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A love note to my new favorite thing in the entire world! MY HRM!

Friday, May 04, 2012

Iím here to profess my love.
I am head over heels, out of the ballpark, shoot for the moon, over the rainbow in loveÖwith my new Polar FT60 Heart Rate Monitor!

Yes. I said it I am in love with my new heart rate monitor. Now it may seem premature since I have only had it for 2 days but I can already tell the difference.

Want to know why itís amazing!?

1.) It creates a work out program based on your goals!

2.) Tracks calories burned, miles, heart rate, speed, EVERYTHING

3.) Itís so pretty and in my favorite color!

4.) The actual chest strap is super comfy!

So lets start with number 1. Creating the program.
You can choose what your goal is. Obviously mine is to lose weight. So I input my stats and bleep bloop bleep it created a program for me.
Which is when I began to panic a littleÖ
They said I need to train for 7 hours and 10 mins a week! GAH! Iíve been working only 5 hours a week.
Then it said I need to burn 3150 calories per week! WHAT? Oh no how am I going to do that?

Well hereís the thingÖI needed to change up my workouts.
Before I would work sooo hard and burn myself out so there was no way I could push myself the next day. So I had to change my goals.
Instead of pushing pushing pushing I needed to stay in the heart rate levels 1 or 2. Because I am staying consistent I am actually working out harder than I have before without overdoing it or feeling like I am going to die.

2.) It tracks everything! Donít believe what the machine youíre using says youíve burned. Itís just a guess but not necessarily accurate. Now I know for sure how hard Iím working and how much I need to push myself.

3.) Isnít it CUTE!?

4.) I honestly canít even feel the chest monitor so donít worry about that.

Lessons learned from the HRMÖ.

Number 1. SWEAT. I have NEVER sweat this much in my life. I am considering only wearing black to they gym because itís nasty.
Number 2Ö. Sometimes itís frustrating not getting in the right range but it really makes you work harder or understand when you might be working too hard.

So my suggestionÖ
Get one! If you havenít invested in a HRM seriouslyÖ. SERIOUSLY get one. They are expensive I understand believe meÖas a poor college student I know. But it is an investment and I know that it will be worth it in the end. Ps- get it on amazon. it's like 30 bucks cheaper than on the polar site. :)

Let me know if you have any questions!
emoticon Yea I don't know what this chick is doing but I can probably do it now that I have a heart rate monitor :)
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

EDDYMEESE 5/20/2012 11:16PM

    I'm glad you got this and are recommending it! I'm definitely still in the market for one and I may just go for it :)

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    I've really been thinking about a HRM also. I'm glad you like yours so far. What brand is it?

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STRI23 5/8/2012 7:27PM

    I was amazed when I first got my HRM at the difference in what the treadmill etc. would say and what my HRM said. The weightloss feature sounds awesome. emoticon

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CLPURNELL 5/8/2012 1:42PM

    Sounds awesome!!! I will be investing in my own soon!!!!!

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NEWDAYGIRL23 5/7/2012 7:24PM

    I soo have HRM envy! Haha, I have definitely wanted to try one, but been afraid to put in the money. Now that I know of a good one, I'm thinking I'm going to make that my next goal reward. That way I can save up for a bit...or maybe a birthday present?? It looks so cool! So happy that you're in love :)

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ABB698 5/6/2012 3:10PM

    Isn't it fun when we are so excited over a fitness gadget?! So happy for you, I love my Fitbit, and never leave home without it! Enjoy girlie!

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FIT_FOR_LIFE85 5/5/2012 11:01PM

    Yay! I have the FT4 and love it but it's not as spiffy as yours emoticon
no training program option but it still works great and tells me what I need to know!
Wow burning 3150 calories a week is a lot! I'm sure you're working hard to reach that burn! emoticon

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EAA789 5/5/2012 1:49PM

    Yikes! It is expensive. But I think I'll definitely save up for it, looks worthwhile and the reviews are great

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EAA789 5/5/2012 1:47PM

    emoticon edited because you wrote what kind you have. Thanks!

Comment edited on: 5/5/2012 1:47:59 PM

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LANGHAM71 5/5/2012 12:37PM

    Ok, I am officially jealous...You like the HRM more than me...LOL I am kidding...

But sounds awesome and you really got me to thinking, this may be what I need to continue improving my health...

I have been toying with getting a Nike Fuel Band but your HRM sounds 10 times better...

P.S. I was a poor college student too...In due time, it will pay off if you stick to your studies and take advantage of any and all opprotunities college gives you...

Keep up the good work!



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_JODI404 5/5/2012 12:01PM

    It sounds A W E S O M E!!!! Glad you are really happy with it.

I have thought about possibly getting one.... may have to check it out!

Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

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GETSTRONGRRR 5/5/2012 9:05AM

    Yay and congrats! I thought I was the only one who could profess a love for gadgets:

I've now got 2 - I keep one in my gym bag and another in my car trunk for emergency use should I forget my gym bag!


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LWADE1963 5/5/2012 2:01AM

    sorry i just saw that it was polar ft60. i am gonna check that one out.

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LWADE1963 5/5/2012 2:01AM

    i have a heart rate moniter but i am not happy with it. i have a polar, but it is the cheapest one they have. i used to have a better polar and i loved it.

what kind do you have. i like the idea of telling you how many calories you have to burn.

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