Calories burned…

Okay, I’ve been alternating between my treadmill and my exercise bike for cardio this week…I track everything on SparkPeople.com so I have a general idea of how many calories I’m burning with my exercise.  But I’m wondering if it’s really true that I’m burning more calories on the exercise bike than I am with walking…that seems counterintuitive…with walking, you’re supporting your entire body weight with each step you take.  On the exercise bike most of my body weight is on my butt…yes, I’m moving my legs faster and I do have the tension set a little past the comfortable range…but still…does that make sense to anyone?  Can someone (you know, you fitness experts out there) explain this for me?

I hate to admit this, but I ate too many calories today, no matter how many I burned…haha!!  In a way, going back to work will be a good thing…that doesn’t mean I’m jumping for joy at the prospects of an end to my little vacation here…but I do plan better, and stick to my plan better, when I’m working.  And all of that walking around all day doesn’t hurt with the calories burned either…

One thing I do miss, when I have to go to work, is the beautiful sunrise…

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The long and winding road to fitness, day 93

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Ahh…a day off work, a pleasant day weather-wise.  I didn’t accomplish a lot around the house, but I did sleep in until after 6 this morning…what a treat!  I also saw my new doctor for the first time this afternoon.  I think I’m going to really like her.  I have another appointment in a couple of months for some routine tests.  It’s been a long time since I’ve had a doctor that I’ve liked…so this was a good visit…at least as good as a visit to the doctor can be.  I did go ahead and get my flu shot, decided I didn’t want to get sick again this winter.

I walked today for 30 minutes and did some range of motion exercises and stretching.  Unfortunately I ate too much today.  A little over 2000 calories…darn it! 

I’m on vacation, well…sort of.  I’m going in early in the morning because we’re being visited by our zone vice president and the zone HR person.  I mean, you can’t hope to move up in the company and not be around for those kinds of visits, vacation or not.  So my vacation will resume as soon as they leave the building…nice! Keep your fingers crossed that we have a good visit…you also can’t move up in the company if you have bad corporate visits.  So…let’s hope all of our hard work over the past few weeks pays off.