Fitness, Project 80

Step By Step With Runkeeper App

So, yesterday and today I did some walking.

Friday, I did some walking around our neighborhood.  I used the awesome Runkeeper app on my phone – and tracked my time, distance, and calories burned.  The app is awesome, and I even used my wife’s van to see how accurate the app was.  Spot on.

I walked for 30 minutes and covered 1.5 miles.  I kept myself to a moderate pace and really just spent the time enjoying the sunshine and fresh air.  As I drop a few more pounds, I’ll up the time, pace, and distance, but this was a decent “get back to it” walk.

Today, it rained, so I did my walking on the old treadmill.  I walked for 36 minutes and covered 2 “miles”.  I did a little bit of H.I.I.T. – by running for 30 seconds and then walking for 2 minutes – but not much.  My body, slowed by a back injury, coupled with laziness, just isn’t ready for intense training.  Again, I’m committed to this for the long-term, and don’t want to re-injure myself or strain a muscle.

As far as my eating – I did great!  On Friday, I not only stayed below my target for calorie consumption, I also managed to avoid junk-carbohydrates and fake-foods.  I repeated this success on Saturday – and made it through both days with only two sodas.  I’m moving away from caffeine, but need to avoid the headaches associated with going “cold turkey”.

All-in-all, I’d say the last two days were awesome and I’m proud of myself – for eating right, exercising a bit, and then writing about it.  Be blessed!