Friday, July 9, 2010


Stumbled upon a couple of weeks ago and love it! The MyPlate feature is an easy and free way to log your calories and find out what exactly is in the food you're eating - fat, protein, carbs, sugar, cholesterol, fiber, etc.

You can create a calorie goal and enter just about any food or beverage you can think of into the log and it keeps tabs on how you're doing. It also tracks fitness and calories burned and factors that into your daily caloric goal.

In other words, if you go to the gym and run 3 miles in 30 minutes, a 120 lb person will burn about 300 calories. Just enter that activity in and either manually enter calories burned or the program will estimate for you and subtract those calories from your food totals for the day. So, you can now eat 300 more calories for the day w/o busting your daily goal. It's a breeze to use and is a great resource to help keep your eye on your fitness goals.

Try it for yourself and let me know how it works out for you.

Keep moving!

Monday, June 28, 2010

tired and sore

weekend recap:

Fri - left work early to hit the gym running, literally. went 6 miles in 60 mins.
Sat - bi's, abs, and chest, surfed 2-3 hours. fun day.
Sun - too damn hot. shoulders and 4-mile run in under 40 mins.

diet - Hi, Lo, No carbs. lost a couple. down to 117 from 120 a couple of weeks ago.

hunger - constant, but mostly tolerable.

today - entire front half of upper body kills.

waves tomorrow?

Never quit!

Friday, June 11, 2010

I'm Baaaack!

Took quite the hiatus the past 6 months, but I have returned. And, I am happy to report, I am still working out - though I've changed things up a bit. Inspired by my brother who is running the New York Marathon in November, I've started running as well. When he's in town on some weekends, we try to go for a long Saturday morning run. His marathon training is really working, so that means I have to keep training to keep up with him!

My longest run to date was on Wednesday - in the rain. I went for about 72 minutes and covered about 7.5 miles. I did intervals, which kicked my butt, but it felt great when I was done.

Aside from that, I took a month-long trial at my daughter's kickboxing gym and have been surfing again!

Stay tuned and I'll keep you posted on my continued search for my 6-pack.