Carbs, calories, and cardio! Oh my!
Tuesday, September 03, 2013
I started the day with my coconut shake. I am using inexpensive coco from the Winco. Its surprisingly tasty and gives me a boost for my AM cardio. I add 1 tbsp. of coconut oil/manna. Its like a milk shake without the ice cream.
Then, I did the 'Cardio Only Premix' from Cathe's original Bootcamp/Muscle Endurance disc. I had forgotten just how intense that was. In just 15 minutes I was a sweaty mess. Then, I did my yoga for the day: Desi's Yoga for Beginner's. I burned a total of 333 calories. My goal is to increase that back up to the 500 calorie range. The Bootcamp workout was new to me and I chose the cardio only premix not knowing how long it was, or rather how short it was. I try to aim for 30-45 minutes of cardio. But, I will say this, its a great add on to any workout and you can easily get into the HIIT range for your heart rate.
I have eaten my breakfast, some bangers/mash I had from Fresh/Easy. Its not really homemade, but I know exactly what was in it and the carbs weren't too bad. I am back in the swing of having low carb dinners. I find that they last me better than a starch or carby dinner. Last nights was squash/chicken/chicken sausage. It was super tasty, filling, and easy to sleep on.
The smoke is better locally because we had some rain yesterday!!! That really helped bring the air back to a reasonable quality. I hope to be back into hiking and walking by October 1. I miss being outside but I just can't risk lung cancer or bloody noses.
I need to get a meditation in this morning. I'm so tired through and through sometimes. I do the meditations to help me pull up some extra energy.