Secrets of Success

Watching The Clock



On the elliptical I try to go at least a mile in 20 minutes (or less).

To achieve my goal, I have to go .05 miles every 5 minutes.

If I'm just watching tv, I don't keep my HR nor my speed up. I have to watch the clock & mile ticker to get in a great workout.

Now I'm at 1 mi in 17:50 min.

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This is also a great way to see how much progress you're really making in getting fit and healthy.

When I started I could do a mile in 23 - 25 min. I'm down to under 18 minutes and am trying to work my way down to a more reasonable number for fitness.

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  • Ooops! Meant to write "I don't do as much..." - by SPARKLERCHIC_GA
  • At my gym, each cardio machine has it's own monitor for TV. Like you, I have to keep my eye on the counters..... I don't as much or as well if I simply watch the program that's on. I didn't care at first, but now that I actually know what I am doing (LOL), it bothers me if I know I cheated or slacked off. - by SPARKLERCHIC_GA

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