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Friday, February 01, 2013

Tonight, I did intervals on the arc trainer at the gym. I am having a difficult time keeping my heart rate below 130 while exercising. I am trying to go slower, but it is hard. I am looking forward to talking to my trainer about it.

I finished my granddaughter's quilt today. I also made a corduroy jumper for her this afternoon.

I upped my exercise daily goal from 10 min to 20 min. because I am gaining strength and am able to do more now. Also I have been averaging around 45 min., but I know some days especially the weekends I don't get as much done.

Daily Goals:
1) Blog -- emoticon
2) Exercise at least 20 minutes. emoticon 83 min
3) Eat at least 3 freggies a day emoticon 3 servings
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  • v GOGETTERME
    Good for you! My heart rate regularly goes above 140 when I'm on the elliptical, sometimes in the 150s.

    When I went for my cardio stress test the doctor thought it was funny how much exertion it took for me to get in the 150s and stay there so I guess it's okay. I'm an all or nothing type person with exercise.
    1302 days ago
  • v SPARKFRAN514
    Sounds like Jan had high points and the low points we would rather not have but happen to us your family is so luck to a sewer in the family. like one of my quotes i like
    There's a reason for our tomorrows . . . so we can improve from yesterday

    Look at life through the windshield, not the rear-view mirror” -Byrd Baggett

    Its a new chapter in a 12 chapter book lets make a fun and healthy one.
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    1302 days ago
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  • v FLUTTERBY4JC
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    Keep up the great work!

    1302 days ago
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  • v MOM4407
    Keep going.
    1304 days ago
  • v BESTSUSIEYET
    Not sure if this no helps, but SP has an old thread about heart rate http://www.sparkpeople.com/ma/Decre
    asing-your-heart-rate-while-exe
    rcising/6/1/23100926

    I am more likely to have the opposite problem. Because of my BP meds, my heart rate stays low. I rarely am above 115 on treadmill! But I'm OK. Know that when I taught aerobics long ago, it never got into recommended levels.

    Will be curious to hear what your trainer says!
    1304 days ago
  • v DIDMIS
    emoticon that all works out well with your heart rate.
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  • v TRUCKERSMRS
    Really great that you are increasing your activity level. Well done. I'm sure your trainer will be able to give you some good advice on keeping your heart rate lower.
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  • v 4DOGNIGHT
    You are doing soooooo well!
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  • v NBARNES
    You must have an incredibly low resting heart rate for your optimal to be at 130 - but that's a good thing I think. Definitely check with the trainer on this and keep working hard!

    1304 days ago
  • v LKWQUILTER
    Doing GREAT Carrie!!
    1304 days ago
  • v STARL_73
    I know what you mean! I had to practically come to a stop to keep my heart rate down, not that i felt i was working hard. But, I did learn that keeping it down produced better results. I think keeping it up (which wasn't hard at all) was overworking me.
    Do what you need to - and if you're on the elliptical, try going backwards. I find my heartrate goes down when i do.
    1305 days ago
  • v SMCDONALD624
    I know what you mean keeping your heart rate down .. I was surprised to see how slow I had to go on the elliptical to keep my heart rate down .. but the good part is that I actually can see myself doing more than 5 minutes that way !! I am just starting out so I am looking forward to building my stamina emoticon
    1305 days ago
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