09 April 2009

Have to use all my gears

The last few months have been a real learning experience for me. I've learned a lot, realized a lot, things I've been working on for years are suddenly easy, and pieces of the weight loss puzzle have finally fallen into place. It's been a good thing.

Now I think I've gotten the last few pieces. I purchased the Body Bugg a while back and I've been using it on and off. The online program that goes with the device downloads your calories burned from the armband. You are also supposed to enter what you've eaten and your weight on a regular basis. I have been just using the Bugg to monitor my calories. I haven't been inputting what I eat. Suddenly yesterday it hit me. The program is smart and will learn the more information you give it. By not inputting my food I was really missing out on the power of this program. What an idiot. So, as much as I hate it, I'm inputting my food every day no matter how high.

Then this morning I had another revelation. I'm not doing enough cardio. I need to do cardio to burn fat and strength training to build muscle to keep my metabolism pumping. The times when I've been in the best shape always involved lots of cardio. Generally cardio in the morning and cardio or strength at night. Some how I lost that. Some how I let the need to do strength take over my thoughts and training and that's not good. So it's back to basics.

I've worked out every morning this week in spite of being drop dead tired, so I am very proud of myself. It's back to recording every bite and cardio, cardio, cardio.......

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