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HM2014: Day 2

20140103-212124.jpgDay 2, complete! Maracattack was much harder today because my muscles were aching so much from yesterday, especially when it got to the abs section. The side planks are an absolute killer! But I made it through to the end again, kind of. Because the steps in the routine change so quickly, it’s hard to keep up with what you should be doing. And sometimes they don’t show Miranda’s modified version until you’re already supposed to be halfway through, which isn’t ideal! But when I get lost, I just improvise, any movement has to be better than none!

After tea tonight I went for a quick walk down to asda and back. I say quick, it really was. It was lashing down with rain and very windy so I couldn’t wait to get back inside. It didn’t help that part of my route was down a long dark alley, which was populated with a group of what I shall politely call ‘youths’. As I started walking down the alley, they started following me, so I upped my speed to get away from them and back to streetlights as quick as possible!

Not a bad day in all though, stuck to my diet plan again, with space for 2 of my lovely thorntons chocolates that I got for Christmas. The box is going to last ages at this rate!

Oh, and in case you were wondering, the picture today is of my maraca substitutes, the Zumba toning sticks which came with my Zumba DVDs. They sound just like maracas and are slightly weighted, perfect for the job!

Stats for today
Calories eaten: 1,583
Calories burned: 3,253
Steps taken: 5,083
Active Minutes: 53

Comments:

  1. hi, I was just wondering if you knew how many calories the 20 min cardio on marcattack burned? cause I’ve been doing it for a while but I have no clue on calories burned. thanks

    • Hi there, thanks for checking out my blog! Calories burned really depends on your height and weight and how much effort you’re putting in. The most accurate way to find out is to buy a heart rate monitor (I have a Polar FT4), which includes a chest strap so it can see how fast your heart is beating. When I’m putting in a good amount of effort, I tend to burn about 10-15 calories per minute, so the 20 minute session would be about 200-250 calories burned, but like I say, it all depends 🙂

  2. Hiya! I hope you still check this blog lol. I was just wondering how the DVD is going?nI’ve just bought it and going to give it a go tomorrow. Really need a kick up the bum to work out and it looks fun. Have you lost much weight doing it? Xx

  3. Hey! I really enjoyed using it and I did lose quite a bit of weight doing it, but I no longer have the space in my room to do it anymore. It’s such a shame because it was so fun! I hope you enjoy it!!

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