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I'm comparing apples and oranges?

Friday, October 18, 2013

I don't know if I'm comparing apples and oranges.
I am doing the indoor walking video for 2 miles in 32 minutes, but slower than the beats. I thought about 3 of my steps equal 4 of Leslie's steps. I thought I was doing between 1 to 1 and a half miles ( instead of the 2 miles).
Today the weather was finally really nice so I walked outside. It took me one and a half hours to walk the complete 2 miles.
I just started the 2 miles indoor, so I need to work up to doing it better. I feel I am getting a good workout as I am sweating afterwards. So maybe, I just need to do my best, indoors or outdoors. Maybe I shouldn't try to compare the two and consider them two different exercises.

Have a great weekend!

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    It is great that the weather has picked up and that you are back outdoors again, enjoying your beautiful country.

    Hope you have figured the apples and oranges dilemma out, it is frustrating when supposedly accurate measuring systems give different results.

    1676 days ago
    I think the expression is "Sweat is fat crying!" I don't do a treadmill so the only thing I can say is that my coffee walk is on flat sidewalks and I do the little over 2 miles in 25-30 minutes. But walking up hospital hill or to the pool is lots of hills, hospital is steep. That takes much longer. And I do stop to adjust clothing or look at something. Depending on your pedometer it's measured steps and I think the conversion SP uses is 2000 steps=1 mile. If you go to your fitness tracker and type in stuff in search...say "Mowing the Lawn" or "Moving Boxes" it will ask you the minutes. What SP tracks is the minutes of fitness and it calculates it into calories burned, depending on how much exertion would be required to do the task in those minutes. Does that makes sense? It's like if you do one of Nicole's videos it will track the calories burned for you. ALL exercise is good. As long as you are moving you are burning calories. Think of the exertion of vacuuming if you are moving furniture as you do it and do it for 30 minutes. You'll sweat!!
    1676 days ago
    Apples and oranges. BUT here, the deal. IF you're doing either one and sweating, you're doing it right!

    Remember . . . fat is sweat crying! HUGS
    1676 days ago
    1676 days ago
    You are walking and moving this is what counts. Keep up the good work.
    1676 days ago
    My first thought is that, as SugarsMom2 says, whatever activity you are doing it is good exercise, so don't worry too much about it. However, I do understand the want to record your exercise accurately, so on the Exercise Tracker maybe you could set up one for outdoor walking, one for indoor?

    Well done on what you are achieving, indoors or out!
    1676 days ago
    You're walking - do what you can do and don't worry about which is better or which is faster. I'm always slower outdoors than indoors because of hills and stopping to look at stuff. I know that my treadmill (or Leslie's DVDs) are a little short on steps when compared to out-of-doors.

    But the bottom line is to keep moving!!

    You're doing great!!
    1676 days ago
    that is a good statement . inside and outside which burns more ? I don't know but I do know that I try to do my best when ever I am doing anything . I find that if I do then I can at the end of the day I did my best and mean it . if you are feeling sweaty at the end of your workout I am sure you are doing your best . anything is better then nothing but just be present in what you do . good job .
    1677 days ago
    Apples and oranges.
    1677 days ago
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