this weekend, in my craze of house cleaning, i came across the manual for my treadmill. hadn't seen it for a while. being the smartie pants that i am, i looked into the heart rate monitor section. duh!!! it really helps when you know what you're inputting, as far as the numbers go. when i was supposed to be inputting my age, i was putting what i thought was my minimum heart rate. no - i'm not 100. and when i was supposed to be inputting my weight, i thought it was the amount of calories i wanted to burn that workout. no, i don't weight 400 pounds. close but not quite.
needless to say, in my workout tonight - i wasn't burning 700 calories. shoot! but it does make me feel better to have it all figured out! hey - you learn something everyday!