Let’s Get Healthy: Day Thirty-one (AKA So, HIIT…) #romancefit
Time on Treadmill: 30 minutes.
Pain Level: What the everloving fuck did I just do?
During this month of me walking on the treadmill every day, there have been some changes to my body. The expected ones, like my calves becoming things of beauty and my butt tightening up, were nice bennies, but once again I’m more interested in bumping up my endurance and strength than weight loss.
Except … I’ve lost back fat of all things, which doesn’t make any sense whatsoever but does make it hella easier to scratch between my shoulder blades. I decided to look this up (turns out there’s no correlation between walking and a smaller back, as there’s no such thing as spot reduction), and came across an article on interval training with regards to walking, where you can add thirty second bursts of power walking to your usual strolling speed of 2 MPH.
Ha. Ha ha ha. My usual strolling speed on the treadmill is 1.5 MPH, so bumping that up to 2 MPH is power walking for me. But I decided to try it. For my first 15 minute session I added seven minutes of walking at 2 MPH, and for my second session I added four minutes. Wow. That made a difference, if you could define “difference” as “being drenched in sweat while your bad knee curses at you in ancient Sumerian.”
I’m gonna try it again today.