Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Melbourne Cup Day Weigh In

For anyone just tuning in, no this part is not a tip for the most famous race in Oz! Just an update on my weight loss.
I have lost in 12 days....100gms. The upside of this is that yesterday I walked to the cattle grid which marks the boundary of the second neighbours property in 15 mins :). "So what!" you say, well that's 1.5km away up and down hills and though I felt those hills I wasn't puffed. I actually felt quite good, even though it was raining lightly, as the bush smelt wonderful, I felt energised and my pulse rate was around 144bpm so I was in my energy(weight)  burning range. Coming back was a little slower though as the major hill on the return is reasonably long and quite steep,just before reaching the top, causing a return time of 21mins and some breathlessness, not surprising as my bpm had risen to 168!
On the measurements side of things I've lost 4cm off my waist and 2cm off my hips in a week, so I wish I'd measured myself when I first started as the difference could have been greater *wink*.
The new goal in the next couple of weeks is to do the 'grid walk', as we've termed it in the past, without a puff and in about half the time *smile*. That will put me on a par with UniDD, whose just under half my age :P.
For the real Melbourne Cup I like Maluckyday on an each-way bet but the youngster may have to put some age and perseverance behind his muscles to really condition him for this distance.

1 comment:

  1. Good on you Robyn, you are doing better than me and it looks like you are determine to get in the habit of walking, don't over do it to start with and then find I haven't the time some days (excuses! and so it falls by the wayside again). I am not sure if it is eleven or twenty two or some other number of times you have to do something before it becomes a habit.

    P.S don't take any notice of my advise as I am an armchair specialist but I hope to gain motivation from you.