Friday, December 14, 2007

Can't Explain It

But I'm down another pound and a half this evening. That's a total of 5 1/2 pounds in 8 days. The only thing I've really changed is how I'm using the elliptical machine - and doing the "fat burning" program rather than a plain program. It puts me through about 5 minutes of low intensity work followed by 5 minutes of really working hard. Then back down to 5 minutes of low intensity and back up. I go through this cycle about 3 times in a 30 minute stint, followed by a 5 minute cool down.

I've read a few articles in the last couple of weeks that talk about how there is an increased fat burning effect with shorts bursts of cardio activity followed by short, less intense exercise or strength building exercises.

Can't explain it - but it seems to work!

36 1/2 down, 64 1/2 to go!


  1. Keep it up, you must have found that "thing" that works for you! I'm glad you shared.


  2. Wonderful! Keep it up and you will make goal in NO time! Jennie

  3. What an accomplishment, Sara! Way to go.

  4. Woohoo!!!! That is awesome news. Keep up the great work. I'll have to try your trick next time I go to the gym.

  5. That's awesome! Woo hoo!

    Have a Merry Christmas!


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