July Workout Log: Burned 32,500+ Calories So Far

I’ve been busy this month workout wise! With my 2 main fitness apps (Map My Walk and My Fitness Pal) finally talking to each other and to Fitbit, I get a more accurate picture of my workouts.

While not all of my workouts are accounted for, this log is a nifty little snap shot of how well I'm doing in July.

While not all of my workouts are accounted for, this log (via Map My Walk) is a nifty little snap shot of how well I’m doing in July.

Not all of my runs, yoga classes,  weight training or the first week of July show up here — mostly because I logged them in my Fitbook rather than My Fitness Pal.  But the workouts I did log add up to some impressive stats:

  • Miles: 78
  • Hours: 73
  • Calories Burned: 32,55011.2+
  • Steps: 111,884

I’ve never really looked at my workouts like this.  Normally I just go workout and don’t think about it. Granted, I keep a log to track mileage only for my virtual walk to Denver challenge. My little virtual challenge does a nice job motivating me to rack more miles than the previous month.

But now that my apps are talking to each other, and I’m getting more accurate data, I think about pushing myself on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. Pretty sweet!

Once July is over, it becomes the month I benchmark all other months against.


Weekly Weigh-In: I’m Down 5 Pounds

Feeling optimistic that my motivation is back. I'm down 5 lbs. this week. Next week's weigh in is the real test.

Feeling optimistic that my motivation is back. I’m down 5 lbs. this week. Next week’s weigh in is the real test.

I won’t say I got my weight loss back on track just yet. I’ve had my share of 5+ lbs. losses in a week only to find I’m up 6 lbs. the next. I need to see some consistency, so next week’s weigh is more important. In my mind I need to go below 210 before I start thinking I’ve righted this ship.

But I will say I’ve seen a noticeable difference in my attitude and motivation. I’m feeling confident again.

Nonetheless I’m still celebrating the loss. Five pounds in a week is big. It’s only fitting that I celebrate with a 1.63-mile interval run and a 4-mile walk. If I do well at my next Weight Watchers meeting, I’ll celebrate with a mani and pedi (after a 2 mile run of course). Read More