Fitbit Track Day 2 and 3

 

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Fitbit Track Day 2
Fitbit Track Day 3

I would be the one that says, Hey I’m going to track my day to day progress with fitbit and then miss a day. Ugh. Anyways, Day 2 was low activity because we decided to stay home and try to get some items done for Holiday Matsuri. Time got away from us and the gym was closed by the time we realized.

Day 3 was much better. We walked to Denny’s to get breakfast. It’s a couple of blocks from the house. Afterwards, we walked to the gym which was still walking distance but far. At the gym, we worked on our arms and did 30 mins of cardio. We walked home and then went to Joann’s for more supplies. Once we came home, we stayed in and burned the midnight oil. It’s going to be a crazy two weeks.

That’s Day 2 and 3, thanks for reading. It’s motiving me to keep moving so far. It’s definitely helping me want to go to the gym more just so I can reach my step goal. I’ll see you guys tomorrow. DO IT FOR COSPLAY!

 

Reasons Why You Should Strength Train

When I started exercising, I thought that I didn’t need to strength train. I thought that strength training was for people who wanted to body build. But I was wrong. Not only do I love to strength train but I found out some really great benefits that will help me later in life when I get old.

Here’s the reason why you should strength train:

  1. For strength, duh! We slowly become weaker as we age and soon taking groceries out of the car will be a chore. If you build up your strength, you will be able to do regular activities with no problem.
  2. Balance. You will be able to keep balance and prevent falls and accidents. For instance, if you do 1 minute planks everyday, you can continue to walk straight without fear of forming a hump.
  3. Prevent lost in bone density. This also goes along with strength because with strong muscles, you need strong bones.
  4. Strong heart. Cardio helps get the blood pumping to keep the heart moving but so does strength training. A healthy heart helps lower blood pressure.
  5. Calorie burn. If you workout your muscles, they will continue to  burn calories throughout the day because the metabolic rate will increase.

 

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Strength Training VS Cardio

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When I first started working out, years ago. I use to love doing cardio because the feeling of your body continuously moving felt great. Now that I’m going to the gym and using BodySpace as my guide to help figuring out what exercises to do, I think I love strength training more. To me, your body does more. With cardio, you continuously do the same thing for however long you want but with strength training, you do a lot more in the same length of time. Once I was done and looked at my log, I found out that I did 9 freaking exercises, NINE! It didn’t seem that way because I was going from one exercise to another.

First, before I say anything else, I want to have a disclaimer here: I’m not a vegan, I eat meat. Right now I don’t because my body is undergoing a clean right now.

One thing about being vegan, I’m finding out, is that it’s easier this time around than 2 years ago. There are a lot more items out now that vegan. Today Star and I went to Publix and while we was walking an aisle, a miso soup package caught my eye. Now I am missing heavier foods like pasta and rice and stuff because I’ve been eating mostly fruits, veggies and bars. I enjoy what I’m eating and that’s why I’ve been vegan for over a week while that last time, I barely lasted 3 days. So anyway, I took a look at it and to my freaking surprise it  was VEGAN. Not only that one but others too. I also got a Split Pea Soup. *happy dance*

I’ve lost 3 lbs so far and I’m happy to see that number go down. I wonder how long I can take being vegan before my body craves in for meat lol. I eat meat no lie. I’m also happy that when I pass by a fast food place, the smell of the food doesn’t tempt me anymore. I smell and go yuck. That’s a sign to me that my body is on the right track and when I want to have a cheat day, it’ll be my choice and not my body.

May 9, 2014

Foods Calories Carbs Fat Protein Cholest Sodium Sugars Fiber
Breakfast
Coffee – Brewed from grounds, 1 cup (8 fl oz) 2 0g 0g 0g 0mg 5mg 0g 0g
Mid-Morning
Sugar Snap – Peas, Raw, 10 Pods (34g) 14 3g 0g 1g 0mg 0mg 1g 1g
Soy sauce, 1 tsp 3 0g 0g 0g 0mg 299mg 0g 0g
Lunch
Whole Foods – Small Garden Salad, 1 container 150 50g 4g 0g 0mg 0mg 0g 0g
Mt. Olive – Sweet ‘n Hot Salad Peppers, 7 pieces (28g) 40 9g 0g 0g 0mg 180mg 7g 0g
Mid-Afternoon
Coffee – Instant, regular, 8 fl oz 5 1g 0g 0g 0mg 5mg 0g 0g
Dinner
Cliff Bar – White Chocolate Macadamia Nut, 1 bar 250 41g 7g 9g 0mg 240mg 21g 4g
Silk Unsweetened Soy Milk – Silk Organic Unsweetened Soy Milk, 1 cup 80 3g 4g 7g 0mg 70mg 1g 2g
Raw Fit – Protein Shake, 1 scoop 100 6g 3g 12g 0mg 25mg 0g 1g
Triple Leaf Tea – Herbal Laxative, 8 oz 0 0g 0g 0g 0mg 0mg 0g 0g
TOTAL: 644 113g 18g 29g 0mg 824mg 30g 8g
Exercises Calories Minutes Sets Reps Weight
Cardiovascular
Walking, 3.0 mph, mod. pace, walking dog 101 30
Strength Training
Alternate Hammer Curl 1 12 10
Dumbbell Row, One-Arm, Bent-Over 2 12 15
Incline Dumbbell Curl 2 12 5
Leg Press 4 12
Calf Press On The Leg Press Machine 4 12
Ab Crunch Machine 3 12 30
Lying Leg Curls 2 12 30
Leg Pull-In, Seated Flat Bench 2 12 30
Reverse Sit-Up 1 12
TOTALS: 101 30 21 108 120

South Beach Diet – Phase 1 – Day 4

I worked out at the gym yesterday yay! I did circuit training first then I went to the elliptical for 45 mins. Got tired pretty quickly because I did a level 10 on the elliptical instead of 7 or 8. Today I think I’ll do the strength training and then go to the elliptical for 30 mins. I’m trying to spend less time on the cardio and more time doing something else. Then maybe one day a week I’ll concentrate on cardio. I woke up today being 142 flat! OMG!! I finally made it. I’m happy to be closer to being under 140. I think I’ll celebrate when I get to that point. I don’t know yet.

Yesterday’s Meal

Breakfast

Poached Salmon and Egg Whites • Coffee

Mid-morning Snack

Cottage Cheese

Lunch

Publix Chef Salad

Mid-afternoon Snack

None 😦

Dinner

Ground Beef With Sliced Peppers Salad

Exercise

Circuit Training • Elliptical