Friday, January 29, 2010
I *Know* the calories burned on machines are only estimates.
I *know* my body bugg is supposed to be accurate at tracking calories.
I *know* SP is pretty good with calorie calculation.
I did an hour on the elliptical yesterday. It had me absolutely soaked with sweat. I had jelly legs when I finished, as I had put in some high intensity reps. I was at a 9.5 min mile pace, based on the 'distance' I traveled on the elliptical! I was moving!
However, my bugg only gave me a 611 calorie burn for this workout.
The machine estimated that I burned 1200 calories.
Spark Fitness calculated I burned 835 Calories.
(My 20 min Shred workout burned 211 calories on the bugg)
You know.. if the machine estimate is so far off, no wonder there are folks who say 'I work out hard, but I still gain weight'.. that is a big difference!
Ok.. I've vented.
I need a better day today.
Plan: Run for 1 hour. Goal, 4 miles minimum. Not sure if I'll b e treadmill or outside. It's cold!!!! and getting colder!!! I might be a suck to day!
I'm looking at houses this morning with my realtor.
Snow is coming! 4 - 6 inches by the end of Saturday. We'll be playing as a family, inside, outside, where ever. Nice, quiet weekend planned.