There are two concerns I typically hear from people who want to start an exercise regimen, but haven’t had success. The first is: I don’t have the time. The second is: I can’t seem to get motivated.
I get it. We’re all busy. We have jam-packed schedules and are pulled in a million directions. Because of those demands we’re exhausted and don’t feel like working out when we finally make it home after a long day. So we get stuck—overweight, not exercising and feeling sluggish. You know the drill.
As I was losing weight, 120 pounds just over seven years ago, I started walking. Not far at first. But I found that walking really suited me; I enjoyed time alone (I was still in the throes of raising four children) and fresh air. I bought a GPS watch that recorded my pace and distance. I was able to compare my performance on the same route from one walk to the next. I started pushing myself to go faster, to go farther. Competing with myself to see how much I could improve became incredibly motivating. My walks became workouts, and those workouts took on new meaning. Within four years of starting those walks, I ran my first marathon.
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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