To count or not to count...I have a question

Thursday, April 19, 2012

I am an outreach teacher for a museum and spend on average 4 days a week doing hour long presentations in schools, so anywhere from 3-5 hours in a day on my feet presenting. The presentations involve a large trunk of sometimes heavy object that I have to lug into the school and from classroom to classroom. I am evaluated for each program by the teacher and one of the things I am evaluated on is enthusiasm; so I have to be peppy and bouncy and energetic the whole time.

In the past I have counted my hours of presenting as cardio under the acting category that pops up, because that is basically what I am doing. I don't want to cheat myself here and count calories burned that shouldn't be counted though. But I feel that since I have a very active job the BMR used in my nutrition tracking should be higher, since it is set for minimal activity during the day. Should I ignore the BMR number calculated by Sparkpeople and figure mine out based on my activity level, or continue to count acting as cardio?

What to do! Any opinions? Advice?
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