Thursday, March 06, 2008
Soooo.... I started tracking my excercise at gripiron.com since it gives an estimated calorie burn for Strength Training excercises, and with me doing the big MAKING THE CUT program that's mainly what I'm focusing on, so I wanted an idea of how it might compare to my usual workouts.
Including the additional cardio I've done so far this week I'm at about 1350 burned so far. A little over half of that has been from my cardio.
But I THINK this might be inaccurate because it doesn't account for the fact that I'm doing these things consecutively and also it doesn't have some of the most heartpounding things -- like Squat Thrusts and Burpies and whatnot. But even so -- I'd only need to burn about 450 more calories to reach my weekly goal of 1800 calories as I have it set in my SparkPeople plan currently.
SO! Tomorrow morning is Day 12 of the program, which according to my entries the other day burns about 186 calories (I think this one is LOW). I know if I get some time on the Arc Trainer as well, I can come close.
This Saturday is a church trip to the temple in Birmingham and I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO EXCITED. I've been counting down the days ever since I found out. It'll be my first time doing something with the ladies from church outside of Sunday meetings, and even though it's not really a huge SOCIAL event, we have to carpool and are meeting to have breakfast beforehand and everything so I'm really looking forward to making some friendships and also getting that awesome SPIRITUAL RECHARGE! :)
I've never been to the temple in Birmingham, AL either. Only Atlanta and Orlando. So I'm excited about that aspect as well.
Well, that's about it for now. I am not doing too hot on sodium today. See... there's this thing I like called BEEF JERKY. Oh man. It's the sodium devil. But it's low in fat and calories and high in protein and I really need that sometimes. And the chewiness and protein factor help me feel like I'm really getting full. I need to find a good thing to replace beef jerky with.
P.S. -- Edited to add picture and link to the fitness gadget device of my dreams. *sigh* I commented back to Lindsay about it on her page and wanted to mention it here. Yes, it would be nice. I can't see myself getting a cheaper one knowing this one exists, so I keep waiting to be able to get this one. All I need is $220.00 extra somehow... ;)
P.P.S. -- ALSO! I am looking at a Timex Ironman Monitor that's $50 on amazon.com that looks pretty solid. A bit cheaper than the plainest of the Polar HRM's... so maybe I can sell the DH on $50. :) hahaha.