Monday, August 16, 2010

Monday's Challenge Report

I joined Loretta's challenge (see badge at bottom of the page), and have tried to do a minimum of 10 minutes of some form of exercise every day. So far, I am doing a good job of it! Today, I used hand weights to exercise the upper arms.

I decided to target that area. Flying squirrels have nothing on the flaps I'm developing up there. Wonder if I could glide? But I digress ...

So, I spend about 15 minutes doing several weight routines to try to develop some muscles in my upper arms. The more muscle I build, the more my metabolism should rev up.

Yesterday, I actually went swimming, trying to go a solid 10 minutes of aerobic activity. I managed to do it longer, but cardiovascularly, I am a wee bit out of shape. (And by wee bit, I mean enormously out of shape.) Is gliding considered exercise? i wonder ...

Tomorrow, I return to the Pilates Ring that I won from Kathy just before leaving on vacation. It may be small, but it is a workout. I am so glad I won it!

I'm right on track for my August-Only Challenge!

Tonight's dinner: whole wheat pasta w/marinara, fresh tomato and artichoke hearts, with a nectarine for dessert. (Water with dinner) Tonight's snack will be a light chocolate soy milk & banana smoothie (made with crushed ice).


  1. Good job on keeping up the challenge!!! I totally hear you on the arm flaps. LOL! But they are much better looking than butt lumps. Hahahaha

  2. Ann, thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting. I so appreciate your support and I hope that you won't be a stranger.

    I am a follower of yours, now and I added you to my blogroll so I can keep up with you and how you are doing. :D

  3. Good for you Ann, I think it is great that you are exercising...I know how hard it is to get into that habit. Every day I try to do something that involves exercise...I do need to increase my walking..that is my goal...take care, keep going.

  4. sounds like your exercise goals are great and your are doing good!

  5. Hmm, a chocolate soy milk & banana smoothie sounds delicious. If flying squirrels only knew what they were missing.

  6. Thanks for visiting me. Eating isn't the hard part for me anymore, it's the exercise! I struggle every day to do even the minimal exercise.
    I come up the worst excuses. Today I do not want to do it because it's extra humid outside and I don't want to sweat because I already did my hair and makeup.

  7. Thank you all for your kind words and encouragement. Patrick - you are so funny! And "She..." I know exactly what you are saying. Exercise is just not my thing - but I need to make it so. I have used the humidity/sweat excuse too!! So, I didn't invent it after all ... hmmmmm. LOL I never seem to remember the humidity when it comes time to eat out though. Odd, how that works. All excuses aside, I am getting in some form of exercise each day (even if just 10 minutes). I will follow Cinner's lead in walking, but I will wait until this oppressive heat of summer has past - no excuses there. I just don't want to give myself heat stroke. Welcome to Ice Queen. I've actually been to Prescott. I remember it had a lovely town square ...