At long last, I'm getting serious about tracking my workouts. I know, you've all been wondering and waiting with bated breath about it. I blog to serve.

Here's what I'm thinking. I already do my weigh ins on Tuesday mornings and blog about that at some point on Tuesday. I think I'll do an entry on Mondays (hey, look! It's Monday now!) listing out what I did the previous 7 days. Or, that might be really boring so I'll do something else. Let's just play this by ear.

Week of 6/11 to 6/18
Monday: [first workout since injury 3 weeks ago] elliptical, rolling hills setting, difficulty 4 (minimum) to 12 (maximum); 30 minutes; 420 cals

Tuesday: elliptical, rolling hills setting, difficulty 4 (minimum) to 12 (maximum); 38 minutes; 475 cals

Thursday: elliptical, rolling hills setting, difficulty 3 (minimum) to 10 (maximum); 40 minutes; 450 cals -- I wanted to see if I could increase my time without hurting. It worked, but I'd rather up the difficulty and get the calorie burn.

Saturday: stretching in pool, prepping for water aerobics, a little yard work. Probably an hour, maybe 150 cals

Monday: finally ran outside! 2.03 miles in 26 minutes, which includes a couple of walking intervals in Mile 2. Felt good!

It will be good for me to see a direct relationship between my workouts and my weigh in results. I have water aerobics scheduled for tonight, so it'll be a two-a-day!

One of the purposes of tracking this is to finally make myself do more weight training. We're 4 weeks out from the Haiti mission trip and I want to have what I need to work hard and avoid injury. Last week was all about cardio - trying to get back into the groove after three weeks out. Water aerobics is one part of weight training (the fun part) but I can't avoid pushups forever. I'm still debating what I want to do, and this should get me to try several types of workouts.

What do you like to do for your workouts?


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