So a couple of weeks ago the chest strap part of my polar watch went dead. I had another battery and was going to change it out but after giving it some thought I decided to leave it behind from now on.
I know that some of you may be shocked by this revelation but let me drop a little bit of truth on you. The biggest reason I decided to leave it behind was because it wasn't motivating me in a healthy way. For example, I wanted to get a high calorie burn so I could post a pic on Instagram/Facebook showing off my hard work. I am all about taking pride in hard work but approval of others shouldn't be the motivation.
The second reason I left it behind is because I am gonna burn what I burn. I lift more and do less cardio nowadays and some days (like leg day) I am going to burn more and some days (like arm day) I am going to burn less. Fact. It doesn't mean that I didn't get in a good work out. With the switch to IIFYM, calories are no longer my primary focus so I don't really care if I burned 250 cal or 750 cal. It matters that I got in my workouts for the week.
Lastly, the dang chest strap was always moving during lifting and the clasp was starting to leave a nice little scar from all the rubbing.
So there is my truth for this lovely Monday.
How do you feel about using a fitness watch?