Eat More, Move More
Today wraps up my first week of my new eating plan.
I haven't talked much about why I am changing my fitness and nutrition regime. Basically, I met my goal weight just before the holidays, but my body doesn't look exactly the way I want it... Read more
Progress, One Improvement at a Time
My calorie tracking programs are all freaking out over how many calories I am eating. I've reset them for 'maintenance' to quiet them, even though my goal is body recomposition.
My new gym is a little out of my element. The clientele who ... Read more
The Plan for the Next 3 Weeks
I didn't lose any weight in December, but that was to be expected. Between our cross country move, selling our house, settling into a new routine at work, and the holiday cookies/pies, it was never going to be the right conditions. However, I ... Read more
How Do You Eat 1800-2000 Calories Per Day?
I put together a tentative meal plan to try and push my calories up to 1800. I'm finding it quite challenging.
Here's my plan for today's menu:
Breakfast: (426 calories)
2 hard boiled eggs
Plain whole milk yogurt with blueberries,... Read more
1800 Calories Per Day
After the results of my RMR test, I'm in the surprising position of having to eat *more* calories in order to meet my goals. I followed the standard dietary advice for years that I must restrict calories to be between 1200-1600 per day based on... Read more
Resting Metabolic Assessment
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about taking an Active Metabolic Assessment where my fat burn was measured during various levels of exercise exertion. In this way, I am able to better tailor my activities for my goals.
Yesterday, I took a R... Read more
Resistance Training Day
Resistance training is my biggest weakness in my fitness goals. I know it's good for me. I'm just not consistent or disciplined in doing it.
Mostly it's because I don't know what I'm doing. I would actually love to be one of those people... Read more
Active Metabolic Assessment Results Part 4
Today I completed Day 3 of my Active Metabolic Assessment plan. Wednesday's workout is a light "base interval" where I stay within Zone 1-2 of my max heart rate.
I was experimenting with my app and it didn't do what I expected, so my info ... Read more
Active Metabolic Assessment Results Part 3
Last night I completed the first set of my 4 week program based on the results of my Active Metabolic Assessment I took last week.
The charts I got from my assessment are quite nice. It's very educational and helpful to see the information... Read more
Active Metabolic Assessment Results Part 2
Continued from my last blog...
I got the results of my active metabolic assessment from the gym today. It was a test that scientifically measured my real metabolic response during various levels of exercise intensity. I wore an oxygen mas... Read more
Active Metabolic Assessment Results Part 1
As mentioned in my last blog, I purchased an active metabolic assessment as part of my new gym package. I went to my appointment yesterday to get tested, and got my results and workout schedule today.
During the assessment, I wore a mask t... Read more
Hello again, Sparklers! Hope you are staying healthy and happy through the final stretch in the holidays!
Just a quick update. I'm doing great. Still hanging in there and maintaining my weight. My goal is just to maintain. I won't worr... Read more
Maintaining Through the Holidays!
Hello, Sparklers! Hope you are all having a wonderful holiday season, and all is going well as we end 2016!
For me, I mostly met my goal of losing weight and getting back in shape this year. I gained too much weight during a rebound, and ... Read more
Hiya, Sparkfriends! Long time no see! How is everyone doing?
Last I wrote, we were preparing to move to Colorado. Well, we're here! It was an interesting adventure getting our house packed up, cleaned up for sale, then traveling for 4 d... Read more
The Big Storm: Hurricane Matthew
So much has happened in a short period of time. Let me try to recap.
My husband and I went on a lovely vacation to Victoria BC at the end of September. We flew into Seattle, then took a high speed catamaran trip to Victoria for a weekend.... Read more