Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Wednesday Workout

So I accomplished my goal this afternoon and actually ran on the treadmill. I was amazed at how easy I found it to be. I remember 12 weeks ago I couldn't run at all. My shins hurt, and it was really just too much work. So even if I gained 1.5 lbs, I am still so happy that I ran!!! I ended up setting the program for 30 minutes and ended up doing 5 minute intervals of walking fast and then running. So in all I ended up running for 15 minutes. Can you tell I'm excited??? And you know what else, I actually enjoyed it. Maybe one of these days I'll get to run a marathon like so many of you have done.

Workout summary:

Strength Training Lower Body - 22 minutes / 152 calories burned
Cardio - 51 minutes - 623 calories burned
Average heart rate - 152
Highest heart rate - 172

Of course all this information is provided to me from my heart rate monitor. I love that thing. It was the best $150.00 I have ever spent. I would totally recommend it to everyone!! Oh.....and one more thing. The scale at the gym indicates I am down a pound from last week so I am hoping I was just a little puffy this morning when I weighed myself. Thank you gym scale!!!


  1. Great job on the work out!! I love to run and cant wait to be able to run like I used to. What kind of heart rate monitor do you have?

  2. I use a Polar F11 heart rate monitor. It's really easy to use and it also keeps a diary of your workouts. You can even use it in the pool. You wear a band around your chest under your clothes and then it send a signal to the watch. I think I would be lost without it really!!

    I'm already looking forawrd to my run today! :)

  3. Go daughter go! I love hearing your excitement and know you are on your way to a happier you! I'm so proud of your commitment to this. XOXO

  4. Thanks for visiting my blog. I will have to keep up with you now. HA, your "before" picture with the donut cracks me up. My before picture should have been with me either eating a bowl of fruity pebbles at 9 at night after dinner OR sitting eating my tube of cookie dough...and I wondered why I couldn't lose weight. Oh if I only knew then what I know now. Oh well, better late than never.

    Great job on the running and that is exactly how I started and worked my way to a marathon. I promise it can be done I am living proof. Keep it up.

  5. Great job! It's so nice to see progress.

    Have a great weekend!