Sigh...why do I do this? I have been happily plugging along with my workouts for almost two years now. And then I bought a heart rate monitor this week...
I don't really care how many calories I burn, because I maintain by listening to my body, etc. But I have really been struggling with my workouts, because I always feel like I am fatiguing so easily, and/or that my output is way too high so early into a class like Boot Camp.
I look around during classes (I take a huge variety) and it always "seems" like I am working harder, but who knows? I am type A and I cannot bring it down from 110% ever.
it's almost embarrassing, because I will burn out and have to leave a class early. The instructors are always like, "You should be at a 6 out of 10 now." And I'm thinking, "SERIOUSLY?? 1-9 exists? I'm dying already!"
So I took a Zumba class today. My fave, but not my usual Instructor. I got a good workout, I wouldn't call it "crazy". My average HR for the hour was 175. high rate was 197. I am a 31.