I woke up extremely glad it’s Friday and with the energy and enthusiasm of a wet noodle. I did a 30-minute stretching routine. Much better. I had a short day at work today due to an afternoon appointment, making Friday a little sweeter.
Since neither sparkpeople.com nor myfitnesspal.com have calories burned for work activities, I thought I’d have a go at it. I did most of this while standing. Let’s not forget that added resistance. Here’s how I think the work day went down:
Spending an hour looking up, reading and digesting RCW and WAC regulations summarized in yesterday’s training – 100 calories
Digging through boxes of old applications and working notes from a person who left in 2013 – 200 calories
Taking notes by hand while listening in on a conference call about a public records legal decision – 300 calories (This is probably way too low, considering my handwriting)
Discussing technology I have no knowledge or understanding about with a coworker – 300 calories
Not thinking about the Superbowl – 75 calories
Breaking an ancient rubber band by snapping it on your hand – 25 calories
Tearing up old notebooks filled with obscure yet beautifully handwritten notes – 600 calories (Hey, you can get a good aerobic burn!)
Total: 1600 calories
Who needs scheduled workouts?!