Thursday, March 12, 2009

recap and a question

I am still awaiting the arrival of my computer, but it should be in the hands of HP by now! Hopefully they can get it back soon, and hopefully I didn't lose anything important if they had to reformat (fingers-crossed). I think I am going into withdrawals from this lack of true blogging!

One of my co-workers (an exercise physiologist) let me borrow one of her heart rate monitors to experiment with! I've been looking to buy one of my own too. It is a polar, but I'm not sure of the style? It also has a software program that can automatically update your progress right to the computer, but I haven't quite figured that out. I thought I would give a recap of my exercise stats this week so far, along with the HRs and calorie expenditure. I've heard good reviews of the polar F4 and it comes in some cute colors.

Monday - off day

Tuesday - Hip Hop (1 hour)
Avg - 147 Max - 190 Kcals - 350

Wednesday - Kickbox
Avg- Max - 194 Kcals - 430

Thursday - Body Pump (weights)
Avg - 147 Max - 177 Kcals - 300

Friday - off day (this is my cook dinner and enjoy some vino with Chris night)

I'm hoping to catch a spin class this weekend, but last weekend I maxed at 193 and burned 530kcals in an hour! That class kicks my butt!

I would highly recommend getting a HR monitor if you do not have one already. It's a great way to monitor your intensity to see how hard your working, and gives a great picture on your calorie expenditure to factor in if you are trying to lose weight or just maintain like me. It makes that after work out bowl of cereal and chocolate milk so much more satisfying! (that's one of my favorite after work out snacks)

In other news . . . I am (well, Chris is) working on a better website for my blog and hopefully will have it up and running by the time my computer gets back. I am also working on starting my own business endeavor (piloting it for now), combining my love for everything culinary and nutrition. It's still in the works and not completely established, so I don't want to give all the details out yet.

I also wanted to pose a question that I am having a hard time finding the answer to and maybe all you experienced bloggers out there can answer for me?

What is the best type of digital point and shoot camera out there for food photography nowadays? I'd like one that isn't too bulky, works really well in close-up dim-light (my condo has the worst lighting), and is blur-proof. I'm looking to spend no more than $400 at the most. Does anyone have any ideas or experience with this?

Hope your week is going well and hopefully I'll make a dang food post with pictures soon!

1 comment:

Apples, Auburn, and Ashley said...

I loooooooove my polar f4 heart moniter! I got it for christmas this past year and have wore it almost every time I've worked out (minus a few forgetful times) and it's helped me tremendously! :)