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SIMONEKP Posts: 2,600
6/29/13 11:13 P

Get a heart rate monitor- more accurate than the estimates on Spark and other sites. Pedometers are good for tracking steps.

Simone

"Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish." - John Quincy Adams

No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everyone on the couch!
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CAYCESMOM Posts: 361
6/29/13 8:04 P

I use a sportline pedometer from Sports Authority. I believe it cost around $35. I would like to get a fitbit or something similar, but this worked really well for me especially in the beginning. I think it helped me to be more aware of how many steps I was taking and I found myself looking for ways to get more steps in.

As far as calories, if you mean calories burned during exercise, I used the fitness tracker here on Spark. I have found that using the nutrition and exercise trackers here can be extremely beneficial.

Oh, and I also did the 5K your way walking program when I started, that helped me to set and reach a specific goal. That really helped me to start exercising regularly.

Best of luck to you!! emoticon emoticon

JUSTME444 SparkPoints: (7,288)
Fitness Minutes: (3,143)
Posts: 679
6/29/13 1:16 P

what do you use?
I could use any motivational tool I can get - ha!

My Goals...
To loose 20lbs 3 times
20/20/20 The only way I can think of accomplishing my goal is to break it down that way.

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