Feeling flat? Too many endorphins? No, just need a rest day!

Thursday 19th January – RPM = 960 calories

Friday 20th January – Cardio in Gym 82 minutes = 945 calories

Saturday 21st January – SSS – Pump = 620 calories + Sh’Bam = 770 + Cardio in Gym (82 mins) 803 calories = 2193 calories

Sunday 22nd January – 3.2km brisk walk = 63 calories on Garmin (Now I know why some runners wear their Polar HRM and Garmin HRM at the same time!)

Monday 23rd January – Manly Scenic Walk 9km = 2355 calories

Tuesday 24th January – c25K = 248 calories + RPM = 741 calories + Zumba = 808 calories = 1877 calories

Wednesday 25th January – Power walk with incline intervals (level 4) on treadmill (30 minutes) = 507 calories

No wonder I’m feeling a little tired right now.

Will blog about “What I Ate Wednesday” (a new regular feature of this blog) tomorrow morning.

Won’t do the training I tweeted about (ie DVD + treadmill walk) tomorrow – don’t want to risk injury or burnout.  I’ve worked hard the last seven days and my body needs a rest.  No matter how much I want to train more.  Mr G has put his foot down though, and said you look tired, you need to give your body a break.

Training tomorrow will be watching one of my favourite movies

8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. fitmutha
    Jan 25, 2012 @ 22:31:04

    Wow – that is some serious calories burnt – enjoy your rest day!


    • 77noni
      Jan 26, 2012 @ 06:27:40

      Hi Ananstasia 🙂

      I could hardly believe it when I wrote that list tonight. AT the beginning of last round there were some people posting in the forums about training seven days a week – and at first I was going to do that for maximum weight loss. Then at my first Pain in the Park workout AC (Amanda Cole) – the trainer – said if you don’t allow yourself a rest day things will get “messy”. I took her advice on board. And now that I’m training “hard” I see why it is so important.

      Leonie x


  2. Kate
    Jan 26, 2012 @ 08:45:39

    Is the Polar HRM better at measuring calories than the Garmin HRM? Just curious about your comment since I’m tossing up which to buy at the moment.

    Amazing training schedule! Well done!


    • 77noni
      Jan 26, 2012 @ 21:45:19

      Hi Kate 🙂

      I had heard from others with both types of HRM that the Polar are more generous with the calorie count – and maybe???? more accurate. However, if you are, for example, a serious runner the Garmins have lots of features to help you. And the thing is we don’t “eat back” our calories – its a matter of doing your best or better than your best each workout, and the Garmin will certainly give you feedback on that. If you’re sweaty, just able to carry on a conversation and at the end of it you don’t look as pretty as the start you can be confident you’ve burnt enough calories.

      I’ve really enjoyed being on holidays and being able to squeeze in more training. I’m really looking forward to Michelle’s training challenges this round.

      Leonie x


  3. Belinda
    Jan 26, 2012 @ 08:48:09

    Hi Leonie, yes, you do deserve a rest! That movie looks great, think I’ll try and watch it over the weekend.
    x Belinda


    • 77noni
      Jan 26, 2012 @ 21:40:37

      Hi Belinda 🙂

      I love the movie. It’s funny (cringe worthy at times in fact), inspirational and Dylan Moran has a main role. What more could you want?

      Leonie x


  4. Sandra
    Jan 26, 2012 @ 08:51:51

    Hope you got my tweet last night suggesting a rest and maybe a dvd?…so I can claim that you are taking my advice 😀 …you are a machine! I read people on the Forum complaining about having to work out every day…they should so read your Blog! xo


    • 77noni
      Jan 26, 2012 @ 21:38:56

      Hi Sandra 🙂

      Yes – claim away! When I listed down everything I’d done in the last six days I thought no wonder I’m feeling a little tired and flat. I love exercise, sometimes its a matter of JFDI – but I’m never sorry once I get started. I wish there were more days in a week to workout lol

      Leonie x


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