Working off 5,000 Calories per Day!
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Do you have a physically demanding job? Do you count those Calories in your fitness tracker? I do both! My work, right now, is like doing a 20 minute workout for about 8 hours. I typically don't take breaks and the end result is approximately a 5,686 Calorie burn per work day! I have finally started taking foods that keep me satisfied - a packet of oatmeal is great for fixing a sweet tooth or need for dessert! :D I take a mixture of lemonade and brewed tea (black or herbal) and don't need any pop! I'm down a few more pounds, too! :D
My tip, try to find an activity that is the same or close to the same as what you do at work. If you do some walking, carrying loads, stair climbing, etc, be sure to add all of that up - even into a daily average. I count my work as "general farm work" as that's the closest I've found so far. Not only does it look (and feel) good to see it on your fitness tracker, but it also helps to remind you to make sure that you're getting enough Calories in a day! If you're not happy with how few Calories that you burn in a day, it will help to motivate you to try to find ways to increase your fitness, if on your breaks or whenever possible. (How long does it take you to walk to the washroom or your car?) Add it up! Your body will! :D