I thought it would be interesting to see how much walking we did on vacation and especially at the Disney Parks. I never take my Fitbit off anymore so I have records of everything.
Where did we walk at Disney?
We had a pretty late start not leaving the hotel until about 11:00. Our day started at Epcot where we walked around the whole circle and saw all the countries. We got a hopper pass so we could check out Disney World because we knew that Epcot wouldn’t take us so long. When we were done at Epcot we just jumped on the monorail and shot over to the Disney park. I really only cared about going on the Pirates of the Caribbean and Haunted Mansion Ride. We couldn’t really do any of the roller coaster types because Amy’s pregnant but that’s fine with me because I’m not such a ride person. Most of our visit hear consisted of checking stuff out quick and eating.
This is my Fitbit screen shot of what the day looked like.
Its impressive but not as far as I would have guessed. I figured the whole circle of countries at Epcot is around 3 miles. The part that did blow my mind is the actual calories burned. This is an example of my theory that you can eat a little shittier on vacation because you make it up doing these types of activities. Over 4,000 calories! Its too bad that between the German Buffet, turkey leg, ice cream, funnel cake and everything else I don’t remember I probably ate over 5,000 calories. All in all it was a great day.
Here’s another shot of the activity through out the day
You can see here that we got a late start. We stopped off for lunch around 1:30. After that we spent the day checking out the sites.
Had we gotten an earlier start and actually did more at the parks these figures would of been boosted by a lot.
So…. if you have kids and your out from 9 to 9 going on every ride and circling the parks multiple times your going to have a pretty good day.
The most exciting day of the week!
Here comes another weekend and all though I’m excited I get nervous. I do so good all week long and then Friday, Saturday and Sunday come along and usually trash out the progress I made during the week.
I did great this week as far as eating. I hit another all time low Thursday morning at 243.5. I was supposed to go to families for dinner and it got canceled so I rewarded myself to a meatball parm hero from a nearby pizza place. Don’t worry, I made sure that I budgeted plenty of calories for this.
Last night I made a whole bunch of impulse buys on AMAZON which I usually never do. We needed new guts for the inside of our toilet and all the local stores needed to special order it so I figured I’d just get it online. While I was browsing I remembered a few things I think I want from time to time but always think I’ll never use them. I thought maybe if I just bought them I’d get around to using it.
Hopefully having this blog will give me the push to try some of this stuff out and maybe even post more reviews. Majority of what I got is diet and fitness related so lets share some of these purchases.
Peanut butter & Jelly Quest Bars – I see all my friends on Facebook raving about how great these are. They are kind of pricey but I figured I’d give them a shot and the’ll come in handy as a sack on the run or meal replacement when I’m busy.
P90X Workout DVDs – Now this is a commitment if any but if I can get myself to actually do the program I’m sure to benefit from the results. Probably the biggest impulse by but hopefully I put it to use.
Perfect Pushup Elite – I suck at push-ups and a friend posted these on Facebook and said there awesome. Figured they weren’t that expensive so I’d grab them while buying other fitness related crap.
Resistance Bands – This was the last thing I grabbed because I figured I’d need them with P90X. There are a few sets but these looked to be the highest quality.
Polar Ft7 Men’s Heart Rate Monitor – This was the least impulsive buy. My Fitbit is great but if I plan to switch to other means of exercising other than walking/jogging I still want to know how many calories I’m burning. I’m curious how an hour of weight training compares to the treadmill.
I’m excited because its all really great stuff. Getting myself to use any of it is another story but if I do we’ll see if anythings worth of being added to my Weight Loss Weapons page. Also keep an eye out for reviews of these as I love to share my honest opinions of products I use.
Have a great weekend everyone and keep your fingers crossed that I don’t end up at an all you can eat buffet and get rolled out in a wheel barrow!
Last night was valentine’s day and as you can see from my previous post I got a little carried away with food. I promised I’d try to make up for it on the treadmill.
I figured it would be helpful to include some screen shots showing my treadmill times before and after. These are only for this year and over the last four weeks. I jogged a bit back 6 months ago that probably helped improve these times today from when I was a complete couch potato.
I personally track all of my progress on the treadmill by snapping pictures. My first goal on the treadmill is to do 2 miles as fast as I can. I’d like to get the 2 miles down without stopping to walk but I haven’t been able to do it yet. I would have done a little better today but my shoelace came untied and I had to slow down to tie it.
I cut almost 5 minutes off my time and burned more calories because I was able to jog at a faster pace. I pretty much do a warm up at 3.7 for 30 seconds and then increase it to around 5.3 for as long as I can hold it. Id really like to be able to job straight through in under 20 minutes.
I usually do about 45 minutes and a 5 – 10 minute cool down when I go to the gym. I try to get in at least 3 miles which used to seem impossible. I snapped another photo of my 3 mile time today and included and older one. I’m not sure when I took this one because I wasn’t even able to make it to 3 miles in the beginning.
Here you can see that I cut down about 5 minutes off the 3 mile total. I also burned more calories in a shorter amount of time which is nice. I probably could of done a bit better today but the food from Valentines day was sitting in my stomach like a brick.
I’m trying to get my 3 mile time under 30 minutes. This would be a huge achievement for me! I also think to myself how great it would be to turn all this running into doing some 5K’s in the spring.Before I even consider something like that I’d have to be able to jog at least the 3 miles non-stop. I think this will be a great way to mix exercise with something I can do socially. I have a few friends that run these and I think it would be fun for Amy to come out and cheer me on.
I did a full 60 minutes today because I had the time and my poor eating the night before gave me some motivation. I’m not going to lie, it was pretty brutal and I slowed down a lot after I hit my 3 mile marker. This is my third day on the treadmill to close out the week and my average calories burned every day should fall right at the 3100 daily I described in My Diet Plan.
Just over 4.5 miles and just under 800 calories. Not to bad!
Now I just need willpower so I don’t go home and eat Amy’s mini cupcakes!