Saturday, March 20, 2010

Friday Gym Dates

The husband and I have an outstanding weekly gym date on Fridays after work. I get out at 4, so I came home and did level 2 of Yoga Meltdown. I'm enjoying this DVD the more I do it. I've done it about 8 or 9 times since I got it 3 weeks ago. Then I started dinner and we headed out to the gym.

Traffic was horrible (what else is new in Atlanta) so we took advantage of the nice weather and walked the mile to LA Fitness. I got a half hour in on the elliptical, just shy of 3 miles. Felt good, although my legs were kind of tired from all the lunges and squats in Yoga Meltdown. Walked the mile home and then had some roasted chicken and veggies. Overall, a productive day.

Need to find a upper body P90x tape for today. My legs are fried so a run or a Jillian Michaels are out. Heading to the park with the dogs to enjoy the weather, have a picnic, and get some studying done. Looking forward to it.

Details on the elliptical session here.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Food Breakdown 03.19.10

Net Cals: 846 (cals consumed: 1448 cals burned: 602)
Fat: 35 g
Cholesterol: 145 mg
Sodium: 1907 mg
Carbs: 179 g
Sugars: 23 g
Fiber: 15 g
Protein: 67 g

Carbs: 55.12%
Protein: 20.63%
Fat: 24.25%


I had way too much going on yesterday and I knew the only way I would get any form of exercise in was to get up at 5:30 in the morning. I am NOT a morning runner. Heck, I am not a morning anything. But necessity has forced it upon me. To combat the fact I hate everything before 7 am, I did 2 miles of speedwork. Instead of doing intervals, I simply ran faster. I usually keep my heart rate around 165-175 on my runs. On this run, I kept it at a 182-185 pace and I was able to keep it going for the two miles. It left me with a 9:24 pace, which is much better than my usual plodding. I should do runs like this more often. It was quick, slightly painful, and I felt like I may have accomplished something.

That plus Yoga Meltdown Level 2 in the evening gave me a little over 400 calories burned for the day. Not bad considering the crazy schedule I had.

Details of the run here.

Food Breakdown 03.18.10

Net Cals 875 (cals consumed: 1318 cals burned: 443)
Fat 44 g
Cholesterol 278 mg
Sodium 1542 mg
Carbs 140 g
Sugars 42 g
Fiber 12 g
Protein 107 g

Carbs 40.46%
Protein 30.92%
Fat 28.61%

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Food Breakdown - 03.17.10

Cals 1285
Fat 41 g
Cholesterol 758 mg
Sodium 1175 mg
Carbs 123 g
Sugars 50 g
Fiber 9 g
Protein 108 g

Protein: 33.41%
Carbs: 38.05%
Fat: 28.54%

Back to it

The Bahamas was amazing. I debated not coming back and just opening a non-profit in Nassau, but alas I am back in Atlanta. I didn't get any workouts in while I was on the trip, endulged in a Kalik and conch fritter or two, and didn't give a crap. Now I'm back to real life, although I am trying to keep this stress-free lifestyle.

Did Yoga Meltdown Level 2 and then went for a 4 mile run yesterday. I'm actually a little sore this morning (gasp!) but everything felt good. Pace still sucked at 11:30 per mile average, but whatever.

I have a group meeting for school tomorrow after work, so getting up at 5:30 for a quick 5k before work. Need to get the miles in. Shooting for two 5k's per week and one long run thrown in there. This 4 mile run yesterday put me over 100 miles since I started tracking my running. That's pretty cool to me.

As a side note: I SIGNED UP FOR THE PEACHTREE ROAD RACE TODAY!! I'm so excited =)

Details of the run here

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Food Breakdown - 03.16.10

Cals 1424
Fat 39 g
Cholesterol 657 mg
Sodium 1083 mg
Carbs 135 g
Sugars 48 g
Fiber 9 g
Protein 110 g

Protein 33.06%
Carbs 40.57%
Fat 26.37%