Thursday, March 1, 2012

Dang it! So close!

Ok so to recap my day yesterday.

First up was P90X Chest, Shoulders and Triceps and Ab Ripper X. Calories burned: 477

Last night I headed to the gym and started on the treadmill on the fat burn mode. I had about 10 minutes before I could sign up for class and thought it would be a good quick warm up. While I was speed walking, I thought "this is silly. Why am I only walking for 10 minutes?" and bumped my time up to 45 minutes.

I saw my cousin walk in to sign up for the Kickboxing class and we had one minute before we could sign up. So I paused my treadmill and walked over.

The stinkers at the front desk already had the sign up sheet out...I am assuming at least a couple minutes early BECAUSE it was only 5:44 (sign up should START at 5:45 or 45 minutes before class) and I was number 6!!! Talk about a popular class!

Lots of people came in to sign up before 6pm and the class was already full!! Just like that! People were very upset. This class is only offered once a week and there is only one person that does it.

So after I signed up I got back on my treadmill and finished my fat burning session. Calories burned: 373.

Because I was curious about the calorie burn, I separated out my treadmill from the Kickboxing so I could get an accurate calorie count.

Then came kickboxing. I am very familiar with it because of Kempo but this was my first class.
I quickly learned that Lizzy (the instructor) wants everyone to count. And if you dont, you get punished.
Yup. We got punished for not counting loud enough. Plank position and while in plank you jump jack your legs out sideways and back in...for over a minute. Ugh.

The class was a ton of fun. I was in the front row next to my cousin and her friend. At one point Lizzy mopped up the floor with a rag because of how much we were sweating and she chastised the rest of the class because the only place she had to mop up was the front row. LOL.

Lots of kicks, jabs, uppercuts and punches were thrown. I will definitely be trying this class again. It was a great high intensity cardio class with lunges, and jumping jacks thrown into the mix. One thing I must note is that this morning I was not very sore. RPM made me much more sore that Kickboxing.

Calories burned for kickboxing: 512!!

So my calories burned yesterday from exercise was 1362!!

Very nice indeed.

The big DANG IT in all this is that I didnt lose a single pound. This morning I still weighed in at 160. It is ok though. Tonight is RPM again. And if I dont lose from RPM tonight, then definitely from Zumba and CX tomorrow.

Todays work out consists of:
P90X yoga- I already did this one this morning. Calories burned 371.
ARC- Not sure how long I will be on this for. I need to make sure I am there in plenty of time to sign up for RPM because that is another popular class.
RPM- I will be separating out my calorie burn for this class for the curiosity of how much I burn in this class versus Kickboxing

Tip of the Day: The Dirty Dozen!!
From Clean Eating Online

Have you heard about "The Dirty Dozen"? If you're concerned about eating healthfully and have an interest in lowering your intake of pesticides, you need to know about this.
A non-profit group called the Environmental Working Group (EWG) compiled a list of 43 fruits and vegetables and ranked them from most to least-contaminated by pesticides.  The produce ranking is based on the results of 43,000 pesticide tests performed by the USDA and the FDA between 2000 and 2005.  Here are the "Dirty Dozen" - the 12 most contaminated fruits and vegetables:

  • Peaches
  • Apples
  • Sweet bell peppers
  • Celery
  • Nectarines
  • Strawberries
  • Cherries
  • Lettuce
  • Grapes
  • Pears
  • Spinach
  • Potatoes
ALWAYS buy organic when you purchase any of the above items. By doing so, you'll lower your exposure to pesticides by 90 percent.


  1. You are on FIRE with all this exercise. Way to go :)

    1. Thanks! I am trying so hard to get to my goal weight. It is so close I can taste it! LOL. :) Thanks for reading!

  2. YOU ARE AWESOME!!!!!!!!! xoxo

    1. Thanks Colleen. Are you going to be doing the 60 day challenge? I started today!

  3. Good workout! I never knew about the pesticides that's so terrible!

    1. I got the article from Clean Eating Online. They supply so many great facts on that site. Very eye opening!

  4. That sounds like a very fun class! Knowing me, I would be super intimidated! You rock!

    1. Thanks!! Nothing to be intimidated just have to get the moves down and go!

  5. Hi, just found your blog from "On My Weigh to Happiness" - wow, 100 lbs lighter - HUGE CONGRATS!

    1. Thank you so much! It has been a long road, but lots of fun!

  6. Kickboxing as well!! You are a machine!! And what a fantastic calorie burn!

    I started buying organic things, but because it's just me eating it and I inevitably have to end up throwing some away to keep everything fresh, it worked out too expensive. I always buy organic eggs, but I need to find one of those boxes that farmers deliver to your door with an assortment of veg and it works out cheaper! xx

    1. Good for you and a huge congrats on your mega weight loss today!!