It is no secret that I am a huge Polar Global fan. I am an ambassador with the company and am a huge advocate for listening to your heart when it comes to your health and fitness goals. A few weeks ago, I purchased a Polar Balance scale to help me stay accountable with my weight loss goals. I shared with you my review and experience with the Polar Balance scale.
Using the Balance has held me to a higher accountability standard and has challenged me daily with staying active to reach my daily activity goal. The Polar Balance smart scale bridges healthy eating habits and weight loss with daily activity and exercise. You can not be successful with your weight loss goals if you only factor in one without the other… you need both: healthy eating and exercise.
Since using and weighing myself on my Polar Balance scale, I have been challenged to be more active each day. This is in addition to my daily workout routine. No more sitting and being lazy. I do not want my A360 to buzz me to let me know to get up and move… I need to stay active all day in order to reach my daily goal.
In order to help me reach my daily activity goal, I have added running back in to my training plan. Working full time really took a toll on me fitting in fitness. I have come to the harsh realization that I need running and fitness in my life. I am a healthier person when I workout. I feel better. I think better. I am better when I run.
I have been using my Polar M400 to track my distance and activity while running on the treadmill. Even though I do not own a Polar Foot Pod to record my actual distance while running on the treadmill, I find that my M400 very closely records the distance run per my treadmill. I also like that it records my cadence as I run.
Because I am starting from scratch with my running and aerobic endurance, I am utilizing a run/walk plan when it comes to running. This plan can be used for any fitness level from beginners to experienced runners.
The beginning runner can walk at a slow/recovery pace and pick up the pace to a power walk during the run section.
The experienced runner can slowly jog at the recovery portion and pick up the pace to a HIIT interval pace during the run section.
What I like about this interval running workout is that it can fit any level athlete and challenge them at their current fitness level.
I have been doing this running interval workout on my treadmill 3x a week before my day starts. I like how energized and awake it makes me feel and I find that I am more productive and active throughout my day.
After my running workout, I make sure that I refuel my body with something healthy. My Polar Balance Smart Scale will not be happy if I feed my face with junk after all my activity. My goal is to have the number on my scale to go down, not up.
Because my running workouts occur in the morning, before the sun comes up, I like to refuel with a delicious chocolate, peanut butter, banana smoothie. This not only fuels my tired muscles, but it also is a great way to nutritiously start my day on the right foot.
Alright, I am off to teach a group of 2nd graders for our first day of summer school! My workout is complete, my breakfast is in my stomach, and my Polar A360 is charged and on my wrist ready to track my daily activity.
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Polar US . The opinions and text are all mine.