Fitness Week in Review February 11th to 18th, 2013

This is an ongoing series of posts reviewing my week’s worth of exercise and fitness activities.

  • Running:
    • Week 7 of the 12-week half-marathon training plan I’m using to get ready for the NC Half Marathon in March was scheduled. Another week of less than planned running. I think winter has arrived and it has stolen my motivation. I’ve got to get it back, but it’s been pretty hard.
    • I’m going to run with the Asphalt Junkies more this week. I think that may be part of my motivation problem.
  • Food:
    • Eh. We ate mostly out. My numbers below tell the story and it’s sad. For me, anyway. Ya’ll should get a good laugh about it.
  • Weight:
    • Beginning of week – 184.5 lbs, 27.5% body fat
    • End of week -188 lbs, 29.5% body fat
  • The week ahead:
    • Running: I’m running week 8 of the half-marathon training. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday are 4 mile days, Wednesday is 6 and Sunday is 10.
    • General Exercise:
      • Yoga. I’m going on Tuesday. I’ve committed, so now I’ve got to do it.
      • I’ve been scoping out the classes at Onslow Fitness. They look scary, yo. What I need is a personal trainer that doesn’t cost as much as personal trainers cost…

It’s been a week from running for me. I’m exciting about getting back into it this week.

How was your week?

Fitness Week in Review February 4th to 11th, 2013

This is an ongoing series of posts reviewing my week’s worth of exercise and fitness activities.

  • Running:
    • Week 6 of the 12-week half-marathon training plan I’m using to get ready for the NC Half Marathon in March was scheduled. Scheduled, but not executed. I made the decision earlier in the week to take the week off. All in all, I think it was the right decision.
    • Ann Marie and I ran the Krispy Kreme Challenge on Saturday. It was a pretty excellent event. We had to dodge more than a few puddles of Krispy Kreme┬áleftovers on the way back.
  • Food:
    • Eh. We ate. Some at home, some out. Nothing real special or interesting to see here. We’re still battling with eating out too often…
  • Weight:
    • Beginning of week – 185 lbs, 28.5% body fat
    • End of week – 184.5 lbs, 27.5% body fat
  • The week ahead:
    • Running: I’m running week 7 of the half-marathon training.
    • General Exercise:
      • Yoga. Really. I’m going to keep listing it until I really do start going. I get a “bye” for the last few weeks as they’ve not held the class due to the holidays, but I’ve got to figure a way in there.
      • I need to figure out a solid strength training routine. Nothing too crazy, but something to add a bit of muscle and tone up the fat. Mostly arm, back and core related, I’d think? Does anyone have suggestions?

It’s been a week from running for me. I’m exciting about getting back into it this week.

How was your week?

Fitness Week in Review January 28th to February 3rd, 2013

This is an ongoing series of posts reviewing my week’s worth of exercise and fitness activities.

  • Running:
    • Week 5 of the 12-week half-marathon training plan I’m using to get ready for the NC Half Marathon in March was scheduled. I didn’t run all of it…Or most of it.
    • It was a bad week. I was ill, it was cold outside and it ended badly for all kinds of reasons. I ran Tuesday and Wednesday, but Thursday’s and Saturday’s runs were skipped and Sunday’s run was a bust at 2.6 miles of 7.
  • Food:
    • We ate out way too much. Fortunately, we’ll no longer be able to afford eating out, so that won’t be much of a problem going forward.
  • Weight:
    • Beginning of week – 185.5 lbs, 29% body fat
    • End of week – 185 lbs, 28.5% body fat
  • The week ahead:
    • Running: I’m starting week 6 of the half-marathon training.
    • General Exercise:
      • Yoga. Really. I’m going to keep listing it until I really do start going. I get a “bye” for the last few weeks as they’ve not held the class due to the holidays, but I’ve got to figure a way in there.
      • I need to figure out a solid strength training routine. Nothing too crazy, but something to add a bit of muscle and tone up the fat. Mostly arm, back and core related, I’d think? Does anyone have suggestions?

It’s been a good week for me. How was your week?