New week! A dreary start to the week, too. I decided to hit up the gym this morning. I might ride on my birthday tomorrow if the weather is good, so I needed to lift today if that is going to happen.
I did the leg matrix for the finisher today. I think that is what I will be calling a thigh-fecta now!
I was the only woman in the free weight area (the Iron Den as it is called at my gym). I really want to just grab some ladies and get them in there!
I came home and since it was a cold morning, I made up pumpkin oats! I had a pumpkin protein shake before my workout, so I really packed in the pumpkin today.
I have pulled my good buddy GoWear Fit out of the closet and started wearing it again. This is the same type of device as a BodyBugg or FitBit thing. This is the arm band:
You wear it all the time and take it off to upload data or to recharge it. You can sleep with it on as well (which I do). It basically records movement and gives you a calorie burn and METS activity throughout the day. It also records steps. I don’t have the fancy other things where I can connect with a Garmin or whatever (I’m cheap and don’t have those toys). I have the basic. I got this in 2009 and the battery is still good! I charged it up and started wearing it. I really want to get a better handle of calories burned while biking and lifting to make sure I am getting in enough or not too much food.
Here is an example of Friday for me.
I know it may seem like I am very active, but note how when I work it looks like sleep! That is the sedentary nature of my job and I can’t change that. Until I get a foot pedal that I can work with my mouth (invention anyone???), this is how it goes. I’ll periodically post some data from my gizmo for fun.
I do not think it is accurate for biking as the calorie burn is too low, so I am going to actually wear it on my leg for the next cycling ride and see what happens.
I love gadgets and numbers!
I also love lunch (or any meal time, really).
I did the latte honors this afternoon as work slowed down.
You are getting very sleepy….
I took a walk around the block in the afternoon as well. Looking at the GoWear fit really makes me want to make sure I move more. Guess it works!
Pork chop. Branching out from the poultry
I have a bit more work to do tonight and another walk around the block, plus my Larabar snack.
Yep, it’s been a typical Monday! Tomorrow I am taking the day off for my birthday because I can – I love being an independent contractor!
Question: What is your favorite gadget? Or are you gadget free?