If you visit a Krispy Kreme store today and get just one of the original glazed doughnuts that is 190 calories and 11 grams of fat. With that in mind, we all know it’s nearly impossible to eat just one. So, lets say you have MORE willpower than I do and you eat only two of them.
Do you know how long you would have to spin on a spin bike to burn those calories off?
It would take the average size individual (160lbs) approximately 30 minutes to burn off those 380 calories.
For about 3 or 4 minutes (or in my case about 30 seconds) of enjoyment while you eat those two doughnuts, you would have to spend 10x that amount of time to get rid of those calories.
Today, and every day, think about what happens for such a short amount of satisfaction. Is it worth it?
To be perfectly honest, sometimes it is, there are certain things that are totally worth the hard work necessary to burn away those crazy calories. On the other hand, not everything is or should be worth it. Pick your treats, plan on them and don’t allow one treat (like national doughnut day) to turn into a weekend, week or entire summer of poor choices.
Many times, just being aware and conscious of what is going into your body can save you a lot of heartache.
Here’s to a healthier, happier you!
P.S. I’m thinking of starting a national “push-up” day, anyone want to join me?