Nursing my quad, I did an interval training thing. I set my interval timer to go off every 35 seconds. I find this to be an excellent workout tool when I’m doing something that doesn’t involve music. So I can watch my favourite shows and workout at a hard fast pace.
My workout incorporated weights today, so my heartrate wasn’t high through the whole thing. So not a lot of calories burned. It was more about strength training and toning.
I say that because I have to let you in on a little secret… I don’t work out to lose weight. I work out to eat. You see, I track on NutriMirror. And so I know how many calories I’ve eaten. So if I want to have some garlic bread with my dinner, I have to move my ass and EARN it. On those days I do a run, or soccer, or something that will increase my heartrate enough to burn a maximum amount of calories. Cheeky, huh? LOL
As I was saying, I did interval training. Today that included weights for my arms with lots of pull up things and push up things. I did plank, burpees, sit ups. I skipped, did jumping jacks, ran in place. I basically just moved repeatedly. I definately sweated. I sweated more today than I did playing soccer, but burned way less. So I know I worked my muscles well. And that will do me good in the long run as I age.
So now I’m deciding what to do for dinner. I know what I really SHOULD do. I also know what I WANT to do.
But, like a good little bloggy, I’m going to do the right thing. I’m not going to go to KFC and get the chicken I crave. I’m going to go out in my garden and picking a sketti squash. I’m making an oil free pesto with escargots to serve on top. Maybe I’ll go to the store and get some garlic bread… we’ll see.