Friday, May 11, 2012

Hello everybody, Thanks for stopping by my blog.

What a great day of fitness today !!!! I started this morning at the gym. I put in 55 minutes and burned 600 calories. Next, I went down to the park with my new street hockey stick and shot around the ball for an hour. Got lots of jogging in while playing and worked up a good sweat. I had to guess the calories to be around 200. Then, tonight I dug my old roller-blades out of the garage and we went to the adults only night at the roller rink. I had now idea how many calories a 330 Lb. guy could burn by roller skating. The skate night was 3 hours long and I took many rest. I know that I skated for at least on hour of that. When I came home and found rollerblading in the fitness tracker, it was a whopping 987 calories burned per hour !!!!!! I guess I shouldn't have been that surprised as I was drenched in sweat. Even more so than some of my gym workouts.

So at the end of some days, I like to go to "reports" and see my calorie in/out for the day. Today was the first day I have seen it above 2200. My calorie differential for the day was
3,587 !!!!! 3500 calories is a pound, so I lost a pound in just 1 day !!!! That's great in my book.
This does come with consequences !! I got a real good blister on the back of my foot, right above my heal ( OUCH ) and I am guessing that my lower back will be a little sore in the morning from the street hockey and the skating. Tomorrow may just be an off day of rest. I think I earned it today !!!!

I cheated the other day, but in a good way !! I could not resist the scale in the hospital the other day. I was visiting somebody and had to leave the room while he changed. So instead of waiting for my monthly weigh-in on June 1st, I jumped on the scale to see that I have lost 2 pound in the last week !!! I will wait for my June 1st weigh in to have a monthly total and enter it into my weight tracker. Seems like I'm off to a good start this month. We really had a blast at the roller skating rink so I think we will be doing a lot more of it. At almost 1,000 calories an hour, I am thinking about going 2 or 3 times a week. I will start with once a week, until I get better & stronger at it. Then when my body can handle it, I will go more often.

I am so happy to have gone skating tonight !!! I knew that I needed to find some fun activities / workouts , outside of the gym. I want to have a few things that I can do for exercise, that is not in the gym. I think we all need to mix things up and find activities that are not just a workout, but also FUN !!

I hope you are all doing well and making healthy choices !!

You guys all rock !!! You all put the spark in my day and every single comment or even just a " nice job " emoticon, makes my day. It lets me know that People are reading and enjoying. I hope I inspire and motivate you as much as you all do for me !!

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    2532 days ago
    Awesome day!


    Smile and Enjoy the Rest of Your Day!
    Melinda (gopintos)
    Dr Oz Show Fans Team

    2532 days ago
    You are such an exercising fiend - you got my permission to "cheat" with an occassional unscheduled peek at the scale!
    2533 days ago
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    Tony, you sound sooooo happy! Way to go on the attitude, the pounds lost, the confidence gained, the commitment to exercise and all the fun you are having! You have inspired me and I think perhaps I will dig out my rollerblades. This is something I have not even thought of for a while. emoticon emoticon
    2533 days ago
    Doing things that are fun is the best kind of fitness. Congrats on your weight loss and emoticon here's to your continued success.
    2533 days ago
    Sounds like you had a blast! I love days that you can just have fun, be a kid, and get in more fitness that you normally would have. It works out wonderful!

    2533 days ago
    Fun! Roller skating sounds like a blast! Great job on such a HUGE calorie burn day! You are doing an amazing job and your enthusiasm motivates me! Keep it up!
    2533 days ago
    Awesome job! I miss roller blading. I used to live somewhere that had a really great flat trail through a park and I used to go roller blading every single day...back when I was young, unmarried, and living on my own. Where I live now, there really isn't anywhere to go, plus I have a job and family. I knew it burned a lot of calories and it's something I always had fun doing. Another high calorie burning activity that I used to do a lot in winter was cross country skiing. The thing was, I used to do it in my parents backyard as they had a few acres. Plus going to some trails for skiing wasn't that far away and with the snowy winters where I grew up, it was something we could do all the time. Again, where I now live, we don't get much snow (only once this winter) and I have to drive quite a distance to ski. I miss being able to do that, although I don't miss the snowy winters.
    2533 days ago
    emoticon on a very active day!
    2533 days ago

    on all the exercise and,

    emoticon on the lbs loss!

    Continued SUCCESS!

    2533 days ago
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