Sunday, September 9, 2012

September 9, 2012 – Day 3 of the 1000 Mile Challenge

It was a busy day that started with running my son and his friend over to Explorer Training (volunteer firefighter training). After getting home, I knew the day ahead would be hectic so I threw a load of laundry in, loaded the dishwasher & ran it and started my morning workout. I changed things around a bit on the Wii Fit – did more cardio and less strength training since it’s the weekend. I wanted to give my abs and thighs a break. I wound up doing a slightly longer workout which was a pleasant surprise. 

We were given a new couch by a friend so after the morning workout, I moved the old couch, loveseat and tables around to make room for the new piece. Naturally I had to vacuum where the old furniture sat which led to just vacuuming the whole room. Then I maneuvered everything back into place. I must admit, I was breathing hard but it felt pretty good.

After lunch, I hopped on the treadmill. I wanted to at least hit 13 minutes because that would give me 1 hour of “official” exercising for the day – something I haven’t done in years and wondered if I would able to ever do again. I pushed passed that and did 15 minutes with a 2.0 incline. Granted my speed is only 2.7 right now but I still work up a pretty good sweat doing it. My next challenge in coming weeks will to be to do 1 hour all at one shot. I want to get my old endurance back or at least as much of it as I can. 

Dinner was more leftovers and I did indulge in a slice of pizza later in the evening. My bad.  Still, with all the progress I am making, I felt pretty good about Saturday!

So here’s how it breaks down:

Calorie Count:
Intake:  1711                       Output:  Exercise 424                    Net Calories 1287
Daily Mile:
Goal 1000 Miles                Today’s Mile: 3  Total Miles:   11
President’s Challenge:
September Goal: 2500 Points     Today’s Points:                 242         Total Points Earned: 997
Breakfast:           2 eggs, scrambled with diced tomatoes,
                                 3 oz of chopped ham
                                 2 cup decaf coffee – black
Lunch:                   Cabbage soup
                                5-1” Italian meatballs
                                2-8 0z glasses of Crystal Lite Green Pea Iced Tea
Dinner:                                 Cheesy Chicken Over Tater Tots               
Snack:                   Small slice frozen pizza

Water: 5 glasses


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