Earth Day was this week so I decided to “go green” and recycle a bunch of old posts on the website. Hahaha! I’m joking. (Sort of.)
I did go back into the archives to find a great video I did a while ago on my favorite calorie tracking app. If you’ve never used one, take a look at the video to learn how it works and why I like mine so much. Calorie tracking is easier than ever these days, and you’ve always got your phone with you anyway, so why not put it to work for you?
The other way I loved the Earth this week was by writing up some fun new recipes with veggies. Kale and spinach are my greens of choice these days, so check out some great new ways to use them. If you love your veggies, they will love you back!
The other day I was scrolling through Instagram and came upon a post that stopped me in my tracks. If you’re not familiar with Instagram, it’s an online mobile photo-sharing, video-sharing and social networking service. Read more…
Recipe: Kale Pesto
Me, serving dinner: "The salmon has kale pesto on it." Rob: "I thought pesto was made with basil…" Me: "If it’s green, you can pretty much make pesto out of it." Rob: "Do I need to put a lock on the yard waste bin?" Read more…
Recipe: Spinach Salad with Quinoa and Feta
The other day my BFF texted me a picture of her dinner. (Do other people do that with their BFFs too? We do it all the time.) She said she was trying to replicate a salad she’d had in a restaurant not long before… Read more…
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How believable are the numbers you see on cardio machines??
In a word (okay, two words), not very!
BUT WAIT!! There is a way to improve the accuracy and trust the numbers from one workout to the next.
I’m so glad you asked! 😂
Use the same machine each time you workout. That is, try to use the same treadmill, the same elliptical, or in my case today, the same blasted stair stepper that I used last week.
Why? Because they’re notoriously wrong. But even more so if you’re using the machine on the end one day and the sixth one down the next time. These machines get A LOT of use, and the don’t get calibrated often (or ever!), so the numbers aren’t particularly reliable.
But using the same machine each time at least allows you to assume that the numbers from that machine will give you a reasonably accurate, apples-to-apples comparison from one workout to the next.
So, last time I tortured myself on this exact stair stepper I did 99 floors in 30 minutes, today I did 101. Progress! 👊🏼💖 #personaltrainer #gymtips #cardio #healthylifecoach