Monday, December 6, 2010


Nik’s brother hosted a roller-skating party the other day and I was so excited to go!!!!

Do you know that someone can burn about 300+ Plus calories while roller-skating????

According to the American Council on Exercise, skating is beneficial for cardiovascular development, weight loss and strengthening muscles and connective tissues around the ankles, knees and hips. Although in-line skating and roller skating are similar concepts, in-line skating, also known as rollerblading, burns more calories per hour than regular roller skating. A person who weighs 150 pounds burns 816 calories per hour rollerblading. However, that same person burns 476 calories per hour when he roller skates. Smaller individuals burn fewer calories. For example, a person weighing 120 pounds burns 381 calories during an hour of roller skating. One who weighs 180 pounds burns 572 calories during that time period

Easy enough, Right? WRONG! I used to roller-skate ALL the time when I was younger and assumed it would be like riding a bike….put the skates on and GO! WRONG AGAIN!


I was holding on to dear life!


I went around the rink 1 time in skates and realized that I sucked! and instead of embarrassing myself in front of all these people…


I decided to put blades on!


And I sucked a little less!!!!! I even managed to crack a smile while I was out there….


Others who shall remain nameless kicked ass while they were out there!


I need to start practicing again so I can actually burn some calories, instead of working on my core while I stood there, balancing myself ha!

For now I will stick to these and burn calories while running!!!!

Today I headed to the gym and ran 4.05 miles in 41 minutes and 15 seconds and I felt grrrrrrrrrrreat!  I was going to run in the park but it was cccccold! I have not been to the gym since before the summer and it was actually pretty nice to be back there. I also did lower body strength training and my beloved captain chair!!!!!


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