Saturday, December 10, 2011

My Week in Review... Tub or Shower?

  • walk 4 miles
  • walk .5 miles
  • run 3.1 miles
  • stretch 5 minutes
  • upper body routine w/8lb dumbbells X3  15 minutes
  • lower body routine X 2  20 minutes
  • walk 2 miles
  • walk 5 miles
  • Kathy Smith interval routine  16 minutes
  • stretch 4 minutes
  • walk .5 miles
  • run 6 miles
  • strech 5 minutes
  • walk 6 miles
  • stretch 5 minutes
  • upper body routine w/8lb dumbbells X 2  10 minutes
  • lower body routine  10 minutes
  • walk 5 miles
All in all a pretty good week... I ran twice, walked a zillion miles in the glorious winter sunshine, and even added a 3rd strength routine this week... got a little core work in there too.

And I am thrilled that I lost 3.6 pounds this week too.  Normally I don't need to lose any weight but I let a few pounds creep on me while I was fuelling my inactivity after my eye surgery in late October with Reese's peanut butter cups and Almond Joy bars!  The new Weight Watchers Points Plus 2012 program is great.  I concentrated on healthy and whole foods this week, and gave up the junky carbs and other-than-fruit sugar.  I am impressed.

This next week is going to be a real challenge, exercise-wise.

I had originally planned a run for tomorrow.  Our last before we move off the boat on Wednesay... but darn, it is just too much trouble.  Another nice long walk will have to do.  Monday and Tuesday we will be doing some packing.  Then Wednesday we move.

We are moving off the boat to the house where we will spend the remainder of the Winter/Spring looking after a pair of kitties for friends who are heading South to spend that time on their own sailboat, which sits waiting for them in Mexico.  It is almost like going home as this will be our third year there.  We love the neighborhood and the kits.  And we have gotten to know the next door neighbors, too.  Earlier this year we spent a month at their house, looking after things while they vacationed in France.

I quite enjoy our time in the city.  At one time, I thought I really didn't like Victoria.  But it really is very beautiful and there are so many opportunities to be active outdoors year round, both on land and on or near the water.  I have come to realize that I really don't like downtown ANYWHERE!

Once we get settled on Wednesday, there will be lots of time the rest of the week to run, walk, and work out.  Hurray... I am already looking forward to long hot soaks in the bath tub... a winter luxury for me now!

Are you a tub or shower person?
Normally I shower, the tub is just for pleasure!


  1. I'm a shower person! Although, like you said, once in awhile a nice, hot bath is perfect! And, I keep meaning to try an ice bath, although somehow I do not think that will have the same kind of appeal.

    CONGRATS on the weight loss! That is awesome! I am so proud of you, Elle, you are really pumping out the miles. AWESOME JOB!!

    I remember Victoria from one of your older posts and it was beautiful there - hopefully you will show us some more! I love kitties too, but we can't have them since Michael is really allergic to them. Sounds like a wonderful time for the winter. :)

  2. Hurray for loooong, leisurely soaks in the tub! Love them :)!

  3. I haven't soaked in a tub in YEARS!!! Man that just sounds heavenly right now after the labor intensive day I've had!!

  4. Hope the move from boat to house goes smoothly.

    I shower every day and have baths to relax (have had a lot recently due to being quite stressed!).

  5. I am a shower girl. I used to take long hot baths and read in the tub, but then I had kids and now I take showers. They would want to get in the bath with me and I just want some quiet moments!

    yay for your weight loss. keep it up!

  6. Shower for sure. I think I'm too antsy to sit and relax in the bath. Good job getting in your workouts during a busy time!

  7. I have a tub, but it rarely gets used. In fact, the last few times I have had a bath it has been full of ice! I think a nice warm bubble bath is one of the best ways to relax.

  8. We have a nice jetted tub, but it's a total luxury still to use it. It takes longer and takes so much water. And now that I'm pregnant, I have to be careful about how hot the water gets. I miss it!!

  9. I'm a shower person but I love a good soak in our jetted garden tub every now and then!

    You are doing such a great job Elle! I am always so motivated when I see what all you accomplished in a week. You are such an inspiration to me to do more!


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