And so Round 1 2012 begins

I have had a great start to this round, despite having to cancel a Bridge to Bridge walk along the Nepean River  I had planned with about 9 other 12wbt members because of the weather conditions.  I almost put off exercise until the afternoon, but I thought JFDI and headed to the gym for a Body Pump class and some time on the cardio equipment in the gym.

This was my second Body Pump class since October, and when I did one two weeks ago I used the lightest weights, and at  that time I barely raised a sweat and burned about 250 calories.  So, I knew I could do better and I was determined to do better this morning.  I increased the weights to what I was using in October and in the last half hour there was definitely fat crying in the guise of sweat.

At the end of the hour my HRM read 712 calories burned!  Unbelieveable! I was going to be happy with my efforts if I got over 300.  So I headed into the gym and hopped on a stationary bike for 20 minutes.  I increased the resistence one level – and of course chose the random hill program.  I really felt that small increase in the resistence on the hills.  I really gave it my all in the last five minutes.

At the 20 minute mark I checked my HRM for calories burned. (I keep it showing my heart rate during the workout – so I can make sure I am challenging myself.)  Total for both workouts was 1026 calories.  Feeling mighty good and totally shredded.  So took a photo of my shredder face for the Facebook group.

The look on my face is due to the effort involved in taking a self portrait in the carpark of the gym without anyone seeing me.

I didn’t set out to make this workout a SSS on a Monday – but needless to say I’m pretty pleased with myself.  And most importantly, pleased that I didn’t let excuses and procrastination get in the way of having a workout after my original plans for the morning were changed.

When I got home I got myself a snack and sat down to do something I have never done before.  I planned my meals for the whole week until Sunday 22/1/12 on  I feel in control, and its a relief not to have to worry about what I’m eating for the rest of the week.  This afternoon I am also going to plan the snacks too. (Who is this woman?) The great thing about it is I don’t have to do any calculations and I can change things during the week if the need arises.

How are you getting ready for the next 16 weeks?

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sandra
    Jan 16, 2012 @ 18:38:12

    Hi Leonie,
    I have also found a more organised “side” of myself! It feels great to have planned meals and actually have 99% of the ingredients in my fridge or pantry. Feeling really good today, calories in and calories out very much under control.


    • 77noni
      Jan 18, 2012 @ 23:27:42

      Hi Sandra

      It’s so much easier to stay on track when we make it easy to stay on track, isn’t it. 🙂

      Leonie x


  2. Amanda Hyatt
    Jan 17, 2012 @ 01:02:22

    Whoa! What a brilliant start!! You are soooo ‘on it’ at the moment! It’s great to watch and keeps me inspired, too. Enjoy those snacks! x


    • 77noni
      Jan 18, 2012 @ 23:33:25

      Hi Amanda 🙂

      Snacking under control. Woohoo! Haven’t planned it all out for the week – but plan to plan tomorrow morning for the rest of the week. And I’ve had some success with chocolate. Bought a little bar of dark chocolate. Two squares for 71 calories (I think – it was yesterday after all.) I did as you suggested. I made a deal with myself that if I did the Nepean walk yesterday and met Sandra at RPM I would allow 71 calories to have the treat. I broke off the two pieces, wrapped up the rest and put it back *in* the cupboard, and savored them. I have to take this one treat at a time. 😉

      Leonie x


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