Our anniversary is in February and this year I was quite proud of the present I bought for Bob. It was two tickets to six Seattle Mariners baseball games. We aren't sneaky about presents. I asked him if the tickets were something he would like (dumb question I know) and he thought it was great. He picked the teams he wanted to see the Mariners play and I bought the tickets.
In return Bob asked me what I wanted and I couldn't come up with anything. I thought about getting a new set of workout videos, like P90X2 or Insanity but I really want to go through P90x a few times before I change my workout. No great ideas so I let it drop. Bob would bring it up every once in a while but I was still at a loss so I just ignored him.
Then last week I got an idea. I added an app to my iPhone so I could count my calories. I've lost my appetite over the last few months and haven't been eating very well. The app was suppose to help me make sure I was eating enough. One of the products the app syncs with is a FitBit. It tracks steps, calories burned etc. and then the information can be uploaded in to the calorie counter. That got me thinking and I started researching heart monitors. They talk a lot about wearing heart monitors when you do some of the cardio in P90x and I have always wanted to know how many calories I actually burned when I work out.
I found a heart monitor that you can use with your iPhone or iPad that will record your heart rate and also your calories burned. I decided that this is what I wanted for my anniversary present. It arrived last Wednesday while we were gone taking Nick to the airport so I couldn't use it until Thursday.
It works great!!!! I really love it. I found that my estimates for calories burned during some of my workouts were right on. Others I was really under estimating. Now I'm looking forward to my workouts even more than I did before. Plus I find that I'm pushing myself more now that I can see the number of calories I'm burning. In the last two days I've burned over 1,000 calories. There's no way I would have estimated that.
Such an awesome anniversary gift!!! Good Job Bob!! :)
amy & samson
1 year ago