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MOTIVATED@LAST Posts: 14,840
2/19/12 5:43 P

Don't stop working out just because you have already met your stated goals. Exceeding your goals on a one-off basis is a good and healthy thing.

But as you get fitter and exercise becomes a part of your regular liefstyle, then the number of calories you can comfortably burn will increase. If you think you will regularly be working out more, than you may want to adjust those goals to reflect your increased level of activity - your Spark Exercise Goals are accessible from the LH side of the Start page.


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2/19/12 6:46 A

you can defiantly change your settings and goals. just listen to your body if its tired then dont but if u are fine exercise

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SUZIEAJ Posts: 181
2/19/12 3:27 A

My body seems to be doing fine with working out 30 minutes a day on the Elliptical machine. I am thinking about adjusting it but I'm just worried about doing so much so soon.

I feel pretty darn good after the work out though so it may not be so bad...I am really unsure.

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2/17/12 2:54 P

I go over every week. I've even adjusted my settings some. I just don't overdo it. I don't work out if I feel tired and if I'm working out and struggling I take a 10 second break and jump back in if I can. Just do what your body tells you to do.

UNIDENT Posts: 33,498
2/17/12 2:10 P

You can't choose a resistance setting from most machines when tracking on Spark. Your best bet is to look at what entry Spark does have for that machine, compare the figure to what the machine reported (if it does), and choose the lower figure.

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SUZIEAJ Posts: 181
2/17/12 10:40 A

I was kind of wondering about that, but when I work out on the machine the resistance is not always steady for me. I'll start at 1, then go up to 2 and maybe even 3 if I feel up to it.

How do I track it like that?

JENMC14 Posts: 2,711
2/17/12 10:36 A

The calories burned is a guideline. You canmanually change it if you do more. Don't push yourself when you first start out, but do what you are capable of. Make sure you're working at a level that is challenging, but that is also something you can sustain for the rest of your life. Also, if you're getting the calorie readings off of cardio equpiment, be wary, they are not always accurate.

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SUZIEAJ Posts: 181
2/17/12 10:34 A

I have cardio scheduled for the day, but I've already gone over my calories burned for the week. I'm not really sure if I should do cardio or maybe if I do just do less than normal.

I don't want to overdo it on my first week back because I'm thinking it might be bad. Btw, the day I went over was COMPLETELY by accident and I honestly don't know how that happened.

What do you guys do if you go over your fitness goals for the day/week?

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