Ok. So last night I got my AP information. Pretty much everything I knew before. But I have never been very good at judging my intensity. Today I walked pushing a double jogging stroller with my son (20-25 pounds), the 2 year old I watch (35-40 pounds) while carrying my daughter (25 pounds) in the back pack. The terrain where I live is hilly. I had to keep the pace kind of slow b/c the four year old was walking. I walked about 30 minutes.
Here's where I run into trouble. I was sweating my butt off... was it b/c it is 90 degrees, or b/c I was working hard. I could talk, but breathing was faster than normal. Is that light, or moderate? How would guys count that?
Also I do a strength training routine here at home with weights. It takes me about oh 20-30 minutes so let's call it 25. What intensity is that sort of thing? I also do crunches I aim for 50. So it takes me like 5 minutes. I certainly can't talk or sing while i do it, but I don't really sweat. Can that be counted at high? Or is it only moderate or light? Plus 5 minutes isn't even on teh slider so does it even count at all.
When I am actually exercising..which I haven't done since I started meetings again until myw alk today...I like to walk then come home and do my weights or the abs. I alternate days. Would it be better to do them both on one day and rest everyother day? That way I had a longer time to count towards AP.
WW recommends 28 AP a week. That's 4 points a day. I'd have to exercise at a moderate intensity for 60 minutes 7 days a week to get that! Or 90 minutes 5 days. I soooo don't have that kind of time. Sure I can sit here and type but I am only online for 5-10 minute snippets. Hmmmmm? I'm gonna have to plan this out I think.
thanks for any advice!