This morning, I woke up pretty sore. I was sore, but I was committed to running. I know you’re not supposed to push yourself too hard when you’re body’s tired–you’re supposed to listen to your body. But I wasn’t going to.
Turns out, I didn’t have a choice. No, I’m not injured. I just got really busy at work! I had one 1-1/2 conference call. And then after that? Oh yeah, another 1/2 hour conference call…that turned into 3-1/2 hours! Gotta say, that didn’t leave a lot of room for my run…or eating lunch! I guess that although I didn’t burn all those Calories on my run, I also didn’t consume as many?
Oh, and Julie asked me a while ago about my Calories Deficit. I’m not quite sure if this will answer it, but I wanted to share how I came up with my goal and how I track my progress. Well, I know there’s a lot more to losing weight (and healthy living), but a big portion of it is Calories in, Calories out. And I know that a pound is equivalent to 3,500 Calories. Now there are lots of different opinions out there, but a generally accepted (I know that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s true) “healthy” weekly weight loss is 1-2 pounds. Or 3,500 – 7,000 Calories a week. So I thought that if I could burn 500 more Calories than I consume in a given day–and be consistent with it–I would end up losing about 1 pound a week over time. Now, Calorie counts (both of consumed and burned) are notoriously out of whack, but I figured that consistent attention would yield steady results…even if those results weren’t a pound a week.
Right now, I use FatSecret for all my dietary tracking on both my computer and my WindowsPhone, and find it pretty useful! Although I know there are many different tool out there, I’m happy using this one. It even comes up with a handy monthly calendar view:
I think I have to focus on tracking my stats on the weekends, though, huh? What tools do you use to track your progress? Do you use a BodyBugg like Shelly? Or a lot of measurements like Steve? Or a pair of skinny jeans like Ish?
Calorie Deficit: 1,639