Saturday, January 21, 2012

Xtreme Day

Today is going to be an Extreme day for me with a capital X! I will be pushing myself further than I have done before.

Already today I have burned 968 calories- no kidding! And this is just the beginning.

We got about 3" of snow last night so I had to go out and shovel this morning. I figured I would wear my heart monitor for kicks to see how many calories I burned. It took be about an hour and I burned over 350 calories!

Today is Kenpo from P90X. After shoveling, I didn't really feel like doing Kenpo, but I pushed myself because it is my favorite "routine". I did it. I got it done and I rocked it.

In total, between shoveling and Kenpo, I burned 968 calories and am now enjoying a green smoothie. Yummy!

This afternoon, my gym (Powerhouse in Ypsilanti) is rolling out all the new fitness class routines by Les Mills and I am signed up for CXWorx, and Body Flow. There was a two class max. Originally I wanted to do RPM, but the class was full, so I put my name on the overflow list. That afternoon, the gym called saying they were opening another RPM class that afternoon and did I still want to do it? Of course! And I didn't have to drop one of my other classes either. SO today I have three more classes.

Yesterday night, I did another warm up run from 4.8-5.5 mph for 30 minutes. I also did Zumba and CXWorx. Between those things, I burned an astonishing 1467 calories!

I have to admit, I treated myself last night and got some Buffalo Wild Wings. Hey I'm not perfect. I have cravings too! And there was a fundraiser going on so at least my cravings helped out a school earn money to go to Paris. HA! And it was at least protein instead of a ton of carbs (think pizza). AND I resisted getting jalepeno poppers or spinach artichoke dip. I held my ground.

So today I will need to make sure I stay hydrated and keep snacking to make sure I have the energy. I will be bringing almonds with me to keep the protein level up. I will be eating an early lunch packed with protein and some carbs to make sure they are well digested before the start of my 2pm class.

Wish me luck and stay tuned to see if I make it thru!

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  1. You've inspired me! And I can't take it anymore! I'm sick of feeling like crap and like a slug. I'm going to be in pain anyway so I might as well work out and at least feel a little better mentally!

  2. Can't wait to read the next post and see your burn and whether you had the strength to drive home yourself!! I thought I did a lot...not even close!