Sunday, March 4, 2012
Feel the burn!
Yesterday I completed P90X Kempo and burned 456 calories.
Last night I ran on the elliptical for 45 minutes and burned 471 calories.
Total burn for the day from exercise: 927
This morning my body thanked me by weighing me in at 158.0 lbs. That makes my weight loss to date officially 110 lbs.
So to thank my body I supplied it with some torture.
Off to the gym I went and did 44 minutes on the ARC. Once again, I kept my calorie burn separate from RPM because I wanted to see if I could get a better calorie burn than the last time. So 44 minutes on the ARC rewarded me with 418 calories burned.
Onto RPM. I can tell I am getting better at cycling. My heart rate climbs quicker which means I am adding more tension. My feet arent constantly hitting the chain area. AND when we have to sprint with high tension, I am able to do much better than I used to. So my calorie burn from RPM was 488 calories. Much better than my 300 and some the first time I took it.
Now I am home and having some lunch and recovering before I hit the elliptical again tonight. Yup. High cardio for me today. No P90X scheduled.
On the way home I stopped at Meijer. They had a bunch of produce on sale and I like to pick up fruit in bulk on sale so I can cut it up and freeze it for smoothies. So some of the things included in my haul were strawberries, bananas, papaya, blueberries, 2 pineapples, a coconut, 3 mangos, kale, celery root to make chips, along with many other things like diapers, wipes and eggs.
Tonight for dinner, the boys will be having left over taco soup. It didnt go over well with the kids last night so I picked up some tortilla chips thinking that it might make it more like a taco if they scooped the soup. They love tacos so maybe this will help them eat better.
For me, I picked up brussell sprouts after seeing fellow blogger Czesia make them. They sounded so yummy I had to try them for myself. So that will be my dinner...onion and brussell sprouts w/ garlic and red pepper flakes to kick up the spice. Yum!
I have two more weeks before I take new pictures and post them. I cant believe I have been doing P90X consistently for almost 60 days now! If you would have asked me to try that program two years ago, I wouldnt have made it thru the first day! Now, I am not only doing P90X, but going to the gym for classes and cardio as well. What a difference a couple years make!!
I am starting to get really excited about the pictures because as I mentioned yesterday, people at the gym are beginning to notice my progress and comment on it. That makes me feel really good and is really a better indication that the number on the scale.
Now I need a new challenge. And I need your help.
I am only 3 lbs away from my goal weight and once I reach it, I want to complete a challenge. But I need some suggestions. Originally I was going to give myself a reward for reaching it, like the juicer I want, but I thought for now, this would be better. I can always ask for the juicer for my birthday coming up in May.
I thought about doing the 10,000 meter row like they did on the biggest loser, but I have yet to find a rowing machine at our gym.
Thought about trying to do pull ups, but I have never attempted an actual one at the gym so not sure how that would go.
So I need some ideas. Feel free to offer more than one!! I may pick a couple of them!
Cheers to a great week and lots more progress and pounds lost!
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