Blading. I usually do 12 miles but I never figured out how many cals I really burn. Supposedly I burn about 600/700 an hour so I usually just count the 12 miles as 700 total cals burned even if it takes 1&1/2 hours.
... on a rails to trails path with a high cadence. It's quiet and I can take in the fresh air without nearby car exhaust, plus I'm often shaded by the trees nearby. I enjoy running as well but in the summer heat and intense humidity of Carolina, biking is the most fun for me. Plus it's lower impact on the joints, unlike running.
In winter cross country skiing; in summer kayaking or biking and even golfing burns calories. The nice thing about these enjoyable activities is even if it's not a high calorie burn you spend longer doing them and get a good total calorie count. Mary
Restarting Jan 11th, 2014
Starting weight: 201.6
Current weight: March 7th 183.2
March Goal: 179.6
Ultimate goal Undecided ? 150 to be assessed once maintained for a while
Height 5' 3"
I have started running more days but less miles because of the temps. The realfeel was 113 on one of my runs I ran a few days ago. No shade where I was running and it felt like I was breathing through cotton balls because the humidity was so heavy. I have cut those runs down to 30 minutes since they wear me out.
I hate the dreadmill! I gave mine away because it limited my stride and and wasn't fun.
Second is, running on a dreadmill (thanks for the word Pam), while watching a fun basketball game played on the court below.
Must give credit where credit is due: Actually Amy (almeeker) came up with "dreadmill"
In summer, of all the many activities I love the one I really enjoy the most is hiking. I can walk forever it seems and the hillier the trail the better. I run trails just because my time is limited (well it has other benefits too) but if I was limited to only one exercise it would be unlimited time to hike trails.
Hockey was also my favorite for many years, but the late night games got to be too much. I have recently taken up Kettlebells. This is by far the most effective fat burning tool I have ever come across. Incredible workout.