Tuesday, June 14, 2011

1000 Calorie Workout!!

Goals are good... in fact they are essential!  As a Life Coach I encourage people to set and strive to achieve goals in order to live a more fulfilled life.  Prior to having my BodyBugg I set a goal to do 1000 calorie workouts.  I researched it and it seemed like an achievable goal.  Especially relying  on the calories display of the machines at the gym.  Don't get me wrong, even then it was not easy but I was determined and felt like this would really blast the fat right off!

Well getting my BodyBugg was a huge wake up call for me!  My average workout is actually about 500 calories.. ONLY 500 CALORIES!  What a disappointment.  Well, today I decided to go for a 700 calorie workout.  I ran a 5k, did 10 additional minutes on the treadmill at an incline of 12, did 20 minutes on the Elliptical machine and 10 additional minutes on the Row machine (yes, i did all cardio because that is what burns calories fastest).  At the end of my workout I was only up to 645 and I had to leave as my time was really getting away from me. 

 So my goal for this 1000 Calories Workout is going to be harder than I thought. But here is my reality... I enjoy eating and while I eat reasonably healthy... I'm going to have to blast more calories to lose weight.  So my summer challenge is to get to 1000 calories in a single workout.  For those of you that forgot my daily goal on my BodyBugg plan is 2800/1800- that is to burn 2800 calories a day and consume 1800.  I find that this is very doable IF I workout early (doing so allows me to burn many more calories throughout the day) and log my food. 

I lost 15lbs. at the beginning of this Getting-to-10 Challenge but I have 25lbs to go and I'm hoping that upping the calories I burn will get me there.  If you have had success on workout that burn a lot of calories do share.  Also, I'm really encouraged by you all that share with me that you too are striving to Get-to-10 in your own life.  Thanks for joining the challenge and remember we love to hear from you!