Also, a while back, Stig did a picture blog recounting a day's activities and I've always wanted to do something similar, so I thought I'd combine the two ideas and provide a photographic record of a day's activities relevant to a guy trying to lose some flab.
The idea is to provide details of everything of nutritional significance that went into my mouth and every significant calorie-burning activity in one day, in this case Tuesday 28th July 2009.
(Nutrition details come from packaging (not that there was much packaged food involved) and an excellent site I found called Nutrition Data com.)
9.53am, coffee with dash of milk, approx 25 calories
12.12pm, bowl of Special K cereal (approx 120cal) with semi-skimmed milk (approx 120cal) and a chopped banana (approx 100cal) = 340 calories
2.10pm walk to my dentist to discuss my checkup appointment
2.51pm and from there to the Bull ring Open Market to do some fresh fruit and vegetable shopping.
and from there to my gym, a total of 2 miles or 3.2km. Burned approx 200 calories.
3pm arriving at gym.
3.32pm First exercise completed: 20 mins rowing, burned 220 calories
3.46pm Second exercise completed: stretching and flexing. Burned approx 10 calories
4.28pm Third exercise completed: 20 minutes (plus 1 min cooldown) on bike. Burned 200 calories
4.36pm Break in fourth exercise: resistance training (in all, 3x12 shoulder press, 3x12 chest press, 3x12 pecs, 3 x 3x12 leg resistance exercises). Burned approx 40 calories
5.30pm More R&R in the hydrotherapy pool. No swimming today (big pool off shot to the right; note sauna & steam room straight ahead). No calories burned, but muscles well massaged!
5.55pm three small plums (what else!) bought earlier at the market as a prize to myself for completing the wortkout. Approx 25 cals each = 75 calories
9.33pm dessert, Flora pro-activ low fat apricot yoghurt, 71 calories
11.42pm mid-evening cup of blackcurrant tea (4 cals) and currant bun (which was a lot tastier than it looks!) 174cals with cottage cheese filling (approx 20 cals) = approx 200 calories