more bang for your buck
One can get 'more bang for your buck' by getting an extra value from something. For example, I have recently been using my home elliptical machine, for 90 minutes at a setting of '15.' This level has been burning calories in the neighborhood of 1500 for the 90 minute session.
Last evening, I had only 30 minutes to spend exercising. I set the 'resistance' to '20' which was much more difficult than what I have been recently been doing. After a 32 minute workout, the machine had recorded that I had burned 737 calories.
In other words, although I had REDUCED my workout time by 67% (90 minutes compared to 30 minutes) - I had only REDUCED the effectiveness of the workout (calories burned) by approximately 50%. In still more words...I got more bang for my buck.
In the future, I will consider shorter workouts at the higher level, and I might continue longer workouts at the lower level. My goal would be to consistently complete a 90 minute workout at the higher level. It's good to have goals.
Your Food Diary For:
|Quaker - Cinnamon & Spice Instant Oatmeal||480||96||6||12||630||33|
|Food Lion - Essentially You Vanilla Almond Cereal||440||100||6||8||600||36|
|L U N C H|
|2 Egg Omelette With Ham and Cheese||460||2||25||39||972||2|
|Red Delicious Apple, 2 medium apple||190||50||1||1||4||38|
|D I N N E R|
|ORGANIC BABY SPINACH||20||0||0||2||65||0|
|365 - Hearts of Palm: Salad Cut, 1 cup||50||10||0||4||580||0|
|libby's - Sweet Corn, 0.88 cup||105||16||3||4||350||12|
|Roundy's - Asparagus Spears, 1.75 Cup||70||11||0||7||1,225||11|
|Eggs - Hard Boiled - Large, 1 egg||78||1||5||6||62||1|
|Ham slices - Ham pieces, 3 oz||160||4||10||14||1,000||2|
|Bacon - Real Bits, 3 tbsp||75||0||5||9||660||0|
|Polish Kielbasa Sausage, 7 oz (56g)||595||7||53||25||1,995||4|
|S N A C K S|
|Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich||260||35||15||9||350||13|
|Sage - Red Delicious Apple, 2 medium apple||190||50||1||1||4||38|
|Nature Valley - Oats 'n Honey Crunchy Granola Bar||190||29||6||4||160||12|
|Your Daily Goal||3,859||482||128||193||2,300||144|
|*You've earned 1,929 extra calories from exercise today|
Your Exercise Diary for:
|STAR TRAC ELLIPTICAL||90||1,423|
|STAR TRAC ELLIPTICAL||32||737|
|MFP iOS calorie adjustment||N/A||-231|
|Daily Total / Goal||123 / 30||1,929 / 590|
|Weekly Total / Goal||1483 / 210||17,565 / 4,130|