Thursday, September 9, 2010
My New Polar FT40!
I got my new Polar FT40 in the mail today! I didn't waste any time....I decided to use it for my workout today and find out exactly how many calories I am burning during my daily workouts. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that I burned 621 calories during my 80 minute workout today! I have just been feeling like I am getting to a place where I want to take charge of my workouts a little more. I love walking my dogs and that will continue to be something I do everyday. It just wouldn't be fair to them not to take them walking. But I usually reserve about 30 minutes to do something different with my workout. With my new heart rate monitor, I will be able to see how to burn the most calories with the time I have. I was also surprised to see that I burned 160 calories doing Wii Tennis in just 20 minutes....not too bad! I always thought when I did Wii Tennis as part of my workout that I was just being lazy, but not really! Also, for just 51 minutes of walking, I burned 376 calories. I think this will be a great new tool to help me along on my fitness/weight loss journey!