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Monday, November 14, 2011
Some Needed Muscle
Have you ever worked through something that felt like drudgery?
Like losing those last five unwanted pounds.
Yup, that's me, and I feel like giving up. Why is it that I can force myself through hours, days, months of drudgery working on a wip, but being disciplined in the food intake department is too much of a challenge for this old bird?
But since this is supposed to be a Motivation Monday post, I did some research on how to fix my dilemma.
Since I can't cut calories anymore and continue to eat healthy, I've decided to go the exercise route. Did you know that for every pound of muscle you build it burns 35 to 50 calories a day. So if I can convert just 10 of my fat pounds into muscle, that'll burn an extra 350 to 500 calories per day. With Christmas around the corner, it'd sure be nice to be able to enjoy a few morsels of festive treats without packing on more weight.
Did you also know that there are many health bonuses to creating muscle? All the more reason to gain some of that lean muscle mass.
So who's going to join me in doing a little weight training and toning? I don't want to be alone. If you have some favorite exercises, I'd love to hear about them.