Tuesday, February 21, 2012
I have been pushing myself really hard for the last few months, trying very hard to lose weight. Well I know, that exercise is not enough for me, I also have to watch the food intake. Because to be quite honest, I love food. And when I eat, I want to eat a LOT! I don't want a Tini bit of everything, I want a good amount of everything. If only I could eat as much as I liked, I would gladly work crazy hard, but alas, it doesn't work that way for me. I have to do both!
But back to my point, a co- worker kept asking me how long I was working out and what my heart-rate was. Well I would occasionally check what the treadmill and elliptical bars would say, but they really meant very little to me. They never seemed very accurate and I would get readings all over the place. The only thing I did know was how very red my face would be when I finished,and how terribly long it would take me to cool down afterwards. It really stinks, coming out of the shower and still be sweating, let alone trying to put on blush when you have these flaming pink cheeks to begin with. Needless to say, I think I may have been working a little over my maximum heart-rate.
So I purchased a chest band heart-rate monitor so I can keep track of just where my heart-rate is during my entire workout. I love it! I am still pushing hard, you have to push a little if you want any progress, but I am not killing myself! I am just keeping it in the fat-burn range at least 20 minutes. Ok. so it still is taking me forever to cool down but I feel that I am a little more in control. And maybe....concentrating on the monitor is taking my mind off the work.