And Tara is still my homegirl. I'd love to meet her. She can do anything she tries! Remember her?
I recently read a blog of someone who got to meet Abby and Shay from last season's Biggest Loser. She asked them about their calories while on the show. Both of the ladies said they ate 1200 calories per day and had to burn 5000 calories (for Abby) and 6500 calories (for Shay) per day! That's how they get those great numbers! They also work out 4-6 hours per day. Yikes!
My calorie burn target per day is 2750 which is very reasonable but sometimes difficult for me to reach. A couple of times last week I got into the 3000s.
I've always wondered what it would be like on the Biggest Loser. I've wondered if I would survive. I know Jillian would be perched on a treadmill ready to pounce on me like prey and yelling.....which I'd probably find funny. It always cracks me up when she starts yelling. She would hate me. I've seen the contestants crying from exhaustion and throwing up on their first workout.
I think I'm ready to bring the pain. I want to know what it feels like for one day to burn 5000 calories. I already eat about 1250 calories per day. I just want to know....just one day. I'll have to plan in advance because that will definitely be a "me" day. It'll take time to get that kind of burn. You can be certain that I'll let you know as soon as I do it. I'm sure it'll be soon.
Monday I had to brave the grocery store on MLK Day. All of the kids were home from school and folks were home from work. I guess they all decided to go grocery shopping at once while I was there. It was pure madness.
I did my 10 minute strength training on SP and a bonus challenge video of pilates for the lower body. I could feel the burn in my bum. It is so sore today. Glad to share that with you. :)
Then I did my Week 1 day 3 of C25K. For some reason my legs felt very heavy. I felt like a T-Rex from Land of the Lost running. *boom* *boom* *boom* with each step. With the walk/run combo I got in 2 miles in 30 minutes. I'm wondering if running ever gets easier. Each 60 second jog was tough. I don't get it. Shouldn't I be improving a little?
My goal is to be able to run a mile. I actually have dreams that I'm running that mile and I'm not winded at all. Another goal is to run a 5k with Shelley in March. It'll be great to meet her. Things are going to have to pick up the pace around here if I am to reach either goal!
For fun, here is a picture of me coming up to the finish line of my first 5k in the summer of 2007 when I was 230 pounds. I thought I was going to die. A policeman asked me if I wanted a ride even though I wasn't the last person in the race. I must have looked pretty bad. LOL But I did it and I got a tee shirt and a popsicle. :) I still have that number tag.
After running I did 30 minutes of Just Dance on the Wii. A fun way to boost that calorie burn!
I'm always looking for the 4% fat ground beef but I have trouble finding it. It used to not be a problem! Well look what I found: 2% fat ground beef! It only has 120 calories per 4 oz and 2g of fat. That's practically like having chicken! I used it to make spaghetti last night. Paired it with a big salad and a piece of New York Texas Garlic Toast Lite. That garlic toast melts in your mouth and is sooooo good.
Calorie Burn: 2971