My journey to wellness coaching began with this blog - my personal quest to be the healthiest version of myself possible. Here's where I write about clean eating, fitness adventures, and raising a healthy family!
Hey, pssst! Come here. I gotta tell you something. You know that little screen on your elliptical machine, the one that tells you how many calories you burned? It's a lie. It's all a lie!
I've always known that those little calories-burned estimators on treadmills, bikes, ellipticals, etc. were inaccurate. Even if you type in your weight and your age and whatnot, it's just an estimate based on a lot of assumptions. But still, it feels really good to see "YOU BURNED 450 CALORIES!"on the little screen at the end of a sweaty workout, doesn't it? Yeah, I like it too.
It's kind of like getting a sympathy compliment on a really bad haircut. You know it's not true, but it still feels nice to hear it.
That's why I was kinda bummed out to learn when I plugged in my handy little GoWearFit after a workout that I was only burning half of what I estimated. I knew I wasn't exactly a furnace, but it was a numbing reality check to see that for the time I put in, the burn was less than thrilling.
So - what I've learned about myself from my GoWearFit this week: it really does take an hour of hard cardio a day to burn enough calories to maintain my weight. Sorry folks.
I guess an hour a day keeps the pounds away! So....what are you doing still reading this? Get moving! :)