Last week while doing groceries, I picked up a copy of this months Women’s Health magazine. FYI – I am slightly addicted to them. I just love to see what’s going on in the world of heath and fitness; it seems there is always something new (and a lot of times ca-razy) to be discovered.
Anyways . . . so I picked up a copy of Women’s Health Mag and stumbled across this article that had, “Burn Bunny Burn”. It was basically a short list of Easter treats and the activities required to burn them off.
Now don’t get me wrong, I am all about balance. I think it’s absolutely fine to enjoy a sweet (or savoury) treat. I actually encourage it. For me personally, total deprivation from an occasional indulgence is a sure fire way to “fall off the wagon”. Seriously, as soon as I say “I’m not eating animal crackers ever again,” it’s all I can think about . . . nothing else tastes good, nothing satisfies and I sit and wallow in my misery . . . like a tantrum throwing 3 year old?!
That my friend, is no way to live.
So . . . I make room for special treats, I enjoy them, savour each and every last bite. If it is kept as an occasional treat, it can be thoroughly enjoyed, 100% guilt free. It’s when it becomes a habit (obsession) that it becomes a problem.
Anyway enough of my ramblings, really I just wanted to share this little list with you because I found it interesting and thought with the up and coming Easter celebrations you might be interested, too. (Please bear in mind this information would be a general approximation, activity required would vary from person to person based on age, weight, fitness levels etc).
Here is just a few from the list –
4 x Cadbury Strawberry filled mini eggs (approx 240 calories) you would need to do 32 mins of rowing.
1 x Cadbury Creme Egg (approx 171 calories) you would need to do 50mins of resistance training
1 x 100g Lindt Chocolate Bunny (approx 550 calories) would require a good 60 minute run (I’m talking moderate/fast paced people, not a leisurely little jog)
1 x Red Tulip Humpty Dumpty Egg (approx 790 calories) would take 78 mins of hardcore soccer playing to burn off
Whatever you do, however you choose to celebrate this Easter long weekend focus on the important things (not so much what your putting in your mouth). The reason behind the holiday, your family, friends and loved ones that surround you and if you do choose to treat yourself enjoy it. Every. Last. Bite. Don’t beat yourself up about it, enjoy it and as Chalene says, “move more and move on”.
What’s your plan for the Easter long weekend?