Wednesday, August 17, 2011
There has to be better ways to burn 1000 calories
The first time I looked at my HRM, I figured I'd burned about 300 calories. Sorry. Wrong answer. Try 258 or something like that. I audibly groaned and told myself "just make it to 400. I know you came to burn 1000 but that ain't happening." I got to 500 and I was about ready to quit. Then I thought about how much I'd have to burn between the other 2 workouts this week and thought no, go to 800. 800 is acceptable. At some point I just kept trying to keep my heart rate in the "pathetic" zone over the "are you even moving?" zone. When the Mr was off to fetch another rogue ball from the other side of the fence, I'd walk around the court to keep from standing still. I used to think those runners who were jogging in place waiting for a light to change were just trying to show off. "Hey look, I'm a runner. I'm jogging in place so it's like I'm still running but not. Aren't I cool?" Now I get it. Oh you mean you're actually trying to keep your heart rate up to burn calories. Roger. We have clearance Clarence!
Finally I just kept telling myself 50 more calories until I hit the 1000+ calorie goal I set in the first place. I felt really good about reaching it and very glad to get out of the sun with my wicked sunburn from the previous days antics even though I was now coated in 100 SPF. But the problem with being heavily shellacked in the stuff is when it sweats into your eyes you have a special kind of temporary blindness. Hey maybe THAT'S why I kept hitting balls over the fence!? Yeah, that's the ticket! I'm going with it. I'm glad I got it in for a change of pace and we got to enjoy the weather but I think I'm rather fancying my homemade circuit tonight to burn a good 800 calories in 30 minutes. It's our last peaceful night before a family member's dog invades for a few days. She's a puppy, submissive pees when someone new enters the room and has the attention span of a gnat. This should reinforce our decision not to get another dog for a long, LONG time. Our lifestyle just doesn't support it...how awesome is that?
What exercise is the least favorite in your repertoire?
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