It’s true. My body caved.
I tried to fight it. I truly did.
And Amazon provided it.
The BodyBugg, BodyMedia, BodyWhateverYouWannaCallIt.
And I LOVE it.
This little device can be a powerful weight loss tool. But for Lori-purposes, I’m using it to gauge how much I’m burning versus how much I’m consuming to gain some much wanted muscle (but if anything, it’s just fun to have!).
Here are some screen shots of a weight lifting day, a “cardio” day, and Saturday when I hiked for 4 hours then sat the rest of the day. (click to enlarge graphs)
Weight Lifting Day: Lifting, 1 hour, went to work and sat pretty much the rest of the day. Notice how many calories were burned?! My metabolism was much higher this day, for the rest of the day, due to my morning weighted workout…
Here is the breakdown of calories (and METS) per minute. The morning lifting obviously spiked my metabolism… and more reason to cook your own dinner: around 6:00 pm I was cooking. Look at the calories burned then! (I get a little crazy in the kitchen sometimes…)
“Cardio” or Metabolic Circuit Day: Again, most of the day I sat around work on the computer. But for about 20 minutes before work I did a quick metabolic circuit, which I qualify as a “cardio” day. For 15-20 minutes I did little drills of body-weight squats, mountain climbers, jumping jacks, jump lunges, jump squats, etc. Nothing fancy. But it sure burned some calories… without hours on a stupid treadmill.
Hiking Day: Hiked (mostly flat surfaces) for around 4 hours. Sat around the rest of the day, pretty much not moving from the couch. I was exhausted afterward. This night I got in bed at 7:30 pm (I know!) and slept over 10.5 hours. That is NOT like me. But I burned some calories… more than I took in, sadly.
Don’t you want to catch the bugg too?!?!?! Pretty cool little toy, if you ask me.
You customize everything. After inputting your weight, age, blah, blah, all that good stuff, you decide if you want to lose weight, maintain weight, or increase weight. Based on this, you can either customize or have the BodyMedia information “write you up” a plan of action. Hence the “target” vs. “actual” at the top of each graph. The data, after synced, shows you hour-by-hour or minute-by-minute how many steps you took, when you slept (and woke up), calories burned, physical activity (the degree of intensity), and calories consumed. Again, I LOVE it.
Side note, sort of, is this guy my hero or should I be deeply disturbed? (Hugh Jackman’s diet for the new Wolverine movie consists of 6,000 – 8,000 calories a day) I guess that’s what it takes to gain muscle, right? Not sure anyone’s body can actually hold that much food. Geez.
*I have to mention, for all of you who commented yesterday, a huge thank you goes out! Wow. Not only did you like the pictures, but you think I have guns. I love each and every one of you that much more now. 🙂 You left me smiling and even more motivated to lift weights!*
Thought of the Day:
Man imposes his own limitations, don’t set any.
What limitations are you currently holding on to?
What limitations are you currently letting go of (as of today!)?
Any comments on the BodyMedia?
*More results with a non-workout day will be up soon.*