02/14/15- Paula's Eating/Exercise Journal : Monday

by Paula (Clean Eating Expert) 15. February 2014 11:09


Yesterday I got out walking on the street for the first time since I got to go to Florida in January.  It has been way to cold here until now.  It was a hard walk since it has been so long.  When I walk I have a very quick, somewhat strange looking gate.  It’s like a run walk.  The tendon in the back of my right leg started to tighten up, so I jogged for a while.  It got me thinking, which one was most efficient from a cardio stand point.  I feel like whatever gets your heart rate up (here is where a cardio heart rate monitor comes in handy) is going to burn the most calories.  Plus, I can go a lot further doing my speed walk, then I can jog.  I looked on line for a clinical point of view and found a quote from Dr. Tim Church, Director of the Laboratory of Preventative Medicine at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center:

“If you weigh 150 pounds and walk 2 miles in 30 minutes you will burn 170 calories.  If you jog 2 miles in 20 minutes then you will burn 230 calories.  It’s really about speed.  Most people don’t jog faster than they speed walk.”

I came away from this information feeling like I’m doing the best cardio I can with my speed walk.  It really works my core and keeps my back limber because my hips are really rotating.  It definitely gets my heart rate up, and I can go for 60 minutes without running out of gas..plus, I got some great vitamin D and a smile on my face just to be outside!

02/14/11 - Monday Workout:

 Yoga- 90 minutes

02/14/11- Monday Food Diary:


1 cup egg whites (120 cal)

2 pieces Ezekial brd with 2 tbl organic almond butter (260 cal)

1/4 cup mixed berries (30 cal)


Salad- 1 cup organic spinach, brocolli slaw, 1/4 sweet yellow pepper (35 cal)

1/2 turkey sandwich (2 oz) on whole wheat thin bun,low fat blue bell cheese (179 cal) 

 P.M. Snack-

8 oz  fat free cottage cheese (90  cal)

16 no-salt roasted almonds ( 120 cal) 

Dinner- Valentine Dinner at home

5.5 oz filet mignon (370 cal)

zuchinni, mushrooms, yellow squash ( 50 cal)

sweet potato, sprinkle of cinnamon, I Can't Believe It's Not Butter spray(90 cal) 


low sugar chocolate mousse (150 cal)


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