I’ve been getting about an average of 7K steps and climb between 9 and 12 flights of stairs (go, go, two story house!) every day, but I haven’t been doing anything else. Today, after my glorious weigh-in, I was re-energized about my weight loss and ready to help it out a bit with some additional exercise. I also own an elliptical machine, and remember really enjoying using the elliptical in the past when I’ve had successful weight loss (2005).
Medifast says to not do anymore than 45 minutes of exercise a day, so I was planning on doing at least 30 – not including warm up and cool down. I was going to take it slow, to get to at least 30 minutes. Well… that didn’t happen.
I was only able to get to 20 minutes, and that included my warm up and cool down. It was a lot harder than I remember, and I hate that. I wasn’t looking for “easy”, but I wasn’t looking for “HARD” either. Plus, I only burned 200 calories and I thought I would have burned a lot more considering how much I was sweating!
But… 200 calories in 20 minutes is pretty good. Along with my walks during the day, I can burn close to 500 calories and in short bursts no less. Gotta take what I can get, right?