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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.

Good, too.

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).

Nomf, nomf!

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!

Dinner time:

Pork chop.  Branching out from the poultry  :mrgreen:

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! :D

Question:  What is your favorite gadget? Or are you gadget free?

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20 comments to GoWear Fit

  • Birthday squee! Have an amazing day tomorrow!

  • I’m buying a fitbit for my daughters birthday next month and if she’s loves it I’ll probably buy one for me too!
    Right now I’m still getting a kick out of my garmin with a shoe pod. I love getting info into speed distance and calories happy

  • Lovin’ the latte…I am ready for bed after staring at that for a few minutes.

    I am so gadget free that I am the last person in the world without a cell phone. happy

    Have an absolutely fabulous birthday Lori!!!

  • Hands down, my Garmin. Even when I don’t look at it while I’m running, it’s fun to look at all the stats once I’m home.

    Happy Birthday – enjoy your day off!!!

  • I’m pretty much gadget free. Even my pedometer which I wear every waking moment is an old digital that only tells me steps walked. My cell phone is still just that – a cell phone and nothing more.

  • Kim

    Happy birthday eve!!! I love my Garmin 305 and my Fitbit. Funny thing is that with all my techie devices, I usually just go with the ballpark 35 calories burned for each mile biked. Here’s hoping for blue skies and tailwinds on your birthday.

  • MB

    I recently bought my second fitbit after getting in the hot tub with the first one after almost two years of daily use. I think it helps keep me motivated and encourages me to move more so I was able to justify the cost to replace it.

    Glad you are making the executive decision to take your birthday off and celebrate. I never work on my birthday winking Hope the weather clears for a birthday ride.

  • I love my Garmin – you can use it as much or as little as you want…sometimes all I care about is distance, but other times it’s fun to see elevation, or pace, or more.

  • LOL my favorite gadget would be one of my sewing /knitting /rug hooking tools. I can’t choose just one.

    Have a great birthday Lori!!!

  • What a cool thing. My favorite gadget is my Garmin. Like you I love numbers and I love to see the stats after a run. For my other workouts I use a Polar watch. My other, cannot miss, gadget is my Ipod. If the Garmin or Ipod dies these are things I replace immediately with a new one.

    By the time you read this, it’s your birthday: HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

  • Biz

    Happy Birthday Lori! Hooray for taking the day off!

  • I’m feeling very sleepy, but before my eyes close, I have time to comment! happy I love gadgets and my all time favorite is my Omron pedometer I always wear around my neck.

    GoWear looks good too, I think I’d like it too, but I’m cheap at the moment. Oh, I just remembered I own a Suunto heart rate monitor and a Gymboss interval timer.

    It doesn’t surprise me at all that sedentary work looks like sleeping. :_)

  • I’m sorry, I fell asleep before I could reply. happy

    My only gadget these days is my iphone, but I wouldn’t mind trying one of the armbands some day. It would be interesting to see where the big calorie expenditures in my day occur. While I do a lot of desk work at home, I’m able to get up and move around quite a bit. I probably burn more calories than I realize.

  • Writing about gadgets today Lori & how they help motivate! happy

    Yahoo for thigh fecta day before TODAY – bday day! HAPPY TO YOU & ENJOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • I have so many gadgets but am really bad at using all the features. My favorite is my Garmin.

    All the food looks so good but …where’s the BIRTHDAY CAKE?!
    Have a happy one happy

  • I have a Polar Heart rate monitor and I love it! Knowing my heart rate helps me work out better and I love knowing the calorie burn.

  • Happy birthday! I hope you have a great day!!

  • Miz

    i keep trying to get into gadgets (my latest being a pedometer) but Im gadgetfree.
    42 years and counting happy

    hope it was a fantastic birthday.

  • I love looking at data like that! I find it so interesting. I don’t have a Body Bugg or anything, but that is definitely a gadget I could see myself getting addicted to. For now, I think it’s obvious that my favorite gadget is my Garmin Forerunner!

  • You are one creative barrista!!!! Love the pattern in the latte, and laughed out loud at the “you’re getting sleepy”. I don’t have any workout gadgets, but I have lots of kitchen gadgets! happy Have a great day Lori.

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