Sunday, September 26, 2010

30 days on the 30 day Challenge

Today is my 30th day on Syl's 30 day challenge, I started a few days earlier than the official start of the challenge.
I have only missed ONE day of training...last weekend when we had two birthday parties ~ the one was 4 hours away and the other back home...
I'm very happy that I've been able to keep to the goal I set out for train everyday for at least 25 mins...and everyday I trained an hour or more.
I have been doing my group online challenge for 5 weeks and am going to continue with adding other toning elements daily ~ I have started adding new elements daily to this program.
I am loving how much stronger my upper body and abs have become. This motivates me to continue.
I must add I have also been Treat Free since the start of September.

Over the 30 days with doing this challenge and with being Treat Free I've gained weight....
This is not going to make me run and put my thinking cap on as to what I can do next...
I know I am doing everything that I should. I am eating well and training daily...there is nothing more I can do...or am going to do. I'm going to continue just the way I am and keep off the scale.
I will take my measurements and see how my clothing fits ~ and right now my clothes fit the same as when I was 5kg's ( 10 lbs ) less when I bought them.
I want to get to the stage where I no longer count points or calories
I want to eat clean, not only for a healthier slimmer me, but for a healthy me
Eating clean can only but benefit me with being diagnosed with MS.
I have to share something I tried and loved...its like a sweet dessert after dinner

Cut a Banana in half....spread a little peanut butter on both sides, then sprinkle crushed Flaxseed on the peanut butter...cut into small mouthful sizes and enjoy....
Today I ran 10 km with the ladies in my area...( 6.2miles )
It was only 7 degrees when we headed out, my poor hands froze, but 4 km into the run I pulled off my top and ran in short sleeves as I was HOT....I cant run with I am feeling hot...I feel so much better when I feel the cooler air on my skin cooling me down.

I felt tired today as I had run lots this total this week I ran 34km ( 21 miles ) and then all the other toning and teaching I've done with heavy leg workouts as legs burn the most calories when you work them out.

We did 10 km ( 6.2 miles ) in 1.15 mins. ~ 5 mins shorter to the last time we ran as a group.
I burned an amazing 925 I overjoyed with that!!
HR 112 - 145

Before my run this morning I did 30 mins of toning ...
200 sit ups
Push ups ( a few less today as I didn't feel very strong )
Triceps and biceps...with shoulders.

This week my training looks as follows.

Did 8 workouts
Burned 4237 calories
Did 34km ( 21 miles )
2x Personal training sessions
1x Aerobic class
5,5km Walking with camera ( 3.4miles )
28km running. ( 17.3 miles )

I do not wear my HR monitor when i do my toning for the Group not counted in.

I am going to continue training as I have been from now till I leave for Cape Town on the 25th October.
The only changes I am going to make is I am going to take one day off a week for rest day.

Tomorrow morning I'm going for a MRI to see if there are any new lesions on my brain...I will decided from the results what my next steps are going to be. Treatment before or after my trip to Cape Town is what I have to decided once I know the results.
So tomorrow will be an off day for me....


  1. Wow your fridge looks amazing! I really liked that. Kind of a picture into your nutrition.

    I will be thinking of you tomorrow.

  2. Best wishes with the MRI. It sounds like you're doing everything right.

  3. You are incredible...and I agree with you- stay off the scale. Weight is truly a number!
    I gained weight while I was training this summer...but I have never felt so good or fit!

    Hugs to you!
    And yay for being treat free for that is a dream of mine;)

  4. You are doing fantastic Marcy. I'm sure you gained muscles as your eating is good and your exercising is super, super, super!

    I don't want to count calories for the rest of my life but I think I'm going to till I reach goal weight and then slowly built it off. I'm also going to add 1 or 2 meals from my own cookbooks starting next week as I miss cooking from my books and recipes now that I'm on this plan.

    I will be thinking of you tomorrow.

  5. Will be thinking of you tomorrow Marcell, and wishing you the best.

  6. You're speaking my language girl! Praying for you....