I am for a workout 5x a week. I average about 350-400 calories burned per workout.
I want to give myself a goal I can reach so I wouldn't have a goal for more than 400x5 as my calories burned. You can play with the numbers over a couple of weeks and compare you goal to what you are actually burning. If you consistently burn more/less then adjust your goal.
Once you adjust to a certain exercise you might not burn as many calories as when you first started. Or you might use the elliptical instead of the treadmill so your calorie burn might be higher, even though your minutes spent exercising are the same.
If I happen to get an extra workout in, or I spend a few extra minutes working out and go over my calorie count I don't worry about it until it becomes consistent or I feel I am ready for more.
| Pounds lost: 12.4