recording workout information

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

I really enjoy recording my food in my food tracker. A week before I map out my entire week, get a grocery list, multiply is so I have enough for my family of 5, go shopping, and I'm set. I know my family & I are getting what we need and after ALOT of trial and error I have this method to be very affordable.

But fitness tracking is a whole other ball game. I used to love seeing how many calories I can burn in a week. Challenging myself each to burn more, or even bike & run farther.

But now that I am switching my fitness goals from weight loss to performance (faster, stronger, etc) I now longer feel motivated to see how many calories I burn. I have a notebook recording my distance and general workout plan- so there is a recording. I still love & use my HRM but not longer for the soul purpose of seeing calories burned BUT monitoring my heart rate while I'm working out. (Am I working hard enough, too hard, etc).

Is this normal. Should I somehow try to convince myself to go back to data recording here on spark?
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    Focusing on performance is really motivating. I think where you are going is a bit above average, but you are certainly in a normal fitness progression.

    I usually keep track on SP but manually enter my cals burned & make extra notes regarding HR, split times, etc. If you are getting REALLY into HR and performance, I highly recommend looking into "New Leaf" fitness assessment if it is offered near your home & your can afford it. Tells you exactly where you want your HR for maximum impact. Very informative!

    Another great little gadget in addition to the HR monitor is the Garmin GPS running watch. SUPER cool to see your exact running pace & very beneficial for speed training.
    3557 days ago
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