Now that I am increasing my mileage, I am starting to feel the soreness of the legs that comes from the long run. When I got home today, I did my favorite recovery pose: Legs up the Wall.
Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman are my heroes.
Tomorrow I will do some recovery yoga, courtesy of Rodney Yee.
|Ooooh. Stretch it, baby!|
One thing that ticks me off about yoga (and this is perhaps the only thing) is that I can't get more calories than a hundred or so on Myfitnesspal.com. Do you know about My Fitness Pal? It is a calorie and exercise-tracking website, completely free. I joined it when I joined a subset of The Ohio Runners Network. Our goal is to lose five percent of our group's bodyweight.
I do a great job with exercise: running, dancing, Zumba, kickboxing, light weights, and yoga. My problem is my mouth, and this time I'm not talking about how I run my mouth. I'm talking about what I put IN my mouth, which is anything edible. All the time.
Ten years ago I dropped forty pounds, and I did it by logging everything I put in my mouth. It was hard. It was painful. I hated it.
I'm doing it again.
My Fitness Pal lets me set a goal, and it gives me a number of calories every day to reach that goal. If I exercise, I get more calories, but the problem is that the REAL calories come from cardio. I love cardio, but I'm smart enough to know that I've got to do the other stuff, too. This is where I hate My Fitness Pal. It gives me very few calories for yoga, and it gives me NO calories for strength training. Boo.
Nevertheless, yoga is what I must do on recovery day, and strength training is very necessary to maintain good muscles and a strong core, so I will suck-it-up-Buttercup and eat less tomorrow to maintain my calorie goal.
But I won't like it.
Do you use My Fitness Pal? How do you deal with hunger?
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