I’m like, super competitive, so I’m pretty sure I check in with my stats about 30 times a day (no, but seriously, — 30 times a day) to see how many steps I’ve taken, how far I’ve walked that day, calories I’ve burned, and how close I am to hitting my goal.
I also love checking on my sleep patterns every morning! I’ve mentioned before that I have a hard time sleeping, so I feel like this will be HUGE in helping me better my sleep patterns and find ways to help get more restful night’s sleep.
I love how seamlessly it syncs up to the app, and I can check the app every hour to see how everything is going too! (like I said — obsessed!)
Another awesome thing is that it basically yells at you when you are inactive for too long — OK, it doesn’t actually yell at you, but it buzzes, and vibrates, and you get an “Inactivity Stamp”…so of course, because I am ultra competitive, that just can NOT happen in my book!
So, I now am super conscious to get up and move every 30 minutes or so — I want to make sure I have a clean record for the day! LOL
I really LOVE that it has a nice sized full color screen, because many trackers I’ve seen out there don’t, and I think it’s super helpful for staying on track all day.
The Balance Smart Scale has been super fun to play with too! And the Polar Flow Diary online…the online diary even has running programs and schedules for events or races — which is going to be SUPER handy since I just scored a FREE entry to the Los Angeles Rock & Roll Half Marathon at the #WeAreMore Finishline Women’s event I went to last week! (shared it on snapchat!)
I can’t wait to keep using the Polar a360, the Balance smart scale and the Flow app to help me reach my goals this year — and to keep me accountable when I’m working from home! 😉
Polar will soon be launching their 30 day fitness challenge, the #PolarShapeUpChallenge, with a free ebook of workouts!
Just like last week, this new workout will also be in the ebook with tons of other awesome workouts from other bloggers in the Fitfluential community!
Full Body Fat Blasting HIIT Workout
- Lunge Hop Ups RIGHT – Start with your feet together, and then step your RIGHT foot back into a rear lunge, keeping your weight in your front LEFT heel. Drive through your left heel and use your booty to power yourself up into a single leg hop, driving your RIGHT knee up in front of you. As you land, step that RIGHT foot all the way back into the lunge and repeat.
- Plank Walks – Start standing with your feet hip distance apart and your arms by your sides. Bend at your hips and reach your hands to the floor keeping your legs as straight as possible. Walk your hands out in front of you until you reach a plank position. Hold the plank for a second and walk your hands back in to stand all the way back up.
- Lunge Hop Ups LEFT – Repeat those Lunge Hop Ups on the LEFT side now!
- Dolphin Push Ups – Start in a plank position on your elbows, with your shoulders directly over your elbows and your belly tight. Engage the abs even more to lift the hips up and shift the shoulders back, and lower the heels towards the floor into a Dolphin Pose. (Like a downward facing dog in yoga, only on your elbows.) Use the shoulders and abs to shift the weight forward into your plank position, making sure you don’t lower the hips too much.
- Plank Jacks – Start in a full plank position with your feet together and shoulders over your hands. Jump your feet out wide so that they are wider than shoulder-width apart. Quickly jump your feet back together as if you were doing regular jumping jacks. It’s important to make sure your hips stay as steady as possible and your shoulders stay over your hands, so keep those abs tight!
- Leg Lowers – Straighten both legs up to the sky, and engage those lower abs. Pull the abs tight as you lower both legs towards a 45 degree position. Don’t let your lower back arch, so make sure to really keep those abs tight. Stop as soon as you start to feel the abs shake, and PULL those abs in to lift the legs back up.
Have you tried the Polar a360? What’s you favorite fitness tracker??
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Polar US . The opinions and text are all mine.