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Saturday, April 19, 2014

The Craving Brain - article link

I hope you are having a fun and relaxing long weekend.

And yes, I hope you indulge in a little chocolate, because you have to treat yourself once in a while.

Read: The Craving Brain

Happy Easter!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Done and done

Today was the second week of repeat 300 metre runs.
I was dreading this workout because I knew it was going to hurt.
Yes, my legs were heavy and full of lactic acid by the end, but I did it.
It always feels good when you finish a challenging workout.
I completed 5 runs with 3 minutes recovery between each.
The entire workout was done in under 28 minutes.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Most bang for my buck

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.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Run to the hills

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.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Do you over-estimate your energy needs?

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.