Monday, April 23, 2012
Yea, thought I'd rest today since I really pushed it yesterday. I was able to get two cardio workouts on the treadmill while burning 575 calories on the first run, and 339 on the second run. Then I pushed myself on the bike while burning 128 calories. Gosh! It was truly a great feeling. Finally, I ended this week having burned 2700 total calories. Yup! This feels great. I've lost 3 lbs to end this week. I've finally pushed it and got positive results.
What's new? This week I'll begin a new meal plan to include a 40-35-25. The first of the macronutrients includes carbs, then protein, then fat. I hadn't been losing on the 40-30-30 plan I was previously on. But then, I'm realizing that I wasn't putting in as much cardio as I am putting in now. I wonder if that is what is making the difference since I have lost 3 pounds this week. Well, I've printed my week's meals so that I know and have a reference for some positive results to fall back on. So, what's new? I'm going to begin this week with a 40-35-25 plan with the highest macronutrients being healthy carbs, proteins, and fats. I will continue my cardio goal of 2500 calories for the week. I can't wait to see result from this plan since my nutrionist has advised trying this since I am willing to put forth the cardio. The high protein will also help me maintain lean muscle for strength training. I was having massive headaches with the high protein along with feeling lethargic and droopy by mid-week. I'm hoping that eating more healthy carbs to include brown rice, oatmeal, whole wheat grains, lots of vegetables and minimal fruits that I may get better results. Then again, who knows since I began a weekly cardio burn of 2000 per week only two weeks ago. By maintaining this cardio plan, I am finally getting the kind of positive results I've expected and only received this past week. Therefore, I'm wondering if this was the issue and now I may spoil these results by switching to a new plan. I suppose the results will be proven by the end of the week.
Wish me the will and power to push for another 2500 cardio burn this week. Send me cheers! I could use the cheers.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Ever wonder if you are getting enough protein? Ever wonder how much protein you should be eating at each meal? That is what I wondered and then I googled my question. I'm loving the results I got, and the respponse from Tom Venuto makes so much sense. If you are interested as I was, please visit his website:
Nice. So now I have my answer. I didn't realize that balancing the amount of protein eatren daily should be spread out through eat meal. This makes so much sense. Now, I can definitely balance my protein out thorughout the day and with each meal including my snacks. I tended to eat most of my protein in the morning so that it would take away some of the hunger pangs I'd get at around 1:00 even after I'd have lunch about 12:00.
Are you getting the proper amount of protein? Has it really mattered in your journey whether you have distributed your protein intake evenly throughout the day?
Monday, April 09, 2012
Boy, I'm seeing such progress as I gain strength and have lost 3 lbs so far. I almost wanted to jump into week 2 a bit early because I was feeling a sense of needing the exercises. I took advantage of the 4 days off yet I did get in some nice waliing that filled in the need for exercise, or guilt. Perhaps not guile, but I am committed to losing this weight and have been in need of something to put the push and get me past the plateaus.
I'm really loving the manner in which the workouts target specific muscles and I work out for only 4 days. So far its working great. I feel the soreness the following day knowing that it's working and I am building muscles, yet losing weight.
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