Friday, January 14, 2011

Checking in: Bodybugg results,Walking, and a Weigh-in Prediction.

Holy crap balls.  I've been exercising.

Well, SORT of.  I've been walking.  And it's not quite an epidemic yet, but I've managed to do it twice so far this week.  Yeah, it's a big deal.  I hate being active if it doesn't involve a camera in my hands and money in my pockets.

So... here's a little updateroonie!

I realized, first of all, that I forgot to report how shooting a wedding shows up on my Bodybugg.  It's a pretty physical demand, so I was stoked to find out what it registered.  Here's Saturday's numbers.  Hell Yeah!  (Oh, and you can see the beautiful Jewish, gorgeous wedding here.)

So, in terms of the walking phenomenon... here's the deal on that.  Tuesday I forgot to use my Runkeeper App, so I used the G Maps Pedometer after I got home.  Walked 1.12 miles.  I think walking in the evening has been working better from me because I'm such a night person.  So, Tuesday - with a fairly normal activity day and walking just over a mile, I only barely broke through the halfway point of my 10,000 steps a day goal.  I'm realizing that 10,000 steps is a crap load of walking!  Aside from not meeting my steps goal, I did really well this day overall.  The giant spike you see between 1pm and 3pm are because I had a photo shoot from 2-3.  (You can see the maternity pictures here!)  :)

Wednesday I didn't walk, and my caloric deficit was only 438.  Yesterday, I went a little bonkers and decided to do a longer walk.  I live pretty close to the Milwaukee State Fair grounds, so I figured I'd walk around the whole state fair and it'd be around 2 miles.  Well, the way to walk the closest to the grounds is pretty scary looking at night, so I opted for the safer route a little tiny bit out of the way so I could stay on sidewalks and through the parking lot.  The total walk from my house to my house ended up at 3.05 miles.  I got home all schweaty.  I haven't sweat from physical activity other than photography in a long time.  Geez, Oh Pete's, I'm lazy.

A post-workout photo a la Bitch Cakes and Jewlia Goulia.  (Though not nearly as sexy or awesome as theirs are - I just wanted to show you all my Grossie sweat marks.)

So!  Here's my walk information:

Just completed a 3.05 mi walk with RunKeeper - Cold!!

Distance 3.05 mi | Duration 0:52:34 | Calories Burned 283
Average Pace 17:14 / mi | Average Speed 3.48 mph | Elevation Climb 94 ft

And here's my overall info for the day.  So even with walking 3 miles, making a trip to the grocery store, and going to the studio for a meeting with a client (parking across the street from the studio and walking up and down 4 flights of stairs,) I burned almost 400 calories less than I did on a day with a 1-hour photo shoot and only walking 1 mile that night.  So, apparently I should be busting my ass to book more work, not only because it's good for my finances, but it's good for my waistline, too.

SO!  At this point, Bodybugg is telling me that on average from this Monday through Thursday, I'm burning 2358 (target 2030) calories per day, consuming on average 1455 (target 1300) calories per day, and mantaining an average deficit of 903 (target 750) calories per day.  My daily average number of steps so far this week is 5589.  I need to step up my game.  Literally.  

If I keep up the pace, I should end up with a deficit for the week of 6321 (ish... obviously just a guesstimate,) which should equate to a loss of roughly 1.8lbs.  If that's the case, I should weigh in on Monday at 161.6.  So, here's hoping! :D

I have a photo shoot tomorrow, and it'll probably last around 2 hours or so.  That should get my blood moving.  I'll share pictures and update y'all soon! :)



Chubby McGee said...

Great work. Isn't it funny how just moving makes such a difference? I wish I liked moving more. I dread working out. No...I HATE working out. I want to quit ten minutes in. I know that this is because my endurance is awful right now and that I'm not seeing what's happening to me yet. Maybe I'll get over this. *crosses fingers*

I loved the pics, too. Great job. :)

Julia said...

Yay, I'm so proud of you for stepping up your fitness. We need to get together AT LEAST once a week to be walking buddies. I am obsesses with your sweaty pic. Although it's gross, it's nice to physically see and feel a workout (I love the jello wobbliness I get after a good bike ride.)

Ok, isn't the BodyBugg awesome? It's SO cool to know what your burning. :) I can't wait to see what your deficits are during peak wedding season!

I'm looking forward to seeing your weigh in on Monday. As we all know, sometimes it's not 100% what we expect but you have a pretty great guesstimate with the BodyBugg.

Love you!

Trainer T.s Fitness said...

I have a bugg but don't use it too cheap to get the software program for $20.00 a month.

Great job cute pics and keep it up!

Kristy @Loveandblasphemy said...

That's a lot of freakin walking! Good for you! Sweat marks feel good.

Anonymous said...

I love that you talk about walking like it is a real way to get physical activity, because it is!

Sometimes with the media and everything else people think that you have to go run 10 miles to get a work out. Sometimes just going to a 2-3 mile walk can really tire you out.

Go you!

Panty Buns said...

Good for you! I should work at getting more in shape myself, and your photo is a good reminder that sweat comes along with achieving good results. You look great, and I don't think your sweat marks are grossie at all.