Sunday, March 20, 2011
So, the road trip wasn't bad! Started out great. Filled up on Kashi Go Lean Crunch cereal for breakfast and drank a lot of water on the trip. Stopped at McDonald's for lunch and I had a grilled chicken salad with water. Then, there was another unscheduled Taco Bell stop and I actually resisted and got nothing...because I figured I didn't need second lunch when I knew my evening was going to be a challenge (stadium food and alcohol). It was pretty hard sitting in the car smelling Taco Bell, but that moment passed and I was OK. At the bout, I caved and ate nachos...but only ate half because they were kind of gross. Still, those packed a 650 calorie punch. Blech. At the after party, I had THREE Smirnoff Ices, which added up to 750 calories. I thought it was all over for me when I logged everything this morning. But no!!! I also danced (like crazy, high energy, sweat pouring off me dancing) for at least 30 mins, which BURNED 500 calories. So, I ended up UNDER my calorie limit! Sweet!
Today was not as great...but I only went over by a couple hundred. Not nearly as terrible as I expected. I think I have lost weight from last week. I really do. I am excited for the weigh in tomorrow morning.
When I got home, I took the family on another 2 mile walk. And, I feel GREAT. Even after the extra calories today...who cares? My body feels awesome and that's all that matters to me right now. I am so happy!
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Going on a road trip today to Akron, OH. Cramming in a car with 4 other rollergirls (should be comfy for 6.5 hours each way. LOL!) Then, double header tonight and after party. Wish me luck in the calorie department! Road trips can be killer. And since we're all poor, I'm sure it'll be all fast food all weekend. My first REAL test. Can I make healthy choices when there is REAL peer pressure involved?
Friday, March 18, 2011
So, we took the kids to The Indianapolis Children's Museum today. In case you're not familiar with it, it is the largest Children's Museum in the World. Five stories of exhibits, the place is HUGE.
Well, from the moment we got there, my 3 yr old literally took off running and he honestly didn't stop for the entire 7 hours we were there. Yes, we stayed the whole time they were open. We went through every single nook and cranny of that place. My kid didn't even stop long enough to eat lunch. And we had two pretty severe meltdowns where I had to hold that kid down with all the strength in me while he had a royal tantrum in my arms. During these times, the sweat was literally pouring off of me. I felt pretty gross today, let's just leave it at that.
So, I thought, "Hmmm. I wonder how many calories I burned?" Judging from the way my feet feel right now, I'd say it has to be a lot. I went to the cardio section and I thought "playing with kids" sounds about right (lol!) and I put in 5 hours instead of 7 (just to make up for the rare times I did get to sit down today). Do you know it says I burned 3100 calories??? HA!
So, there's a secret of success for ya. Take a 3 yr old boy to the world's largest Children's Museum and have one of the most frustrating days of your life. BEST. WORKOUT. EVER.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Well, went over on calories today...but just by 24 calories. So..who knows...maybe when I get home I'll do even just a little bit of cardio to try and work that off. Or...not. LOL. I still do plan on doing my 50 crunches, 50 push-ups and 50 squats. I know SP doesn't actually report the calories burned doing strength exercises, but I'm thinking it's gotta be at least 24 calories.
Come to think of it, why DOESN'T SP count strength training as calories burned? I don't get that!
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