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Increased the cardio in my fitness plan

Sunday, May 09, 2010

My old Nordic Track has been lurking in the corner of my dining room for several years just waiting for the day I would take it out, dust it off (literally) and start using it again. Well, that day came yesterday...and boy can I feel it in my thighs today! Funny thing was, I only pulled it out to use it because it was so nasty outside, I didn't want to go out and walk, but I wanted to get some cardio in. For the same time investment, it burns so many more calories than walking does, though.

So...I modified my cardio plan to include 15 min/day on the Nordic Track and walk only 1 mile/day. I'll do this 6 days a week. (I take Friday's off because I have church Friday evenings, and by the time I get home, it's about 10:00, and I'm too tired to think about exercise at that point!) I'll leave my Nordic Track goal at 15 min/day for a little while and then gradually increase it, and be sure to adjust my total calories burned/week too...so my nutrition goals stay on track!

What is so funny about this all, is that I've been thinking lately that I should really start using my old Nordic Track again, but just didn't feel like dragging it out. Then the weather gets bad, and out it comes! I guess sometimes we just need a little nudge. That was mine. I'm "workin' it" now!!
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  • KEEPITSIMPLE_
    Good for you! I just bought a Nordic Track, elliptical, last week, and I'm trying to get into a routine with it. I hear the calorie burn is really good, but I have to build up my endurance. I'm working on improving strength training too. I'm so amazed at the changes in such a short period of time.

    Keep up the good work!!
    3614 days ago
  • POLK-A-DOTS
    Good for you! I just increased the strength training in my routine! Too funny...Keep up the great work, and onderland will be yours!

    ~Embi
    3614 days ago
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