Workout Progress #1

Hello dear reads *friendly waves* πŸ™‚

In my post 2015 Resolutions, I promised a lot of things along with my workout and walking goals. Reading everyone’s warm comments I really felt encouraged to follow everything even more seriously (THANKS a lot to one and all!) You guys really encouraged me in my daily walk routines as well. So I’ve decided to keep all of you updated about my progress, especially in the above said goals.

I haven’t started working out as such, but I’ve started to prepare for it. I started walking from 11th January and in the following table you can see my progress as recorded by S Health (which I got along with Cigna Coach as an app in my Note-4.) It’s a great app and lets me know much more than the basic stuff. It monitors my steps (with pedometer), heartbeats, stress levels and my meals as well.

Here’s the chart:

Date (January’2015)

Distance

Calories Burnt

Skipping

11

2.05 km

125 kcal

12

2.71 km

182 kcal

13

3.02 km

203 kcal

14

2.84 km

190 kcal

15

3.31 km

223 kcal

16

3.92 km

263 kcal

17

1.90 km

127 kcal

18

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19

0.97 km

66 kcal

20

3.65 km

247 kcal

21

4.00 km

269 kcal

22

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23

4.01 km

270 kcal

24

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25

2.03 + 2.11

4.14 km

137 + 142

279 kcal

Started

20

26

1.29 +Β  3.20

4.49 km

86 + 215

301 kcal

35

27

3.16 + 3.02

6.18 km

213 + 203

416 kcal

50

 

I started skipping from 25th only, it’s been just 3 days but my legs ache quite a lot. I’m gonna increase sets and reps very slowly and carefully. Here are two great articles on skipping I found on net:

I’m searching for an app for monitoring my water consumption (which I’ve started using just recently, so in the table above I haven’t included my water consumption but I’ve worked quite a lot in increasing it by 50% than before. It’s still not enough but atleast it’s good for a start, what say?

Here’s my rough diet plan focusing on having light food, especially very light dinner:

  • As soon as I wake up: 1 glass warm lemon-water (1/2 lemon for now).
  • 1 glass of water + 4-5 nuts before going for walk.
  • After walk I eat 1 bowl oatmeal + 1/2 cup milk + 3/4 apple/ or some strawberries.
  • Regular Indian lunch with 1-2 chapati + vegetable curry + curd + dal + salad.
  • Then after evening walk I eat 1 bowl of porridge + 1/2 cup milk + 1 fruit (mostly pear)
  • And 1 hr before sleeping I have 1 cup of cold milk.

I’m not on a strict veg-diet but so far I’ve had chicken only 3 times. So far I’ve already lost 4 kgs (8.81 pounds) and I’ll be happy even if it stays the same for the next few days πŸ™‚

I’m not at all starving! Initially I felt quite grumpy, but after a week I got used to the entire process. Now I’ve adjusted to this schedule and I’m planning to squeeze in my Zumba sessions and yoga from next week or maybe the one after that.

That’s all I have to say for now, but I do have a few questions for you:

  1. Do you drink green tea, why or why not?
  2. If you do then do you have a special way to make it taste better? (I hate it’s taste!)
  3. If you know the technicalities of dieting then can you tell me how much sugar I should have per day as per my routine?
  4. Do you use apps to guide you in your daily exercise/dieting?
  5. Do you use apps to monitor water consumption? Please tell which one.
  6. If you know other heath related apps then please share with us!

Please feel free to ask anything you want or if you have any advice or suggestions then please share them. Also, you have the liberty to ask me anytime for my progress (please do!) so that I can stay motivated.

 

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49 Comments on “Workout Progress #1

  1. Hi, thanks for sharing your exercise journey – it is great to get ideas from your blog and also I am encouraged to see your progress – well done you! The skipping idea sounds like a good one. I would have to clear it with my physio (bad Achilles atm) but maybe down the track I will try it. I use My Fitness Pal (you can keep track of glasses of water drunk there as well). It helps track calories and you can scan barcodes of packaged food to get calories etc. I add honey to green tea to make it taste better, and I don’t make the tea too strong (gets bitter).

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    • Thanks a lot Merryn! Yea, it’s a good idea to clear it up with your physio first πŸ™‚ And this app sounds great with the barcode scanner and all! I’ll definitely check it out, thanks for sharing about it… I guess I make my green tea too strong, that’s why it tastes so bitter… I’ll try adding honey t o it and also making it lighter πŸ™‚
      Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your suggestions and experience! I really appreciate it πŸ˜€

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  2. Wow, well done! For green tea, I prefer some of the flower-infused ones, like jasmine or orange blossom, which gives it a sweet taste without containing too much sugar. Green tea bags normally make a really strong first cup, but if you use it for a second or third time, the flavour is a lot milder and nicer.

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    • Thanks dear πŸ˜€
      Infused green tea sounds really good, I’ll check out where I can find it here… Thanks for letting me know about it πŸ™‚
      And I guess that’s what’s going wrong with my tea, I’m unconsciously making it too strong, which always results in super bitter tea! I’ll prepare a lighter one next time… Thanks again! πŸ™‚

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  3. You have made a start. Stick to the walk routine @ at least four kilometres per day. Cited diet plan appears okay; 2 to 3 cups of green tea every day would be great as it also helps to burn calories…best wishes… Raj.

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  4. Thanks for sharing your journey to a healthier life. Yes, I drink green tea because I like it. I gave up caffeine 3 years ago. But if you don’t like green tea, find one you do like. I don’t use sugar in my tea, or in anything else, really. Most people would say you should cut as much sugar from your diet as possible. Once you do, you’ll find that natural sugars, like in fruit, honey and so on, will be as sweet as you want.

    Good luck. Eating should be enjoyable, a pleasurable part of your day. Don’t cut too much, share with friends, eat mnidfully.

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    • Thanks to you for reading it πŸ™‚
      And kudos to you for being successful in getting rid of caffeine and also in staying away from sugar! You inspire me so much. I’m gonna take up all of your advice and try my best to stay away from sugar. I’ll try and develop a taste for honey infused green tea as well, it’ll be a bit difficult in the starting but I guess I’ll get used to it if I won’t give up. Thanks so much for your precious advice Connie! I really, really appreciate.
      And I totally agree about enjoying all the meals, I’ll work on it as well!

      Have a great day dear πŸ™‚

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  5. You are doing great on your health goals! And by blogging about it, talking about it, you are more likely to stick with your resolutions too πŸ™‚ I like drinking decaf green tea at night because it won’t keep me up like coffee would yet it helps ease me into a quiet evening and warms my tummy and mind πŸ™‚

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  6. Hmm, never had green tea. I’m just starting to experiment with teas, so it’s one I’ll probably try eventually.

    Your exercise routine looks good. Wish I was half as motivated. (Not that I need to lose weight, but I would like to be fitter in general.)

    Wel done for what you’ve lost so far, and the hard work you’ve put in. πŸ™‚

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    • Thanks a lot Phoenix! I hope you’ll get to green tea soon and whenever you do then let me know how you liked it…
      And yea, being fit is always better. I’m feeling better than ever and I’m gonna continue doing the same even after loosing all that I need to! I hope you also get motivated enough to start with you planned exercises! To be honest talking about it helps… if you ever wanna talk about your workout plans, then you know where to find me πŸ™‚

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  7. It looks like you are doing great! Keep that up! I think that keeping a food journal or a food log is so important. You can see what you consume and set goals more effectively. I wish I had a smart phone I would so check out what’s available, lol. Also, add lemon or cucumber to your water. Keeps it interesting and it promotes a boost in metabolism. πŸ™‚

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    • Thanks a lot Millie πŸ™‚
      And thanks for saying that, now I’m feeling much better… My legs are heavy all day due to skipping (only 50 jumps…lol!) But I’m not gonna give up. I’ll stick to 50 jumps for the next 10 days, I guess by then I’ll get used to it πŸ™‚

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  8. Great work, Heena! I hope you’re eating lots of veggies in your curry.

    Skipping rope is majorly hard! So it must be good for you, lol. I tried it once and it is so aerobic. This was when I was jogging a lot and had done a marathon and more – still the skipping wore me out.

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    • Thanks Dagny… πŸ™‚ And tea, I try and eat atleast a bowl full of 1 veggie everyday.

      Ohhh! That sounds tiring! I guess I’ll have to be careful now… I’ll try my best to not give up (no matter how much my legs pain, which they are continuously!) I’ll be sure to be careful with my jump nos. Thanks a lot for your encouraging comment Dagny… I’m in a desperate need for them πŸ™‚

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  9. You’re beautiful!! Great job!! You’re amazing!! I love green tea! I love it iced down. I don’t know what it is, but I love the taste with no sugar added. I know you can achieve anything you set your mind to!! GO YOU!! XOXO

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    • Awwww… Kristin, you are the sweetest gal pal I’ve ever had. You always make me smile *big happy smile* You’re amazing yourself!!! I love iced tea, but never tried the green one that way… I’ll definitely try it now πŸ™‚ Thanks for this beautiful advice hon! ❀ Thanks for inspiring me so! XOXO!!!

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  10. I drink green tea (prefer jasmine or ginger mint). I usually drink without sweetener because I am used to it that way.
    I have the app My fitness pal that is for logging food and water consumption.

    I recently signed up for a 7-Day Stomach Sculpting NO BREAD Bed Challenge which begins on 2/2 as a beginning of sculpting my abs from the comfort of my own bed in 7-Days! We will see. http://www.trainersvault.com – guruofabs is the trainer doing the program. I have seen good results from some of my friends that followed his program. After I am done, I might do a blog review post about the whole experience.

    I use a Fitbit to monitor my steps and activity to count calories burned. The benefit is that I am more conscious of my movements and try to move more when I would have been standing still.

    I am on a tennis league and will be starting as soon is it gets warmer. I am looking forward to that.

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  11. You are doing a great job on your diet program Heena! You are inspiring me to keep going on my on plan. That is very good that you have already lost the weight you have. I am sure you are starting to feel better too. Keep going…

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