So far I've had such a nice day. Staying in with some very special people talking, singing, playing star wars (them, not me haha). It was so nice. Intake so far has been fairly low. 1 low fat mousse (60 cals) and tomato soup (200 cals) so I've room for a treat tonight (low fat crisps - 100 cals). Good day. Just off for some exercise now. Feeling motivated and positive and rather lacking in news haha.
I thought some of you might find this site VERY useful for calculating calories burned in exercise. It has a list of 222 activites and calculates how many calories you, personally, will burn doing them, after you fill in your weight and how long the activity is done. It also tells you how many calories your body burns naturally at rest, so when you're sleeping or sitting down. I thought this was SO useful to know, and means you don't have to feel guilty when you're sitting relaxing. Your body's still doing some of the work for you!
1 hour jogging with weights ~ 400 cals
1/2 hour vacuuming ~ 140 cals
1/2 hour aerobics ~ 200
calories burned through exercise ~ 740
calories burned naturally during the rest of the day ~ 1540
total calories burned ~ 2280
Breakfast: low fat mousse ~ 60 cals
Lunch: soup ~ 200 cals
Supper: low fat crisps ~ 100 cals
total calorie intake ~ 360
calorie deficit = 1920
So if I keep this up over 2 days I should have an extra 1lb lost before I go on holiday :) I'm excited.
Jogging with weights is my favourite exercise. It's something I can do at home (jogging on the spot in my room) without raising too much suspicion. Also I can have a movie on whilst I'm doing it or listen to music so it doesn't get boring. I'm hoping the weights will help me tone my arms cos I'm quite self conscious about them (I do reps whilst running). Gonna also try to fit in some sit ups at some point today.
Is everyone having a good day so far? StickThin - I can't see your blog :( maybe you have to add me as a friend or something? I'm not sure how it works. Thanks for everyone's lovely comments and congratulations on my last post. I'm so glad I cheered some of you up and that you're sharing my positivity :D
OK I shall go off and start this exercise before I leave it too long then am too tired... that happens too often. Thinking happy xx.