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500 Calories

Saturday, December 01, 2012

So I woke up this morning knowing I had to get my workout out of the way early. We are going to a tree lighting thing (what do you call that...celebration??) tonight. We are going to go play and do some crafts in the late morning early afternoon. It was going to be a busy day.

So I went to go run (finally!!). I ran 2 miles with a high intensity style training before my leg was hurting too much that I had to stop. Darn it...I really wanted to get in at least 45 minutes of cardio before I was done....and then I spotted it. The elliptical. Why don't I try and see if I can utilize that without my leg hurting. I could!! I did another 20 minutes on the elliptical with minimal pain to my leg. It felt great. The most awesome thing about the workout today? That it clocked 500 calories burned (between both machines)!! 500 calories...why that's like an entire meal!! Now, I am fully aware that you take this number with a grain of salt, but I still think it's pretty awesome. Am I going to go and splurge on a higher calorie meal? Heck no!! I had my cheat day yesterday. I am still going to maintain my 1200-1400 calorie diet. I am going to go run around and enjoy this fabulous 80 degree day in December. I am going to have a smile on my face all day, because once again I am back on track. :)

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BRITGRL79 12/1/2012 4:05PM

    Hahaha...yes, 80 degrees is nice!! We just moved to the Florida area, and I don't regret it one bit!! The weather here is fantastic. People always say we are going to miss the snow for Christmas, but I don't think that will set in for a few years. Going from Michigan to this....I'll take it. Although I hear that Michigan is 50 degrees today as well. ;)

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MOMMY2MADILYN 12/1/2012 1:42PM

    Good for you for getting back on track! Your workout sounds like it was GREAT!!

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GLAM0R0US 12/1/2012 11:58AM

    Sorry to hear about the pain in your leg, but also glad to hear that you found an exercise that mitigates the pain. The elliptical machine is always my go to when my knee hurts from running.
Dang, 80 degrees in Dec? And I thought 50 degrees was nice, haha.

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