Tuesday night I tried a new exercise on the Nike Training App.
I was growing bored of the same ol’ same ol’ so I tried the Cardio Burst. I didn’t have room in the living room to do the jump rope but I did the same motion as a jump rope (minus the rope). It still got my heart rate up HIGH. The cardio burst was a success. I burned more calories in that 15 minute workout than I normally do. I forgot to take a photo of it but I burned about 300 calories!
I followed up with the Butt Buster workout while I watched “Heavy” on TV. This last week wasn’t a great episode. Eric and Lindy were both cry babies. All they did was complain. They were sarcastic, negative, they cried, they moaned and just generally complained about being on the show…which I thought was weird because it’s not like they were being FORCED to be on the TV show. If they truly didn’t want to lose weight, why were they there?
They are there to do something dramatic and wonderful: lose half their body weight. And they’ve been given the opportunity to have every resource they need at their fingertips for a year. Personal Trainers. Nutritionists. They stayed for a month at a resort-like camp where they got to focus on health. That sounds like a dream to me.
I think it’s noble that Eric was losing the weight for his kids. I’m not sure why it was such a mental struggle for him to lose the weight when he had such a GOOD reason to do so. Lindy was the same way. She gained over 100 pounds from a divorce and she was depressed that her ex had custody of her kids. But all she did was complain about it! For both of them their biggest issue will be the NEGATIVE way they talk to themselves.
I was also a cry baby last night. For a few days now Michael and I were trying to book plane tickets to Arizona. The flight times weren’t working with our schedule or plan and it was really frustrating. I know, I know. Another WGP. WAH. I whined about the airlines overcharging customers by making the cheapest flights the LEAST desirable times to travel and cursed them messing with our vacation. In the end it got resolved and we booked flights to Tuscon by way of Phoenix (direct flight too!). Looking forward to some sunshine soon!
After I completed the 30 minutes or so of training from the App, I hopped on the bike for another 45 minutes of cardio. I like the training App a lot. In fact I like it better than trying to watch a workout video on Netflix (or a DVD).
Calories Burned: 588
While I was on the bike Michael made us dinner. The recipe planned for the night was Pan-Roasted Chicken with Lemon Garlic.
The recipe was just okay. The lemon was really overpowering. I like lemon but it was a bit strong. The potatoes were also al-dente. The chicken turned out really well. It wasn’t dry and the lemon wasn’t overpowering on the chicken (just the beans).
I would try this recipe again. I’d use less lemon, more garlic, I’d brown the chicken a little before baking it and cook the potatoes longer.
The questions from the #fitblog chat last night were great. I’m going to end this post with those questions. I’d love to hear how my readers would respond to the questions.
Q1: Do you track your weight/calories on a regular basis?
Q2: Do you find yourself tracking “everything” or just the good stuff?
Q3: Do you find tracking weight/calories good or bad for you?
Q4: What is the hardest thing about tracking numbers for you?