Tag: Bike

No Surprise

No Surprise

It seems I only update this blog when I have a new toy, so unsurprisingly, I have a new toy! Actually a couple, but the nice thing is that they encourage use of the old toys.

In addition to my very short exercise attention span, one of the issues I face in getting into shape is food. I don’t cook. I can, but I don’t. It’s just one of those things. That means I eat out a lot, and that I have a steady supply of frozen dinners. These things do not exactly have eating right built into the framework, even if I stick to Lean Cuisine (which are actually pretty good as far as frozen food goes).

I’ve tried a diet site in the past, but since the lowest they went for eating out was “frequently” not “all the time”, the suggested meal plans still included quite a few make at home dishes. I tried it for a while, bought the groceries and everything, and think I lasted about a week before I was trying to figure out replacements. Which, when you have no idea what criteria should be used to replace items, kinda defeats the purpose. I pretty much gave up at that point.

But a friend pointed me to myfitnesspal, which is designed for tracking calories and has convenient iPhone and iPad apps. I am having a surprising amount of fun tracking that, and their database seems to have just about everything in existence (one of the benefits of offering it for free, I suppose, as people will be inclined to add to it). I’ve only been using it for a couple of weeks, but so far I’m having some slow but steady progress, which is a nice change.

In addition to tracking food, though, it lets you track exercise. Since that adds into the daily goals, I’ve been more inclined to actually do it 🙂 That meant breaking out UFC Personal Trainer again, at first. I’m 20 days into my second attempt at the 100 days in a row achievement. Hopefully no weirdness will ensue this time. (I still don’t know if I didn’t get it last time by missing a day, or it the track record got wiped when the rest of my personal data reset.)

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Slight Progress

Slight Progress

I can now make it to the second round of push-ups before feeling like I’m dying. I’m counting that as progress. Still cycling through the jumping, though 😛

Off Game: 30 Day Shred, Level 1 & Recumbent Bike

I tried running it without the instructions, but the music only setting doesn’t give any indication that the exercise is changing. Personally, I find that poorly thought-out, but I suppose you’re supposed to like hearing the person talk. I generally get sick of them as soon as I can say the entire routine along with them, if not before.

Well, It’s Something

Well, It’s Something

I’ve decided to ride my bike through the cardio minutes in the shred. I know it decreases the difficulty, and likely the speed of the results, but I’d rather do something than try the jumping until I can’t, and do nothing. Anyway, this is my plan, until I can get through the warm-up jumping jacks without it hurting by the end.

Off Game: 30 Day Shred, Level 1 & Recumbent Bike

As expected, it seems the board mis-weighed me yesterday, but there was still a minor change for the first time in awhile, which is promising. Assuming it doesn’t go away tomorrow, that is 😛

I Hate You, Balance Board

I Hate You, Balance Board

I started re-watching season 4 of Lost last night. With my desktop down, I’m actually paying attention to what’s on the screen, so I don’t feel like watching the same movie on repeat like usual 😛

Anyway, I put it on during dinner, and then decided to ride my bike through an episode. If I’d realised I was on the flash forward to Kate’s trial, I would’ve waited for an episode with a storyline that didn’t bore me to tears. I lasted 15mins.

Off Game: Recumbant Bike

Wii Fit Time: 30 mins
Games: Training Plus, Aerobics

I really hate the Balance Board some nights. I got on to a Body Test measurement that seemed unlikely. I really should’ve re-done it right away, or at least when it said my cat had dropped a kilogram and a half over night (it compares the combined weight to yours on your own), but I didn’t re-do it until the end.

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Recumbant Bike

Recumbant Bike

I’m trying to ride my bike while watching TV (DVDs) again.

At the moment, I’m working my way through the first season of Rome, which means hour long episodes.

Time: 55 minutes, light pace

I have two more episodes on this disk, and then there’l be a delay. Canflix apparently does not have disk 4 anymore, and the system they have to ensure your season comes in order has decided that means it has to skip disk 5 (and the bonus disk 6), and send me the start of season 2 >_<

Hopefully, I’ll be able to rent disk 4 here while I wait for them to send disk 5 now that I’ve dropped the missing one from my list.