I tested out my new Polar FT4 Heart Rate Monitor in the gym last night and I’m sooooo impressed with it! It never gave me a problem, detected my heart rate the entire time I was in the gym and even connected wirelessly to the cardio machines!!
I went to the gym last night and lifted lower body first. I was so curious to see which exercises made my heart rate increase the fastest. The verdict was pretty obvious, squats and lunges used the most energy.
After working out legs, I ran on the treadmill for a little over a mile. Here are my stats. I can’t believe I burned almost 600 calories!!!! (sorry the first pic is a little dark)
avg heart rate = 139
max heart rate = 183
It was sooooo cool to me to see how many calories I really burn on a trip to the gym!!!
One of the coolest things that I found out WHILE on the treadmill was that my polar heart rate monitor was automatically detected by the treadmill. The whole time I was running, my heart rate displayed on the treadmill screen (instead of having to hold those gross silver sensors to get it). This gave a more accurate display of calories burned on the machine. SOOOO IMPRESSED!!!! That was just a bonus to my excitement of how awesome this watch worked! Can’t wait to use it again!
As for eats yesterday, I started with scrambled eggs, cheese and ham from our cafe downstairs at work. It kept me full until lunch so I was very pleased with that! For lunch I grabbed some stuff from Meijer to eat because that’s where I was picking up my new heart rate monitor. I found a lunchables sandwich and a fruit snack pack. Both were very good!
I also had a bottle of my new favorite drink!!! Peach Tea Diet Snapple!! YUMMMMMY.
For dinner I made some Smart Ones pizza bites. After the gym I had a protein shake.
It’s almost Friday too!!! I’ll do my post soon about my SURVIVOR competition I’m doing this weekend!!! I’m getting nervous!!!