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LONERCHICK SparkPoints: (8,620)
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1/30/13 11:15 P

I think you should still log this and give yourself credit. You could have easily just sat on the couch instead. emoticon

JENMC14 Posts: 2,763
1/30/13 1:38 P

Thanks, everyone. That's what I thought. I went ahead and plugged it in for today, but I likely won't be doing that workout in the future. I culd definitely feel it in my legs for sure, but I hit lower body hard yesterday with my ST, so that's probably why. My heartrate was definitely not up. I think went and did 20 minutes on the treadmill at a 4, and that definitely got my HR up, so next time, I'll just do that for a little longer, and skip trying to "keep things interesting"! ;)

I am 5'4".
Starting Weight (4.6.11) 164.6
First Goal 130 - Reached September 2011
Lowest weight: 116
Gained back 40 or so pounds and now getting back to it.
CBLENS SparkPoints: (47,498)
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1/30/13 1:23 P

while it may mot be considered cardio, it's good to keep the joints moving.

Your encouragement is greatly appreciated!
MALA77 SparkPoints: (8,357)
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1/30/13 1:20 P

i agree... if your heart rate wasn't up it probably shouldn't count. But at least you did SOMEthing!! ;o) Hope your knee feels better soon.

UNIDENT Posts: 33,498
1/30/13 1:19 P

No. Exercise feels like exercise. If it didn't "feel like exercise" then for you personally, it wasn't.

Eg if you have a slow old dog, walking it for half an hour a day won't be "exercise" if you normally run 5 miles every morning. But if you're an obese couch potato who hasn't ever exercised before, walking that slow old dog for half an hour could be a challenge!

Deb, in New Zealand
SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 60,319
1/30/13 6:49 A

If it didn't get your heart rate up enough to count as cardio, I'd probably just consider it a bonus and wouldn't track it.

Hope that helps,

Coach Jen

"You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call "failure" is not the falling down but the staying down." Mary Pickford

"No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch."
JENMC14 Posts: 2,763
1/30/13 5:24 A

My knee was bothering me this morning, so I decided to go very low impact for my cardio. I wanted to do something in addition to my walk on the treadmill, so I found a Denise Austin walking video on YouTube. I did the whole 15 minutes, but the thing is, my heartrate never felt like it was getting up at all. So, does it "count"? Is not really going to effect my intake or anything, but I was just curious.

I am 5'4".
Starting Weight (4.6.11) 164.6
First Goal 130 - Reached September 2011
Lowest weight: 116
Gained back 40 or so pounds and now getting back to it.
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