Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Well, I've almost finished a week with the "do 15 minutes of exercise before eating any snacks" challenge. It's been really good. Aside from Day 1 (when I honestly can't remember whether I exercised before snacking or not) I've followed the plan every day! I've sure put more thought into my snacking, too!
What was my exercise today?
A heart-thumping Jillian Michaels DVD? No
A crazy-cold walk outdoors? No
Walking up and down the basement stairs with two 5-lb hand weights? No
Today's exercise was 150 calories burned playing Wii Fit Plus. Is that cheating? Surely it's not as intense as Jillian Michaels and the stairs. But I don't think it's cheating, either.
You see, according to my BodyBugg, my calories burned per minute wasn't that different from a good brisk walk. Also, tonight it felt like if I was going to get active, this was about the only option. So I put in 30 minutes and now I can have my snack! (I also had lots of fun and my kids got a few good laughs at Mom and her silly Wii antics.)
If you'd like to see what this challenge is all about, you can read my previous couple of posts. Here's a basic overview:
A few days ago, DETERMINEDBABE wrote:
"What if you committed to doing 15 minutes of exercise before you ate anything for seven days..... think about how that would change your lifestyle and thought process about eating."