Working out at the gym during lunch time is a great way to relax and focus the rest of the afternoon. My coworker, K, and I plan to do this every day. We need to get faster and more efficient at it; however, we managed to work out and eat lunch in just over an hour. Deodorant is our friend; there's no time for a real shower. It helps to wear a headband or hairband to keep hair dry, and to bring a plastic bag to throw damp workout clothes and washcloth into.
I've been wearing the bodybugg™ almost non-stop since Friday afternoon. The Web interface and weight management tools at www.bodybugg.com are not impressive; if it weren't for the fact that it's the only way to get the data from the device into some readable form, I wouldn't dream of paying $99/year for it when SparkPeople is free. But the only reason I bought the bodybugg is to find out how many calories I actually burn, and when. And for that, it's excellent. Here's a sample:
Why is that trainer dude staring at me and grinning? He should be giving me a little frowny face. I went 886 calories over budget!! That's over what I burned - not over my target (a much lower figure). I went into weight gain territory! I offset all the hard work from yesterday and today - just because I had no self-discipline at Cici's Pizza at 9:00 tonight, fifteen minutes after my son's Scout meeting ended. I was tired, okay? And they made us a special pizza - Chicken Classico for me, and pepperoni with anchovies for William. I can't resist anchovies... Well, yeah, of course I can. I just wasn't in the mood to resist.
Never mind - you can see I worked out at lunch. The other blips are driving, changing clothes, and walking up stairs. Apparently, typing is overrated as a form of "exercise." Ranks right up there with sleeping and breathing.
I still prefer logging my calories consumed over at SparkPeople:
The tools are more robust; the database of foods (including brand name and restaurant items, custom items entered by other members, and recipes from SparkRecipes) is more complete; the tools to enter your own nutrition info from labels of foods not already in the database are convenient, quick, and easy to use, and there are countless other features: blogs, journal, calendar with reminders, forums and teams for member-to-member support and encouragement - bodybugg is no substitute for that. I wish I could import my SparkPeople food log to my bodybugg account once a day to save having to enter it in two places.
Trockle's Trick-or-Treat Tour Continues
Janet @ Janet’s Book Nook
Kimberly @ All About Kimberly
Jen (Pantheistic Mom) @ My Terrene Reality
Elysabeth Eldering @ the Junior Geography Detective Squad
Ron Berry @ The Surreal Writer
Lynne Thompson @ La Vida Es Un Sueno
Wrap-up by Holly Jahangiri and Jordan M. Vinyard
If You Missed a Stop...October 5 & 6:
Joyce Anthony @ Books and Authors