Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The 6th Day of Fitness

On the 6th Day of Fitness, my trainer gave to me, 6 small meals a day, 5 cardio days, 4 vitamins, 3 strength days, 2 mini workouts, and a Bodybugg to track those calories.

So this is probably my weak spot right now. I was doing so well with my planned meals and then BAM! Holidays... The food sure was great. Problem is that it's still with me. So here's the plan. I will keep a food journal and my target calorie count for the day is 1550 calories. My target calories to burn are 2300. This should help me lose aprox 1.5lbs a week. Like I said, slow and steady! As I get more accustom to planning my meals and eating better, I'll fine tune my calories and meal plans. As of right now here is the breakdown for my 6 small meals a day...

The meals are: breakfast, mid morning snack, lunch, mid-afternoon snack, dinner, late snack

Within these meals, I'd like to have:
78g protein
213g carbs
42g total fat
300 mg cholesterol
2400mg sodium
18g fiber
20g sat fat
1000mg calcium

Like I said, this will be very challenging for me, but every time, I happen to fall off the wagon, I just get right back on. I highly encourage you to keep a food journal. You really learn a lot about your food habits. Remeber to stay honest with yourself. If you cheat the journal, you only hurt yourself. No one sees the journal, but you. There are a few good sites online that can help guide you and offer free food journals.
http://www.sparkpeople.com/
http://www.shape.com/
http://www.biggestloserclub.com/
Discovery health

Oh and http://www.hungrygirl.com/ has fab recipes. Check them out.

Here was today's workout:
20 minute walk (to and from work) - 329 calories burned
10 minute walk around the office building - 119 calories burned
30 minute resistance training - 208 calories burned
7 minutes of jump rope - 83 calories burned

Here's to happy workouts and healthy eating in the new year!

1 comment:

K.L.R. (aka Kayleigh) said...

Great plan!

I use nutritional software to track my stuff, I think it's called "Nutribase" (gee, I see it everyday but I'm not sure I remember the name, lol) It cost me only 50 bucks and it has a great data base plus is very user friendly.

Now, if I could just get myself back to working out....

I sooooo admire your committment to fitness, you're an inspiration!

Happy New Year to you and yours!!!!