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40 1/5/13 6:06 P
I'm new to SPARKPEOPLE!
WOW, there is so much to take in! Right now I am trying to figure out everything nutrition tracker has to offer.
Next weekend, I am getting a treadmill and will start walking 30 minutes a day - 5 days a week. My son is putting together a folder of songs on the Ipod for me to walk to. I'm pretty pumped to get started! I live in the county and my roads aren't very safe for walking on - no sidewalks, posted speeds of 55, but we all know how well that works, a lot of free running dogs - and the list goes on.
I agree with the others as to focus on exercising, not necessarily a number. I would aim for 30 min of exercise 5 days a week and this would be at moderate pace. That should get you close to 1100 calorie burn. What activities do you plan on doing at home?
When I started out I walked the first 4 months of my fitness plan. I usually tried to walk for at least 30-45 min 4-5 days a week. That was a good start for me and then gradually added machines and weights at the gym.
A conservative estimate says we burn 100 calories per mile of walking. Five 2-mile walks would get you to 1000 calories. A brisk walk is approximately a 15-minute mile. That's five 30-minute workouts, or 2.5 hours for the week. Completely doable!
The tracker just gives a number based on average calorie burn for however many times a week you said you would workout. It can be changed, and I can give you instructions if needed.
1000calories could be a lot to aim for your first week. I am struggling to meet 500 this week (out of routine, thanks gym holiday hours!!) and I like exercising. For the first few weeks I would just exercise and see how many calories you burn rather than aiming for a specific number. Try a few things out and see what you like to do.
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11 1/4/13 9:04 P
Hello all, I know "you" have the answers. I am trying once again to start this program. This time Ill try ti incorporate the fitness program. The trackers says I have to burn 960 calories. What do I have to do, at home, to accomplish this? Thank you Jennifer
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