Wednesday, May 6, 2009

New Tool

Workout Synopsis
Sunday I had a pretty good run with Duke. He wanted to stop and smell the flowers a bit more than I wanted to, but we covered a good 3 or 4 miles. I didn't bring my Nike plus to figure out the exact distance because Duke is kind of a hazard to run with and I wanted to be able to focus on him.

Yesterday I ended up going to the gym on a relatively full stomach due to some scheduling contsraints. This didn't go so well for running. I hopped on the eliptical first knowing that would be the better option. Made it half an hour and then hopped on the treadmill for about 10 minutes. Running on a full stomach was definetly not a good idea. My chest started burning and I got off after about a mile. Then headed for the bike and did another 15 min. I suppose this was a decent workout considering the full stomach situation.
New Tool!


Anyway, on to the more exciting stuff!! I recently signed up for Livestrong.com and I am loving the Daily Plate . I have decided to start logging my meals in an attempt to cut down some calories and shed some extra pounds. The format is much easier than any other food logs I've used so I think I may actually stick with this one. The Diary actually remembers previous foods you've eaten so you can just click those rather than searching every time. It also has some awesome charts laying out your calories and food types. The LiveStrong website also has running groups too. If any of you are on the website, you should let me know so I can add you as a buddy!! Anyways, I think in order to say accountable with my meals, I am going to start taking screen shots of my Food Diary on Fridays and posting them at the bottom of my blog.

Have a great Wed run today!! The weather is beautiful here in Minnesota!

5 comments:

EmLit said...

Thanks for the tip about MyPlate, Rachel! After reading about it on your blog, I signed up for an account. I'm trying to be pretty diligent about keeping track of my food and exercise and this is a pretty useful site! Hopefully we can both get a little closer to our goals :)

chris said...

Just started counting the calories myself!

SueBob said...

Ok, I am going to have to check out this Myplate thing...sounds interesting.

Irish Cream said...

Ooh, I'm totally going to have to check out MyPlate. Thanks for the tip!! :)

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