Positives for yesterday:
- I had a fantasy football draft last night where there were tostitos and salsa, plus beer. I had NONE. I have a soft spot for salsa, tostitos, and guacamole, so that was some serious restraint.
- I felt much stronger while doing my workout, and I walked to and from school carrying my laptop (it's actually kind of hilly here). I burned over 1000 calories!
Areas for improvement:
- I only slept 6 hours, and I definitely prefer 7 - 8 hours.
- I didn't eat enough! By the end of the day, I had logged 1508 calories. INSANITY says I should eat 2100 calories a day, and myfooddiary said I still needed at least 900 more calories to be at a safe weight loss level.
As an aside (I've said this before but I'll say it again), if you're looking for a food diary, I highly recommend www.myfooddiary.com. They have a huge list of foods, so I hardly ever have to enter foods manually. They will track all your major nutrients in addition to calories in and out. Then you get a little report at the end of the day to tell you how you did. This is what it said to me yesterday:
|At a glance ...|
|Exercise! You burned 1218 calories.|
|A high-fiber breakfast can help you lose weight and reduce your risk for heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes.|
|No dessert! You easily saved yourself hundreds of empty calories.|
|You have eaten fiber-rich foods. This is a good indicator of a healthy diet.|
|Saturated fats only accounted for 3.2% of your calories. Good job staying below the 9% limit!|
|You consumed 1313 mg of calcium. This is 131% of the recommended daily value (1000 mg) for adults under 50 years old.|
|You consumed 3778 IU of vitamin A. This is 126% of the recommended daily value for women.|
|Too few calories. Consuming too few calories can decrease your metabolism. This will hurt your long-term weight loss efforts.|
Note: Make sure you have entered all of your foods for the day.
|You consumed 2718mg of sodium. Ideally, this number should be below 2300mg.|
|Only 13.6% of your calories came from fat. Fat should account for a minimum of 15% of your calories.|
So here's the scoop on today. I did Pure Cardio, which AGAIN, is BANANAS. Shaun T's words, not mine... now every time I do that workout I think of Gwen Stefani. It's bananas, B A N A N A S! :)
For the food, I was much more thoughtful about what I ate/am eating. I'm going to be in school till at least 9:30 tonight, so I had to do some quick planning. I was home from 11:30 to 1, and in that time, I did my workout, I cooked my dinner, I made my lunch, AND I packed snacks. The key to my success today was literally having my laptop next to me so I could log all my food and figure out if I needed more. Turns out, I did! I added in a bag of walnuts and dried fruit, and now I'm all set.
MUCH BETTER!!! Thanks for reading! Good luck with your health and fitness goals today!!!