Look what I got
I finally purchased the Polar FT7 heart rate monitor, which is a slightly more advanced version of the FT4. They both read your heart rate, tracks your calorie burn, and time your workout until you manually stop it.The only real difference is the Data Transfer option, and that the FT7 holds 99 sessions, while the FT4 only holds 10.
Also, the FT7 has the new Energy Pointer, which tells if your workouts are leaning more towards fat burning, or improving fitness.
Verdict: I love it! It adds a little boost of motivation to my workouts, and helps remind me to keep my heart rate up while strength training.
Since I’m not a girly girl when it comes to workout attire, the pink and red women’s options were not my style. Instead, I chose the men’s black and silver design, which can also be used by females since it has a female setting, so don’t let the website fool you.
Compared to the heart rate monitor on a piece of cardio equipment, both readings were pretty spot on. However in terms of calorie burn, the machine estimated about 100 calories more than what my HRM read.
I’ve always known this to be true, but it’s cool to compare and see how much work your body is really doing, and also how much it is improving.
Some other loves of this week include…
Cucumbers eaten like Fuji apples
Easy on-the-go breakfasts
Fage,Kashi GOLEAN,blueberries and cinnamon
Cinnamon Vanilla Protein Oats
Sunwarrior vanilla, raw oats, unsweetened almond-coconut milk, blueberries and cinnamon..left overnight in the fridge to combine.
Greek Salads from Panera. Dressing on the side. Grilled chicken added.
Chilled white wine
And this little jar of love.
Spread onto a frozen banana with raw almond butter….It should be illegal.
So…What are you loving this week?