I’m curious what some of the people around here would have to say about how I try to keep myself healthy. There seems to be a vast base of knowledge here and informal feedback would be great!
Mon, Wed, Fri:
Run 6.5 miles 3 days/week - 8 minute miles
Ultimate for 1.5 hours
Tues, Thur, Sat:
45 minutes on exercise bike (40 minutes raised HR, 5 minutes cool down)
15 minutes weights - 1 set upper body, 1 set lower. High reps, low weight I change the weight workout monthly.
Usually a day off. Light mountain biking or a hike with the dog.
Bike to work 3 or 4 days/week (3 miles each way, but return trip is against the wind and uphill)
Softball 2 days/week
Usually a large piece of homemade bread (whole wheat flour with 7 grain cereal added)
Once a week I’ll make scrambled eggs or french toast or pancakes.
Mid Morning Snack
Apple or some saltines
2 cups of long grain brown rice with 4 ounces of beans and 4 ounces of canned chicken (white meat)
Apple or crackers. Sometimes I’ll also have pretzels. When I get home, could be cheese or some crackers and peanut butter or a banana.
Varies. Usually chicken or fish or pasta with a vegetable. Dessert is usually cottage cheese with unsweetened apple sauce. Large glass of non-fat milk is generally consumed with dinner.
I will snack on sweet stuff when it is available. I’m a sucker for M&Ms and brownies. Fortunately, those aren’t around very much.
I’m wondering if I can eliminate some of the exercise and still get as much benefit. I really like the weight I’m at right now after having lost 25 pounds a year ago. I really don’t want it back! My breakfast and lunch are my biggest concerns in my diet. I’d like to find a better breakfast during the week, but I just don’t know of anything that would be filling and relatively cheap and low in calories.
Any and all feedback is greatly appreciated!