Thursday, April 11, 2013
I read an article during morning e-mail: 10 Ways to Burn More Calories. And I agree with, ascribe to, and use many of the suggestions. Suggestions like these are the stuff that got me up out of my recliner.
If you are needing some help in this department, here's the link:
So what's my problem here? Well, it's one statement in item 7.
Not this one:
"Speed up. The simplest advice of all for upping your calorie burn? Increase your pace even if it's just a little bit. "
"The tortoise may have won the race, but the hare burned more calories!"
Let's say it was a race that the tortoise took all day to finish the race course.
And while the tortoise was carrying his house on his back the whole way, the hare slept in the shade of a tree, until he realized he'd better get going.
So, being the svelte jack rabbit that he was from years of running from the coyotes, he hit the trail running, finished the race in 5 minutes and came in second, partly to be part of a valuable lesson.
12 hours of walking carrying the weight of your house; a weight equal to or greater than yourown weight against 5 minutes of flat out running, carrying nothing but a fur coat and a couple of very long ears.
Who do YOU think burned the most calories?
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
I have this problem with streaking- the SP kind where you work to set up a habit and keep it running for a long period of time. I like to set them up and track and report in places like on blogs or team pages. That little extra accountability makes me do it.
But here I find myself in day 10, and the habit seems to be going strong. I'm waking up at 5:30 with no alarm, making the bed, going for a walk and having my planned healthy breakfast. (the healthy breakfast was already an established habit. So I don't see much point keeping on with this reporting.
Now, I might not keep up with the rise and shine business when the time changes again or when it gets cold and this old body wants to stay under the warm blankies. So, I'm putting you all on notice who are keeping tabs on how long I can keep up this rise and shine challenge--I'm staying the course, but you'll have to do without daily updates.
Monday, April 08, 2013
Walked .5 mile and had my fruit bowl breakfast: Strawberries, Greek yogurt, almonds, dried cocoa powder. More later. Must leave for doctor appointment.
Have a great day!!
Sunday, April 07, 2013
Rise and Shine, Day 6 & 7
Well, I did it, both mornings, yesterday and today. Thought I posted for yesterday, but evidently it's Sunday, now, and I missed Saturday's report.
If it's not Sunday, I'm in big trouble.
It is working well taking the thyroid in the morning, going for my walk when I get up and then having my breakfast. I did break away from the Oats N Egg breakfast and had Rice bowl with fruit and yogurt and almonds seasoned with cinnamon and TJ roasted flax seed with blueberries. Lots of anti-angiogenesis foods both mornings!!
Off to the farmer's market.
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