Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Karate and Day 9: Pure Cardio

Well, on Monday night I wore my heart rate monitor to Karate and got caught :o See the instructor made it very clear that there was to be no jewellery to be worn to his classes as it is not a fashion show.. we are there to work. Anyway, he made a scene when he saw my watch and I later went up to him and explained what it was - he seemed ok with it and my plan is to wear it again tonight to get another reading but after that I am just going to have to do "spot checks" when I wear the HRM to see if I am still burning the same amount or if it has changed. In any case here are the stats from Monday night:

Duration: 1:26:32
Calories: 607
Fat Burn: 47:53
Fitness: 38:30
Average HR: 124
Maximum: 168

So, all in all Monday was a crazy day!!

Tuesday morning I knew that I had to be on the road all day for work but that did not stop me. I got up, mixed up a bottle of the R&R Formula and headed downstairs for the gym. I looked at the calender and gasped... it read Pure Cardio! Could it be that I have to redo that workout already? YUP, it could be and it was. I took a deep breathe and popped in the DVD... and I survived ;) I think that there was improvement but I can't be too sure. Here are the stats:

Duration: 54:21
Calories: 445
Fat Burn: 23:05
Fitness: 31:05
Average HR: 135
Maximum: 169

I am feeling great but a little exhausted and I think that it is because I am doubling up with the Karate. Seeing as Karate seems nearly as insane as the program itself I think that I am going to try and just do the Karate on Mondays or Wednesdays (if I do Insanity and Karate on Monday then Wednesday I am just doing Karate). We shall see how that suits me :P I just don't want to burn out and risk not completing the program.

I should say that I did what I was told not to do this morning... yup, I stepped on the scale again. I couldn't help it... I have been working so hard and I knew that I HAD to see some results. I mean my clothes are fitting a bit different but I needed my weigh in fix... and, drum roll please....

4 pounds down since the last weigh-in!!! Yippee... now THAT is encouraging!

2 comments:

Betty Ray said...

Congrats on the weight loss already. That is awesome!! I do find it funny that your HRM caused a scene at karate. I would've been bright red! LOL

Keep up the great work. I think Pure Cardio will always be hell. :)

Laura said...

Yay on the weight loss! I don't care what people tell me, I always weigh myself. LOL.

The HRM isn't really jewelry, is it? LOL. Glad he seemed OK with it once you told him what it was... I would definitely want to know what I was burning doing that!!! Keep up the great work!!