Friday, January 29, 2010

Beautiful Blogger, gym love, and water!


First things first! Rockin' Robin over at A Year's Weight... awarded me the Beautiful Blogger award. Thanks! Since I just rec'd it a little while back, I am not going to re-post seven things about me, and as usual, I will not post seven favorite blogs. Please see my blogroll for favorites!

Sorry I've been "absent" for a couple of days... just been busy! I have still been on plan, though! And the scale is finally showing me love! I have been in the gym every day! Last night I had class, and after I got home and had dinner, I was sitting on the couch and just "had to" to exercise! Even though I had given myself to take Thursday's off because of my night class, I threw on my gym clothes for a 45 minute workout before the gym closed. I think this exercise thing is finally starting to be a habit, and I don't want to lose my momentum.

It is snowing again in Tennessee, and we have a snow day today! I had a HUGE breakfast/brunch (didn't eat until around 11 a.m. because I slept in). Omelet with bell peppers, spinach and reduced-fat cheese and a whole grain bagel (9 g. fiber). I just balanced my checkbook and am getting ready to venture out in the snow to pay some bills. Then I am gonna hit the gym for about an hour.

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Someone made a comment the other day about how much water I drink. Every day, I drink between 120 to 160+ ounces of water. I have found that since I've started going to the gym again, I am much thirstier and am drinking more water. And I would also like to note that I ONLY drink water. No juice, coffee, tea, soda, milk... only water. So, I was reading an article the other day and there was a link to a calculator that will show you exactly how much water you're supposed to drink.

It says I am supposed to be drinking 146 ounces of water each day, or 4.4 liters. On days with no exercise, 143 ounces of water, or 4.3 liters. If you eat a healthy diet, about 20 percent of water may come from the foods you eat. If I eat a healthy diet I can drink 116.8 ounces of water, or 3.5 liters. So, I think I am definitely not drinking too much water!

Check it out!

http://nutrition.about.com/library/blwatercalculator.htm