How many AP’s “should” I be earning?

In this thread on the Weight Watchers board, Goadie Jaxon44 queries “what a good weekly activity points number is to see results.”

My response–and this may seem odd for a fitness fanatic like me–was that there isn’t one. As I pointed out in the thread, even though I work out a lot–I am in my second week of the Beachbody Insanity program–I have no idea how many AP’s I earn, on average, each week. I’d have to go back and look. I’m probably earning more on Insanity than I did on P90X, as this is all high-impact cardio. I do track AP’s, but I’m focused on getting my workouts in and on exercising for x minutes in each month, not on earning x number of AP’s.

While my fitness and weight loss goals are related, they are, in fact, different. I am hoping that the high-impact aerobics of Insanity aid in my weight loss, but I’m also hoping to strengthen my core, and build speed and cardiovascular endurance.

What are your fitness goals?

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Copywriter and luxury marketing professional Teresa Rothaar holds a B.S. in Mathematics & Computer Science from Temple University, and is currently studying for her MBA with a concentration in marketing management from Wilmington University. At the time she founded Rothaar Communications, a marketing-services company that specializes in marketing and communications for the luxury industry, Teresa Rothaar had extensive experience in marketing and copywriting, including several years as a self-employed copywriter, web content curator and proofreader.

Outside of her professional endeavors, Teresa Rothaar is a fitness enthusiast and passionate animal welfare proponent. She enjoys running, the P90X and Insanity workout programs, and spending time with her husband, her two dogs and her two cats.