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Day 4 Boot Camp

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Very full day today! If you watched The Biggest Loser last night, you know the first challenge the contestants had was to go 26.2 miles (a marathon) on a stationary bike. The two team members combined miles counted to the total distance traveled. So, the question cam up on the Gray team of The Biggest Loser Challenge, how long that would take. Since I spent a lot of time on my bicycle this past summer, I knew how long that would take on my bike, but not so sure on a stationary bike. So today after work, I headed to the gym to check it out. I knew I didn't have time to do the full marathon by myself tonight, so I aimed for a half marathon. The bike I used, although nice, is not as nice as my bicycle. Mine has a real comfy seat and I have a Trek Odometer that gives me readings of how fast I am going, distance, time, etc. This exercise bike did tell me distance and resistance level and I was wearing my Ironman watch to time the ride. Since there is no such thing as 'gearing' on a stationary bike, I just set it at a moderate resistance and took off as fast as I could. I had a great pace and felt fabulous the whole time. According to the heart rate monitor, I was not able to get up into the aerobic range during any portion of my 13.1 miles. I was sweating, but not laboring. I finished in a time of 1:04:45. I will try a different bike with different settings on Saturday and give an update.

5 Minute Boot Camp Ab Video
10 Minute Balance and Stability on Wii Fit
64 Minutes on Stationary Bike
30 Minute Run on Track
10 Minutes Walk for Warm up and Cool Down (5 min. each)

Total Fitness Minutes Today = 119


1/2 cup dry Steel Cut Oats mixed with 1 cup water
1/2 banana
1/4 cup chopped pecans
10 pieces of semi sweet choc. chips

1/2 cup Spicy Nut Mix (recipe is on a blog dated Dec. 8)
1 Orange
1 Cup Skim Milk

3 oz. Chicken Breast
1 cup Brussel Sprouts
1/2 cup Roasted Red Pepper
Italian Seasoning
1 tbsp. cream cheese
1/4 cup shredded mozzarella

2 Fig Newtons
1 Orange
Hard Boiled Egg

2 Slices Ezekiel Bread
1 Tbsp. Sunflower Seed Butter
1 Tbsp. Strawberry Jam
1 cup Skim Milk
1 Orange

Not sure of my calorie count at this time. I feel satisfied. Felt like I had enough energy for everything I did today without having to push myself too hard. Drank lots of water and had two GU gummies during my run.

Oh, I almost forgot to share!!!! I WON an iPod Nano in a weight loss challenge at work today!!!! It was a Maintain Don't Gain During the Holiday's Challenge for all the faculty and staff at the University. I lost 12lbs. during the time!!! If you maintained your starting weight, you get $10 certificate to the campus bookstore. If you lost any amount of weight, your name was entered into a drawing for the iPod!!! 54 names were in the drawing, and I WON!!!!! Happy Dance! Yay me!

Total Fitness Minutes = 119
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    That I-Pod had your name on it the WHOLE time...you have been working so hard and have been so dedicated...you totally owned it! emoticon emoticon
    4174 days ago
    You are really living your motto--"Be brave, be bold, be fierce, and be fabulous." Congratulations on another powerhouse day--on losing 12 lbs. over the holidays--and on winning the iPod. You are an inspiration! emoticon
    4174 days ago
    That is awesome, it shows how far you have come! Your day looks wonderful today!!
    4174 days ago
    You, my friend, are a powerhouse. And an inspiration.
    4174 days ago
    wow I am so impressed and inspired by your dedication. So I keep coming back to see what you have been up to. :) I Like your menus also which are a help too. Thanks..... and Congrats on the Ipod! Wooo Hooo!
    4174 days ago
    Really cool to go recreate the challenge from last night! I'm surprised, though, about not getting into the THR. Why do you think that is?

    I used to have a heart rate monitor. It's probably around here somewhere. I miss it since I'm not at the Y anymore to use the sensors on the treadmill.
    4174 days ago
  • VICIOUS421
    Woo Hoo!!! You are really working out!!! Way to go!!!!
    4174 days ago
    YAH!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon on winning the Ipod Nano, but more importantly for the weight loss that you had during that time. You certainly are doing a great job, especially over the holidays. You are SO motivating. Keep up the awesome work and you will see wonders.

    4175 days ago
  • TLAIR0468
    I am just so impressed with your structure and dedication. Wow...you really inspire me. Congrats on the ipod..that is awesome! Great job on your workout and your meals!
    4175 days ago
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