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Week 2: Food Tracking & Cardio

Monday, July 25, 2011

This week I made it to the gym 3 times all on my own motivation. No workout buddy required to get me there! Monday I spent 35 minutes on the elliptical. I managed to go a distance of 2.6 miles and burned 274 calories. Tuesday I bumped it up a notch. I spent 40 minutes on the elliptical for a total of 3.07 miles and 330 calories torched. My next workout didn't occur until Friday. Another 35 minute round on the elliptical for 2.63 miles and 277 calories burned. I am proud that I was able to make a few trips to the gym alone. I am also proud of myself for being able to last that long on the elliptical. Next week I need to aim for at least 1 more workout throughout the week, and getting a strength training routine in place.

As far as food tracking is concerned, I stayed within my calorie limits 5 days this week. I briefly fell off of the tracker wagon over the weekend. Birthday Cake and Ice Cream are hard to resist. While tracking my food, I have found that I have a really hard time eating enough protein to fall within my daily range. I also fell short on my carbs a few times.

After my first week tracking my food, I have found myself another pound lighter. I have also learned that I need to find a way to get more protein in my diet, need to start strength training, and have to work harder on portion control when it comes to sweets. I need to break my sugar addiction!!!

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    Look at you go on that elliptical! It is not my friend! LOL Something I'll have to try again sometime. I know when I upped my protein, I did better with my weight loss. It is definitely a balancing act.

    Way to hold yourself accountable on your workouts last week. Sounds like you have a goal in mind to get some strength training in now too. Fantastic!

    Commit and carry through! Let's do it!
    2799 days ago
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