Today I tried something new. Well actually something old.
I wore a heart rate monitor as I did cardio today. I was surprised with what I saw. My heart rate was in the low 140’s as I jogged on the treadmill. That is normal for me. I then went onto the elliptical stepper and was surprised to see my heart rate was only 117 to 120. It was even lower when I was using it as a stepper machine. It dropped to 108 beats per minute. That is too low. I guess this reinforces that I need to jog more. In the afternoon I wore it again and used the lower body elliptical machine. Again my heart rate was only in the 110-120 range.I guess it is good I saw this. My perceived effort was higher than my actual work effort. Bummer.
Dinner today was healthy again. It feels good to be back into the swing of things. I made a stir fry. I steamed some broccoli and added it to a beef, mushroom and pepper combination. I added mandarin oranges as well.