1. Jog outdoors 3 days a week for 30-33 minutes.
2. Walk outdoors on all non-jogging days for at least 10 minutes, until the fitness center reopens. 3 days
3. Cross train by cycling outdoors twice a week for 50 - 60 minutes. Nope, I spent Wednesday "baking" instead of "biking."
4. Use Essentrics videos daily for the duration of the "social distancing." 3 days
5. Monitor my fitness levels using heart rate.
1. Make a conscious effort to increase water intake. Eight glasses is hard for me.
2. Reduce alcohol consumption. I just don't want to.
3. Monitor trigger foods closely, follow Low fodmap guidelines.
4. Eat a Mediterranean diet as much as possible.
1. Weigh-in weekly, Saturdays for 2020 Spring 5% Challenge Community.
2. Post exercise, LTGL goals every day. 6 days
Week 3 Total steps: 92,371
I still struggle with the 120 minutes of exercise dilemma. Last Sunday, I walked out on the river trail for 3 miles, and then the return three miles. It was long, hot, and somewhat tiring, but even that only took 113 minutes, my maximum heart rate only reached 129 BPM, and yet I was spent for the day. So how do so many people log 120 minutes day after day, and still not lose more weight? If I were to work for 120 minutes a day at an exercise heart rate, I'd lose my 5% goal without any food tracking. Are folks counting activity minutes for exercise minutes? I'm a long term exerciser, and if I can't work it hard for 120 minutes, how can people less fit do it? I know this sounds like sour grapes, but sometimes I feel demoralized.