It was finally time for a new battery in my heart rate monitor. For most of this year I’ve had a little battery sign on my watch and I kept procrastinating on getting the battery replaced because the idea of being without it for long didn’t appeal to me.
There was also another issue: I needed my HRM to stay waterproof and replacing the battery meant it wouldn’t be waterproof. I found a solution. This place could replace the battery AND make it waterproof again. Score! So that meant that my workouts for the next week or two will be naked.
That meant I had to just guess on my calories burned at the gym. The good news: my routines are pretty standard and I burn a consistent amount so it was okay. I ran a great 4 miles on the treadmill (which was good because I’d been sore and limping for days because of lunges).
My workout was sweaty and productive but it felt weird not knowing what my heart rate was, or how many calories I was burning. Several times I looked at my wrist to check my heart rate and then felt like a dork because I saw this:
Calories Burned: 500?
After dinner I wanted dessert but nothing appealed to me. I didn’t really want chocolate or candy, I just wanted something carby and sweet. So I toasted an English muffin with cinnamon and a little sugar/splenda blend.
QUESTION: Do you workout “naked” without your heart rate monitor or garmin devices?
About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and Glamour.com.