Saturday, April 13, 2013
Still Grounded, Burning Fat
If I refrain from using the stairs and doing my "oh so wonderful," yes I truly enjoy my hardcore classes, it feels much better. However, just a little too much use and/or stretching and that lovely pain returns. I've been to the doctor, nothing showed on the xray. However, here I am still in pain. Next, perhaps an ultrasound to look at the muscles and ligaments.
In the meantime, I have been simply grabbing my iTouch, putting on some happy tunes and heading for the treadmill, where I enjoy a simple walk. Yay! Good thing is, a simple walk burns fat! Did you know that? It is actually better for you to not get your heart rate up too high if your goal is to burn fat. So walking at a steady, decent pace of about 15-17 minutes per mile (for me), for about 40 minutes is a great fat burning exercise. Not too strenuous but good for your body and soul. I make sure to do this several times a week, while I try to allow my leg to heal.
So next time you are making excuses to not exercise cause it's "too hard." Get a hold of yourself. Get honest and go for a walk and burn some FAT!