I can not figure out how many calories I am burning. I was using online calculators and then I bought a watch that measures your time, weight, age, HR...etc and the only bad thing about it is that you have to determine how intense your workout is and select 1 - 5 (1 easy 5 extreme). I think I am somewhere around 3 when I am done...I can still breathe but I am winded and sweating. After a 30 minute workout (treadmill or circuit training) if I enter the intensity at 3 it says I burn around 430 calories and I just think that is WAY to much. I would guess it to be around 250 for treadmill and 350 for circuit training. My heart rate is around 140. Is there a more accurate way to find out how many calories I really am burning?
Also, my suggested workout through Sparkpeople is 180 minutes per week and 800 calories per week. But if I believe the watch & online calorie counters if I work out for 30 minutes twice a week that is 60 minutes but I am already at 860 calories burnt. Urgh!