Tuesday, April 12, 2011

It always amazes me...

... how much endurance I lose when I take a fitness "break". This morning I set the alarm for 4:45am and the timing was perfect. I was able to get up, wash up, brush my teeth, get dressed, get some water and was in the gym by 5:00. I pushed play and Mr. Wonderful and I were ready for a monster workout because I had put Plyometrics in the DVD player :o

Man, oh man I suck!! I have lost so much stamina and strength in this last hiatus! I think that it was worse this time because we were so down and out that we ate poorly too... I mean usually when we stop exercising we remain conscientious of our food intake but not this time!!! We ate terribly, did not exercise regularly and it shows.

Anyway, we finished the DVD but it was NOT pretty. I did realize that I think that I like this morning thing... I mean we burned more calories before 6am than most people burn all day. I like that even though I have a meeting tonight that I will not feel guilty for missing a workout. I like that if I have some extra energy to burn tonight I can get on the treadmill OR I can watch a show if I feel like it... I think that working out in the AM is the right way for ME to get er done.

Here are the stats:

Calories: 640
AVG HR: 146
Max HR: 173

On the food side of things:

Totals 1,419 218 31 69
Your Daily Goal 1,703 234 56 63
Remaining 284 16 25 -6
Calories Carbs Fat Protein

That is it for today folks, make it a great day!


Vanessa said...

I admire people who can work out in the morning...it isn't easy to get moving..but your right-it must feel so good to start the day off right!

Laura said...

Yay for you guys!!! I love working out in the mornings... get up, get it done and don't worry about it for the rest of the day! On those off days where I don't get up, it just eats away at me ALL DAY long until I do my workout.

Good job though!!!

Laura said...

Stopping by from SITS. Good for you! P90X plyo is a beast!

Lynn said...

Oh, I always hated morning workouts. I did it religiously for a year, but my biorhythms just don't agree with it. I was thinking about doing P90X...I should really give it a try. Thanks for stopping by my blog!