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Compare 6/21/11

Warm-up (choose ONE):

1 mile run
1 mile row
1000 rope jumps

3 sets of 30 seconds each low back and piriformis stretches, then:

5-5-5-5-5 per side:

single arm deadlift AHAP

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Happy Valentine's Day! 

We don't want to be Killjoys here, but a day like today can really pull you down (from the perspective of a good diet).  Don't let it.  I mean, It's NOT like today is Thanksgiving or Christmas.  

That being said, a day like today can be granted a few tantalizing indulgences, right?  So, if you are trying to get into the Valentines spirit of things you might try sucking on - HARD CANDY - instead of some of those other delectable treats typically served up on this day of days.  Compare:

Your average Jolly Rancher (the .25 cubic inch size) is 25 calories.  According to Wiki Answers, it takes about 27 minutes to finish just 1 without biting or chewing it.  Some of you are better suckers than others, but when it comes to hard candy, you are only taking in about 1-2 calories per minute.  Not bad.  

By way of contrast, your average Toll House sugar cookie (according to caloriecount.com) has about 130 calories - WITHOUT frosting.  Those things are tiny.  I don't know about you but I can LAY WASTE to several dozen of those stupid things in ONE sitting.  Seriously, you give me 27 minutes and I (along with many of you) can pound down some serious caloric intake.  Am I right?  I'd hate to even do the math on how many calories per minute I'd be capable of going down on in this example. 

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You're not making this any easier on us Karen R.