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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.

Sunday 1/3:
45 minutes on Elliptical ¡V 400 calories burned
ACTUAL: I did 47 minutes while catching up on Tweets and reading The Spark.
Calories: 1682
Cardio: ~400
Minutes: 47
Deficit: -576.75

Monday 1/4:
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.

Calories: 1,969
Cardio: ~327
Minutes: 40
Deficit: -245.45

Tuesday 1/5:
Strength & Tone class - 300 calories burned
Teach Dance Fusion - 600 calories burned (Altho I have burned over 700 when teaching this class!)

Wednesday 1/6:
Teach Double Step class - 600 calories burned
30 minutes Elliptical - 300 calories burned

Thursday 1/7:
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!

Friday 1/8:
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.

Saturday 1/9:
Take the Cycling Class - 600 calories burned
Teach Strength & Tone - 450 calories burned

Total Calories burned - 3650 for the week
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  • SALEE100
    Good goals, good blog! The nutrition tracker is our best friend! We gotta know what we eat or we don't know where we are in our efforts. Also, you exercise so much! Keep it up!

    4069 days ago
    I have the same problem... The before bed munchies. Last night it was a handful of walnuts and pecans... Not unhealthy per say, but way too high in fat =(
    4070 days ago
    For me staying up when I should be sleeping generally leads to eating crap. Even if it's the next day when I wake up and I'm sleep deprived and starving. :P It's a good thing to know about ones self!!!!! :) hehe.
    4070 days ago
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