Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Training and End of Summer

Thank you for the feedback on yesterday's post! There are so many variables! To answer your question Anonymous, the total caloric burned number is generated by the Fitbit. It is the total for the entire day. It does have it broken down but for the display purposes I just take the daily total.

I finally went to the gym after work!! I am so glad that I went! I did a little cardio and some leg machines. I happened to inquire with one of the Personal Trainers about the calorie question and he said the best deficit would be 500-750 per day. He was a nice young man and very approachable. I told him I was looking to have someone set up a progressive program for me. Well, we looked and they are running a special for 3 sessions for $129. I did do this promotion last year but apparently I am eligible to sign up for it again so I did! I need to call today and schedule my 1st appt.

I don't know if you all remember but I signed up for my very 1st 5K and it is on September 18th.  I am going to walk this one.  I am hoping that a year from now I will be able to run it but at this weight, I think walking is better. Maybe I could throw in a little slogging. I have done nothing to prepare for this but Riley (the trainer) is a running guy so I am going to ask him what my best plan of action will be.

Tonight I am meeting with the Home Instead rep at my mom's house. It should take about an hour to do the assessment. I hope it goes well. I am pretty confident it will though. I will be going home after the appt. She has a doctor's appt. tomorrow and she wanted me to take her and I have a few hours on the books so I am going to go with her. Unfortunately, it is her PCP which I am not a fan of (either is she) but Dr. G is the gate keeper for her to go see specialists. I want her to go back to the Neurologist who can make a better assessment about what is going on with her and get her the treatment and meds she needs. Until next time...


  1. I've been reading about this FitBit all over the place, I need to check it out!

  2. Good for you for getting to the gym and signing up for the sessions! I'm sure your new trainer can give you some great advice but honestly, You have about 3 weeks to prepare to walk that race so why not just start walking several evenings a week and adding a "long" walk in of 3.1 miles on the weekend. That would get you ready for sure.

  3. I'd encourage you and your mom to seek out a new PCP if you are not happy with her current physician. You are paying big bucks to see him/her and deserve to feel comfortable. You are the consumer of healthcare and can take your business elsewhere at any time (with her charts happily forwarded too). I work on a medical campus and often hear about how important the physician-patient relationship is.

    Good job getting to the gym!

  4. are you off the bugg? sounds like fun, i love 5k's! :)

  5. Very proud of you for getting to the gym, AND signing up with the trainer! Go Katie J!!! Also, Helen is right about the race - you can do really well with it - walking is great because you can increase your distance fairly quickly. It will be a snap for you, Miss Sportygirl!!!

  6. You'll do great with the 5K. Yay for training sessions... I can't wait til I can get back to some at my gym. :)


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