This weeks fitness plan round up:
Monday: 60m Run/Power Walk DONE
Tuesday: 60m Strength/30m Elliptical DONE
Wednesday: 60m Spinning DONE
Thursday: 60m Spinning/Core DONE
Friday: 60m Strength/30m Stair Climber DONE
Saturday: 60m Spinning/Core MODIFIED: 60m Stair Climber DONE
Sunday: 60m Christmas Day Hike with my family DONE
Calorie Burn Goal: 4000 DONE!
Overall I had a great week and I’m psyched that I was able to hit my 4000 calorie burn goal!!! My mom let me know that she was confused as to what this meant. So I will explain 🙂 I wear a heart rate monitor every time I work out which tracks the number of calories I burn. I set a goal for each week for the number of calories I want to burn in total. 3500 calories = 1 pound. So I always stick to a goal of at least 3500. This means that on average I need to burn 500 calories per day if I work out every day. Of course I have my up days and my down days so I’m not always hitting exactly that average. I usually work out a lot harder during the week and burn around 600-700 calories each day and then go really light on the weekend to give my body a bit of a rest. For me, wearing a heart rate monitor has changed the way I work out. I no longer set a goal for how many times a week I want to work out. This never worked for me because “working out” can mean many things. If I’m working out 5 days a week, but barely challenging my body then I will not get the results I want. Monitoring heart rate and calorie burn forces me to challenge myself with higher intensity work outs. I know that the harder I work the faster the calories will burn off and the sooner I will be done! This method has really worked for me. I encourage anyone who is looking for a way to change up their fitness goals to start using a heart rate monitor…you’ll be shocked at what you see!