I’m sure I’m far from the only one here, but I’ve always had a tough time being consistent with exercise. For many, many years now, my routine has ebbed and flowed, going through weeks of regular workouts followed by seasons of inactivity. I usually find something I really like and go all out for a while, until I get bored of it and it’s no longer enjoyable.
While there are probably better ways to exercise, for now this is what I’ve tried to work with (any tips on how to be better?). And this winter, my activity of choice has been simple, good old fashioned walking. I shared earlier this year that I’d been spending more time at the beach near my place, and this winter it’s become one of my favourite places. To be fully bundled up and breathing in brisk air while going on a long walk is the most refreshing feeling after hours in front of a computer.
Lately I’ve been taking my Polar 360 with me on these walks. The device is meant to encourage activity, which is definitely beneficial for an inconsistent exerciser like me. Polar was actually the original creator of the heart rate monitor 38 years ago, which means they’ve got that technology down to a T. It’s nice to have an accurate idea of how intensive my walks are, and this has helped me to challenge myself physically in that way. And for those who choose to wear it all day, the tracker even gives you a gentle nudge when you’ve been sitting still for too long, and helps gauge the quality of your sleep! Being more on the discreet side, I like that I can wear it without adding too much visually to my look.
Thanks to Polar Canada for sponsoring this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.