Okay. So lately I have been eating pretty bad. Last week was restaurant week and I ate out only 4 dinners that week! I don't think I had a home cooked meal all week (lunch or dinner). The only meals I ate home cooked were breakfasts! (and even some of those were bagels and yogurt!) It was nice to sample some of the dishes of the restaurants I would never probably go to otherwise (due to price or type of cuisine). Needless to say, I didn't lose any inches for the challenge but I did end up losing some weight.
So anyway, besides not eating very well, I have been going to the gym. I have been struggling with my eating and therefore my weight loss for the past couple of weeks. One of the nice things about going to the gym is that I don't want to ruin the progress I made by eating bad foods! Even though I ate at restaurant week all week, I didn't go overboard with everything and I exercised at the gym several times - enough to lose 4.8 lbs this week! (and this weight was AFTER I drank another quart of water after the gym and ate dinner!)
Speaking of the gym, I went there today after having an awesome workout yesterdaywhere I had to FORCE myself to leave the gym and go home because I couldn't spend all day there! I did 40 minutes of cardio followed by 40 minutes of weight training and 15 minutes of stretching.... THEN I got home and took Subaka on a 20 minute walk!
That was yesterday... Today was really a struggle! I was looking at the time, watching each segment time go by, checking "how much longer?!?!?", talking myself out of the 60 minute cardio I had planned for today and convincing myself that 30 would be just fine... No, 15 would be really good.... no, 30, no, 10.... Finally, I settled on 30 minutes (but now I'm feeling like I should have just done the 60 minutes even though at the time, I started to get a hip cramp and just overall achiness. I do know if you're hurting then you should stop.. but I'm wondering if I just wasn't THINKING it was hurting so it was... as an excuse not to have to do 60 minutes!)
Anyway, back to gym things. I am a little frustrated with calorie discrepancies between the elliptical and the SP calorie value. When I did 1/2 hour on the elliptical at the gym it said I burned about 300 calories but when I put it into SP fitness tracker, it tells me that I burned just over 500 calories. That's a BIG DIFFERENCE!
This brings me to my last topic, BodyBugg. I have been thinking about one for a few months. It's a little expensive and I have talked about it with a few of my teams (especially the ones that already have it an love it!). I think in the next month or two, I'm going to get the bugg! I am hoping it would clear up the discrepancies between SP and the machines at the gym!
Oh my, it's almost 1am... I've got to get to bed....