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During the summer 0f 2008, I woke up one morning with a drive to live a healthy lifestyle. Since then, I've made many changes and lost nearly 50 pounds. Many of my friends and family members have come to me, asking about what I'm doing & how I'm doing it. While I certainly would never claim to be an expert, I'm happy to share what I've learned along the way.

So after careful thought... "The Accidental Fat Chick" has hatched... with the hope of helping at least one person and to be the accountability I need to finish what I started. :)

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Monday, April 5, 2010

A New Record

1424! That's the highest number that I have recorded on the heart rate monitor!

By popular opinion, I went with Option #1 from my last post. But, I got to the gym about 45 minutes later than I planned & The Husband had to get a haircut on his way to work so I wasn't able to complete everything within the limited time. It was kind of fun letting you guys pick my workout... think I may make that a weekly thing. :)

Here's what I did:

  • 110 floors on the stairmaster (target was 105)
  • 24 core sets (target was 22 sets)
  • 40 free weight sets (target was 38 sets)
  • 40 circuit sets (target was 35 sets)
  • 3.1 miles on elliptical (target was 3.04 mi)
  • 4 miles on bike (target was 7.5)

I missed the treadmill altogether & was 3.5 miles short on the bike. Still I'm super excited about the new record calorie burn. Surprisingly I don't feel all that tired & only a little sore. I wasn't sure how it would go after taking a whole week off...

On the way home, I stopped at the Asian buffet. Now before you think I've lost my mind, STOP. I went in and got some sushi to bring home. Its a super good deal there & they have an excellent selection. I had 10 pieces which I'm estimating to be somewhere between 350-400 calories. Honestly, it was darn good today - fresh & flavorful - I would've eaten twice as much if I'd been in the restaurant so its probably a really good thing I brought it home.

The before & after meal water goal is going well so far. I'm not sure if its helping me eat less, but I can tell its a good indicator after the meal. Last night, when I drank my after dinner glass of water, I felt totally overstuffed... a clear sign I ate a little too much. I am so not a water drinker... but doing it this way is really helping me to get it all down, lol.

It feels so good to be home & getting back to my routine!

I'm off to explore in the kitchen... we'll see what I come up with...

7 comments:

Crys said...

Just catching up on your posts from the past week! How much do you love the Polar F6? It's totally changed how I work out and 1,400 is uber impressive! Keep it up. :)

Mad Woman said...

I'm exhausted just reading about everything you did today! I think I need a nap now!

MaryFran said...

Wooo hooo! I think you did absolutely fabulous at the gym! You made great headway!!!!

Good job with the sushi (taking it home and thus limiting how much you could mindlessly eat) and with the water!

Meghan said...

way to go! that's an AWESOME number :)

just wondering, which heart rate monitor do you have? and do you like it?

Julie, The Accidental Fat Chick said...

Meghan - Its the Polar F6 & I LOVE it. My workouts have changed so much since I got it. :)

PhluffyPrincess said...

WHOOOO HOOOOO, Go Julie Go Julie, Its your birthday....HEYYYYY! So old school, but its literally what ran through my mind as I read your workout!

Also...I FINALLY figured out how to display awards on the side...I proudly displayed the badge you gave me and I'll finally do a post. Sorry it took me so long, I just never knew how!

cmoursler said...

yeah...my pick...great choice and look at that burn...too cool.
lol @ the asian buffett.
Keep up the great work.