Fitness Foreseen for 2013!

Knowing what worked before and reapplying it to life

It’s been awhile….. February 19, 2013

So, it’s been awhile since my last post – it’s funny how life throws curve balls, but it’s how we react to those curve balls that show where we stand. I had caught whatever was going around – sinus infection, cold and/or flu combo – and was down for 2 weeks! I tried to stay as active as I could, but when it’s hard to breath thanks to a stuffy nose 😦

But, now I’m back into the swing of things this week. I have 4 1/2 weeks before my trip to Europe and want to get in the best cardio shape I can in those 5 weeks! I even bought a HRM to help me calculate how many calories I’m burning during a workout. My goal is burn 500-600 calories during each work out. Today is out of the question because I had to stay home thanks to my brakes not working correctly. Now they are all fix, but the gym is 30 mins away and with the price of gas, I’m popping in my pilates dvd along with a quick walk/jog in the cold.

One thing that I noticed from looking back at my journals when I was consistently losing weight is that I ate in smaller meals – 6 meals at 200-300 calories each and it worked out great! I had completely forgot about that – so I’m taking advantage of the rest of the day to plan the rest of my food out for the week.

My question to anyone who’s reading this…..what is your favorite small meal??? I’m looking for a variety in my meals that stay within the calorie ranges.

 

Back to a routine with a pinterest idea! January 15, 2013

I made it to the gym three times last week and ended up doing 15 mins of pilates twice. I felt pretty good and a bit sore over the weekend – but I was excited! I like to have some type of protein immediately after working out; I’ve found that I feel better and toning is quicker. I experimented about 2 years ago. I did one month and drank a protein shake after each workout, I lost a total of 6 inches (waist, bust, hips and thigh) in a month. The next month I ate the same exact things and did the same exercise routine and lost 3 1/2 inches.

This time around I was thinking of a way to get my protein shakes in right after the gym – then it hit me! I was watching a friend of mine fix her baby’s bottle with a formula dispener. Well, I could use it for my protein powder!

I add a scoop of my favorite protein powder! I love this one – it doesn’t clump, have a funny after taste and is plain delicious!!!

Each compartment is a serving – so there’s enough for mulitple days. I actually have two of these. One has three compartments and the other one has four. So all I do is fill them up every 7-10 days and I’m ready to go!

Each morning I fill up my blender bottle – the best thing ever made – with milk. I place it in my smallest cooler with a freezer pack and then it’s still very cold when I leave the gym. I mix it right up as soon as I get in my car and I can enjoy it on my car ride home 🙂

It’s good to be back into a routine and coming up with ideas to stick to the routine. I can’t wait for Wednesday when I weigh and measure in!!!

 

Is green really the way??? December 27, 2012

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With my job, we can only carry over a certain amount of vacation time a year. Anything over that, we have to use by January 11th – well I “have” to take off almost 3 weeks right now – and loving it! So it’s given me time to rest and relax. But I’m also researching if a detox/cleanse really work. So far, if you stick to one for 3 days it’s okay, but how can people do one for 21 days?

Then I decided to possibly do a detox/cleanse smoothie as breakfast for a week and then eat pure and natural foods just to help get the junk out of my system that I’ve eaten from all the Christmas goodies. Reading thru the recipes though, I noticed they all ended up with a green color. And yes, I do know they add green vegetables – but not really for sure how spinach or lettuce taste as a smoothie?

So for anyone reading this – do you have any thoughts on these smoothies? Have you tired them with spinach, collards, lettuce, celery or any other green vegetable? What’s the trick to making the smoothie smooth? And not chunky? Or is there a combination of fruits and/or vegetables that you enjoy in a smootie?
I really do enjoy making smoothies, but I’ve only done protein and fruit.

Today, I recreated a new Fitness Pal account – with the screen name “melanina03” to keep track of what I eat/drink/burn. I will admit, I was a HUGE fan of Weight Watchers – until they revamped their program – all fruits are free??? Hmmm, well for me, I couldn’t do it. I had lost the majority of my weight on their previous program and was faithful. Then when they switch programs, so did all their products associated with them. It was too difficult to figure out the difference between the old points and new points.

So with Fitness Pal, it’s synced to my fitbit tracking monitor and I can easily track my food intake and track my exercise goals. I had mentioned my screen name previously in case anyone wanted to be accountable on there.