Thursday, November 08, 2012
Good morning, Sparklers!
We're almost to Friday! I hope all of you are ready to have a restful, rejuvinating weekend! I know I am!
So, I changed the layout of my page to help me stay focused to May. Yep, me and 13.1 are going to keep close to one another's hearts until then!
To get to the focus of today's blog title - I have to admit, some of the things I've seen lately are driving me a little bit bonkers.
1000 fitness minutes in a week? a 3000 calorie burn? How in the world is this POSSIBLE?
Am I doing something wrong? I'm checking out people's stats (because I'm competitive like that) and I'm seeing numbers that make my jaw drop. Now, I know I'm not at the head of the minutes/calories class; but, I'm no slacker, either. I do my 2-3 mile runs 4 or 5 times a week. Now, the basic rule of thumb is - one mile equals 100 calories burned. So, let's say I average 2.5 miles over five days - (250x5) that's 1250 calories. How are people getting these impressive numbers?
I mean, I won't even go there on SparkPoints; but, this whole calorie thing has me all "huh?"
Do you guys ever look at stuff like this and go "What am I doing wrong here?"
I know I shouldn't compare myself to others; but, it's only human. More than that, when I'm looking to improve I want to know that I'm working to the best of my ability to challenge myself.
Sorry, my head's just spinning... Really.