So since I have short hair now, putting it back in a pony tail when I run is not really an option. I do have a little baby penis sized (Sorry mom) pony tail, but then there are all these random hairs that stick out everywhere. I tried a regular bicband type head band, but that wasn’t very successful..
The point of that stupid paragraph is to explain to you why I felt the need to order $30 worth of bondi bands. I tried a bondi band on once at an expo a few years ago.. I looked stupid. nothing has changed, I still look stupid. I’m trying to remember that it doesn’t matter what I look like, right?
Anyways. So I tried my new bondi bands out yesterday on my stationary bike ride, and today during my treadmill run & bike ride. They work fine. They kind of slip up in the back.. annoying. It’s likely that I wasted $30 on these stupid things.
Yesterday I rode 11.6 miles in 45 minutes – not really impressive, but whatever. It got my heart pumping a little, and 45 minutes is better than no minutes. Today I ran 4 miles in 34:55, then rode 5.2 miles in 20 minutes. I think I’m going to like having a stationary bike in the house – it’s not the most fun thing in the world, but it’s a good workout and it gives my knees a break from the pounding. So far my week is shaping up nicely in the working out department – not exactly what I had scheduled, but I’ll take it.
In an effort to get a grip on how much I eat during the day, I joined my fitness pal – This thing can’t be right, it told me I need to eat 1200 calories a day in order to lose 5lbs? Is that right? 1200 doesn’t seem like enough…which could be why I’ve been stuck at the same weight for a year. I know 5lbs is stupid.. people say, “I fluctuate that much.” I’m afraid to put my weight because I don’t need all sorts of ridiculous comments. So lets just say that I want my top fluctuating weight to be what my current weight is right now. moving on from the weight topic.
What really surprised me is that when I plugged in everything I ate today, I was only over by about 250 calories – then when I plugged in my workouts It told me I needed to eat 3XX more calories. Hm. Interesting. I also bought a food scale; not because I want to be crazy obsessive, but because I want to get a better idea of portion sizes.
Don’t worry. I don’t plan on posting my food everyday. I just think it’s kind of interesting to see how many calories are actually in each item. What I want to know, is how in the world do people eat NO CARBS!?!?!?! ridiculous.
please excuse the FOUR mini york peppermint patties!!! I get a crazy sweet tooth after lunch and love those things! SO TASTY!
Apparently I suck at eating healthy fats. Suggestions? Avocados? Almonds? What else people?
Maybe I haven’t found it yet, but there is nowhere that shows how many servings of fruit/veggies I SHOULD eat, and what I DID eat. Obviously I can count, but I like little graphs and pretty charts with numbers.
Now I’m off to read Total Money Makeover, by Dave Ramsey…dundundun