April 2013 Monthly Fitness Stats

April brought with it a fresh sense of determination. After having struggled a bit in March with consistency & intensity dropping off a bit, I knew I needed to kick things back into high gear.


Speed: 2.2 mph starting speed (which is 0.20 increase over last months starting speed), max speed stayed at 3.2 mph.

Duration: 50 minutes

Weights: 3 sets, 12 reps

Run intervals: 3-1/2 minutes at 4.1 mph
(this is a 30 second increase on the interval time, and a 0.10 mph increase on the speed)

Incline: 4-5

I really tried to get up to a consistent 5 on the incline, but I have to admit, that was HARD! Especially on the run intervals. The best I got up to by the end of the month was starting at 5 incline and keeping up with that through the whole walk except dropping it down to 4 during the run intervals.

Average Burn: 306

Ending Weight: 126.0

This is a 2.6 lb loss over last month! 🙂 Considering my initial goal was to get to 130 lbs, I NEVER thought I could or would reach this low of a weight, I am very excited about this!!

The size 8 pants I had bought in the last couple weeks have all been taken back to the stores for credit as they are all huge on me now. I’m feeling very comfortable in size 6 and even a couple of things are fitting well in size 4. I can’t believe just a few months ago I was SO excited to buy size 8 pants and now those just fall off me, LOL!

The Happy Cat

The Happy Cat

This is my cat, “Happy”, affectionately referred to as “The Happy Cat”. This is him doing his imitation of me flopped down, exhausted, after 50 minutes on the treadmill at a 5 incline!

March 2013 Monthly Fitness Stats

March was a bit of a struggle. Several challenges, but I stayed determine to at least be doing SOMETHING even if I wasn’t able to do as much as I had done in recent months.

Week 1 on vacation (did workout a few times while on our cruise though), week 2 trying to get back on track from being on vacation, week 3 was full-on raging PMS and week 4 was “that” TOM. (I’m on a 3 month controlled cycle so luckily I do not have to work around this issue every month). Although, in review – I did good ramping up a lot of the key points of my workout, really what suffered was frequency – I only got on the treadmill 3 times per week – all month, instead of 4. And I seemed to have completely dropped off the band wagon with the Aero Pilates so my over all week went from 5 days of exercise to 3 for this month. Hopefully April will be better.

We clean up pretty nice, huh!?

We clean up pretty nice, huh!?

I really felt great on that cruise after having lost 20 lbs!! Jim had started working out as well as watching his calories too in the last month or two before we left. He got so thin we had to buy him a new suit!

Treadmill stats:

Speed: 2.0 mph start, increase .2 per minute to NEW max speed of 3.2 mph

Decided to just keep going with that new max speed of 3.2 mph that I started on the cruise.

Duration: 50 minutes

I’ve gotten real consistent now that each treadmill workout is for 50 minutes. I can’t believe just a few months ago I started at 30 minutes and couldn’t even imagine I could do more than that!

Weights: 3 sets, 12 reps

Run intervals: 2-1/2 to 3 minutes

Holy cow, you read that right! I am able to run for 3 minutes at a time!! I do three sets of this throughout my walk. It’s hard but I am very proud of the strides I’ve made in this area!

Incline: 4

Average Burn: 298

Ending weight: 128.6