Monday, July 12, 2010

Bad Blogger...

So what have I been up to?
  • Went to Vegas!
  • Ran my first 5K!
  • Up 4 pounds (boo)
  • Living relatively pain free!
More on all of these things later. I'm on my lunch break at the moment so not much time to blog.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Week-End Recap

Started Sunday morning with a great 5.5km run. At least 5.5k according to my nike+ which I think is off a bit. The 5K race I did the other week came out to 5.2 according to the Nano.
My speed has improved since my race and the first 3K were a breeze. The last two and a bit, bit harder and I have to walk more. Need to work on that. The weather though was perfect – bit cool, sunny.
Only other thing I did on Sunday was pop up to the mall to pick up a new under armour t-shirt and try on some longer bottoms. I’ve built up a summer running wardrobe, but my little shorts and sleeveless shirts won’t cut it once it starts getting cooler.

I tried on the Run Fast Crop at Lululemon and quite like them, but I can’t justify spending Lululemon prices right now.

Saturday, the husband and I went to the CNE to walk around.
We avoided the chocolate covered bacon and the deep fried butter. I did come home with a slice of Irish Cream Fudge though (yummy).

Friday, July 2, 2010

More Holiday

Yesterday was Canada Day and I was very lucky to also get today off work. Yay!
I convinced Hubby to come shopping with me. I got an unexpected bonus at work and while I'm going to save most of it, I wanted to buy a bit of a treat.
Astro Crop
Astro crops from Lululemon. I tried on a bunch of pants, but I really like the length on these. They're shorter than my other lulu crops and have a tiny pocket.
This evening, I went to my condo's fitness class. Only 4 people tonight, but that was alright. I burned off the veggie burger I had for lunch.

Thursday, July 1, 2010


I've struggled with my weight my entire life. I've counted points on and off for years. I'm a lifetime member at Weight Watchers, but I'm currently 20 pounds over my goal weight.
I recently gave up on the whole counting points thing and started counting calories instead. I use Live Strong's Daily Plate to track my food.
On Live Strong, you enter your weight and whether you want to maintain your weight, lose 1 pound a week, etc along with your activity level. Live Strong gave me a calorie goal of 2088 calories.
As someone who has dieted on and off for years and was eating 22 points (about 1300 calories), this seems absolutely ridiculous. 2000 calories??? I set my own goal of 1250, figuring that my BMR is between 1500-1600 calories.
Yes, I lost some weight. But 1250 calories when I work out every day? Bit insane.
I recently started listening to Fat 2 Fit Radio podcast and they advocate eating the amount of calories necessary to maintain your goal weight.  For me, it would be between 1740 - 2500 calories, depending on activity level.
After listening to back to back episodes for the past two weeks, I'm comfortable now to increase my daily calories. I'm aiming for 1750 daily, adding in 200-300 more on days that I work out.
We'll see how this goes.