A new start

September 06, 2006

Hi there

Took longer that I anticipated to really recover, in fact even today I haven't fully got back to the same exercise intensity that I had before the Storm. My aerobics capacity is still diminished and that's is one of the more important issues in my struggle to lose weight, specially that I really want to do the half-marathon in October.

So my focus is still to walk for long periods of time at low intensity, with intervals of running hard (really short period of time, really short) to try to increase my air capacity. I missed so many days in the Gym, that I was afraid I was going to gain weight, but I am back on my goal of going 6 days a week. I am trying to walk 60 minutes every day @ 3.7 mph average(this is about 6 km), then once a week go for 120 minutes @ 3.2 mph(about 10 km). I want to incorporate before October, once or twice, to walk for 20 km, which is the half-marathon.

My last weighted-in was 268 lbs, so I am still losing weight, at a much slower pace than before, but hey is still going. I can notice the difference in the amount of calories I lose when I walk on the threadmill, weighting 50 lbs less, I guess my body doesn't struggle as much to carry his own weight.

Do something, Do anything, Get Going, NOW



pastgirl said...

Sounds like you are in a good place. Give your body the time it needs to heal. You'll get back to where you were fitness-wise sooner than you think.

angelfish24 said...

It will take a little time to get back to where you were fitness wise but not too long I'm sure. Good luck on the 1/2 marathon, that should be a great feeling to complete it. Maybe next year I will do something like that or a mini tri. My wt loss has slowed too but I just need to step it up a little when I'm up to speed w/ my ankle. Have a good week.

Jackie said...

Hi Roddy!

I just came across your page AND living in Burlington, had to say hi!

My page is ww.fatfornow.com. Email me for password! Ive regained 48pds of 110 and trying to get it off! umagurl@hotmail.com

Jeff said...


Glad to hear you are on the mend, and I'm glad that you're training schedule is working for you.

Just remember to never give up, never look back, and never listen to the nay-sayers.


FAT BITCH said...

Hi Roddy :)

Oh wow I'm so sorry to hear that you've been this sick, my friend! I've been thinking of you and wondering how you've been getting along.

Pneumonia is no joke...I'm really glad you are ok.

Just take it easy and carefully day by day and never stop believing in yourself!!!!!!!!!! :D