REVENGE of The SLACKER -- 8k+ Cardio Calories
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Ah yes, it was a wonderful week indeed, me playing the slacker role of course. Not having to keep such a hectic pace with my workout schedule in reckless pursuit of winning this mysterious "cardio challenge" ... the rewards of such are still undetermined. The 1am cleaning crew at the gym probably missed me ... or chalked me up as being another one of those people to "start off blazing" ... only to flame out 2 weeks into their "new lifestyle". And ooohhhhhh, being able to relax and rest at night, without being so absolutely tired to every aching bone (and muscle) in my body. Not hearing co-workers commenting, "Hey dude, you look like you were up all night?". Thinking ... "No, actually I was up all night AND all morning ... at the gym at that !". And let's not mention ... taking a rest from having to EAT like I'm sitting at the Kansas City Chief's Training Table ... each and every meal fueling the NEXT workout to come ... and QUICKLY they did come.
Yes, taking a break from all that was good for the soul, ha!
Now of course, at least one Spark-Newbie thought that me having a "light week" meant that I would spend all my time relaxing on my couch ... letting my muscles atrophy while gorging myself on Ring Dings and Ho Hos ... not daring to even LOOK in the direction of the gym for fear of pulling a muscle. Now I won't say who this person is (that would be rude), but they allegedly wear 20 pearls ... which I'm guessing is only SLIGHTLY less than the number of calories THEY burned this week? But I guess with one being so engaged in running-off-at-the-mouth, one wouldn't have much time OR energy left for any OTHER type running ... would one, huh?
So yes, on my "off" week, I admit it ... I only got 8K+ calories burned ... but I did resist my favorite 3-scoop 1,000 calorie frozen custard treat 3 TIMES this week ... that's another 3K calories NOT EATEN. That's gotta count for something, no?
"He who controls others may be powerful ... but he who has mastered himself is mightier still" - Lao Tzu