02/21/15- Paula's Eating/Exercise Journal: Tuesday

by Paula (Clean Eating Expert) 22. February 2015 11:58

If you are trying to create a home gym you don’t have to shell out thousands of dollars for a strength training universal machine.  Do your research.  Look for deals on the internet from dealers or private owners looking to unload equipment, especially in this economy. I bought my spinning bike from my Pilates center that was unsuccessful in starting a program for the classes.

Go to a second hand sports equipment store like Play It Again Sports for bar bells, weight balls, pre-owned universal equipment, even treadmills. They had 6-8 cardio machines for sale recently when I was there.

On the internet I found a Health rider H14OE for $999, a Star Trac Spinning bike for $750, and a NordicTrack T9 CI for $1099.

I believe you can get a better strength training workout from weight bearing exercises, barbells, tubes, and exercise DVD’s then you can achieve going to a gym and jumping on the same machines every time you go.  Your muscles get acclimated, and your progress will stop.

When the weather warms up, biking on a trail or street, going for a walk outside, or jumping on a trampoline are great cardio exercises.

For other opportunities for exercise even when you aren’t working out at home, try taking the stairs when available.

Park at the further end of a lot, and use the distance as a 'cardio moment'.  

Any effort made is better than nothing.



Tuesday 02/21/12- Workout DIary-

Pure Barre Class- 55 min

Strength train- Chest

Lying chest press- 15 lb

pilaties magic circle

push ups

chest flye-15lb

single dumbbell chest push- 20 lb

chest press- 4 plates, universal equiptment

Tuesday 02/21/12- Food Diary


1 cup egg whites (120 cal)

Organic steel cut oats(150 cal.)

1/8 cup blackberries, blueberries (30 cal)

1 apple (67 cal)

A.M. Snack-

protein shake with 1/2 cup pasturized egg whites (160 cal)


1 mug hot apple cider (120 cal)

4 oz salmon (120 cal)

Salad- 2 cup spinach, 1/2 sweet pepper,2 tbls adamame, 2 oz fat free feta (159 cal)

P.M. Snack-

1 whole wheat English muffin (100 cal)

apple slices, low fat cheddar slices (110 cal)

2 oz low sodium sliced turkey (50 cal)


4 oz pork loin (180 cal)

1 cup root vegetables, roasted (65 cal)

3/4 cup whole wheat rotini, with organic pesto, parmesian (249 cal)


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