The contest is over, but I hope you’ll enjoy the post anyway!
It has been a while since I’ve said this, but I am really excited about my training plans for the upcoming new year. I’ve never been one to make resolutions, preferring to call them “goals,” but I’m thinking that just maybe this year will be an exception.
You may ask what has me so ecstatic about exercise? Well, I’ll tell you (that is the purpose of this post, after all). There are actually three things that I think will be both useful and motivational. Number one is the Polar FT4 Heart Rate Monitor that I received from h.h. gregg.
I strapped on the pretty pink Polar and not only did I want to go for a run, I wanted to run fast. I was so excited to see what I would learn about my body, my training, and my fitness level that I wanted to zip right out the door.
Back to Reality
Well, I was a long way from zippy when I took my run. My regular route starts out slightly uphill, then the incline increases about a half mile into the run. My heart rate climbed quickly, much higher than my slow effort seemed to warrant. Just using a basic heart rate formula (220-age=100% maximal heart rate, ie the kind of calculation that I can do in my head when I’m jogging along at, well, wait…90%?!).
Well, I have my starting point. I may run several days a week, but I’m not in great shape. So, my first goal for 2013 is to change that. And I am psyched that my new Polar heart rate monitor is going to help me get there.
New Year’s Solution! Get Healthy & Win Big!
Now it’s time to get you psyched too. I am partnering with h.h. gregg to help promote the fitness products that they offer. They have a huge facebook promotion going on from December 28 through January 7 and have some amazing prizes to give away every day, including Polar Heart Rate Monitors like mine, treadmills, ellipticals, yoga and home fitness bundles and more. They are giving away over $19,000 in prizes and you can enter daily to win the Grand Prize package from Life Fitness and Polar and one of the daily prizes. You can check it out and enter to win on their facebook page or their website.
As I promised, I have a giveaway for you, too! You can win a $100 h.h. gregg gift card! You can get your fitness resolutions started with the fitness products they offer, including Polar Heart Rate Monitors, yoga mats and accessories, exercise balls, and more. Just use the Rafflecopter entry form below:
I hope that you will join me in getting psyched about fitness in 2013. Oh, I mentioned that there were three things that were helping get motivated? Tune in tomorrow for Motivator #2.
FitFluential LLC compensated me for this Campaign. All opinions are my own.