Sunday, January 9, 2011

First Week On Challenge

The first photo was taken of me the day before I left Cape Town...Note the summer outfit I am wearing, not possibly could this photo have been taken now in freezing cold Germany!!
I love this photo as I was putting some lip gloss on, my little granddaughter was lying in front of me on the bed while my daughter picked up my camera and captured this shot...I love it!

Okay now back to business :)
First of all...I had my run/stride tested yesterday in Cologne and was told my feet are neutral, so no problems there...I was lead to believe that there might be a problem with my one foot due to the IT band problem I was * meant * to be having, reason I lay off training for so long.
Hubby bought me a new pair of running shoes...a pair that was suggested for me after having my feet/stride tested by the sales consultant who helped us.
And note...the color...not chosen by me but by him and I love it!!
PINK and white...
The first week of my online group's challenge is now behind me...I did find getting back to training a huge struggle, with my fitness level as it has suffered with me not training due to the holiday and then being told to take off...but today I felt good and could feel that I will be back very soon to the level I was before I slowed down. I have decided to add no pressure to myself on reaching this goal, but to do what I feel is the right thing for me right now and that is to stick with doing cardio for the month of January.
My training this week was :

Monday ~ Ran for 6km in 43 mins
Tuesday ~ Elliptical for 10.7km in 30 mins
Wednesday ~ Cycled for 11.7km in 30 mins and did 25o Ab workout
Thursday ~ Ran for 6.72km in 53 mins
Friday ~ Elliptical for 10.5km in 30 mins and 150 Ab workout
Saturday ~ One day a week off ( walked around Koln )
Sunday ~ Interval running for 8km in 55 mins

Total of 54 kilometers for this week.
Stuck to goal of Run, Elliptical and one cycle per week.
This week my goals are as follows.

I am going to continue with the cardio as planned but am going to add 15 extra minutes of cardio to my 30 mins goal this week.
I will do 100 Ab workout daily
I will continue to count my points but now adding the calorie counting as well for the month of January...
I have 29 points a day and 1 400 calories per day....

My goal is to lose 5kg' what every length of time it takes making sure I stay accountable from my side and my body has to do the rest.


  1. Love the shoes! Pink is my favorite color. :)

  2. Great shoes! Smart decision to test your stride before buying new shoes. I always do that when buying new running shoes.

    I think you had a great workout week, great job!

  3. Very cute shoes. I'd love to have my stride tested - but no place around here. Glad you had such a lovely vacation in the warmth!

  4. You go girl!!! Those are some great numbers you have going on.

  5. Cute shoes. You had a great week Marcelle! Keep it up. :)

  6. I like that picture too of you putting on the lipgloss - raw but so real.

  7. sounds like the perfect week to me Marcelle, you did so great.
    and I'm green with envy about your pink shoes ;-)