Tuesday, December 27, 2011

No exercise = weight gain

Apparently, if you stop training for a marathon, you can't keep eating like you are training for one.

Who knew?

Okay, I knew it, but after I hit my head and had to stop working out, I felt kind of helpless to stop eating. I felt so hungry! And then I gained 5 pounds in a few weeks and I knew I had to cut it out.

I should probably start at the beginning. Which is either back in September or October depending on how you define "beginning."

Monday, December 5, 2011

My favorite protein bar recipe

I stole this recipe from Rob at Former Fat Dudes. It's awesome. I'd just link to his but his is a video and I don't have the patience to watch long videos. If you like the video recipes, here it is. If you don't, here it is in words:

Homemade Protein Bars


The Dry Stuff
1 cup rolled oats (anything but instant)
1 cup cooked quinoa (or a second cup of oats, if you have no quinoa)
1-1/2 cups protein powder (unflavored or a flavor that goes well with your "other stuff")
1/4 cup ground flax seed

The Wet Stuff
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup Splenda or other sweetener
2 eggs

Other Stuff
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1/2 cup dried fruit

Sunday, December 4, 2011

2011 Workout Stats

Since my brain is still broken, it's hard for me to write blog posts... they require a certain amount of concentration. So I will entertain myself by posting my workout stats for the year. My workout spreadsheet is already set up with them by month so no math is required!

Swim (yards) Bike (mi) Run (mi) Strength (min) Total Miles Activity Score
Jan 3,550 98.0 10.2 421.0 110.4 202.4
Feb 5,650 37.0 24.0 270.0 64.5 207.4
March 8,182 100.4 16.4 315.0 122.0 269.0
April 16,180 272.6 8.8 270.0 291.5 487.5
May 7,480 289.0 18.0 150.0 311.0 444.0
June 12,619 25.0 8.8 100.0 433.0 632.0
July 23,566 314.0 55.0 120.0 384.0 779.0
August 13,102 344.0 58.0 170.0 410.0 719.0
September 3,166 40.0 41.0 120.0 83.0 244.0
October 2,250 0.0 55.2 120.0 56.6 251.1
November 2,050 146.0 4.0 0.0 151.0 181
December 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Year 97,795 2,041 315 2,056 2,417 4,415