So the point of this blog entry,in case you were wondering, is while hitting the gym at the late and unconventional hour, I am determined to burn 500 calories! Heck yeah! So Sarah and I choose the "cardio" option. As you may know, this option keeps a constant monitor of your heart rate so that you can stay on the maximum target rate for the maximum amount of burn! Yeah so slowly, AND I MEAN SLOOOOOOWLY, my heart rate goes up along with the incline of the treadmill. I am thinking, "Yeah...that's what I am talking about! I am gonna get my sweat on!!" Well, the heart monitor thing will not read my pulse rate. Weird! So I move to another treadmill...And begin the process all over again....and finally my heart rate is read and slowly inclines, along with the machine...Meanwhile Sarah is going at 175 heart rate when her target rate is 158...GRRR!! I am walking at a 10.2 incline and my rate is only 98...OH EM GEE! What the heck.... so I finally manage to get to 144, which my target rate is 148...almost there!! So I decide to run...Thats gonna get the ticker pumping....NOT! I am running at an 8 incline, trying not to fall and holding on for dear life, and my HEART RATE GOES DOWN!!! What in the heck is that!??!! Whose heart rate goes DOWN when they RUN!
So my work out didnt really "Work Out"...so I moved on to circuit training where there is no wacked out heart monitor and I can simply rely on the good old fashioned burning pain of my muscles!!!
Technology can be so unreliable...
JUST KIDDING! :)