Monday, August 15, 2011
Winds of change...
I don’t know what it is but, change is in the air (trying to do that dodgy whistle from that song ‘wind of change’ but it’s not really working…). I have quite a good 6th sense and for the past few days, I feel that something is going to happen but I am not sure what!
Today, I went back to work after a week of not being there. I had so much work to do. I got in at 7am and left just before 5pm. I was pleased to get through a lot of stuff that has been sitting there for a while. It felt good to know that I might be pretty close to up to date with my cases by the end of the week (if I work my butt off, that is!).
When I got home, I had found that my new toy arrived –my heart rate monitor :) I took it with me to my Course (which is in the same building as my Gym) as I intended on doing some exercise (if time permitted). Tonight, was the 3rd week of the 16 week course. We learnt about the respiratory system. We also had a quiz that I am pleased to announce I passed with flying colours. I haven’t done any study for a while so quizzes and tests are a bit daunting but when I found that I knew the answers to ‘name 5 functions of the bones’ and ‘explain the difference between fast twitch and slow twitch fibres’, I was stoked.
After the lecture, I went into the gym to try out my heart rate monitor. I had already set it up whilst waiting for the lecture to begin. I strapped myself into the chest belt thingy and off I went. I am pleased to report that I did a total of 25 minutes and 22 seconds of exercise (well, that is what I remembered to record anyway) and during that time, I burnt 161 calories and I got my heart rate up to 168 beats per minute and averaged around about 149 beats per minute. I also worked out my VO2 max to be 25. I am going to get a lot out of having my watch as my training partner. It will take a bit of getting used to (the watch part) as I haven’t worn a watch for years and years! I am actually quite pleased as I think the watch looks more hot pink than purple and hot pink is my favourite colour :)
I’m going to start working 4 days a week as of next week. I am going to have a Wednesday off. It will take a bit of getting used to. I am defiantly going to start using the stairs as a work out now as I won’t have as much time to go the gym (unless I’m really organised and go first thing in the morning!). It will take a bit of getting used to but it will be good.
I have my next appointment with Dr Winnett on the 1st of September. I think I may have mentioned this. I did a predictor on my ‘target weight’ app and if I keep going the way I am going, I should be 100kg by the 6.10.2012. That would be amazing. That’s a little over a year away. That would mean that I would have lost 143kg. I am so pleased that I am having such fantastic results. I am working So hard for them though but, it’s worth every drop of sweat, ache and late night or early start. I am so pleased with how I’m going.
I’m off to bed – I am exhausted! Hope everyone had a fantastic Monday!
Oh, congrats to Bec on losing 7.6kg in 3 weeks. I am so proud of her! And to my friend who had gastric sleeve Surgery a few months ago – she has lost 33kg in around 3 months. I am amazed at her progress. Some of my other friends are doing wonderfully well on their weight loss missions – I’ll need to get updates on their weights and report :)