Mini post: I Want a New Heart Rate Monitor

by Annie on March 3, 2009 · 2 comments

in Healthy Living

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The battery of my heart rate monitor died on me again. I have an old Acumen that I brought for myself as a birthday gift 3 years ago. I changed the battery twice already. I think it is sign to upgrade to something that have a little more features, something fancy (I can just imagine my husband rolling his eyes at my attempt to justify spending yet more money on workout toys).

You are not training for a marathon, why do you need a heart monitor?

The reason is that sometimes I get lazy. I do not push myself as hard as I should. Even though I enjoy exercising more than your average person, sometimes I just like to go through the motions of exercising, then patting myself on the back, and swaggering around the office with a holier than thou smug look on my face (ok, maybe minus the smug look, but I can swagger). :D

A heart rate monitor keeps from me from cheating. Though there are cheaper means of gauging my workout intensity, I like toys. I can ask myself whether I am breathing hard, but still able to hold a slightly breathless conversation. If I answer yes to that question, then I know that I exercising in at a level that will give me results. But I like toys. Yeah, I can see where this argument is going.

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Sagan March 4, 2009 at 9:11 pm

A HRM would be really useful. I’ve never used one before but someday I will try one out! They look like fun.

My pedometer is my best friend :D

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asithi March 5, 2009 at 8:31 am

@Sagan – I wouldn’t leave for a vacation without a pedometer either. That is the only seriously means of gauging how much walking I get in. And I always think that I am walking more than I do, hence eating more treats than I should. Thanks for the comment.

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