Day 18: Treadmill… DON’T DECLINE THE INCLINE!
March 12, 2010
KAPOW! I kicked it up a notch, again, on the treadmill today. I went back to 40 minutes, all at 3 MPH… however, today I did 2 sets of 10 minute intervals GOING UP HILL at 4.0! “Holy heart failure Batman!” (yes, he really said this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHjRwCu6yBY ) and no, no one actually had to perform CPR…
Now, although this got me breathing really hard (like the first phase of Lamaze) and made me truly glow (horses sweat, men perspire, women glow) it felt FANTASTIC when it was over! Not only did it feel great but it really burned through the calories! For example; yesterday I did 30 minutes with 2 intervals on incline (one for 10 minutes, the other for 5) and burned 263 calories, TODAY I BURNED 360!
For those people who aren’t morbidly obese, you may think what I am walking may sounds like a cake walk, but, for those of you who know where I am coming from and how hard it is to even move at our weight you can appreciate why I feel so incredibly accomplished! 18 days ago I was trying just to get through a simple walk, with no incline and without passing out or throwing up. Today I walked at a fast pace and uphill and I feel like a million bucks!