Thursday, January 12, 2006

No pictures since Christmas


I said I was going to post a picture today, but I just realized that I haven't taken a good picture since Christmas. Better get the camera out I guess. So anyway...here is one from Christmas, Emma with her cousin Ana. Both are very diligently chomping their way through a whole row of lifesavers (each of course).

So more info was requested regarding my current workout schedule. So here it is. It is nothing exciting at all. I am doing about 30-40 minutes of cardio {mostly 30} about 5 days per week. Actually, I guess I am sneaking one in on the weekends too...but sometimes I just walk. I have been running for the past week as that seems to burn the most calories, prior to that I was doing the elliptical machine. I tried walking up hills on the treadmill....but my body bugg tells me that is doing NOTHING for me. Might as well sit on the couch....I'd burn almost as many calories there. I did a weight/cardio circuit with my trainer on Wednesday and that was almost as bad as sitting on the couch too....didn't do much for burning calories {per the bugg}. It was weird though, because I was huffing and puffing and very tired....you would think it would have done more than that. Then I am trying to lift weights about 3 times per week. I haven't been having too much time for that so it has only been about 2 times per week. The key to my success so far I believe has been my eating. Totally have cut back. If someone would have told me a few weeks ago that I would be eating 1200-1400 calories per day and not starving to death I would have laughed. But with the food police strapped to my arm, I am finding it surprisingly easy. Totally makes me think about what I'm putting in my mouth and if I really need to do that and what it would take to work that off. Making the whole eating thing easier is that I have also stopped eating the lunches that drug reps bring in about 3 times per week and just eating something from home....that helps a lot I'm sure. Anyway, that is my routine and it's working great {at the moment...don't want to get too cocky here =) } Maybe I'll post a page from the body bugg website so you can see what I'm looking at everyday. It is pretty interesting {at least to a geek like me}.

2 comments:

cld said...

Sounds interesting. Explain more the technical side of the body bugg. How it really knows what you are doing and eating. Is all of this programed by you or your trainer AFTER you do it? Is it automatic, etc. I don't quite understand it and how it seems to be so smart!!!!!!!!! Well, I have to go exercise. I am sure if I had a body bugg...it would tell me I should just stay in bed at 5:30 in the morning instead of wasting my time. But it still feels good to do what I am doing. I imagine the body bugg would tell me not to eat a doughnut after I exercise,huh????????????????? :)

Gotta go. I got up a bit early today because I was hacking and coughing. Caught it from
Ana since she was doing all kinds of things such as that the other day when I babysat. =) See ya.

shannon said...

thanks for the description! i think i would be okay if i didn't eat those darn rep lunches. my willpower against food stinks. i'm so happy for you and hope those pounds continue to melt away!
and this geek would love to see more on the body bugg!