Generally we work out for 55 minutes and I do 25 minutes of cardio and 30 minutes of weight training. In all honesty, I do the cardio because I want to burn calories and the weight training because I want to be stronger and build muscle. Is that wrong? I mean, obviously, it can't be wrong to exercise, but I've been perusing articles online about how you shouldn't focus on cardio because you're not really doing anything towards building muscle (and you need to build muscle to boost metabolism and get your body to burn more calories).
Maybe I would get more bang for my time if I focused primarily on weight training. My gym time is limited by time more than any other factor and I know I should be making the most of it. But I rely on the cardio to burn calories so that I have a little more leeway during the day. Do other people do that too? Exercise to eat? Is that okay? I know that I use food as a tool to help me deal with the stresses of the day and I'm trying to be more aware of that, but I'm not going to deny that I've been a lot more stressed at work than usual and I come home craving sweets to make me feel better. Lately I've been buying those Skinny Cow Dreamy Clusters with are chocolately goodness (the only downside of the treat is that it's a small portion, but I guess that's how it should be, eh?) and having one after dinner every night. If I cut out the small treats like that, I could do less cardio and stay in my daily calories. I just don't know if I'm ready to do that.
*These are pretty good. You get about five little chocolately, chewy clusters. I don't know about "dreamy," and they are a little pricey for what you get, but tasty none-the-less.