Diet vs Healthier Life ChoicesAs I mentioned above, when you diet, you are punishing yourself. Choosing to eat in a healthy and sane manner though, is most decidedly not. You are rewarding yourself with a longer and healthier life. Add in the activity of your choice, be it riding a bicycle, swimming, walking or running, well you have the recipe for fun as well as improving your life. One point, if you are diabetic, or severely obese, or on heart medication, you should definately have your doctor in the loop. The main reason for this is as your activity goes up and your weight goes down, there will likely be adjustments made in your medications, possibly even eventually eliminating these meds. How would that feel? Ask yourself that. Another question to ask yourself is "Would I like to be able to walk through the park with my children and not wheeze and gasp?" Insert you particular physical activity in place of walking, by the way.
I have a number of tools on my sidebar for calculating your caloric burn, by the way. One from the West Virginia Dietetic Assoc, and one from Kreuzotter. Use them in good health!
Spinner SaturdayI had another light week this week, at 38 miles. School prep is eating my time! I start on Monday for fall semester. Mrs Stormcrowe tallies in this week with 28 miles for herself. Time to get the miles in folks! The graphs go up on Monday evening! Until then, get off the couch and start living again!