November 24, 2009

100 push-up update and step class

I have to be honest, I been slacking off with my 100 push-ups training. Mostly because Baby Bear has been sick and then Papa Bear got sick, so essentially I had two sick babies. That meant I wasn't getting much sleep at all so week 3 of training went out the door. I know excuses, excuses. I promise myself that I will be back on track next week.

On a positive note, today I had the chance to go to the gym and take a step class. I hadn't taken a step class since I was pregnant. It kicked my butt a bit, but it felt so good to be challenged! I have been walking a lot with Baby Bear (she is not quite old enough for me to be able to run with the jogging stroller, hopefully soon) but it is not the same as doing a really good workout. It was really nice to get to the gym. It is tough to find the time. I tried fitting in lunch time workouts and did so for a week or so, but that was not very successful since I generally have to pump during lunch and many times end up working through lunch. It is going to take me a little more time to find a way to fit exercise back into my life. I just keep having to to try different times during the week and hopefully I will be able to find something that will work into my life and schedule.

November 17, 2009

100 push-ups: Week 2 update

I am a little late with my week 2 update (I had a sick Baby Bear to deal with the last couple of days). Week 2 was tougher but I survived. At the end of the week, I did the exhaustion test and I completed good 24 push-ups. That means that for week 3, I will go to the second level of training. I was just 2 push-ups away from the third level of training, but I could not push out another push-up. Let's see how I do this week.

November 15, 2009

Autism Walk

We walked on Saturday and I raised just under $300 for Autism Speaks. Our team raised $1600. Not bad! Thank you to everyone who supported Baby Bear and I in our walk. For some pictures, check out Baby Bear's blog.

It is not the most organized walk, but it is for a good cause and it is pretty cool to get to walk on the field of Angels Stadium.

November 9, 2009

Walk for Autsim - reaching our Goal!

Saturday is the Walk for Autism and Baby Bear and I have already surpassed our fundraising goal!! Thank you to all who have donated!

If you would still like to donate, it is not too late to help out. Click here to go to my personal web page and help me and Baby Bear in our efforts to support Autism Speaks.

November 8, 2009

100 push-ups: Survived the first week

Made it through the first week of my 100 push-up challenge and training program. Didn't do too bad and did a total of 62 push-ups for day 3. For day 3, the training has you do 5 sets with 120 second rest breaks. So I did 11, 15, 9, 9 for the first 4 sets. The last set, you do as many push-ups as you can manage and I did 18 (10 of them were full push-ups and the last 8 I ended up going on my knees). Not too bad for the first week.

November 5, 2009

Lunch time yoga

Today I did a yoga podcast during my lunch break. I turned off the lights in my office and went for it. It felt so great and I feel energized during the afternoon when I usually feel a slump. I am glad I gave it a shot. I think lunch may be my only workout time and so I am going to do my best to keep doing something energizing during lunch time.

November 4, 2009

100 push-ups: Day 2

I decided not to move down to the second level and stick it out with the third level. I am doing this to challenge myself and make it to 100 push-ups. I have set the goal to get to at least to 50 consecutive push-ups in my first shot. Because I still working my way to get back in shape, I want to make a realistic goal. It has been a long time since I really did push-ups. I stopped doing push-ups during my pregnancy because my baby bump got in the way. It's hard to do a proper push-up when you belly does not allow you to go down to your chest, LOL!!

November 2, 2009

100 push-ups: Week 1, Day 1

I started the training today. I started with level 3 of the workout, which was where my initial test placed me. Yikes, that was tough. I am thinking that I should probably start off with the second level. I made it through but I did not do full push-ups for each set. I will have a rest day tomorrow and then go on to day 2 on Wednesday. It really wasn't so bad.