Getting Healthy, Part II

Posted by Matt Florjancic on May 17, 2011 – 1:36 pm

Monday, May 16, 2011:

Hello Browns fans. I’m Jamir Howerton and thank you for joining me on my blog.

Since the show, everything has been going well. It’s just more or less portion control. Heading into this weekend, I had work. With the weather, it was hard to be active in my yard. I had to cover the USA Football Coaching School and was able to get in a workout here, but I’ve got to be honest, I did cheat a little bit.

For lunch, I went to my favorite wings spot. I’m counting calories and I realized that having a taste of what I thought I was missing really upset my stomach. I felt like I was missing something with all the hard work I’ve been putting in, but on Sunday, I was out running in the neighborhood. All the people thought I was Rocky Balboa because I was jogging through the streets and I was shadowboxing and burning calories. I was able to run for 35 minutes and jump rope for another ten minutes. I got in a good 45-minute workout, which burnt off about 400 calories. That meal I took in on Sunday of 1,300 calories, I burned off a good portion of it. That was the main thing. You’re going to cheat, but you’ve got to be smart about it.

You don’t want your body to go into starvation mode and this is what I’m learning from Coach Kent Johnston. When you check out the next episode of Browns Insider, I’m learning from Monica Horn, who’s our chef, but more so Coach Johnston said, ‘You’ve got to put something in your stomach because you don’t want your body to go into starvation mode because it’ll start storing fat.’ I had to wake up early on Sunday as if I was going to work. I ate a balanced breakfast, but I knew I was going to go out with my family and cheat a little bit. It was tough not to eat something while the basketball game was on. For the last game, I enjoyed a chicken salad. It was a three-ounce chicken breast that I diced up and had a spinach salad with that.

The key is not to eat past eight o’clock and it was tough to follow that this weekend.

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