Well, though I definitely support your drive to do this, I have high blood pressure. What I have to go by is "perceived rate of exertion" with cardio, not percent above resting. So not so breathless that I can't carry on a conversation is what I am aiming for. I have read a fair deal on Spark People about this and my doctor approves. I also feel all exercise counts in general for the burning of calories and overall fitness. "Real" cardio for me is staying within my own limits. But you go for it!
You’ll get where you want to go as long as you are taking more steps in the right direction than the wrong one.
So, here I was working my little body to the bone and logging my time when I came across an article. I can't remember the name, maybe you have read it, maybe not, maybe I have even read it before... but the important thing here is it might as well have fallen off a shelf and hit me in the head. So, I am logging these calories I have burned and it isn't that I'm not seeing changes, because I am, BUT what I read opened the Heavens and I heard angels singing - You want to know don't you.... ok
If you aren't raising your heat beat to 75% at least - for a duration of at least 10 minutes - it is NOT cardio. If you are breathing and talking and feeling all normal.... it does not count.
I have logged a lot of calories that I should not have, I realized. Not all of them are wrong, but there is a lot that are. So, I am making a commitment to myself to make sure I do at least 10 minutes of REAL cardio a day and to watch closely to what I log in. These other movements I do are excellent, but if I am going to be true to myself, then I am going to do it right.
Who is with me?
I am getting married 12/12/12 and I am going to be in the best health ever and be a beautiful bride!
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