Monday, November 23, 2009

First Workout

I am finally completely over my sickness and so I am back to my workout schedule at 4:30 AM. It feels so good! I coughed a lot towards the end, did my inhaler and it helped a little, so I'll have to watch this to make sure I don't get sick again.

I am happy to say that I did not lose my endurance and I can still run 1 1/2 mins. at 5 mph. WHEW! That's a relief to know I don't have to start over again. By the end, I was pretty exhausted but that's what you get when you haven't worked out for 2 months.

But this was my first run (run/walk) with my heart rate monitor! Did I mention that I love this thing? I was afraid I wasn't getting a really good workout in, so I was interested to see how I would do. Well, I set it at the hard workout and I was over the max heart rate almost the whole time. My highest was 184. Maybe I need to reset it? Is this dangerous? How important is it to keep it within the heart rate zone? I think it recommended about 163 or so? At least I know I'm working hard enough!

Yesterday was a little bit of a test for me- and I passed! We had the in law's over so we made tacos. I used whole wheat tortillas and filled mine with mostly veggies. The worst part was I made pumpkin bars for dessert and they were 9 points each! I ate one and we put most of the rest in the freezer. There are 2 in the fridge if I have enough points tonight...I swear they're worth the points! haha But I can't believe how high in points they are! I'll bring the rest to Thanksgiving. But after that lunch I didn't have a lot of points for supper, but I figured out how to have a good supper and I didn't go over my points, which is good because I'm almost out of weekly points! One step at a time! :)

4 comments:

  1. Your HR monitor should guide you as to your setting for age etc.
    Thats a very high range to workout at...How did you feel.
    Am pleased you feeling much better and back into training...you go girl

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  2. Wow, I'm impressed by the super early workout!

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  3. No sickness can hold you down for long. Happy to hear that you can move forward with your routine. Have a great week.

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  4. way to go!!! keep up the good work and set goals you know can accomplish, building your confidence with each 'good' move

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