- I count calories and track them thru my fitness pal app that is free. I ate between 1400-1700 in the beginning, it just varied day to day.
- I eat eggs, ground turkey, apples, peanut butter, bananas, chicken, protein shakes, turkey burgers, broccoli, cauliflower, almond milk, low calorie pasta, just basically as clean and healthy as I can be. It was a learning curve in the beginning to figure out what to eat, but thats why I love calorie counting because I can eat a piece of cake and still stay on my “diet”.
- I log what I eat. If you are wanting to be friend on my fitness pal, my username is dianawinksmith.
Now with my diet since I have learned quite a bit about myself and how my body is with certain foods, I eat 1300-1500 calories a day. Same types of foods. I used to have a cheat meal once a week but now I have limited that to twice a month. My body doesn’t crave the foods anymore like I used to. I don’t perform as well when I run and I get extremely sick.
- I started out walking 1-2 miles a day with my kids in the double stroller. I would use a pedometer to track my distance. I tried to burn anywhere between 200-500 calories per workout.
- As time went on and I got stronger, I started to try running. I got into running about 4 months into my journey and have just gotten stronger and built up my endurance. I eventually purchased a polar ft4 watch that tracked how many calories I burned. I highly recommend this watch and will be doing a post about it on Monday.
- I completed my first 5k in August of last year and then did my first half marathon in October. Through all of that training, I lost around 50 lbs.
- I joined a gym right after my half marathon and have now been incorporating weight lifting in to my workouts which I know has made a huge change in my body.
- I try and burn now between 500-1000 calories a workout.
I get asked a lot how I can do so much. Well, my body just craves an intense workout. I love to run and running burns lots of calories. I need to keep pushing myself and anything below that wouldn’t be.