Oldskooler Ramblings

the unlikely child born of the home computer wars

Showing promise

Posted by Trixter on July 15, 2008


Today was Fitness Score day on the Precor treadmill, and it surprised me:

  • Fitness Score: 30 (Change: +6, Cumulative change: +6, Medium fitness starts at 35)
  • Weight: 238 lbs (Change: 0, Cumulative change: 0)
  • Body Fat: 27% (Change: -1%, Cumulative change: -1%)

After only one week of walking on the treadmill at 3mph (medium walking speed) on the “hills” setting (incline raises and lowers) for an average of 25 minutes a day, already I see great improvement.  Not to my weight — I’m not completely concerned about that — but my fitness score shot way up and I lost a percentage of my weight in body fat.

I don’t want to get too optimistic yet, though.  According to the treadmill, I still technically died a few days ago.

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3 Responses to “Showing promise”

  1. zpinzane said

    That’s good stuff. I’m no fitness expert, but I was amazed at how fast my legs gained muscle mass and definition just by adopting a 30-45minute a day walking routine. I need to get back to doing that I think…

    Also, sounds like you have a cool treadmill. Got any plans for other activities aside from walking? In the future of course.

  2. Trixter said

    Because I’m a sucker for computer-aided fitness, after I hit a “medium” fitness score on the treadmill I’m going to alternate running with Yourself! Fitness.

  3. lisp_hacker said

    Way to go – keep it up, and let us know how you do next week.

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