hokay... so i finally figured out what/where i think my heart rate should be. i haven't gone and gotten one of those fancy schmancy "map tests" cause lets face it - i'm a teacher. in utah. so i typically save my small amounts of money for: toilet paper, milk & a few other frivolous purchases. one such purchase was my treadmill last year. and boy oh boy, i'm i loving it right now. i get to tread in my own privacy, where i know its only been used by me, can take my shirt off when i'm getting sweaty (which conveniently saves me from needing a hand towel/sweat towel) and, now this is my favorite part, i can watch whatever i want to while i'm doing it. that part rocks.
keep in mind that my treader has a built in heart rate monitor thingy. with a strap, for under my boobies. i figured that out this week. and have been doing workouts (from a lovely feature on said treadie) that work with my heart rate. so i tell it i want to work at 140, for example. Treadie speeds up and inclines according to my heart rate. Also slows down accordingly. Now - I'm digging that guy!
But here's the thing. Tonight I walked/jogged for an hour. a little more than 3 miles. Treadie said I burned 715 calories. But when I go to log 60 minutes of 3 miles per hour on the daily plate, it says I only burned 385 calories. what the...? What do I do to accurately track my burnage? Do I go in and manually say that I burned 700 or do I leave it at that & just know deep down in side that I'm really doing more than daily plate is giving me credit for, which in the long run will do nothing but help my weight loss dreams?
also - as of this morning... I'm down 4 pounds. I know - its probably all just water weight, or whatever. But you know what? I have any kind of weight to lose, I'm not picky. And for someone who's never been careful about what she eats & who's never really routinely worked out, this is nothing if not motivating!!! and go figure - i'm enjoying it. maybe even looking forward to it! who'd a guessed. maybe i am heather's sister after all :)