The Chances

How a 250+ Pound Couch Potato Got Healthy

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


My Reebok HRM thinks I'm a woman. Or should I say, thought I was a woman, it's much better now.

I was at the gym, but part of the routine that should have burned 35 to 40 calories only burned 8. This happened the last time I was at the gym, so I decided to look into it. Come to find out, the HRM thought I was a 20-year-old, 5'0", 110-pound, sedentary woman. And today of all days, I forgot my sports bra.

So I fixed the settings. It's much more accurate now.

Warmup, 3 circuits, 30 seconds each exercise
* Jumping Jacks
* Split Jacks
* Squats
* Alternating Lunges
* Mountain Climbers

* Multidirectional Lunge, 3x10x95lbs
* Underhand-grip Dumbell Row, 3x20x20lbs
* Single-leg Bridge, 3x20 (both legs)
* Serratus Dip, 2x20
* Plank, 3x10x5 secs
* Hanging Scapular Retraction, 3x10x5 secs

45 minutes, 266 calories burned. Really, this time!


MarathonRandy said... that we've got the sex thing resolved I feel alot better, whew there for a short while we were really ...woman...only their hairdresser knows.

Chad in the Arizona Desert said...

"the HRM thought I was a 20-year-old, 5'0", 110-pound, sedentary woman."
And you denign this? ;-)

Marcy said...


Pat said...

My garmin thinks I'm an older overweight guy. Oh wait. . . nevermind.

Darrell said...

How funny!

Sometimes I'd like to be a 50 year old woman. Easier to qualify for Boston that way. :-(