Thursday, September 23, 2010
Diet vs Exercise
I am sitting here waiting to go for a nice 15 mile run on this cold, clear morning. I am excited, but I am hesitant because of a fat furry baby that lies at my feet. Jada, our new Aussie puppy, is my pride and joy. I feel like a first time Mom, and I don't want to leave her. I want to play with her all day, kiss her, and teach her the ways of the world. Sounds corny, I know, but I just can't help it. Having a new baby in the house definitely affects my training these days. Instead of long runs, they are short and fast! I don't want to leave her for too long. Oh, well, I am off for a run!
This video was an eye-opener for me. I am sure you will feel the same way. It clearly illustrates how futile it is to try and exercise away dietary slip-ups. It's easy to put away hundreds, or even thousands of calories in just a few minutes, but it takes hours of very intense exercise to burn off a fraction of that. The idea that you can "undo" a gluttonous meal with a trip to the gym or a nice run, keeps many people from reaching their goals. I certainly will be more aware of what I eat now. Since I have begun eating gluten "less", I haven't had a pizza. Sometimes I miss having one, but I am one of those people who can eat five or six big pieces without a problem. Wow, isn't that scary! I guess it is best for someone like me to just avoid eating that. I really have a problem monitoring the amount of food I put in my mouth. I need to practice MODERATION. Get out the door and burn some calories! Remember: You can never out-train a bad diet!