So, there is only one week left in the BodyMedia challenge and although I may not win the challenge for changing or progressing the most in 6 weeks, I have learned so much about my body that will help me a ton in the future. When I am back from Vegas next week I am going to start incorporating cardio back into my workouts and my bodymedia devise will be so useful then. Speaking of Vegas, here is a snapshot of my stats from last Tuesday when I was there for work.
This is one of the days I did a little HIIT in the morning, and you can see that shows as yellow in the physical activity graph above. I also noticed that my steps more than doubled and my calorie burn is higher than usual as well. It was nearly impossible for me to track my calories because I was eating "out" at least twice a day, but I still had a rough estimate running in my head. I weighed myself when I got back and I am 105lbs, which is great because I started this challenge 5 weeks ago at 104. I don't usually pay any attention to weight because it is virtually pointless, but I did want to make sure I didn't have any drastic increases or decreases as a result of my business trip.
At the event next week, I plan on packing much more food and trying to eat my own food as much as possible, even though it's going to be pretty difficult. I will also get a head start on my cardio by doing sprints a few times next week before getting the day started. There is just something about doing no physical activity that doesn't sit well with me!
Oddly enough, I got more sleep last week than I have in a very long time! I think this may be because I was in my room, relaxed, and in bed at least 9 hours before I had to get up, so that gave me plenty of time to toss and turn and still get at least 7 hours of sleep. Unfortunately since I've been home, my devise is showing I'm back in the 6 hour range... still a work in progress!
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