Work and Early Morning Work Out

28 Sep

I can’t believe its already 1pm.  Today has been crazy busy!  I got to work and basically trained up until right now.  I did however sneak in a snack before my last client at noon.

I had a small granny smith apple with a handful of  almonds.  I like to eat a little protein when I am having carbs.

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I ate the apple to quickly to snap a shot!

For Lunch I am having a protein shake- chocolate with sliced bell peppers.  Once I get to work for the day, I usually don’t have time to go anywhere to get lunch.  I always bring my own cooler/lunch bag filled with healthy eats.  Today my lunch bag had the following in it: 1 small granny smith apple, raw almonds, cut up bell peppers (a little over 1 whole one) and whey protein powder.

Looks like confetti in a bowl!  Tastes good too!  I love how sweet red bell peppers are!  : ) 

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Since I am having vegetables, I need a protein as well, so the easiest way to bring protein to work is by just bringing a protein shake. 

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This morning I had a great workout!  I am on day 2 which is 20 minutes of running intervals plus legs and shoulders.  As I type this, my shoulders and legs are still hurting!  I have a heart rate monitor but never use it (I thought it was too confusing), but today decided to give it a try.  I wanted to make sure I was keeping my heart rate up high enough during my strength workout.  Here is what I learned from my heart rate monitor, my new obsession- I learned I worked out for one hour and six minutes (1:06:19).  I burned 573 calories.  My highest heart rate reached 192 (193 is my max heart rate).  My average heart rate was 162 which is roughly 84% of my max heart rate. 

Having this information is motivating because I want to try and increase my average heart rate to at least 170bmp during my next strength workout.  I was surprised I got my heart rate up to 192.  I had about 5-6 minutes of intervals to finish running, when it spiked this high.  Without the heart rate monitor I would have never know this information and it is motivating me to add more cardio bursts to my own strength workouts.  I ended up doing 100 jumping jacks, 100 butt kicks and 100 high knee raises to keep my heart rate from dropping. 

Do you use a heart rate monitor, if so what brand.  What is your favorite part about using one?

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One Response to “Work and Early Morning Work Out”

  1. bree September 28, 2010 at 10:59 pm #

    what protein powder do you like?
    thanks for the recommendations on your blog – i like the kirland pb too!!

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