So, stats for the gym this morning (arms on the step and 30 mins StairMaster): 1 hour and 7 minutes, 399 calories, average heart rate 127, max 157. Now, here’s where having both a blog and a heart rate monitor come in handy. One month ago, for the exact same workout, these were my stats: 1 hour and 6 minutes, 539 calories, average heart rate 149, max 176. As I mentioned yesterday, this is both good news and bad news. Clearly, my fitness is increasing. But now I need to change things up ASAP! What are your suggestions for increasing intensity while continuing to combine strength and cardio in under one hour???
Breakfast this morning was soymilky black tea and pumpkin pie crockpot oats:
With 1/2 cup “yogurt,” 2 crumbled graham sticks, 1 Earl Grey Biscotti Bite, cinnamon, nutmeg, and a heart-shaped strawberry:
My “yogurt” actually consisted of an immersion-blended combo of nonfat cottage cheese and Greek yogurt, cooked cranberries left from tart-making yesterday, cinnamon, vanilla, chopped dates, and a teeny bit of honey. I also may have stolen a small spoonful of real cream cheese icing that my roommate Brigitte made to frost the red velvet cake that she also made and plans to bring to a family gathering this weekend. Sorry, Brigitte — you know I can never resist your cream cheese icing!!
We’re having a Valentine’s celebration lunch at work, so get ready for an exciting post later tonight!
In the meantime:
1. Visit Every Gym’s Nightmare for your chance to win gym apparel!
2. And check out the AMAZING homemade sushi scarf Mara is giving away at What’s for Dinner?!
3. Remember, I need your help with exercise suggestions! 😀