Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Yesterday was an epic day for fitness in my house. I started my burn phase yesterday, and it happened to also be one of my days off. I decided to get up and clean house and then instead of sitting around all day, I thought I'd try a little circuit training.
I set up "stations" in my house. Started with the bike, then two different weight lifty things, then crunches and push ups, then running up and down my stairs. I listened to some good music and repeated that set up for 30 minutes. And I ended up burning over 450 calories according to my HRM!
I puttered around the house for the rest of the day, then went to Zumba with my girlfriend. I'm still reaching for that 1,000 calories burned in an hour. Didn't hit it last night, but still logged a very respectible 952 calories burned. So I finished the day having burned 1400 calories! Holy crap.
That was pretty excellent, and I felt a huge sense of achievement. I also drank a small milkshake, though. I could say it was a blood sugar thing, but there were other ways to fix that which wouldn't have involved 500 calories of sugary goop. I just honestly wanted a shake. I could have passed it up because it definitely put me over calories, but I didn't.
I have GOT to get a handle on that. I really, really care about my exercise - but I really, really don't care about my nutrition lately. I really have to get a handle on that, or I'll never lose any more weight. I constantly tell myself that I can't out exercise a bad diet, and I know that's true.
I'm trying to set myself up for success by planning out all my meals for the day, and getting tons of protein and fibre to fill me up. I also eliminated all the rest of the junk food in my house while cleaning yesterday, and I have enlisted C to help keep me from buying snacks and candy while I'm out running errands or doing laundry tonight. I *AM* going to get back behind the wheel here - I'm tired of watching the scale creep up or stay steady. I'm tired of feeling out of control and looking in the mirror and seeing myself back at 300 lbs. I'm just sick to death of it all.
So I'm changing it. Right now.