Saturday, February 25, 2012

Body Revolution Day 13 of 90

Day 13 = Cardio 1

Is today Saturday????....because I woke up at 5:15am this morning...WTF?  I guess I just had a lot on my mind.  I had a customer coming by the house this morning to shop in the Maus Wear showroom...I NEEDED to get my workout done before that, and I had to get my son ready, and to, a birthday party for 11am.  Before I went to bed last night, I looked out the window to see if it was snowing.  Yesterday there had been a storm watch on.  The school buses were cancelled(my son got a snow day), why, I don't know, because we didn't get the snow they were calling for.  Until...last snowed and snowed and blew around.  So, I got out of bed, and was downstairs ready for Cardio 1 by 5:40am.  Well, know how I said yesterday, "my heart rate monitor tells me things", well I think this morning it was telling me, 'Trina, come back upstairs, YOU FORGOT ME ON YOUR BEDSIDE TABLE!'  Aarrrgggghhhh!!!!  So back up I went, trying not to wake up the rest of the house.  I put it on, went downstairs, put my shoes on and hit play on the DVD player and remembered to hit the start button on my Suunto M4 HRM.  It was ALL good!   I was ready for Cardio 1 to show me the burn.  My target 'fat burning' heart rate, is between 155-167.  I hit that during the first set of 'Suicides'.  After that it didn't really come down below 130 for the rest of the workout.  It spiked while doing Hot Feet, Running Man and Suicides.  After completing the 26 minutes of Cardio 1, I stopped the HRM and looked at my results.  I had burned 253 calories.  I was expecting more, but hey, that will do.  Seeing those results, I realized that for the last 2 weeks, I had over estimated on the calories I burned.  I may have burned more during the Kickstart, as my heart rate was already up after doing Workouts 1 and 2 right before.  Oh well, that is in the past in the present and looking towards the future.  Tomorrow REST DAY...ahhhhh.

After my workout with Jillian, I had another personal training session with none other than, Jack Frost himself.  That's right, there was snow to be cleared away.  I still had my HRM on, so I turned it on and started to shovel.  And shovel and shovel.  Winter had finally arrived in Ontario.  I was out there shoveling for an 1 hour and a half.  After shoveling our driveway and sidewalk, I did the neighbours' drives and sidewalks on either side of our home too.  PAY IT FORWARD.  My calorie burn was crazy for the time spent shoveling...613 calories for 90 minutes of work.  So needless to say I am really looking forward to tomorrow's REST DAY.  While shoveling I could feel some soreness in my quads, and I think I may have heard them screaming a bit too.  It was nice to come in the house and sit down to enjoy my breakfast.
This was taken this morning at about 6:15am.  Winter has arrived.
It doesn't look like a lot of snow, but it was over a foot deep in most areas.

Today 's Breakfast was Whole-Grain Toast with Soft Cheese Spread & Raspberries.  It was quite nice.  Since I burned 866 calories total today, I ate 2 servings of this recipe.(found in the BR Fat Burning Meal Plan)

Lunch was while we were out.  We stopped at Tim Horton's.  I had a small Chili with a Whole Wheat Bun.

Snack was the Banana Almond Smoothie...YUM!

Dinner we enjoyed the Almond Crusted Chicken Breasts served with Red Cabbage & Apple Slaw. 
(I did eat more calories today due to the crazy snow shoveling calorie burn.  I will always log any 'extra' workouts so that you what else I did on top of Body Revolution.)    

This afternoon, I made a batch of the Ketchup, from the Fat Burning Meal Plan.  I hope to enjoy it tomorrow for snack time with the Roasted Russet Fries.

I am looking forward to starting Workouts 3 & 4 next week.  I will let you know how they go each day.  Tomorrow I will weigh-in and see if Week 2 brought some results, or just maintained me.

Talk to you tomorrow...good night.


  1. So excited to find your blog! I'm looking forward to reading it as you go through BR. I just ordered it tonight, but I am already such a fan of Jillian Michaels! I love her 30 day shred.

    1. Thanks Misspriss82. I hope you enjoy reading through my journey. You will love Body Revolution.