Thursday, April 21, 2011

I feel like a bad ass!

So the past 24 hours have been awesome! Went out to dinner with the hubby last night at Chili's and got myself a Quesadilla Explosion Salad, which consisted of chicken, beans, tortilla strips and maybe some lettuce (definitely not the healthiest thing, but it was DAMN good!). Decided that I'm not going to stress about my weight this week - major weigh in isn't until the 30th - so I'm relaxing and not freaking out about it. If I'm going to lose weight this month, I will. If this month turns into a healthy lesson in maintaining my weight, then so be it. I'm not going to be pissed about it!

When I got home, hubby went to hang out with friends and I decided it was time to update my BodyBugg. I initially had it set up for a sedentary person who didn't work out and it said that I burn around 1800-1900 cals on a lazy day (which is about my maintenance when I don't work out). Since I've started working out at least 5 days a week, I updated my information for an "active" person and it totally changed my numbers - my new goal to burn at least 2600 calories a day (up from my old goal of 2150!!) and it has me eating 1800 cals a day to drop 1.5lbs a week! EEK! That's a lot to eat AND a lot to burn! I'll definitely be moving more AND eating more!! Yikes!!

It also updated my final goal weight - since I am a more active person it recalculated my muscle mass & body fat, it said that my goal of 19% body fat will be reached at 160lbs instead of 155lbs - which means I'm closer to my goal than I thought I was (which also explains why my body might be so finicky about dropping this last 10-15 pounds!)

I also got in a nice run last night - walked & jogged a mile before leaving for Zumba class and it felt nice to get moving again. It also made me want to move my treadmill at the house, I don't like where its located and I get bored....might move it today or tomorrow. Anyways, so I tallyed up all the runs I've done this year so far, and I'd ran a total of 10 miles since January (considering running took a backseat to Zumba classes, this is understandable). From now on, I'm going to be keeping a record of how many miles I run - I'd like to see how far I can go this year :-)

Zumba class was super fun last night, then I went home and passed out. Today at work, I managed to run 3 miles on my breaks & lunch! Go me!! My first mile was 9:46, second was an easier 11:00 and the third was a solid 10:00 - definitely happy about that! PLUS it was an extra 485 calories burned (which will definitely help me towards my 2600 cal burn goal!). I'm already at 7,311 steps for the day and Zumba class is usually a good solid 500 cal burn, so I should totally be good to hit my burns today!

I think that's about it - taking some of the stress off my nutrition has really helped me relax right now. I think adjusting it to around the 1800 my Bugg expects will do well too! Sodium has been a little high the past few days, even though I've been eating at a deficit - so I'm sitting pretty at 176lbs....but 176lbs of bloated self is definitely nice! That means that without the bloat I weigh less than I think I do! Woot! I remember when 176lbs used to be my "low" and "lean" weight! Good things are happening - I just need to be more patient and let them happen! My body is happy - I'm going to make sure it stays that way!!!

OH - and this update will now be put on the end of all my running blogs:

Total Miles Ran in 2011: 13 Miles
Total Calories Burned "Running From My Issues": 1886 Calories GONE!

1 comment:

  1. Yay for burning more calories!! Yay for only needing to get down to 160!! Super yay for getting some runs in!!!
    It's a great idea keeping track of how far you run. For fun and to know when to replace your shoes.