Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Hungry, Hungry Hippo….

Week one, day two….

Allan, don’t read this part. Close your eyes and move on to someone that followed the plan exactly today. I wasn’t terrible but ate more veggies than was allowed and had some frozen yogurt. Total calories for the day is still under 1100. 850 for Allan and 230 extra for me.

I did work out hard even with the heat at 90*. Did you know that this white girl can not dance. Not even close. I did my Zumba for the first time today. WOW is that amazing and way harder then I expected. For 20 minutes I gave it my all and boy was I sweaty when done. Then I did 3 different planks. Each one 10 seconds longer then the first and I made it up to 65 seconds. Not excellent but a start. 10 push ups, 25 crunches and a 1 mile walk was my exercise for today. Then tonight I carried 10 5 gallon buckets of water up the hill to the new trees we planted a couple of weeks ago. I’m not positive what I used up for calories, myfitnesspal doesn’t have carrying water up a hill but I know I did lots. Oh I also decided since the girls went swimming this morning I’d give it a try tonight. It is 90* so you’d think the water was a bit warm. NOT!!!! You figure last week it was in the 60’s and the week before that still freezing at night but still I was hoping. Shivering has to count towards calories burned too.

My water is always in since I don’t drink anything else. I’m not a pop, coffee, tea, juice and just little milk drinker so drinking water is easy.

So it was a good day. Not perfect but still good.

Tomorrow I’m back to a full house (today easy, only 3) so not sure what I’ll get done but will do my best to follow both my challenges.

Take care my friends and have a blessed evening. By the say, I am loving all the comments and e-mails from you all. I’m working my hardest to get to visit everyone. I don’t always comment because of time limits but I am working at it.

Night-night!!

16 comments:

Melanie said...

Plank is hard!!! I never thought it would be. Great job! You are doing great! Good luck!

Miss April said...

Wow, your exercise would totally kick my butt! You go, girl!

Michele said...

Well you are re-defining exercise! Good for you! Hope you can stay on top once the kids are back. Have a great rest of the week! michele

Shawn said...

Great Job!

JW said...

Zumba!!! I am dying to take a lesson here in town soon. ;) Good job on the planks, those babies kill.

debkhershberger said...

I love reading your blog!
ZUMBA!! I love it!! they say 10 songs burn 1000 calories!! Keep up the hard work!

Princess Dieter said...

Dang, you busted it today! Seriously. Whoa!

AlmostGastricBypass said...

No one ever got fat from too many veggies... Relax

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

Did you go to a Zumba class? I've been too chicken to do that, I just do it at home.

It would have been bad if you ate like 7 brownies or something but extra veggies? ya, it will be okay. That's still very low on the calories. You're doing awesome!!

Karen Butler Ogle said...

Good luck, Julie. I know you will do well this week. Enjoy those kids. I love working in child care but I think now I'm too old to have the patience for it. The grandkids are about all I can handle now. Keep up the good work. Don't let a little slip get you down. Hugs. :)

The Blog Writer said...

I'm giving you two stars extra for the zumba and for climbing up that hill!

The Ninja said...

We did planks on Monday, evil planks where we had to hold the position while jumping our feet in and out, Planks from the devil!

Joy said...

Good is better than bad, am I right? Your exercise sounds awesome! I keep meaning to try Zumba; sounds like a blast! :)

logmyloss said...

I think the exercise sounds great Julie - good work.

It is really amazing how long water can remain cold after the temperature heats up, isn't it?

Kristy said...

I have WII Zumba, but I haven't taken it out of the box yet. My girls are always around, and I just can't afford therapy for them right now. You're rocking the exercise. Wish I had your attitude towards water. Way to go!

Baby Sister said...

I love Zumba and one day when I can exercise again, that's what I'm going for.