Friday, June 3, 2011
Finally got a heart rate monitor!
It was very interesting to see that when I went running, I was in the Fitness zone 52 minutes out of 60. HOWEVER, I burned pretty much the same amount of calories as I would on the elliptical... why is this? If I am working harder shouldn't I be burning more calories?
All in all, I'm happy I got this and am able to track how hard I am working. It pushes me to work harder. Like when I am on the elliptical, sometimes I'll use my arms and do punches or overhead lift things just to get my heart rate up higher. And if I am getting lazy and see my heart rate going down, it pushes me to kick it up a notch and get it back up.
*Also, thanks for all the great encouragement on the running! You all are giving me hope that if I stick with it, it will get easier! That's good motivation, so thank you. I will keep at it.
Attitude of Gratitude: I kinda love that I care about this stuff now. A year ago, I never exercised and now I have a heart rate monitor and work out every day. Craziness...