Sunday, March 4, 2012

Feel the burn!

Ah what a happy Sunday!

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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  1. I don't know if you've ever done any races, but you could sign up for a 5k, 10k or half-marathon or do a 50 mile bike ride. You could do any of them at the gym, actually. Congratulations!

    1. well I will be doing either a 5k or a 10k on April 15th. Maybe a 50 mile bike ride at the gym. Could be interesting! Thanks for the idea.

  2. Congratulations with yet another loss! Just reading what you do every day makes me want to work out harder.

    I'm not sure as for reward but I do like the idea of signing up for a race!

  3. I'm so glad you liked the Brussels girl! I had a lot more red pepper than 1/8th of a tsp but I was afraid you'd think it holy hot! LOL! Maybe your challenge could be attempting something you'd be afraid to have done at your heaviest weight? When I was at my heaviest I was afraid to sing in front of people (I used to be in musicals, and choirs) because I couldn't catch a deep enough breath! Now I am still scared of it, but if someone asks me to sing I make it a point to at least try to get over my fear! Do you have anything like that? I know a friend of mine wouldn't eat in front of others because she thought someone would judge her since she was heavy. After losing weight she made a point to eat with others around her without making a deal about it.

    1. No way. I LOVE hot.
      The challenge is a great idea but I cannot think of something I was afraid to do when I was heavy except exercise. Oh and go to an amusement park because I couldnt fit in the rides. That was humiliating!
      I will be thinking about this tonight. Great suggestion!