Thursday, February 25, 2010

Calorie Counting and Half Ironman Training

The hubs and I bought new iPhones last week. I was browsing around the apps store and found the "Lose It" App. It's a simple and convienent way to count calories and track what you are eating. I started three days a go with a goal to lose about 10-15 pounds. It is so simple I can't believe it. For some of my foods I have even measured out my portions just to see what an actual portion size is for certain foods. You can even add in exercise to your day. Thankfully I have a heart rate monitor so I can track actual calories burned instead of an estimate. I don't plan on weighing myself for quite awhile, I just want to get in the habit of tracking what I eat. I am also hoping that shedding some pounds will help me be a bit faster when I race.

2 Days of Half Ironman Training Done!!! So far so good, I have stuck to the plan... so far!

Monday: supposed to be a rest day, but wanted to go to Zumba. I also took a 30 minute spin class and did a nice 30 minute swim after. I will probably not be doing this every monday.

Tuesday: 60 minute bike ride on the indoor  trainer. Hills and intervals.

Wednesday: 45 minute swim, mostly drills. I haven't done a real swimming workout since October. 30 mintute run, first run in the past few weeks.

Thursday: 90 minute bike ride. Not looking forward to riding my bike for 90 minutes indoors.

1 comment:

  1. Bike riding IS much nicer outdoors, but hopefully you have some great music to distract you...
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