Monday, 5 December 2016

End of Week 28 - A new strategy :-)

Good morning/afternoon/evening where ever in the world you may be :-)

Are you all getting ready for the Christmas season?  Have you put your decorations up yet?  We have a tradition that the tree and outside lights are up for the 1st December no sooner :-)

We are counting down the days to when Shannon (my eldest daughter) will be home for the Christmas holidays.  Only another 11 more sleeps till she is home from college !!

Let's get straight in there with the workouts for this week :-)

Yes you are reading that correctly!  I did the Treadclimber workout twice a day for 3 days this past week.


Well, when I started this journey back in May, my ultimate (first goal) was to reach 160 lb by the time I turn 50.  My birthday is the 5th January, so only another 4 weigh ins until that point :-) So, realistically speaking, I will not make that goal by the 5th January.  However, I am going to try and get as close as possible!  

I will not just stop there though - I will continue until I reach that first goal, then I am going to review it and see where I can go from there - more on that at that time :-)

Due to the weather changing here in Canada, I haven't been doing my Nordic Walking because there has been snow and ice around.  However, this past week, that all got washed away with some rain and warmer than normal temperatures.

Hubby and I decided to get out for a walk yesterday and I made a new personal best!  We have more snow arriving today - so not sure when our next walk out will be, but hopefully we will still get out for the occasional bit of fresh air on the weekends :-)

Onto this weeks weigh in.

Start Weight
220 lb

Weight end of Week 27
176.5 lb

Weight this Week
174 lb

Weight Loss
2.5 lb

Weight Loss Total
46 lb

Great loss this week - really pleased with that considering I worked a bit harder for it too :-)

Hope you have a fabulous week!

Using a great quote from the I am Enough Facebook page this week.

"There are only two days in
the year that nothing can be done.
One is called Yesterday and
the other is called Tomorrow.
Today is the right day to Love,
Believe, Do and mostly Live."
Dalai Lama XIV

Monday, 28 November 2016

End of Week 27 - Some photos :-)

Hello everyone.  Hope you are all doing great!

Some people have asked me for some up to date photo's to see how I'm doing.  So look out cause here they come.  I am not the most photogenic of people but they will suffice :-)

                      20 May 2016                                                    27 Nov 2016


I still need to lose some more yet - and the bat wings under my arms, and the flabby bits on my stomach and thighs LOL!  I have introduced some strengthening exercise to try and tone up those areas as I continue to lose weight.

I have started using some Resistance band workouts.  I bought these from Costco. The three cables are yellow - light resistance, red - medium resistance and black - heavy resistance.


Currently I am only using the lightest band - the yellow one.  I have no great muscle strength at all - so found these great workouts and have managed to do them three times this week.  Boy, I think I found muscles I didn't even know I had LOL!  10 Minute Total body Workout and an Abs and Arms Workout.  

Also of course maintaining my Treadclimber workouts for the cardio exercise :-)

There you have it - a great week for exercise.

Weigh in time.

Start Weight
220 lb

Weight end of Week 26
177.5 lb

Weight this week
176.5 lb

Weight Loss
1 lb

Weight Loss Total
43.5 lb

Keeping at it and keeping motivated.  

Have a good week everyone.

Quote of the Day

"Obstacles don't have to stop you.
If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up.
Figure out how to climb it,
go through it,
or work around it."
Michael Jordan (Basketball Player)

Monday, 21 November 2016

End of Week 26 - Great week :-)

WOW another week has gone by.  Christmas is just around the corner.

This also means that my daughter will soon be home from college for the Christmas Holidays - I have missed her so much but I take great pride in the fact that she is doing what she has always dreamed of doing and she is succeeding.  Go Shannon, you rock :-)

Well, Winter arrived for us yesterday, I don't think we will see much grass now until around April time.  It snowed most of yesterday and also the same for today.  But, hey I live in Canada - so it snows :-)

Anyways, I have had a great week this week.  I have made some decisions on how I can keep up this momentum to getting fit for 50.  Keep telling myself how far I have come and yes I still have a little ways to go - but I can do this!

So this weeks workouts.

I will try and get out for the odd Nordic Walk - weather and windchill permitting!  But will continue with the Treadclimber exercise.  I am also going to try and introduce some Strength training, as I need to tone up my under arms and my legs etc - more on that next week.

Onto the weigh in.

Start Weight 
220 lb

Weight end of Week 25
180 lb

Weight this Week
177.5 lb

Weigh Loss
2.5 lb

Weight Loss Total
42.5 lb

So 42.5 lb equates to 3 Stone and 1/2 lb for my UK friends :-)  Feeling good!

Said I had a great week.  I am feeling so positive that I can achieve this!  Even with the Christmas season looming, I know I can make the right choices.

Another Quote for you this week from I am Enough Facebook page - Steve really reminds me that if you want to achieve something you can - it is up to you - your choices make your life.  Thanks for sharing Steve.

"You've got 3 choices in life:
Give up
Give in
Give it all you've got!"
John Assaraf

Monday, 14 November 2016

End of Week 25 - Another Goal reached :-)

Hi everyone.

Have you had a good week?

My week has been a little up and down and motivation was waning!  Do you have periods where you feel like giving up?  What do you do to keep yourself motivated?

I decided to take a look at myself and remind myself how far I have come!  I don't want to give up, I want to do this!

So, I decided to take my measurements a week earlier than planned.  I last measured back at the end of August.  Here are my measurements then and now :-) Have also calculated my original measurements (that I believe are quite accurate, because of how my clothes etc fit) and added those in.

I only did one workout on the Treadclimber this week!  And I did go up a fitness level to 54 :-)

However, I did manage to do 4, over 5km, Nordic Walks, for over 20km over the week :-)

Onto the Weigh in.

Start Weight
220 lb

Weight end of Week 24
181 lb

Weight this Week
180 lb

Weight Loss
1 lb

Weight Loss Total
40 lb

Whoop whoop hit that 40lb!!!  Yay :-)  Another goal reached.

This helps to keep me motivated and on track - every little counts.

I have also calculated the percentage of Body Weight that I have lost, using the following calcuation.

Original Weight - Current Weight = Weight Loss
(Weight Loss x 1000) / Original Weight = Body Weight Loss Percentage


220 - 180 = 40
(40 x 1000)/220 = 18.18%

Currently I have lost 18% of the old me :-)

Let me know what keeps you motivated - and hopefully it will help me too :-)

Thanks Steve - I needed this reminder this week, I found the way :-)

Quote of the Day (From I am Enough)

"If you really want to do something,
you will find a way.  
If you don't,
you will find an excuse."

Monday, 7 November 2016

End of Week 24 - Almost...

Happy Monday everyone.

Hope you all had a fabulous week.

No more snow thank goodness - well I know it will be back to stay eventually, but at the moment am enjoying our extended Autumn :-)

I haven't much to report this week other than I managed to get out in the fresh air a little bit more this week, and did three Nordic walks instead of just using the Treadclimber.

So here's this past weeks breakdown.

As you can see, the days that I did no Treadclimber, I went for a walk.  I have managed to increase the Nordic Walk up to almost the hour - that is how long it took me to do the route I took.  5.2km (3.23miles) and I managed to keep up a good pace.  My knee is quite sore today, but today is my day off :-)  Although I will see, I may still go out for a walk later :-)

Weigh in time.

Start Weight
220 lb

Weight end of Week 23
182 lb

Weight this Week
181 lb

Weight Loss
1 lb

Weight Loss Total
39 lb

Almost at that 40lb loss - let's work at it this week and break that next level!

I hope that you all have a fabulous week.  Did you remember to put you clocks back yesterday?Lighter mornings but darker earlier in the evening, a sign of Winter and cosy nights :-)

Quote of the Day

"While we may not be able to control all that happens to us,
we can control what happens inside us."
Benjamin Franklin