A new tool to help me get serious about my fitness program
Saturday, January 26, 2013
This year I decided that I was going to get serious about my fitness. However, I say that every year. Several times actually. There is a quote I like to remind myself of often, If you always do what you have always done, you will always get what you have always gotten.
Or an even better definition:
Insanity: The act of doing the same thing over and over expecting to get a different result.
So this time around I started thinking how I can revamp my fitness program. One thing is to actually record how many calories I am burning throughout my workout. I don't trust my perception. Especially since i am so out of shape, my perceived exertion (which I estimate at 1000 calorie burn) haha, just kidding, is actually a lot less than my actual calorie burn.
So I decided to invest in myself and my exercise. I treated myself to a heart rate monitor. This actually turned out to be a big eye opener.
Tonight's workout was 35 min 8 sec.
Fat Burn 4:25
Total calorie burn: 326
14% Fat calories
My exercise program:
Countdown from 10
Single leg reverse grip row - sandbag
Jog in place
Forward lunge bicep curl -Ugi ball
Froggies - Ugi Ball
90 degree crunches - Ugi ball
Wood choppers - sandbag
So this will be really interesting to see if this aids in my weight loss endeavor.