Wednesday, June 01, 2011
I was really active this past weekend and now I am feeling it.
Saturday I planted and weeded my gardens for 4 1/2 hours after a 4 mile, 45 minute run. Sore that night. Burned 3334, ate 2401 for a deficit of 933.
Sunday I mowed the lawn and bagged some of the grass for another 4 hours. Burned 3642, ate 2400, deficit 1242.
Then on Monday, I went for a really long bike ride (42 miles) on one of the prettiest bike trails I have been on. Burned 3744, ate 2377 for a deficit of 1367. Activity for the day was over 4 hours with over 2 of that being vigorous.
Tuesday was training day with the personal trainer. The one good thing is that two other women were there with me that I call the "whiners". They are not nearly as strong or fit as I am so David needs to take it a bit easier and that was ok with me. Burned 2593, ate 2143 for a deficit of 450.
Today is my rest day and boy do I need it.
Tomorrow, I have training again and I might run Friday morning and Sunday morning or Monday night. I have to turn my registration on for a 5K that is going on next week. The weather looks like it should be OK so i think that I can do it (I DO NOT RUN IN THE HEAT).
Needless to say with all of the activity that I did there was no way that I could not have a huge deficit. For the 3 days I had over a 3500 calorie deficit. I had better have lost some weight when I check this weekend.
Well, time to go crawl in bed and watch some Dr. Oz.
Have a great night
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Now that summer is here I am mowing the lawn more. My hubby said that he would but I like to use it for a workout plus, he would not do it right (I do not like dead grass lines in my lawn so I mulch or bag), but I digress.
So last summer, I would bike or run in the morning, then mow the lawn. My lawn (with some bagging) take about 3 1/2 hours to mow with the self propelled push mower (I refuse to get a rider). With cleaning the garage a bit to get my car in before the storms and mowing I burned over 1700 calories in 4 hours. So far my daily burn is 3400 and I still have a couple of hours to go.
No wonder why I could not drop with pounds last summer with cardio in the morning and mowing plus only eating 1400 calories. Thanks to by BMF, I know NOT to do cardio on mowing days or try to spread it out over 2 day. I also need to rally make sure that I am eating enough. Weekends are hard for me since I do not have a schedule I tend to push eating later and later and I am just not hungry.
Tomorrow is my long bike ride, just for me. Hoping to go for 40 miles but we will see.
Saturday, May 28, 2011
So, I saw this on a local news station this morning and it is the coolest thing ever. There is an organization called Plus 3 Network. Basically, you raise money for charities by working out. You pick an organization or charity that you want to help. You enter how much time you workout and what you do which earns you "kudos". These kudo's get turned into money from the corporate sponsor, so basically, you get paid to workout.
There are not a ton of charities to chose from. Some big ones, Red Cross, American Heart Association and Susan G Colman and then some smaller charities. It seems like a win, win.
With all the natural disasters going on, I picked the American Red Cross that I am going to work out for.
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