You’ve been WARNED!

It’s a night off from any working out today! So….what am I doing?? Catching up on ALL my blog reading, both here and at Bloglovin.  Bloglovin is where I was first thrusted, head first, into the blogosphere.  If you are like me, and LOVE to read blogs, take a look.  #blogADDICT

One of the blogs I read is from PopSugar.  It’s a lifestyle blog…fitness, celebrities, nutrition, fashion, parenting, etc.  I always read the fitness and nutrition sections.  What caught my eye was the section on “burpees“.  (you KNOW I hate them!!).  This article highlighted foods we eat and how many burpees (in time increments) you would need to do, in order to burn the calories.  Oh…I’m INTRIGUED….and SCARED!

According this article, 1 minute of burpees burns an average of 10 calories. (THAT’S IT?!?!?!? I’m going to test this theory VERY soon! I’ll keep you posted!).  They had a list of popular foods, the caloric count and how man minutes of burpees that are needed to 🔥burn, baby, BURN🔥 it off. Here are some of my (used to be) favorites:

  • Pepperoni pizza (1 slice) – 298 calories : 30 min of burpees
  • McDonald’s fries (Med) – 380 calories : 38 min of burpees 
  • Red velvet cupcake – 496 calories: 50 min of burpees
  • 5oz glass of red wine – 115 calories: 11 min and 30 sec of burpees 
  • 12oz beer – 150 calories: 15 min of burpees
  • Cheeseburger – 423 calories : 42 min and 20 sec of burpees 

All I can say is WOW!!!  Now, some of the items didn’t give serving sizes, so I’m not 100% sure how accurate some of the calorie count is.  But for all intents and purposes, let’s pretend we know what the serving size is.  And therefore, you get the point, right??  If you are going to HAVE some, you better WORK! #youvebeenWARNED

What are your thoughts on this??


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Back in the SADDLE!

This past weekend was my/our LAST weekend of indulgence. Miguel and I had a SWEET 16 anniversary on January 9th. We went to dinner at Carrabba’s that evening….INDULGED. I had this GREAT NEW appetizer (well….new to ME!) called “Aranici“…which is Italian for “Little pieces of Heaven” (NOOOO….not really but it sound convincing, right??😉).

2015/01/img_5197.jpgSounds like a pretty good App, huh???

2015/01/img_5180.jpgBOOM…it IS!!!

Saturday, Miguel surprised me with a little weekend get away (SANS kiddos) to Indian Rocks Beach and Clearwater Beach (FL)….MORE INDULGING! We went to our favorite restaurant Columbia (Interested in my experience? Check it out here).

Then….Sunday, we went to our favorite spot for brunch Island Way Grill.


Seems like all I did was eat and give into ALL of my likes! SADLY
Thankfully, that was IT!! The holidays are over….my anniversary is over…time to get BACK IN THE SADDLE! #noEXCUSES

When we got home…I ran some errands and then I RAN. I felt off…”getting” though the run, but I did it.

My body needs exercise. I CAN NOT go that long without it again. I felt like pure CRAP…HOT garbage! But I did it!

It’s Monday today….
I had a cancelled basketball game for Julian (because of weather), so I came home to run on the DREADmill! HATED it…but I did it!! And of felt good!

Tomorrow…I’ll touch in our dietary changes (that is Miguel AND I).

Ever fall off the “saddle”?
How did you get back on???