“Last chance workout” month before leaving for our cruise!
We went on an 8 night Caribbean cruise, it was fantastic! We planned all of our excursions to include a lot of walking and calorie-burning activities. And for the first time ever, we used the fitness center on the ship! So while we certainly did indulge in food (and adult beverages) we really kept the damage to a minimum. Most of the time we each gain almost 10 lbs on a week-long cruise. This time I only gained 5 and I think Jim gained 6 lbs. And we were both able to drop those pounds really quick within a week or so after coming home.
Speed: 2.0 mph start, increase .2 per minute to max of 3.0 mph
While working out on the ship I started increasing my max speed to 3.2 mph. This seemed pretty comfortable, so I kept it going the rest of the month.
Duration: 45 – 50 minutes
Started trying to push duration out a little further, the month was a mix of about every other workout between 45 to 50 minutes.
Weights: 3 sets, 12 reps
Frequency: 4 times per week
Run intervals: 2 to 2-1/2 minutes
Had one day on the ship that I just felt so full of energy, I pushed out my run intervals to about 5 minutes and couldn’t believe I could do it!!
Incline: 3 to 4, variable
Aero Pilates: once per week, 30 minutes
Average Burn: 269
Ending Weight: 130 lbs (yay! intermediate goal weight!)
I actually got to this weight right before we left for the cruise. Then I gained 5 lbs while on the cruise, then lost it again within about a week of coming home, so closed out the month at this weight still, yay me!! 🙂