I know that I am focusing on being vegan this month, but in line with my food intake I also want to be aware of how I am burning off everything I am putting in my body. I love finding everyday things that burn calories… Because everyday my goal is to burn more calories than I take in…I think…How in the hell do I do that since I love eating?
So…I know, I know…There are a ton of articles out there telling out what burns calories and how much! But I have compiled this fabulous little list that shows a bunch of different facts about calories burned from a bunch of different articles!
Nerdy fact about me…My graduate degree is in library science and I was really good at research papers. So I love facts and making lists. Here ya go…
- Dusting (30 Minutes)=80 calories
- House painting (3 hrs)= 1,026 calories
- Kissing (30 mins)= 36 calories…ok ok its not a lot of calories but its fun!
- A fabulous night of dancing (1 hour)= 317 calories
- Pushing a stroller aroung (1 hour)= 200 calories
- cycling around neighborhood (30 mins)-300 calories
- yoga (30 mins to 1 hr)- 175 calories (depends on the intensity level)
- stair climbing (10 minutes) – 84 calories
These seem a little high burning to me so I am not too sure of their accuracy, but I love to believe they are true!!! http://healthmad.com/fitness/10-natural-cheats-to-burn-calories-no-gym-required/
- Cooking (1 hr)- 140 calories http://caloriecount.about.com/calories-burned-cooking-food-preparation-a72
And SEXercising!!!! As per this lovely lady, the calorie count for all things sex… As provided by…(http://www.evitamins.com/a/sexercising-the-calorie-count-for-all-things-sex-131) click on the link to check out the cals for more sexy activities.
- Hardcore making out (1/2 hour)-240 cals…This seems like a lot so I think this may be a stretch… but maybe these people are doing some really creative things.
- Sex (1/2 hour)- 85 to 150 calories…If you’re you’re really working hard.
And a sweet lil blog called “Share it Fitness” has a nice list of things to do in under an hour that burn 800 calories! So if you know you are going to eat two hot dogs, a cheese burger, some potato salad, two cupcakes and birthday cake, and your calorie count is off the charts…but you have an extra hour of downtime… here are some ideas http://blog.shareitfitness.com/2012/the-8-fastest-ways-to-burn-800-calories-in-1-hour-or-less/. Some ideas include treadmill intervals, boxing workouts, and swimming. I want to box so bad! I just need a speed bag…
Also…In case anyone out there is interested here is a sweet calorie counter
Basically… I need to up the anti (anty?) with exercising, but right now I would rather figure out how to fit activity into my busy everyday life. Bc honestly, like most of the rest of the world we’re all holding down some major jobs and handling life matters. I am so wiped by the end of the day, I just don’t have it in me yet to tackle an ultramarathon.
Anyway, awesome breakfast I want to share with you! I know I have seen similar things to this on other blogs… esp one of my favorite blogs (http://ohsheglows.com/) But I think my recipe may be a little different…If you want to check out some similar recipes, just google “banana ice cream.”
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 tbs peanut butter
- 1/2 cup vanilla almond milk
- 1/4 cup water
- granola or (my choice) nature valley oats n honey granola bar
Oh my goodness this was so good. Just put everything in your blender or magic bullet (love it!) and blend until there is still a little bit of chunk left. I don’t like mine too smoothie ish. After you have a nice consistency add a palmful of granola, or crumble your nature valley bar right on top. Mix and devour. So good. Seriously I love love love dessert and this is right up there with my favorites. The addition of peanut butter and granola is just amazing… You are looking at about 400 calories for this. In order to cut cals, you could reduce the peanut butter to half, and only use one of the two bars that come with the nature valley. You can definitely make adjustments to make this work for you. But honestly… Its just goodness.
Have a good day! I am still trying to figure out next month…I think I may go with “money matters and organization.” Sigh…We will see.