Friday, May 2, 2008

Training for 1500

I find it tough for people trying to find their way to a healthy lifestyle to come up with their own distinct habits. I found it useful to read others’ struggles, and learn from their regimen, to get a sense for what is acceptable, and how hard I should be pushing myself to attain my goal. It is in this spirit that I would like to share a typical day in my regimen, so that others may find the motivation or inspiration to stay the path.
  • Breakfast: Bran muffin and Activia yogurt (good for digestion when eating a lot of protein), or fruit ~350 calories

  • Midday Snack: If I’m really feeling hungry, or if I ate a very early breakfast, I would take down a balance bar or a banana ~150 – 200 calories

  • Workout: 10 minutes on treadmill, 20 minutes on Stairmaster, 10-15 minutes on elliptical, 15 minutes abs OR 10 minute treadmill, 15 minutes abs, 30-45 minute weight training

  • Protein: Designer Whey protein with half cup no fat milk ~150 calories / 18 grams protein

  • Lunch: I usually try to go heavier in this meal (circa European style, sans siesta), so might be a heavy sandwich ~600 calories

  • Dinner: Salad, Jamba Juice or Fruit Salad ~300 Calories
Clearly that leaves a few calories short, but of course I can’t resist a cookie somewhere in there. Lets be real, I’m still human…and chocolate chip cookies are quite possibly the greatest junk food on the planet :)

-The UE

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Designer Whey protein? Does it have Swarovski crystals in it?