Thursday, April 14, 2011

Danielle's Daily Food & Fitness Journal

Day 11: YOU have to do all THREE!

Another pet peeve: I don't want to lift weights, I just want to lose weight. Can you tell me what to do in the gym? Guess what? You can work out for hours a day BUT, if you don't control your calorie intake - YOU WILL NEVER LOSE WEIGHT!! The only way to control is: count your calories, read labels, measure servings and stay within  a specific amount of calories. If you are a women trying to lose 20 - 100 pounds, 1200 - 1400 calories a day is a good place to start. If you really want to make the scale move, you ALSO have to exercise just about everyday! How much cardio? The more you do the more you lose: 60 - 90 minutes a day is a good place to start. To lose even faster, add 2 to 3 (1) hour weight training workouts a week. Ready to do all three things consistently? If not, just keep waiting for a MIRACLE!!

Danielle's food journal:
Breakfast: (pre- workouts) banana, coffee, FiberOne english muffin w/ 1. 5 tbsp of peanut butter - 394 calories
Lunch: baked chicken breast w/ 2 tbsp. diced tomatoes, 1 c. salad mix, 2 tbsp. chickpea salad, Wishbone spritzer, 1c. broccoli florets - 274 calories.
Snack: lg. ruby red grapefruit - 90 calories.
Dinner: Greek salad w/ Grilled chicken - approx. 500 calories. (cheat meal)

Danielle's fitness journal:
AM STRENGTH: 60 min. Functional Training Workout.
AM CARDIO: 50 min. Advanced Tae-Bo.
PM CARDIO: 40 Stairclimber.

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