I've started a few things in the past week or so to help get ready for swimsuit season...AND because I was feeling like I was on a downward spiral with my healthiness. I needed to get back on track. I ordered the Polar heart rate monitor that I have mention previously. This allows me to know exactly what type of calorie burn I am getting in each class I take at the gym or per mile on the treadmill. I'm trying to get 3 hours of working out most days. I want 1500 calories burned...But some days I have to settle for less and will only get 1000 calories gone. Some days I get more!! I also increased my 5k to 5 miles on the treadmill. I will say that is quite a difference right there. The 5k is cake in comparison. And it is very ironic that I compare it to cake. Next, I have for a period of time stopped eating carbs, sugars,and dairy. I've put my body into a fat burning state of ketosis by doing so. I am kick starting my metabolism and cleansing my system by doing the Advocare 10 Day Herbal Cleanse. I have had no adverse effects from this. It isn't the harsh cleanse of old days. I'm not running to the bathroom every five minutes. I haven't run to the bathroom once. That's what people normally associate with "cleanse". If anything it has only solidified my resolve to stick to eating clean because I purchased it through a gym buddy and want to get good results. Lastly I've started using My Fitness Pal to track my food and activity. It's a wonderful website or app that you can enter all of your info in and will help you calculate your calories needed each day based on what your goals are. I am seeing wonderful results this first week, and hope I continue to do so. Resolve don't fail me now!! Today is a rest day..and I'm going to enjoy it. Jogging around the neighborhood with the bulldogs doesn't count as exercise does it?
|Excuse my tanning bed photos, they have a full length mirror. Day one of the cleanse. We'll see if this profile pic looks better next week. You can see from my face I'm not happy about taking this pic.|
|Same day, I guess I didn't mind taking people to the gun show.|