1. It's summer, and to me that means ice cream. Lately, I've been going for the Skinny Cow and Weight Watchers fudge bars, which run 100-110 calories each. And it's a good thing. There are 273 calories in one cup of vanilla ice cream, 380 in one cup of cookie dough ice cream. According to fitness, you'd have to bike for 45 minutes to burn off that cookie dough ice cream. My favorite ice cream treat -- a small Chocolate Xtreme Blizzard from Dairy Queen -- has 660 calories! No wonder I was packing it on. If I want this treat in the future, I'm going to have to break it into thirds and eat it over three days. Or maybe sixths.
2. I've been keeping the food diary lately, but an article in the magazine suggests keeping track of your steps or walking mileage every day and to challenge yourself to do more each succeeding day. The magazine has an interesting Run/Walk Planner and lots of information about walking, including the ability to map and save your favorite routes and the ability to find new ones suggested by other runners/walkers in your area. This is something I'm going to dive into when I get this book turned in and devote more focus to it.
What are some of your favorite places to go walking/running/hiking in your area? In other parts of the country? I love going to state and national parks and hitting the trails. I'm able to get exercise, fresh air and lovely views.
Calorie intake: 1,129.66
Exercise: 15 minutes housework