May 7, 2011

Workouts: April

All in all, I'm pretty pleased with my exercising in April. I'm not usually displeased, but all things considered, I'm feeling really good about the month in retrospect.

Of 30 days, five were complete rest days (one of those was my trip to Connecticut), plus two days with just some Wii Fit. I only had one complete rest day while my mother and brother were in town, and that I am proud of. It wasn't easy!

I biked a lot more in April as compared to previous months: I logged 91.5 miles, which is more than my usual but still about 20 miles short of the Ironman triathlon distance. So close! I found that I used the elliptical less in April, choosing instead to do longer biking distances. My elliptical workouts were also less intense, which is not a bad thing - I usually burn 1000-1200 calories, but most of my April workouts were 700-800. Those were days when I kept my calorie intake to 1100-1200 - on days when I ate more, I worked out more.

For running, I logged 40.35 miles, which is, again, more than I have done in the previous months. For my 345-in-2011 goal, I am up to 136.6 miles, or 39.6% of my goal. 4.97 of those miles were the Shamrock Shuffle 8k, and my 100th mile was at some point during the race!

I made progress on my goal to get back in the pool, but not by much. I got a new bathing suit but I only swam once. My goal for May is to log at least a sprint triathlon's worth of swimming distance. I also need to get serious about my SFC goal of using the Wii Fit for 60 minutes a week - for some reason, this seemingly simple challenge is really hard to accomplish.

An awesome NSV - here are my biggest workpants from last summer (size 28 from Lane Bryant) and the size 12 Old Navy jeans I just bought:


Holy moley! Lots of visual inspiration lately to get me pumped and keep me doing awesome in May.

What about you? Are you mixing up your workouts now that the seasons are finally showing their change? What are your workout goals for May? If you're a Wii Fit Plus user, what are your favorite activities?

11 comments:

Jules said...

Yes, I mix up my workouts now that the seasons are finally "warming" up. My workout goals for May are Yoga, Distance walking, My Wii Fit Plus - the long runs in the park are my favorite along with the Yoga - which got me started on that path, and I also enjoy the Biggest Loser workout

Une femme en santé said...

Wow c'est impressionnant tes pantalons ! Bravo pour ton travail. Moi j'ai remarqué que je suis un peu meilleures à la course.

Ciao.

downsizers said...

I do step aerobics three days a week and Jazzercise 3 days a week. I also work in the yard and garden.

Jessica said...

My only workout changes as the seasons change is more outdoor running/walking...and swimming when we travel.:)

Jess said...

WOW! Looking good girl!!!!! What a difference in your pants!

Hyla said...

WoW! Look at that difference! Fantastic!

timothy said...

you're doin great darlin, i myself am apparently just mixed-up! lolol gonna do better though!

Shannon said...

Love that pants comparison pic - AWESOME!

Krista said...

I have a picture just like that! Only mine has a pair of size 24 pants in the back, but I've got the same Old Navy 12's! Congrats!

Kelty said...

Dang that photo is amazing! Congrats! I'm taking swim lessons so that I can add that to my workouts this summer! I'm really excited about it!

Amanda said...

Oh my gosh that photo is awesome! Congrats on all the workouts and mileage! I have been lusting for a bike, since my foot still bothers me too much to start jogging again...I think I'll have to crack and get one soon! ;)