Welcome to the premiere episode – both audio and video – of The Messy Middle.
My partner-in-crime (or sister in psychosis, as she so graciously refers to me) is Audrey Slade. Audrey is … how shall I say this … freaking amazing! As a young mother, she left an abusive marriage with nothing but her infant daughter, her dignity and her resolve to live a life that would teach her daughter to value herself. In the years that followed she did just that, and lost 120 pounds in the process! To say that she is an inspiration to me would be a gross understatement.
Listen (or watch) as Audrey and I discuss why weight loss is never, ever a straight line. We’ve learned to live our lives in the messy middle (did you see what I did there?), and we’re hoping you’ll come with us on the journey!
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I’ve been experiencing foot pain recently—and I don’t know why it didn’t occur to me to turn my shoes over to look at the tread!!! When I did, I was horrified. No wonder I was having foot pain; my tread was worn thin. Yikes!!! And now tomorrow’s run gets a brand new pair of (my favorite!) @brooksrunning shoes! 🏃🏼♀️💜👊🏼 #runhappy #running #runningshoes #newshoes #mindthetread #personaltrainer #fitnessover50
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