Tuesday, January 8, 2012 – Day 2: For those of you following me on this 7 day Going All Out series; thank you for taking the time to read my blog and for giving me unconditional support. In my challenge I am pushing myself to burn at least 1000 calories a day for 7 days. Most of my calorie burn is coming from cardio incorporated with strength training, basketball, H.E.A.T., body pump and zumba class. My main staple is the stationary bike because of previous knee surgery and arthritis. However, I must admit that my knees feel better than they have in a long time. I will complete my blog the following day just in case in get in a late night workout; I want to be able to record the entire experience.
Got up later than expected; really tired but managed to do the following:
Morning bike ride - 20 Minutes – 379 Calories
Midday bike ride – 30 Minutes – 791 Calories (HIIT)
Midday strength training – 20 Minutes – 80 Calories
Total Calories burned: 1250
These numbers are estimates based on SparkPeople calculations, Heart Rate Monitor and other devices. I’m sure I’ve burned more calories but these are the ones I’m focusing on to estimate at the low end. I wanted to get in another workout last night but I was just too tired to do it. I don’t want to overdo it but I want to stick with this challenge to see the end results and make adjustments from there; gotta start somewhere right; to find out what works. I was able to stay with my calorie range (1,200 – 1,550); but I barely got in my 8 glasses of water; I did it but it was a challenge. I’m thinking that with so much activity maybe my caloric intake will increase; I haven’t figured that out yet; any suggestion and recommendation are welcomed.
Yesterday I searched for a slow cooker recipe on allrecipes.com and found Slow Cooker Chicken Creole which I made last night instead of working out. I must incorporate good eating with this regiment. It took 12 hours to make following the recipe; having it for lunch today; hope its good.
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast
salt and pepper to taste
Creole-style seasoning to taste
1 (14.5 ounce) can stewed tomatoes,
1 stalk celery, diced 1 green bell pepper, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, diced
1 (4 ounce) can mushrooms, drained
1 fresh jalapeno pepper, seeded and
Okay, gotta get some work done; thanks for reading; more to follow tomorrow about day 3! Happy Sparking!
Oh yeah; just in case you are interested in the recipe; see the link below