Thursday, February 11, 2010

Two in ONE!

First: Thursday has become my mix-it-up day. I get to the end of the work week and think, "Uhg! I can´t do this!"

So, I mix-it-up. Normally with Exercise TV.

Here is what I did today. I must say about mid way through, I got dizzy. She did too many full 360 jump twists! But the last 10 minutes was interval training which was an awesome workout!

Exercise TV | Workout Videos | Free Full Length Workout Videos

Second: 30 day Food Diary by Jillian Michaels
I needed to analize what I was eating and why I am not losing. So, I went back to the book. Making the Cut has a food diary page that you can keep track of what you are eating. The reason? Not to count calories really, but to know the percentage of Carbs, Protiens, and fats you are eating.

Most women are balanced oxidizers. Which means our metabolism burns foods more balanced. Makes sense. but I just figured out how calculate my food into percentages. A balanced oxidizer should eat 40% Carbs, 30% Proteins, and 30% fats.

Today I ate roughly 6 servings of Carbs, 4 servings of Proteins and, 4 servings of Fats. (Of course some servings contained both. Like cheese and almonds and some meals I have to guess what a serving would be. Like for Chili I put a serving of protein, carbs and fats.)

Ok so you take the total # of servings and make a fraction. (thanks to my boys 5th grade math, I can do this now. hahaha

Carbs = 6/14 which figured out to 43%
Proteins and Fats = 4/14 which figured out to be 28%

What do you think? Does this make sense? It was a breakthrough for me. I will have to see if it works. Technically, according to Jillian, if I can keep to this percentage, I will lose weight.

How did I know I was a Balanced Oxidizer? well, the test is in the book. ;) If anyone is interested maybe I could scan it.

Springing with ya´lls,
Dani Joy


Joy said...

Hi Dani. Thanks for the video. That is the site I got the Dorm Room Workout (ouch) and Amy Dixon´s Kickbox (not too bad, but a little sore).
I read yesterday on Jillian´s e.mail that we should be careful with exercise that leaves our muscles sore. So I´ve decided to do 20 min. of Jillian and 20 min. of some other cardio. This way I can give my muscles a chance to repair.
I am certainly interested in the page with the test of what kind of eaters we are.
I´m pretty convinced I have a food allergy or intolarance of some kind - or maybe just leftover side-effects because of the chemo. Have been tested in the U.S. and I don´t digest fats or protein, but go figure, I need them both!
Thanks for your help and have a good day - hope it isn´t as cold as it is here today! Love,

Dani Joy said...

Ok.. I will have to try that Dorm Room workout. I actually looked for it but didn´t find it yet.

Yes, but I like a little soreness. Tells me I am working. I just take the next day to do a diff. type of workout. ;) That´s really all that that P90X is all about. Muscle confusion.

Hey, the Exercise TV link isn´t working. Maybe it will be back up later but right now I can´t see the video nor get to the web site. Sorry, Ladies. Try back soon.

I will try to scan that test for everyone this week.

Dani Joy

Joy said...

Here is the website address to see if you can go there directly. I´m a little confused by the whole muscle soreness. Does that mean your muscles ache some, or when you do certain movements, or that you actually have pain all the time and every move you make you remember the exercise the day before? Mine tend to be the latter kind : )

Sarah said...


Good for you on the running 40 minutes. AWESOME!

I do use whey protein. Don't forget to keep into consideration the muscles that you might be building up. Hang in there you're doing awesome!