Today, I started working out again. I thought I would blog a bit about the program I’m doing. Last time, I did the biggest looser on my xbox. The only problem with that was keeping it up while I travelled. Even though I really enjoy really enjoyed riding my bike back when I did, I couldn’t spend more than 5 minutes on a stationary bike (it is just way different…I can’t explain but it has to do with the lack of things going by me on the stationary bike). I never did get into running. So, I turned to the internet.
Let me just say that I felt way way out of shape when I started. Even though I’ve been walking to work the past year, I’m way out of shape. I’m a far cry from when I got on my bike, and decided to make an extra loop just to pound out a metric century.
Anyway, after the first day’s workout, I feel good. Even though it was tough and I had to take several breaks. That should get better as I get into it.
My parents had a Nordic Trac I used when I was in college, and I bought one last year to work out on. Well, I’ve pulled it out and started using it; however, an old question has surfaced in my mind again:
What in the world is “Perf Index” on the Achiever BC-887 for?
It can’t be calories because it doesn’t know how much resistance I have. The only connection is speed and time It seems to count linearly so that at 12km/hr, I’ll hit 100 in 20 min covering 5km.
Oh well, any ideas out there?
By the way, the image is from a google cache of an old expired ebay auction. One of the few I could find.