Apparently, to them, I am not what a fitness trainer is. I was flabbegasted. Who the H__L is anyone to judge me or my talent as an instructor/trainer based solely on appearance. Well, I'll tell you, NO ONE. Period, thats it.
Kelly Clarkson also got verbally attacked this past week for her appearance by a, I use the term loosely here, reporter. She has struggled with the weight too and I applaud her response to it. She nor I care what others think about our looks. The important thing is how we ourselves feel about ourselves. If you don't like how I look then don't look and mind your own business. We can lose the weight, if we feel the need for our own selves, but you can't change being an A__!
Fitness has many different looks and thin isn't necessarily 1 of them. Healthy is. So bite me. I know I don't sit around eating bon-bons all day long and I doubt greatly that Ms. Clarkson does either.
Instead of putting someone down maybe stop & think about how beneficial your verbiage is gonna be to that person. Look into your self and what flaws you may have and how you would feel about being judged solely on them. Believe me we all have some.
As my father used to say "If you have nothing nice to say, say nothing at all." There I'm done. Thanks for listening (or reading in this case).
I have an app on my phone that allow me to set up interval workouts. I love this thing. It shouts out "GO" for the interval and "REST" when, obviously, the recovery period is on. I can set the number of interval rounds I want but I'm still trying to figure out how to make it continue fully for a number of times. Last week I did a Tabata workout on the bike but need to reset after each full bout. it's easy enough to do but I'm sure there's a way to make it work multiple times/workout.
This app allows me to set up a warm-up time, workload times and a cool down. I can also save and add differing interval times. Sometimes I want to do a 7 minute round of intervals at 30-30. That jut means 30 seconds high and 30 seconds recover other times I pyramid UP & down, etc. The possibilities are almost endless. It does make my workouts easier to get through when I'm on a stationary bike. There are plenty of free apps for this so try some out.
Remember to only do interval work 1-3x's/week. The rest of the days of the week continue with your steady state work. You may do "cardio-based" work every day, just not daily interval work. If intervals are new to you, just start with once a week.
Also it's not always how high you get your heart rate up. Anybody can get their HR high, it's how quickly the HR comes back down/minute thats the measurement of your fitness level.
Ideally, the HR should come down around 11 beats by the end of the first minute of recovery/cool down. The faster it comes down the better. If it doesn't come down that much, don't beat yourself up over it .Maybe, back off a tad on the workload intensity and build up gradually on the intensity as your HR responds positively.
You should get breathless on the high-end of the interval but if your doing steady state work, you should know your working. On a scale of 1-10, you should feel somewhere between a 4-8. That'll depend on your workload and level of fitness. We all have to start somewhere so be kind to yourself if your just starting out. Okay? And... make sure you should be working that hard by checking in with your Dr. please.
Keep dancin' folks. Peace.