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Being Healthy and Weird, Just Like Broccoli
10th-Dec-2006 10:37 am
It's been a long time since I've posted. This is, in part, due to a large break in my exercise routine so I really had nothing of interest to say other than, "I suck; I haven't done anything; I feel like crap." Things of that nature. That is part of it, but then, a few weeks ago, I actually started exercising regularly again and feeling pretty good about it. Then not posting was due, in totality, to my laziness and lack of organization. At any rate. Here I am again. What prompted me to post at this point was a silly thing I did last night that was kind of fun so I thought I'd share. I've been running on the treadmill in the school gym at night around 8:00. I abandoned the mornings because it is so easy for me to not get out of bed. 8:00 is kind of late, but at least I have been consistent (so far). After I run, I write down the stats off of the treadmill - mileage, time and calories burned. I have 16 days of recorded data. I thought it'd be fun to make a graph to show myself my improvement. So I entered all of it into an excel spreadsheet and it was heartening to see my progress in a visual form. Even though my pace varies a lot from day to day, my chart shows a distinct downward trend (downward meaning it's taking me less time to run a mile). Now I think I'm going to figure out my line of best fit, figure out the function that goes along with it and then set time-specific goals based on that function. FUN! So yeah, that's what I'm up to right now. I'll, hopefully, keep you posted. I've also been doing sit-ups and push-ups (kneesie ones). I'm not sure how I'm going to get that into a compelling chart form, but, again, I'll keep you, hopefully, posted. How's that for comma crazy? I've heard that other countries, Canada in specific, make fun of Americans because we're comma crazy. hm.
10th-Dec-2006 11:58 pm (UTC)
Good for you! I was just sitting on the couch this evening, feeling guilty for not sticking with my workout routine--again. It seems like I get into a good habit for about a month or two, and then slack off. I've also been eating way too much lately and I feel sluggish and flabby.

I always tell myself, there's always another Monday, always a chance to start again. As much as I keep falling off the excercise wagon, I know that I have to keep trying. At least I have dance class twice a week which keeps me from turning into a muffin.
11th-Dec-2006 01:51 am (UTC)
That's totally me. I'm good for like a month and then slack off. Everytime I intend to keep it up, though. Maybe the 50th time is the charm.
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12th-Dec-2006 01:43 am (UTC)
I've been doing 0% grade! I hate hills. Maybe as my times plateau, I'll jump into increasing the incline. I'm looking forward to being home for Christmas and actually being able to run outside.

Mileage-wise I've been doing 3-4, depending on how my music goes. My goal to run through at least 8 songs on my ipod. Once I finish that, if I feel good, I keep going. If I feel pooped and I've reached at least 30 minutes and 3 miles I can stop. Otherwise I have to do a whole nuther song. This usually gets me to around 4 miles. I fiddle with the speed control as my body and the music dictate. In short, I try to keep myself entertained. So far it's been working.

Good luck on shaving off those seconds!
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