Monday, October 07, 2013


I got a fitbit through my insurance for under $20. So far, three days in, I rather like it. Still trying to work out how to log my sleep as I was trying to stop sleep mode every time I woke up, but that wasn't really working out. I'd get confused and sometimes forget to restart when I was dozing off. I might just leave it on sleep mode all night in bed and see if the restless periods correspond with when I'm awake.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Busy, busy

I feel like this is such a busy week at work that I can't really shut my door for a full Jack exercise. Yesterday I did one at home before coming in and then another half of when after I got back. Today I just completed 10 minutes of Episode 7 before feeling like I really needed to open my door again. It was enough to warm me up though, which was nice. If I can manage another chunck today, that will be great.

Monday, September 09, 2013

Didn't exercise last week

No excuse really. And I had a doctor appointment on Tuesday and everything. Plus a blood draw on Friday which I just got the results of. My cholesterol is high, which actually surprised me. My glucose was NORMAL! Not that surprising since I was testing it too, but it was nice to have that lab confirmation. Now I just need to get back into exercise!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Just can't exercise at work today

The reason is a bit stupid, but I took a lot of time getting my hair up, and while I have a shitton of hairspray in I think it will still get messed up. Will exercise with the sprog when I get home. We're on Day 6 this week.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Vacation was great!

I didn't exercise at all! I did run around the back garden, chasing and being chased by the child, plus did some painting and a bit of wallpapering, but no formal exercise. I probably ate healthier as I was focussing on making sure the kid had good meals and sure enough didn't gain any weight.

I've been back at work a week and a half now and this week back on the office exercise routine. I feel great! I feel like I'm starting to strengthen muscle and I have so much more energy. Trying to be more mindful about food (although as I type I'm eating chocolat Spouse brought back from England) but since we're a bit tight on money right now that helps me to cook healthier things from the pantry.

Monday, July 22, 2013


I weighed myself many, many times this morning as I really didn't believe it. But yes, I'm under 190. It may not stay, but I'm optimistic.

Managed one day of Jack over the weekend. Child played along for a couple of the exercises, but was mostly ignoring me. The weather looks like it will be quite clement while I'm on staycation, so I anticipate being able to keep up with the routine. I should be able to do five days a week as well, if not more.

Yesterday I sat down with a diet book and examined their sample menus. It looks like breakfast has a fruit (or juice), a meat, (sometimes eggs instead or in addition) and a bread, usually muffin. Lunch is what I would consider a sandwich filling - chicken salad, egg, meat - although not usually as a sandwich, plus fruit, bread and milk. Dinner is meat, potato, cooked veg and salad. All very sensible, although the breakfast does look like more than I usually eat (and the lunch a lot less.) I think I can manage those while we're home. And if I can get some chairs in, we may even start using the kitchen or dining room tables for meals! How civilized!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Two weeks in

So it's my "Friday" today and I've done Day 2 of Jack every weekday. This day seems to have more abdominal exercises than Day 1 and I feel my midsection tightening. Not enough that it's visible, but I am aware that there is muscle under there and it's gotten some work in.

Next week I will only be working on Monday and then I'm off for a two week staycation. The plan is to exercise at home as Spouse got my playlist in  our XBMC favourites. If possible, I'm going to actually try to do one more Day 2 tomorrow just to make sure it streams okay. Tomorrow is supposed to be the hottest day of this already hot week and there's no AC in the living room, so  don't know how well it will work. I'll also need to make sure the floor is clean as there's a bunch of floor exercises.

Since I'll be home all day, I'm going to try to plan meals more (having three to worry about each day.) So this may be the time when I start some diet modification to go with the exercise.