Monday, February 21, 2011

PFP Week 6 Update

My progress for the week:
I'm up 2 pounds from last week's weigh in, which I anticipated. That 5 pound loss had to have been a fluke, but I'm still down a little over 3 pounds overall since the start of the challenge. I could have made wiser food choices a few times. Exercise this week was a lot more walking than usual since I've been out and about with the warmer weather. We also went roller skating Saturday night for about an hour!

Jenn updates:
She didn't exercise this past week, but is working on making a workout room that is all her own!

Beth let us know:
She is maintaining her same weight. She worked out HARD 4 days this week and her goal for next week is 5 days!

Beth (aka Biz) checked in:
She's had a hectic couple of weeks with Tony's cancer and surgery. She isn't too happy with her recent food choices and hasn't worked out in over a week. She has her food planned out for the next couple days, though.

Menu plan for the week:
Ratatouille Grilled Panini Recipe - Rachael Ray
Baked Crab Rangoon
breakfast for dinner

Tip of the week:
I recently saw a news article talking about the benefits of a portable desk pedal machine. I thought it was brilliant and they're relatively inexpensive, so I got one!! According to the article, dedicated pedallers can burn up to 500 calories a day, but the average is closer to about 20-30 minute pedaling stints, burning 180 calories. I'll take it!

(Ignore the dust and wires- under the desk shots aren't gonna be pretty!)

I only just got it Friday, but I've noticed myself using it a few times while in front of the computer over the weekend. It's cool to think something that used to be a sedentary act can now have the potential to burn calories! It was a little over $20 and through Amazon sellers you can get free shipping! It was a few twists of knobs to put it together, no tools required. Anybody with a desk job might consider getting one! It can double as an arm workout too, according to the instructions.


Simply Life said...

what a great idea for when you have to be at a desk!

Janelle said...

That's a great idea! I'm going to look for one! As for my update (sorry it's late) I had a very busy weekend social life wise and did not do the best. I was up .8 but I'm finally recovered from my shoulder surgery enough to go back to the gym so I'm hoping that will help!

Beth Morey said...

That's a great use for those pedaler things!! I've seen them, but didn't think they'd be good for serious exercise so passed. BUT I didn't think of using them under my desk! I've been coming up short on finding a solid yet inexpensive standing desk, so I think I'll try this out. For $15 it's SO worth it. Thanks for the idea!!!!

Biz said...

I think that bike peddlar is a great idea!!

Thanks for the shout out - I plan to do better this week! I made a zucchini quiche for my breakfast this morning and it was out of this world delicious!

Jenn@slim-shoppin said...

I don't know if I would be coordinated enough to pedal and type at the same time!

I've never seen that before, but for @ $20.00 it's worth a try!

Maybe I could do that while I'm wathing TV? :)

Roz said...

Great idea about the peddler!!! And what a fun picture of the roller skating. Have a great week!