Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Danielle's Daily Food & Fitness Journal

Cardio, cardio, cardio?

It drives me crazy when people ask me how much cardio they should do. Hmmm, how bad do you want to lose all the piled up fat you have on your frame? Cardio isn't walking on a treadmill. Cardio is getting your heart rate up and sweating bullets for an extended period of time. If I was 30 - 100 pounds over-weight, I'd be doing a minimum of (2) hours a day. Sixty minutes in the morning and sixty minutes in the evening. For now, I do 60 - 90 minutes a day. So, if you are obese and you don't even attempt it once a twice a week - do you really want to lose weight? The truth is, is hard work! Daily cardio, weekly strength sessions and 1200 - 1500 calories a day CONSISTENTLY is the only way to make it happen. There is no magic solution - so quick trying to find one. AND for the last time, YOU CANNOT SPOT REDUCE! PERIOD! I can speak passionately about this because I once weighed 260 pounds.

Danielle's food journal:
Breakfast: coffee, banana - 150 calories.
Snack: 2c. cantaloupe, melon & blueberries, 1/2c. low fat cottage cheese - 220 calories
Lunch: baked haddock, 1 & 1/2c. broccoli normandy (BJ'S), 1/2c. Success brown rice (boil in a bag) - 265 calories
Snack: Dannon light & fit yogurt, 1/2c. low fat cottage cheese - 170 calories.
Dinner: 2 hot turkey sausage links grilled, 2c. garden salad mix, 5 cherry tomatoes, 2 tbsp. Bolthouse honey mustard yogurt dressing - 365 calories.

Danielle's fitness journal:
AM CARDIO: 40 min. Stairclimber. (pre-breakfast)
AM CARDIO: 60 min. Tae-bo.
PM STRENGTH: 60 min. Functional Training strength class.

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