I'm always amazed when I have done a HARD workout and then see just how many calories I burned. I ALWAYS think that I burn more than I actually do!
I wear the fitbit and I have worn the bodybugg, so I can see how many calories I am burning and both of the devices are really close on the calorie count. I think the bodybugg is a bit more accurate, but not enough to make THAT much of a difference.
I know I am working hard, I have sweat pouring off me, so I'm just going to have to trust that the calorie counts are accurate! I do know that most treadmills and ellipticals over-estimate the calorie burn. Keep this in mind when you are working out next time!
The calories burned are different for each and every person since it matters how much energy you are expending and also how much you weigh.
I know for me, I burn about 130 calories walking at a brisk pace in 30 minutes. If I am doing heavy aerobics, I burn 160-300 depending on the workout - HIIT workouts burn the most for me! Yoga is usually my lowest calorie burner, but I still am getting a great workout!
I find that most people over-estimate the amount burned and under-estimate the amount consumed. Keep your food and exercise journal. It is so important to keep track of what you are doing AND what you are eating! I just keep a cute notebook with me at all times. This way I can jot down what I eat, what workout I have done and I even keep my to-do list and goals in it. This is the one I am currently using. I love it!
If you want to see how many calories you are consuming, I suggest you check out myfitnesspal! I love that site, easy to use and it integrates with fitbit! PERFECT!
Have you been watching the Olympics? I absolutely love the Olympics!! I was even watching water polo this week. Now that is one tough sport. I admire all the athletes and so enjoy this competition!
What is your favorite Olympic sport? I'm loving the diving, swimming and gymnastics!