(Closed) I have fallen in love…with a heart rate monitor, lol

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I have one of those…..i logged in about 900 last night in spin class. It’s hard to believe! I have read that they are very accurate (especially the Polar ones) but seriously, 900?! Keep it up! I love my heart rate monitor. It reminds me to keep my heart rate in the high zone.

(PS about the weight, i hear ya. I weighed 165 when i graduated college, and 165 when i got married. But people were always like, “omg you’ve lost so much weight!” and it was weird to say, “well uh…actually…no…..” haha.)

Also think about getting your body fat measured. That’s the best/most accurate for me. Just maintaining that % is key for me, now. OH, also waist measurements.

So there are definitely ways to keep yourself motivated besides the elusive scale number.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

I have one of those too! It’s great for beginners like me because it keeps me from getting work-out burn out. I use it especially when I do run-walk intervals and it helps me from pushing so hard that I quit the next day.

I use my heartrate monitor along with my bodybugg and it’s working great together. Though I sometimes feel like a patient with so many things strapped to me.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Which one do you have?  I’ve been looking at them for awhile now for the same reasons you seem to like yours, but I haven’t bitten the bullet yet.  I’m starting to train for a 1/2, though, and I think this might be the additional motivation I need (in case that registration fee wasn’t enough…)!

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

My husband bought me a Polar wrist monitor from Sears. You have to hold it down every so often to recalibrate it to your current heart rate. Paid $100-$125 for it awhile ago. Eventually I’ll have to upgrade to the automatic/continuous check monitor one. My spin instructor wore one when she was pregnant b/c of the whole heart rate <140 thing. Sometimes it’s a pain to stop and hold the button down…but not really during classes–i just reach down and do it between sets or while i’m on my flywheel. But i’m really going to like upgrading to an automatic unit that i don’t have to screw with much, especially now that I know how often I use it!!!

Definitely buy off amazon, though! great prices!

(mine’s only a wrist style. I looked it up and I THINK it’s an F4)

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