Friday, July 23, 2010

2nd day of working out!

I'm super proud of myself. I only did 30 minutes but I think it's great. I did 15 minutes on the elliptical doing the cross-training reverse mode and then 15 minutes on a bike. I took one of my thesis research books with me. I've found that one of the largest barriers to me going to the gym this past year was that I would tell myself I should spend that time doing homework. I'm doing my best to ignore myself when I talk myself out of getting exercise.

One of my favorite post-gym meals (when I go to the gym I do two small breakfasts) is half a whole grain and flax English muffin with a tablespoon of peanut butter and a drizzle of honey. I realized this morning that there are 200 calories in that meal. Kinda crazy! Stupid peanut butter. But, I have to keep in mind that my metabolism was increased from working AND I did burn 250 calories. I'm still only at 450 for the day.

I'm also planning to do a bit of housework today which, according to my wiii fit, counts as exercise. Hell, maybe I'll even take out the wii fit. I can't remember the last time we used it. I don't like it because it makes me sad when it tells me I haven't used it in awhile, I've gained weight, lost some balance, etc. Also, it makes this little "oh!" sound when you step on it. Not cool.

So, should I start using that thing or not? I've purposely not been weighing myself to keep my self esteem up. I've beeen feeling good about myself, that's all that matters....


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