 14 minutes at a 4% incline, jogging 6 minutes of it. Saturday I spent an hour washing and cleaning out the van and walked a mile on the 'mill in under 16 minutes (4% incline). Sunday I walked 1.24 mile in 21 minutes, varying speeds from 3.5 to 4.0 and inclines from level to 4, 6, and 10% with a one minute cool down. Total miles: 5.84
Week 13 - May 27th-June 2nd
Another pound down, only 13 to go! On Monday, I did 400 crunches, various leg and hiney toning exercises, and I went 1.03 mile in 15 minutes at a 4% incline, jogging 4 of the 15 minutes at 5 mph. Tuesday, I went 1 mile in 14.5 minutes (4% incline), jogging 5 min. at 5 mph and did 400 crunches and various toning. Wednesday, I went 1 mile (4 % incline) on the 'mill in just over 14 minutes, jogging 6 min. at 5 mph, did 400 cruches and a few toning exercises. Thursday I was short on 'mill time, so I went .76 mile in 10 minutes (4 % incline; jogged 6 minutes at 5 mph). Friday and Saturday we were out of town, so I had to walk the "old-fashioned" way - outside! Walked about a mile each day and really watched what I ate. Sunday I got on the 'mill for 11 minutes, going .82 mile at 4% incline, jogging 6 minutes of it. Total miles: 6.61.
Week 12 - May 20th-26th
Heart Rate: 81
Yay, me, I lost another pound! I have been doing 200-400 crunches each day, and I am beginning to see a real difference in my tummy. The back portion is going a bit slower, but there is perhaps some slight improvement there too. On Monday, I did my crunches and various toning exercises. On Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, I went .85 mile in 11 minutes, jogging for 8 minutes (I thought my heart might burst out of my chest!) at a 4% incline. Wednesday night I walked about .3 mile to burn off some extra calories. On Thursday, I went 1.08 mile in 14 minutes, jogging 8 minutes (5 mph) at a 4% incline and jogging 1.5 minutes at a 1.5% incline. Saturday, I walked 1.08 mile at a 4% incline in 17 minutes, at a pace of 4 mph for a mile, cooling down for the remainder (3.5-2.5 mph). Sunday I walked 1.43 mile. Total for week: 6.44 miles.
Week 11 - May 13th-19th
I am so excited! I lost 2 lbs in a week! My new breakfast plan, additional toning, and self-control when eating really paid off! Yay, me! On Monday, I walked for 20 minutes, going 1.14 mile. I continued with my toning exercises as well. Tuesday through Friday, I went .84 mile in 11 minutes, jogging at 5 mph for 7 minutes. I have been drinking ALOT more water and watching what I do eat and not overstuffing myself. Total for week: 4.5 miles.
Week 10 - May 6th-May 12th
On Monday and Tuesday I worked on various toning and strengthening exercises such as leg lifts and sit ups. I am also now trying a high fiber/carb breakfast plan to see if that better jumpstarts my metabolism. Wednesday, I had a short time, so I jogged for 6 minutes, going a total of .75 mile in 10 minutes. I also did various toning exercises. Thursday and Friday, I jogged for 6 of 12 minutes, going .865 mile each day. I continue to work on various toning exercises. Total for week: 2.48 miles.
Week 9 - April 29th-May 5th
Resting Heart Rate: 84
On Tuesday, I went a mile in 14 minutes, accomplished because I jogged at 5 mph for 4 minutes. Wednesday, I was short on time, so I decided to see how far I could go in 10 minutes. By jogging 5 of the 10 at 5 mph, I went .75 mile. Thursday, I went 1 mile in just under 14 minutes, jogging 5 mph for 5 minutes. Friday, I went .75 mile in just under 10 minutes, jogging 5 mph for 6 minutes. Total for week: 3.5 miles.
Week 8 - April 22nd-28th
Monday through Thursday, I walked/jogged a 15 minute mile, mostly at a 4% incline. On Friday, I was short on time, so I went .5 mile at a 4% incline in 6.5 minutes, jogging for 4 minutes straight at 5 mph. Total for week: 4.5 miles.
Week 7 - April 15th-21st
On Tuesday and Thursday, I tried one of the 30 minute programs on my treadmill. It took me 1.71 miles varying between 2-4 mph with up to a 6% incline. On Wednesday, I was short on time, so I walked for 10 minutes, taking me .63 mile. On Friday I was motivated by Marn to try going a mile in 15 minutes. And I did it!! I had to jog for 2 minutes of the time, but I made it in 15 minutes and even with a 4% incline for the majority of it. Total distance this week: 5.05! I also did sit-ups and leg lifts almost everyday.
Week 6 - April 8th-14th
I walked a mile and tried to use my Buttmaster while working at the computer. I also did some sit-ups and leg lifts at varying times during the week. Unfortunately, I have gained back a few pounds.
Week 5 - April 1st-7th
I walked 3.42 miles and used my Buttmaster while at the computer as often as I remembered. I also did sit-ups and leg lifts.
Week 4 - March 25th-31st
Resting Heart Rate: 84
I walked 2.88 miles, most of which was done with incline. I also used my "ButtMaster" often when I was sitting at my computer and I started doing sit-ups.
Week 3 - March 18th-24th
I walked a total of 3.5 miles. I did not take my heart rate nor did I remember to weigh myself first thing in the morning all week.
Week 2 - March 11th-17thWeek 1 - March 4th-10th
Resting heart rate: 90
This week, I walked a total of 2.5 miles, mostly at an incline. I did better at watching most of what I ate and trying to only eat when hungry. I must admit to enjoying a few Krispy Kremes, as we had company and I was persuaded to go and buy a dozen (but I didn't eat a dozen, oh-kay!). I also began to use my "Butt Master" again (what a name for a peice of exercise equipment!).
Resting heart rate: 102
In my first official week of The Search for the Perfect Butt, I walked a total of 1.85 miles and jogged 3/4ths of a mile. I didnít do squat all weekend, besides enjoy cinnamon rolls, a Krispy Kreme donut, and turtle pecan brownies. Oops!
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