Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Time to give the knee a break

I have doing pretty well with the exercise the last week with over 100 miles the bike. My knee has been feelingthe affects of the increased workouts. It has been swollen since my excursion up the stairs and hasn't gone down since. Yesterday I did 25 min on the elliptical followed by a 1 mile speed walk and 20 miles on the bile. Today I am taking a break to give the knee a chance to recover. It may end up being a 3day break which I hate but would rather do to keep it fresh for next weeks Tdy.

Friday, July 1, 2011

First official day of my fitness journey.

Today was the first day I started my journey to getting back in shape. My starting weight is 203.6. My goal is 185. I started the day off with a breakfast of a two egg omelet with green peppers onions and cheese. For lunch I went with turkey wrapped around a cheese stick. Supper was whole wheat pasta with chicken and veggies and a spinach salad. I did cheat with a 64 calorie beer and a small bowl of Ice
cream. I waxed the car which hopefully burned enough calories to make up for the beer and ice cream. I did a 45 minute interval workout. I didn' t have alot of time and it was getting late so I rode to high school and did .4 mile loops around the parking lot. The first four laps were easy warmup. The first four intervals were progressive. First 20 mph second 21 then 22 and 23With an easy lap between. After a few easy laps I completed four hard laps with no break. Finally I did four all out intervals. When I got home
I did 50 pushups with my perfect push-ups and 50 sit-ups.

My knee is still a little swollen so I am keeping it wrapped and icing it. I hope I can keep up the exercise. The knee feels pretty good when I walk on it. So far the hip has been fine. It sucks to get old.