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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Any of you out there have a Heart Rate Monitor? I've been looking into buying a used one through kijiji, but am just not sure which to go for. Garmin? Polar? any ideas? I would love to have one to track my runs, but really I'd love it to see how many calories each workout burns! I have SVT (supra ventricular tachycardia) which is basically like a circuit problem in my heart. It's not life threatening, and the worst thing that happens to me is that sometimes my heart beats like crazy and won't stop until I do a specific breathing technique or wait it out till it stops on its own. It's like the blood in the heart is going through a circuit... but then my circuit changes and the blood goes in the wrong direction.. which causes the intense beating and the 230+ heartrate. SO, when I exercise.. my HR tends to be on the higher end... meaning the calories burned on the treadmill are likely NOT accurate at all, and for me especially. Kinda hard to tell if I'm working out enough to see any weight loss right? I think an HRM would help me with this...

Anyways, yesterday was a pretty successful day. I say this even though I had pizza for dinner and ice cream for dessert! I tracked the pizza BEFORE I ate it, and had a kiddie cone from mcdonalds (45 calories.. seriously??) so I was well within my calorie, fat, carbs, and fiber for the day! I also spent 30 mins on the treadmill and did some ST for my legs!

Today, I'm going back to the gym to do 25-30 mins on the elliptical and then focusing 15-20 mins on ab work!

What are your favourite ab moves?
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    I have a Timex Ironman HRM. I LOVE IT! I use it for everything, plus, it's a pretty nice looking sports watch.

    I used to have a HRM that didn't require the chest strap, and you had to hold 2 buttons at the same time to get a HR reading, it SUCKED!!! it cost me $80 CDN too. The only good thing about that one was the timer feature.

    I was originally going to get a Garmin, but I wasn't sure how much running I was going to continue doing etc, plus with the price... the Ironman was $129 CDN, probably one of the best pieces of Work out equipment I've spent. Only had to replace the chest strap battery after almost 2 years!

    For my running, I still use my Nike+ with my iPod. It's not the most accurate but good enough for me.

    Good Luck
    3246 days ago
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