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Ok, overall I like the new fitness tracker here on spark......I dunno about you all. Question though, does anyone know how to track your mileage?
On the old fitness tracker I would track my miles I ran at the gym or wherever, in the mileage counter and just put 0 for the minutes. I would then just erase the part that automatically populated in my cardio section and input how long I ran. I know this sounds excessive, but I did this because often I would run on the elliptical and when it auto populated into the cardio it would put walk/jog which is a different intensity.
With the new fitness tracker I don't see an option to track my miles like I use to.
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Do you have a stationary bike? If not you can probably find a used one that doesn't cost much. I lost my weight using a stationary bike. I go on "virtual" trips. Say from point A to point B is 50 miles. You may ride 10 miles today then 10 miles another day, etc. It's a lot of fun and you have a goal to reach. My personal trip is to :"visit" all the NASCAR tracks. As I reach each track I go on EBay and buy a hat pin for that track. I have my pins stuck on the wall by my stationary bike.
Also, the stationary bike is easy on your joints.
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Talk to your doc about a referral for physical therapy. They can offer up some really helpful exercises which can be a tremendous help!
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Do dynamic stretching/warm-up before doing the treadmill (I'm guessing that's what you are using). Then stretch well thoughtout the day after your workout. Also using a foam roller or stick and ice will help.
Next do cross training, both cardio and strength. Elliptical, bike, swimming, rower, dancing like zoomba are all good for cardio. Weights, resistance bands, medicine balls, kettlebells (if you take a class in correct use), etc will help increase muscle mass and allow you to burn more calories while at rest.
Finally, go outside and walk if the weather allows. It's totally different from the TM.
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I have a torn meniscus. Per my orthopedic surgeon I am not allowed to run. So far, I've lost 30 pounds just from walking!
The problem is I am getting soooo bored! I was walking 60 minutes, 3 m.p.h. with no incline, 5 times a week.
To spice things up, I added 4 - 5 minute sets of incline walking at 5.0.
I start walking at 1.0 incline for 10 minutes, then walk 5.0 incline for 5 minutes and back and forth, (not doing more than 4 times of incline) for 60 minutes. I like this but it makes the back of my legs so sore!!! I think it's called delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS).
Does anyone have any suggestions? I need to spice things up, but don't want to hurt myself.
Thanks so much!
Edited by: 1GODGIRL at: 8/28/2012 (17:35)
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