Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Question of the Day

Yesterday I had diarrhea of the mouth, ummm, I mean fingers. Today, I'll keep the question simple:

How much fitness can you lose in a month???

There's a chance I might have to take the month of February off - no running, biking, swimming, P90X. Nada! The problem is that I have some events coming up, but I don't know if there will be a better time to take care of an issue I've been needing to deal with for awhile now.

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Tuesday, 1/13 - Treadmill Run, 30 minutes easy
Nothing to report here...30 boring minutes on the treadmill at an easy pace.

Monday, 1/12 - P90X, Chest and Back, 50 minutes -and- P90X, Ab Ripper X, 16 minutes
This is the 1st workout in the P90X series and it's a doozy! Regular push-ups, military push-ups, diamond push-ups, dive bomber push ups, wide-stance push-ups....and that doesn't even touch on the pull ups! Ouch!

The inlaws are in town helping out with the baby, since my regular sitter (a/k/a my Mom) is unavailable. It's going to be really hard to eat healthy while they're here! Today my Mother-in-Law and the kiddo made chocolate chip cookies. Tomorrow, she's making homemade enchiladas and tortillas!

Be strong Christy, be strong!!! :-)

4 comments:

Bill D said...

Running Coach Jack Daniels quotes some specific numbers for the loss of cardio-vascular fitness. Ref:"Daniel’s Running Formula“

Up to 5 days — no loss
7 days off — 0.6%
14 days off — 2.7%
21 days off — 4.8%
28 days off (one month) — 6.9%
56 days (two months) — 15.3%

Bill D said...

Running Coach Jack Daniels quotes some specific numbers for the loss of cardio-vascular fitness. Ref:"Daniel’s Running Formula“

Up to 5 days — no loss
7 days off — 0.6%
14 days off — 2.7%
21 days off — 4.8%
28 days off (one month) — 6.9%
56 days (two months) — 15.3%

Bill D said...

wow....must be the 40 deg office temperature to make me hit enter twice

TX Runner Girl said...

LOL, thanks Bill! That's not too terribly much of a loss, which makes me feel much better!