It felt great to exercise yesterday!
The first day always seems to be the hardest, then those wonderful endorphins kick in and you just want to keep doing it.
Breakfast: 2 hard boiled eggs & a jello pudding pack
Snack 1: Nothing (I’ve got to figure something out for snacks)
Lunch: Mexican, chicken enchilada, rice & beans, very few chips with salsa and a few dips of cheese sauce.
Snack 2: Nothing
Dinner: Turkey sandwich, on whole grain white bread, one slice of american cheese (the last chease I am eating before Florida), lettuce, pickles, light mayo (no more), mustard, and a full can of lima beans.
Snack Note: for anyone that doesn’t already know. Eating 5 times per day is ideal. But eating smaller portions is key to burning fat and keeping it off. Your body’s metabolism will shut down if you do not eat. The smaller and healthier the meal, the better. Eating with increased frequency also prevents your body from ever having that hungry feeling which makes it think it’s starving and it quickly switches into survival mode where it stores fat, slows down the energy burning metabolism, and makes you retain weight.
Eat Light, and Eat Often!
My wife helped me last night. Instead of eating more Thanksgiving left overs, I instead made a gigantic turkey salad, with spinach leaves, carrot shavings, and fat free ranch.
Workout: Stationary Bicycle
A friend of mine last night told me instead of trying the Body for Life ramp up and down like I did yesterday, to try sprints.
I told her I would alternate between the elliptical using Body for Life and a bike doing sprints to see the difference.
The sprints lasted for 7 minutes. My heart rate peaked at 165 and I didn’t like the workout.
I went back to the Body for Life method on the stationary bike. Worked out for 29 minutes and burned over 400 calories!
I really pushed myself to my limit. This was one of the best workouts I’ve ever had.
Good for you, Ellis! I got a ghetto version of P90X. Once I get my ducks in a row, I’ll give that a try. I know you have a goal for why you’re doing this. I tend to get on health “kicks” only to quit a couple of weeks in. I think a goal will help me stay the course with my workout, so this time I am researching 1/2 marathons. There don’t seem to be any locally until Fall (I missed them!), so I may look to STL and KC for more Springtime options. I don’t know if you like cardio, but I’m tired of not having my flat stomach anymore! Lemme know if you wanna get in on some 1/2 marathon-action.
That’s great you’re off to a good start! You also need to be thinkin of your next goal after Florida, I agree with John, a half marathon is one option.But remember to keep these mini goals within reach to keep yourself motivated.