My Accountability - Update for 1/4/2010
Tuesday, January 05, 2010
(Thank you to everyone who reads and comments - it let's me know that I am not alone and that I'm not doing this in a vacuum :) )
My biggest downfall in 2009 was not being consistent with tracking my food and being accountable for what I am eating.
My goals for 2010 include
1. Tracking Daily
2. Going to the Y 2-3 nights a week and Strength Training 2-3 days a week.
3. Cardio of at least 30 minutes every day even if it's just walking
4. Getting back to the 130's.
As part of my accountability for 2010 I plan to post here to my blog daily with my calories and cardio/exercise for the day.
Daily calorie range for food is 1,460 - 1,810 a day.
45 minutes on Elliptical ¡V 400 calories burned
ACTUAL: I did 47 minutes while catching up on Tweets and reading The Spark.
35 minutes on Elliptical - 300 calories burned
ACTUAL: I did 30 minutes on the elliptical but I waited too late at night to do it. I was farting around trying to find the owner's manual because the display on the elliptical wasn't working the way I had expected it to. I got online and finally called NordicTrack. Got the manual and it suddenly dawned on me that the problem was that the batteries (big old D sized ones) were going out and that what I was seeing was the outline of a battery! DUH. Switched out 2 of them and the display worked fine.
After that I did 10 pushups (gonna go for a few more next time) and 10 minutes of Yoga stretches.
Last night I sabotaged myself. I headed to bed around 10 pm only to stop at the stupid stocking hanging up at the fireplace that still had some candy in it. 5 mini butterfingers later, and it's just 5 because that's all that I had in the entire house, and I was like WTF?
Anyway - I think that I know what one of my triggers is and it happens in the morning. I need to absolutely make certain that I eat a LARGE breakfast with sufficient protein right when I get up (w/in 30 minutes). If I wait too late and grab just a muffin or a bowl of cereal it's just not enough.
Strength & Tone class - 300 calories burned
Teach Dance Fusion - 600 calories burned (Altho I have burned over 700 when teaching this class!)
Teach Double Step class - 600 calories burned
30 minutes Elliptical - 300 calories burned
I am having Lasik on this day- so no more glasses YAY! No workout though. :(
UPDATE: To keep the Streak Alive I will do something for 30 minutes in the morning - perhaps even go outside and run in the cold just to say I did it!
Depending on how my eyes feel and how long my appointment is in the morning if I am feeling well enough I will go to the Y and take at least the Cycling class.
Take the Cycling Class - 600 calories burned
Teach Strength & Tone - 450 calories burned
Total Calories burned - 3650 for the week