Saturday, September 7, 2013

Loving my FREE Polar HRM

When I started this journey, I told myself that I was going take one thing at a time.  So many times I have rushed out and bought things and didn't even finish what I was set out to do.  My first investment was my Fitbit.  (which I LOVE!)  My Fitbit keeps track of my everyday steps and synches with My Fitness Pal.  It has been a big help to keep me on track.   
Fitbit Ultra Wireless Fitness Tracker 1 of 7 

Now that I am doing more than just walking, I have decided to buy a HRM for more exact calorie burn for when I do incline on the treadmill, weights, and toning.

I just went with the basic Polar FT4 HRM.  
It is perfect for just knowing your heart rate and calories burned during a work out.
  Now there is no guessing and hoping that my calories are correct or not.

You know what else is awesome about this......I didn't pay for it!! I used my Swagbucks to by Amazon Gift Cards and bought the HRM through them.  Amazon had the best price anyhow.
{What is Swagbucks? Check out the post here and here!}

Here are my last two work outs.....during the duration of the work out it will tell you your heart rate and as you scroll through, it will tell you the duration and calories burned.
I really like how easy it is to use!

What are some fitness tools that you love?

Coming Soon......
I have invested into some new toning tools that I have been having fun with.  Also.....I have some new yummy foods that I have been eating.  I'll be sharing those also!

Have a great Sunday!
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Friday, September 6, 2013

The Vemma Bode Challenge for Me!

Oh my....where do I begin?  There has been so much going on and a lot of changes on this journey of mine.  Nothing bad! Actually some great changes!  Let me start here.....

Around six weeks ago I took the time to read this book.  I was at a frustrating plateau and struggling to stay focused.  I was working hard, but the weight wasn't coming off.  After reading this book I was very excited!  It was awesome!

Chris Powell believes in carb cycling.  The carb cycling caught my interest because I have had great success with the low carb plan.  I can flat lose the weight on low carb, but it isn't a long term plan for a healthier lifestyle.  But this plan was doable! 

I was so pumped and I immediately down loaded the Vemma Bode App and got started! For one month I followed the app, without the products that they suggested.  At the time I didn't know much about them and just followed the plan from the book.  The app was a big help.  It reminded me when to eat and gave wonderful tips to make me successful.  It was also amazing having Chris and Heidi Powell on my iPhone giving me tips and cheering me on!

The plan was working! I did so well the first month that I took the steps to find out more about the Bode 12 week challenge and the Vemma Bode products.   As like many plans it does have a cost, but I was committed and ready to do what it took to be successful.  I am already 6 weeks into the program and two weeks with the Vemma Bode Products.  The results with the Vemma  Bode products have been wonderful.  I am excited to see where I will be at the end of the 12 weeks!    {I do not represent these products; this is solely my opinion.  But if you decide that you are interested, Vemma Bode has a great friend referral program and I would love it if you mentioned my name.}

NSV:  After 6 weeks - 3.5 inches

If you are interested and finding out more about the vemma products let me know.  I can give you the rep's information.}

I am getting ready to finish my sixth week, but because of the products I started over.  So really I am ending my second week.  Ten more weeks to go on my challenge!   Goodness!  There is so much more to talk about but I will save it for another post!  I hope all of you are finding success in your healthy journey! You got this! Don't give up now!
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