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Doing a bit better!

Friday, July 26, 2019

I've been doing the treadmill/weight lifting routine for...oh, forever... and getting "nowhere." Okay, not nowhere. I am stronger. I was bored with the routine and it wasn't helping me with weight loss. Then I happened to notice that a Spark Pal had posted about using the treadmill at a much steeper incline (thanks, Eliza!), and it clicked for me. Of course! I need to bump that up!

So, I put the incline at 10%. Huff puff! Too steep. But modifying to do more of my 20 minutes at 5% is manageable. It's made the sessions more challenging and more interesting, and I've already stopped the seemingly inexorable move toward weighing 5 pounds more than I'd like permanently. Fingers crossed that I can hold firm or even--still my fluttering heart!--lose a few pounds. Wouldn't THAT be wonderful?!
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  • CTUPTON
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    My sister taught me about the incline. I never knew that before. You go girl!

    chris emoticon
    359 days ago
  • LOSEDAPOUNDS
    Awesome. Sine treadmills have a hear monitor where I think based on your grasp they can tell you if you are at a health heartrate as opposed to one that is too much. Might be worth trying to make sure that is a good heart flutter and not a flutter telling you to increase more slowly.

    Have a wonderful weekend!
    482 days ago
  • MOMMA48
    emoticon Mary!! emoticon
    489 days ago
  • TERRACOTTAGE
    Doing great... emoticon emoticon
    489 days ago
  • WENDYANNE61
    Wow, Mary - sounds like a great tweak to get things moving in the right direction! I hear you on those sneaky couple of pounds who seem to think they are entitled to hang around and cause grief! Hugs and stamina from across the ocean!
    489 days ago
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