Archive for March, 2009|Monthly archive page

Week 29

Day 1:  Walk to Brooklyn Heights and back with errands. 20 minutes each way. Sick

Day 2: Sick but 6:00 am 15 minute brisk walk, 6:20 run and pushups for 25 minute (only ran 2 loops), 15 brisk walk home. Leisurely walking between 12 and 1:00 pm

Day 3: Still sick. Long walks, 30 minutes, 20 minutes, on feet running errands for 40 minutes, 35 minute brisk walk, all while pushing stroller,

Day 4: Still sick. 15 minute brisk walk, 10 minute brisk walk, 15 minute moderate walk.  Afternoon, two 15 minute brisk walks.

Day 5: Scootercise and but mostly pulling scooter with Mateo on scooter 15 minutes. Still sick

Day 6: 30 minute leisurely walk and errands. Still sick.

Day 7:  Still sick, but better, 15 minute brisk walk, 40 minute brisk walk with quick errands.  15 minute walk, taught Creative Movement class: lots of running and jumping and rolling.15 minute walk home. Super tired when I got home; carrying 20 extra pounds is such a challenge!

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Week 28

Day 1 (March 17th): 15 minute brisk walk, 45 minute moderated walk, 20 minute fast walk. Scootercise to Cadman plaza park and around to Henry street, to Hicks, to Columbia Heights to home. Did sacral balancer exercise for pelvis and it really helped my achy hips!  

Day 2:  ran around playground

Day 3: 15 minute brisk walk, 2 loops around Cadman Plaza (again rested during middle loop of client’s workout) 1 set bench pushups, ran back, 10 minute walk. Again went to Brooklyn Children’s Museum carried Mateo 10, 10 minutes then walked brisk 10 minutes, carried Mateo 10 minutes. Stretches and foot exercises.

Day 4: 20 minute moderate walk, 10 minute walk 30 minute walk, playground sliding and climbing. (see Two months later…

Day 5: 35 minute run with trip to farmer’s market after 3 1/2 loops around Cadman Plaza,  pushups (2 sets of 7) rows (2 sets of 8 pounds), shoulder flys ( 1 set 5 pounds), sun salutes, side plank, heel raises, table top with knee lift. Felt great after workout. Fort Greene park, playground and walking.

Day 6: wiped out after yesterday. Cleaned, rested, stretched a little. sprinted to catch bus to go to Fort Greene park, Felt the ligaments near my uterus cramp up, not good, kept it low key rest of day and walked a bit. 

Day 7: 15 minute brisk walk, ran to Columbia Heights hill and ran up it once, 2 sets of lunges – really felt those in the quads, ran back to clients, 20 minute leisurely walk home, taught Creative  Movement class. Leisurely stroll home after class.

Week 23- Week 27

Where have I been for the last 5 weeks? Here and sick and not recording my physical activity in great detail. (See Two months later… in my other blog: Lynne’s Fitness Adventures.)

Week 23

Day 1-Day 5  Stomach flu, very little to no activity. Day 2  I did record 7000 steps. 

Day 6 4000 steps during 30 minutes run/walk. 3 loops around Cadman Plaza Park.

Day 7  walking to Brooklyn Heights, pushups and running and playing with Mateo for Creative Movement class,

Week 24

Day 1   7:05- 8:45 Usual 20 minute moderate walk, followed by 45 minute leisurely walk, followed by 14 minute walk with some jogging.  Pedometer only read 3000 steps at end of day, I wonder if it is working correctly as my belly has gotten bigger?

Day 2  Fifteen minute brisk walk, ran and two loops around Cadman Plaza Park, 15 minute brisk walk, 15 minute walk, push ups and rows 2 sets each. some stretching

Day 3: Usual Tuesday/thursday routine:  20 minute moderate walk, followed by 35 minute leisurely walk, followed by 15 minute brisk walk. Playground with Mateo  10,000 Steps, so pedometer still works some.

Day 4:  Brisk walking 15, 10, 10, 20 minutes.

Day 5: nothing other than walking

Day 6: Long walk, 1 set each push ups and rows.

Day 7: 15 minute brisk walk, Taught Creative Movement class so lots of running, jumping, rolling, some commando crawling instead of slithering, downward dogs.

Week 25

Day 1: Usual Tuesday/thursday routine:  20 minute moderate walk, followed by 45 minute leisurely walk, followed by 15 minute brisk walk. climbed up and down stairs in our building with Mateo, chased him around apartment and in lobby, so an actual interval type workout with sprints.

Day 2: 15 minute brisk walk, 3 loops around Cadman Plaza Park. 15 minute brisk walk.

Day 3: Usual Tuesday/thursday routine:  20 minute moderate walk, followed by 35 minute leisurely walk, followed by 15 minute brisk walk. Playground with Mateo, some walking, some sprinting.

Day 4 -Day 5: Sick. 

Day 6: Still sick, lots of cleaning and long walk to Atlantic Avenue and back 1 hour walking,plus 30 minutes shopping. pushed stroller each way.

Day 7: 15 minute brisk walk, 20 minute walk home. Carried Mateo in the Ergo 12 minutes taught Creative Movement class, carried Mateo in Ergo 12 minutes home.

Week 26 

Day 1: Stayed home, cleaned and played with Mateo

Day 2: 15 minute brisk walk, 15 minute brisk walk,don’t know if I did anything or not in the afternoon

Day 3: Unknown

Day 4: 15 minute brisk walk, ran to hill, 1 hill, 2 sets lunges, ran back to clients house, 10 minute brisk walk, 20 minute brisk walk.

Day 5:  Long walk to Fort Greene Park

Day 6: Unknown

Day 7:  15 minute brisk walk, 2 loops in Cadman Plaza Park with client (I rested as he did his second loop and I joined on the third again. I needed to catch my breath. Did one set of bench pushups.) ran back to clients house.  Taught Creative Movement class. Scootercise to class and back.

Week 27 (March 10th)

Day 1: One hour walk with Mateo in Brooklyn Heights.  Run around in apartment with Mateo –around the dining table, around the bookshelves and roared like dinosaurs…

Day 2: 15 minute brisk walk, 20 minute moderate walk, 1 hour 20 minutes additional leisurely walk, more running around the dining table. 

Day 3:  20 minute moderate, 40 minute moderate, 15 minute brisk walks. Carried Mateo in the Ergo: 10, 10, 10, 10 minutes played in children’s museum which involved some sprinting. Wiped out completely afterward. 

Day 4: 15 minute brisk walk, 15 minute walk, 15 minute brisk walk, 10 minute walk and 20 minute brisk walk

Day 5: Ran 4 loops around Cadman Plaza Park and there and back! 25 minutes. Did sunsalutations 1 set pushups, 2 sets rows and stretches and felt great!

Day 6: Scootercise to and around Fort Greene Park

Day 7: Foot exercises, taught Creative Movement class, walked home.