Wednesday, April 15, 2009

This weeks weigh in.........

Went well..... I lost 1.4 lbs. Not quite 2lbs like I wanted but not bad after an Easter brunch and a full weekend off of working out. We'll see how this week goes as I have a retreat this weekend, my redemption will be Zumba training and TONS of cardio on Sunday.
almost at the "last 20 lbs" mark!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Workouts can trigger weight gain.......

Yesterday my friend posted her status on Facebook, shocked that she hadn't burnt more calories running for a short time mixed with some fast walking. I found a great article on hungry girl about our misconceptions of calorie burn. very interesting, read on...........

We're not saying you should avoid excercise in order to lose weight (sorry lazy people!) But the truth is, research shows that people grossly overestimate how many calories they burn during excercise. Not only that, but physical activity often makes people hungry. And since we tend to think we burned more calories than we really have, we can end up consuming MORE calories than we've burned. Remember, it all comes down to calories in vs. calories burned. So don't use a workout as an excuse to pig out. Be realistic about how many calories you are burning while excercising. Use the data provided on the cardio machine if you have entered all your info (without lying to the machine!!!) Or check out online resources to get a good idea of the effect your workout is actually having on your calorie balance. Then you can make adjustments to make sure your workouts help you achieve your goals!

ps- I personally use to track my calories in vs calories burned. They will even let you know the exact number to eat to lose X amount per week or to stay steady in your current weight. Also will tell you how much you burned during any given excercise. Its a great site!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

This weeks weigh in.........

Went well..... after being "stuck" again I lost another pound. I am being extra dilligent with my calorie tracking this week and my goal is to lose over 2 lbs. this week.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Training for 8k and Sprint tri.......

Has Begun!
Ben and I officially started training for our two spring/summer events.
We will be running the BMO Vancouver 8k and doing the Deschutes Dash sprint triathalon.
Megan Dahlman put together an awesome training program and we are almost done with our first week of training. I took a little break from running after 3 consistent months of "learning to run" due to shin splints. Got those under control and loved getting back to it.
No exercise feels as good as running when you are done!
Just a side note but if you are interested in learning to run, improving your running or looking for a program I would highly suggest going to