Well, I started writing my recap from the Runner’s World Half Marathon, but after two sentences I got distracted searching for how many extra calories you burn while running with a stroller. Don’t even ask why. It’s late.
Actually, the boys and I went on a little 3 mile run earlier and it got me thinking.
Here is what I found on my search.
According to this article on www.livestrong.com and my calculations with this calories burned calculator, if I ran 6 mph for 60 minutes I would burn an additional 133 calories per hour pushing the stroller. I’m not sure how accurate that is, but that’s quite a bit. It didn’t even take into account the fact that I push a double stroller.
So, in my book my 3 miles today counted for 5 instead. That sounds about right doesn’t it?
I also taught a couple classes at the gym tonight.
Ugh. Looking a little tired.
Before the gym I made the most fabulous bowl of sweet spaghetti squash for my afternoon snack.
It’s a good thing I stocked up on spaghetti squash because this will be happening again very soon.
I can’t remember the last time I really sat and read a magazine or a book. I have a bazillion. I just don’t have time to really read them. Thanks to the wonderful STUFT Daddy and the long drive from our first family trip, I actually got to thumb through a couple of fun things.
What’s the deal with this Emily stuff? Is the engagement off? I’m so out of it. In fact, I’m pretty sure I still have episodes of The Bachelor Pad on DVR that I haven’t watched yet, but refuse to erase. Dumb.
I found quite a bit of good information in Self Magazine so I obviously made it my job to take pictures of some stuff I wanted to share. I’m sure that wasn’t annoying to everyone else in the car at all.
I don’t know about you, but I’m a stress eater. When I’m overwhelmed or anxious I’m always hungry and craving serious sweets and carbs. At least there’s a scientific reason why.
Dang, I really need to add some yoga into my life.
No wonder it’s harder at the end of the day to resist temptation.
Hey, 20 minutes a day is all it takes to start reaping some of the benefits of exercise. Just move when you can. You’ll be happier.
All these new Paleo recipes and books that are out now are all about eating healthy fats.
I’ve been trying to add more healthy fats in my diet lately. My current favorites are coconut oil, Artisana cocoa bliss and pretty much any kind of nut butter I can get my hands on. Seriously though, I can totally tell when I don’t eat enough fat. I’m one crabby mama.
Make sure you’re getting the right kind of fat though. They say NOT to have trans fat. It is the worst kind for you. If something has “partially hydrogenated” turn away. No surprise it’s mostly found in packaged foods.
Not like you need another reason to stay away from packaged goodies, but they might create wrinkles.
Dang, I really should have reread these before I got into all the candy last night. Beavis.
Oh well, the only thing I can do is make a promise to myself to be more mindful of what I put in my body this month.
I’m going to try my best to stay away from packaged, processed foods. I usually do, but stress, travel and sleep deprivation have gotten the best of me as of late. Not good.
Time to kick those to the curb.
Let’s kick processed foods, stress and sleep deprivation to the curb. (I’m still not quite ready to give up all artificial sweeteners just yet.)
Who’s with me?
This month is about priorities, finally getting to those notebooks, planning some healthy family meals, getting organized and quality sleep.
I’m hitting the sack.
Have any goals for this month?
Have a favorite magazine?
Want to send me your old issues of US Weekly?