Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Goal Number One - Accomplished!

I did it! I feel like I should start doing the Dora "we did it" dance right now, but I'll save it for later.

It feels so amazing to workout. Oh how I've missed this energizing feeling my body has. I'm a far cry from meeting my goal weight, but taking the first step is one of the most important. My weapon of choice is the rowing machine. Adam & I purchased it back in the early spring because it was a good fit for our home and lifestyles. Problem is, I just let it sit there. Adam however has been a healthy kick for a while now and is working out at work and home. He is trying to drop below 200 pounds before the first of the year. Right now he's doing an amazing job and I'm proud of him for what he's accomplished.

As for tonight I did a 4x5, four 5 minute intervals with 4 minutes of rest in between each set. I'm relying on my friend, Amber, to tell me if I got my intervals wrong. I'm also relying on her rowing expertice to help me improve my times and tell me if I'm slacking. It's been a while since we've discussed rowing, so my memory is a little fuzzy.

So, here's the good, the bad and the ugly for tonight:
22 s/m | 3:03 ave/500 m
22 s/m | 3:05 ave/500 m

24 s/m | 3:11 ave/500 m

27 s/m | 2:57 ave/500 m
*s/m =  strokes per minute
Now, I don't think this is too shabby considering I haven't been on this machine since May? I'll have to see what my friend Amber says. But bottom line is I FEEL GOOD!!! I had a rough day, due to seeing the dentist, barely ate any food (which I know is a no-no), but on the plus side I only had one Coke. None of that matters because I feel good about what I accomplished just by getting on the machine and working out.

Next goal: Work out at least 5 out of 7 days.

1 comment:

Amber said...

Hey Chica, nice work!!! I would say the numbers are really good for getting back into it.

BUT, I want to see the average split below 3:00...I like your stroke rate. Try to keep it at 26 or below.

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