Diet/Excercise 80/20 Rule

September 16, 2009

Folks. I did it.

I didn't want to. But, for the sake of sticking to my word I did it.

I went to the gym for the first time in a week and a half.

I was determined as I stepped onto the treadmill. I hit my age...yep 40...then my weight...135! (I like to think most of that is muscle) and then I hit 60. As in an hour on the treadmill.

I started out very strong. Pacing myself to the drama unfolding on the TV screen in front as Top Chef pushed their latest contestents to the edge of lunacy cooking without pots and pans and then cooking in a desert. Can people actually do that? Want to do that sort of thing? Torturous!

And then I felt the discomfort zone...my back and my stomach. My problem areas. I could just feel it. I was tight and uncomfortable after taking way too long to get back on the treadmill.

BUT I stuck with it...1 hour...4 miles and 400 calories burned!

I felt great but my bootcamp instructor always says 80 percent of weightloss is diet. I could have grabbed something for dinner on the go but I came home to fresh Aloo Gobi...one whole wheat naan and onions on the side. Ahhhh heaven!

Now that weight better come off.

Anyone else daring enuf to post weight and age? I double dare you!

P.S. Check out this website posted by my awesome taste tester Alice of www.eataduckimust.blogspot.com -- you'll never drink soda again! I'm going to show my kids and see what they say about it.
http://www.sugarstacks.com/beverages.htm

P.S.S. Sooo...for breakfast I had mock keema with a side of egg whites and a slice of gluten-free toast. YUM! And very healthy. Just a thought for you taste testers out there (esp. James)



Anupy Singla
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4 Comments

alice
alice

September 17, 2009

i'm too ashamed to post age + weight =) but hey i found this inspirational— you'll never want to drink soda again!

http://www.sugarstacks.com/beverages.htm

Indian As Apple Pie
Indian As Apple Pie

September 17, 2009

Thanks for posting Alice…this is great for adults but also kids who really learn better with visual ques. I'm going to show to my kids and see what they have to say! Do you guys want to come over to get food? I've got a slim window as I"m going to try and work out tonight. Even if you wanted to plan 9:30 that would be fine!

Anu
Anu

September 17, 2009

I am right there with you. Reva just turned 3 and I still have that last 15 to loose. At 42 and 2 children, my body is not the same anymore and my metabolism seems to slowing dramatically. Let me know if you want to go for a run on the lakefront. I refuse to weight myself as it's too depressing! Dr. Oz says to focus on size of your waist. . .though I have not measured that either. . .I will. Keep it up, Anupy.

Indian As Apple Pie
Indian As Apple Pie

September 17, 2009

Hi Anu. I'm so glad I have a buddy with all of this. I would love to go running. I need someone to motivate me. Let's set a time/day for next week? Maybe Tuesday? I agree that weight is not critical but size of waist is important. I only cite weight because I know where I'm most comfortable in my own body. That's right around 125 lbs. I'm setting it as a general mental goal. But if I shed the belly fat and not move a pound on the scale I'll be very happy. I think we all have to focus on feeling good in our own skin. That's a different weight for everyone. But one thing I don't want to be is afraid of the scale…but again, that's just me. I don't think I could be so honest on a public forum if I didn't feel pretty good about myself already. It's getting rid of that last little bit and knowing you're just maintaining at that point. Thanks for being a cyber get fit buddy!! I"m making sambhar as I write!!!!

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