And yes, I hope you indulge in a little chocolate, because you have to treat yourself once in a while.
Read: The Craving Brain
Today I had 30 minutes to workout and today was a strength day.
Swings, squats, and pullups.
I also started biking to work last week, so I should average between 30-40 km each week for my commute.
I don't count biking as a workout, but rather general physical activity.
The more you move, the better.
Today was another hill workout at the Kanata Recreation Complex.
Completed 9 today.
I didn't feel like it, but got it done.
From beginning to end it was completed in 20 minutes.
I was a little sore from the Friday workout but I will see how I feel over the coming two days.
Next running workout will probably be Wednesday.
Below is a link to an article on the effect of EPOC (excess post- exercise oxygen consumption) on weight loss.
Don't think a hard workout gives you permission to eat everything because somehow your metabolism has gone in to hyper-drive. That is just not the case.
According to the article, EPOC helps with weight loss, but this is largely the result of increased energy expenditure from physical activity, decreased appetite, or changes in insulin sensitivity.
Of course your appetite will increase at some point post-workout. The key is to just make sensible choices and not treat yourself to junk because you think your metabolism will just instantly burn it up.