Friday, February 26, 2010

I'll Take The Stairs

I did really well on the exercise front today which I am very pleased with. I have been feeling a tiny bit munchier than usual over these past couple of days – I’m thinking that it’s probably due to me being sick – but I have been able to keep it under control. I did manage to catch a little more sleep after my early rousing this morning and have gotten in a lot of water throughout the day too. Overall, I would say that it has been a good Thursday!

One major accomplishment that I just have to mention has to do with the fact that part of my workout tonight was walking up and down a flight of stairs. I have done this many times in the past – and generally do somewhere between fifteen and thirty repetitions – but have always done them in stints of three to six flights at a time, than taken a significant rest before starting again. Tonight I did fifty sets all at once! I did not stop once! I even sweated quite a lot which is pretty unusual for me (and, no, that doesn’t mean that I do not normally work hard at my workouts, because I do; I just don’t perspire much). I am very excited about this as it is obvious proof of my improving cardiovascular fitness!

- 13 glasses of water
- 2 cups reduced sodium teriyaki noodles with canned chicken breast
- 1/2 golden delicious apple with cinnamon
- 1 carrot with calorie-wise three cheese ranch dressing
- 1 banana
- 1 pan-fried banana and light peanut butter wrap on a soft tortilla shell
- 3 cups spinach salad with cubed cheese, croutons, dried cranberries, onion, and calorie-wise Greek feta and oregano dressing
- 3/4 cup fat free peach yogurt with 3/4 cup granola cereal

- 20 minutes on the recumbent bike
- 4 sets of 10 knee push ups
- 4 sets of 10 squats
- 4 sets of 30 seconds of crouched shadow boxing with dumbbells with 2.5 lbs per arm
- 4 sets of 10 sit ups
- 4 sets of 15 bicep curls with 8 lbs per arm
- 4 sets of 10 bent leg donkey kicks for each leg
- 4 sets of 15 tricep curls with 5 lbs per arm
- 4 sets of 30 seconds of jumping jacks with 2.5 lbs per arm
- 4 sets of 25 side lying leg raises for each leg
- 50 sets of walking up and down stairs


  1. lovelovelove that part of your workout was the stairs!!

    when I was a trainer Id often tell my travelingforwork clients that THAT was a great workout in and of itself. as long as the hotel stairs were "safe" or they brought a friend there was no excuse for not exercising even if the hotel had no gym.

    happy weekend!

  2. 50 sets?? That's awesome!! Good for you girl. :)

  3. Way to go!!! That is such a great feeling :-)

  4. Wow way to go!! Are you going to sign up for the Wall Centre climb?? Actually when I heard how many stairs there was to the Zipline I was in awe (or did you walk up and stand and wait?)

  5. Joanne, I had thought about signing up for the climb, but I just don't have the time to do the mandatory fundraising right now. :( Do you mean the zipline at Robson square? I didn't find that there were that many stairs going up to it, but then maybe my nerves kept me from realizing that it was a bit more than I would normally walk up!