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Day 5: My journey to Fitness America Weekend 2010

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Day 5: 06/05/10


Comments: Today was my rest day although I did spend some time learning about my new interest in jump roping or jump skipping. Looking over the breakdown in the ratios of carbohydrates, proteins and fats in the Nutrisystem diet, I am not sure this is going to get me the results I want. I have already had to add protein via a protein shake, and the diet is high in carbohydrates. The breakfast and lunch foods are great, but the dinner entrees are not tasty and leave a very bad after taste. For next week, I will be preparing my own dinner meals and drop the Nutrisystem ones.

I am going to start making hula hoops for adults and children so I shopped for supplies and made my first hoop. I ordered tape to decorate them and cannot wait to get started. I also adjusted my Nike jump rope from 9 feet to 8 feet which is just right for my height. Learning to jump skip or jump rope is going to be a huge aerobic challenge, and will definitely improve my cardiovascular health and my coordination. I hope my joints can hold up to the challenge.

Approx. Daily Totals for Exercise: This was my off day.

Daily Totals:
Water Intake: (8-16oz Bottles = 1 Gallon
Food Intake: Total for Day (Calories 1460; Carbs 142g-Sugar 75g; Fat 31g; Protein 134g; Fiber 34g)

Daily Food Intake*
Breakfast: Totals: (Calories 300; Carbs 40g-Sugar 16g; Fat 7.5g; Protein 23g; Fiber 9g)
Cinnamon Roll (Calories 190; Carbs 30g-Sugar 15g; Fat 5g; Protein 7g; Fiber 9g)
4 egg whites w/ww cheese (Calories 110; Carbs 1g-Sugar 1g; Fat 2.5g; Protein 16g; Fiber 0g)
8oz Black Coffee
2-16oz bottles of water

Lunch: Totals: (Calories 265; Carbs 47g-Sugar 17g; Fat 7.5g; Protein 17g; Fiber 9.5g)
Red Beans & Rice (Calories 180; Carbs 32g-Sugar 10g; Fat 2.5g; Protein 9g; Fiber 4g)
1 Small tomato (Calories 25; Carbs 5g-Sugar 4g; Fat 0g; Protein 4g; Fiber 1.5g)
½ cup peas (Calories 60; Carbs 10g-Sugar 3g; Fat 5g; Protein 4g; Fiber 4g)
2-16oz bottles of water

Snack: Totals: (Calories 225; Carbs 23g-Sugar 5g; Fat 2g; Protein 26g; Fiber 2g)
Strawberry Protein Shake** (Calories 225; Carbs 23g-Sugar 5g; Fat 2g; Protein 26g; Fiber 2g)
2-16oz bottles of water

Dinner: Totals: (Calories 445; Carbs 57g-Sugar 27 g; Fat 10g; Protein 42g; Fiber 9.5g)
4 oz chicken breast (Calories 180; Carbs 0g-Sugar 0g; Fat 2.5g; Protein 25g; Fiber 0g)
Noodle Dinner (Calories 180; Carbs 32g-Sugar 10g; Fat 2.5g; Protein 9g; Fiber 4g)
1 Small tomato (Calories 25; Carbs 5g-Sugar 4g; Fat 0g; Protein 4g; Fiber 1.5g)
½ cup peas (Calories 60; Carbs 10g-Sugar 3g; Fat 5g; Protein 4g; Fiber 4g)
2-16oz bottles of water

Snack: Totals: (Calories 225; Carbs 23g-Sugar 5g; Fat 2g; Protein 26g; Fiber 2g)
Strawberry Protein Shake** (Calories 225; Carbs 23g-Sugar 5g; Fat 2g; Protein 26g; Fiber 2g)

Exercise Tracker Goals for June: Focus is on general conditioning to limit injury.

Aerobic : No aerobic activity today.
Total Steps for Day measured by HP Pedometer: 7,000 just walking about running errands, and
walking the dogs.
Resistance Training
Shoulders and Abs (Overhead press, Upright rows, Abs on the exercise ball)
Flexibility
Calves 10 mins
Other
Jump Rope Skills Training

*(For the month of June I will be eating Nutrisystem Foods. Reason: I need the controlled portion sizes to take off the additional 20 pounds that I gain while taking medicines to help with bipolar depression and I want to do a product review on the diet. All general entries therefore are from the Nutrisystem eating plan. After June I will begin my competition fitness diet. Note – I may need to add a mid-morning or after dinner protein snack to meet my exercise needs.)

Links:
Living Stream Ministries; Broadcast Archives: www.LSMradio.com
Calories Burned Calculator: http://www.dietandfitnesstoday.com/calories-burned-calculator.php
Calories Burned Calculator: The Most Accurate Calories Burned Estimator
NutriSystem Weight Loss: www.nutrisystem.com/
National Nutritional Database: www.nal.usda.gov/
National Nutritional Database Food Information: http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/search
Online Converter: http://www.onlineconversion.com/
EAS www.eas.com
Calculate calories burned walking by distance, pace and weight:
http://walking.about.com/library/cal/uccalc1.htm
 

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