Friday, January 22, 2010

Back in the GYM!

I went to the gym tonight... had a great workout! 30 minutes on the elliptical and 15- 20 minutes of weights (upper body). I felt so freakin' good when I was done! I just wish I knew how many calories I am burning... I need a heart rate monitor. The elliptical machine said I burned 400 calories, but (where I log my food/exercise), estimated it at about 600 calories. I will go with the lower number to be safe.

My daughter is having a sleepover tonight, and I bought frozen pizzas for them. Even though I had chicken baking in the over, I had some of the pizza because I was STARVING after my workout. Oh, well. I logged the calories and I am moving on. I mean, I am still within my daily calories, but I know this isn't the best choice. I could have had a lot more food if it was good stuff and a lot of veggies (like my usual dinners). But the good thing is that it was good, and therefore worth it!

See, that goes back to my 80/20 rule. I know I am finally being conscious about what I am eating because I actually dug the box out of the trash so I could see the calorie count of the pizza BEFORE I ate it. I thought about the choice first, then I made it. Instead of eating the whole thing and crying about it later, I rationalized it FIRST. That is progress. This is real life, and I know there are going to be times I am not 100% on plan.

I went to the grocery tonight and stood by a whole barrel of CADBURY eggs while waiting in line, and didn't cave in! Now that is so hard! Those damned eggs are like CRACK to me. But I will resist!

My plan for this weekend is to spend at least an hour in the gym each day, and to continue to eat clean and be accountable!


  1. sounds like you had a great workout. You're right about moving on.. you had pizza. You tracked and now you move on.

    You're making good choices and signiicant changes in the way you think about food. Sounds like you're in a great place.

    Enjoy Saturday's workout. I've already changed into my gym clothes and plan to sleep in them. This way I have no excuse in the morning... just roll out of bed.

  2. Keep up the good work. You will never regret it. Take care.


  3. Great job on the exercise. Your a brave girl. Sleepovers make me crazy!!!

  4. Way to go on the great workout. I know what you mean too about making at least aware choices I still do that too. Sometimes you just want something so if you plan for it then you should be ok. Sounds like you're doing great.

  5. Great job on the workout! I highly reccomend a heart rate monitor. It's motivating and always interesting to see how many calories that you actually burn.

    I think you did fine by having some pizza. You can't go through your whole life without eating pizza. This is a lifestyle, not a diet. :)

  6. My hubby LOVES those Cadbury eggs. I'd better not buy any this Easter. He's also trying to lose some weight. Keep up the great job!

  7. I logged the calories and I am moving on.

    Good for you! Sometimes the temptation not to write down the 'bad' is almost as strong as the lure of Cadbury eggs!

  8. Hey Hollie,

    I definitely plan on keeping up with your blog. I am starting a blog on weight loss (and life in general) but it's totally an inspiration to see someone else doing the same thing. :) Happy blogging!


  9. Hi! Just found your blog! (my youngest daughter's name is Holly) Good luck, and I KNOW you can do this!

  10. Love your blog! kudo's. I am new to the 'blog' world, and am inspired by blogs like yours.
    would love any input from you, thanks you!
    Have a blessed day,

  11. OMG, those Cadburry Eggs are in EVERY corner shop in London at the moment!! And they're all placed in the 'impulse' buy section of the stores (right where you wait in line and/or at the tills). I have NOT bought one yet either so go us!!!!!

  12. Yeah for the gym and your workout. Great job Hollie. And now I want pizza!!! The heart rate monitor is fabo! Get one if you can. My fitness coach gives me HR zones to target. If i'm doing the work (exercising)I want to reap all the benefits I can!!!! I found selecting a HR monitor wasn't so easy; there are millions. I've been through a couple and have finally landed on one I love.Polar RS300x. I bought the pedometer too (I'm nutso). this one tracks HR, time, distance, cals and more. The BEST is after my workout, I download all the info to my Polar personal trainer site and see my stats (distance, time, HR avg & hi) and best of all CALORIES BURNED. Check it out and great posts. Your family is fortunate.


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