2019 is HERE and there will be plenty of people putting fitness on their “New Year’s Resolution list”.
77% of people usually stick to their New Year’s resolution for about a week. While 8% of people actually stick to their resolutions for a whole year. Consistency is key when it comes to fitness and tracking your goals.
Tracking your progress is an essential part when working towards your fitness goals. Monitoring your progress will give you a sense of direction, and help you adjust if necessary.
When you look at progress overtime you begin to notice changes from day one. You will notice how far you’ve come and how much closer you are to your goal! Once you see these stats, it will motivate you to finish through!
Most people do not do this because of laziness and the effort it takes to make these tracking logs. That’s why there are a lot of people who don’t reach there fitness goals. Don’t be a part of that 77% who only stay committed for a week. I want to help you be a part of that 8%, and there is a simple way to stay committed.
Thank god for technology!
Track your progress with fitness trackers! Instead of using a tracking log on a piece of paper, throw it away and use this new technology. It has many features to track your improvements, heart rate, workouts, sleep, and more.
There are plenty of options to choose from and I’ve put together three that will fulfill all of your needs.
Apple Watch Series 3
Apple’s watch series 3 gives users an insight to heart rate measurements during resting, workout, recovery, walking and breathe sessions. You will receive a notification when your heart rate has elevated above a specific threshold as well. The workout app has a new interface with a high intensity interval training workout mode and even auto-sets for a swim in the pool! There’s also an app called Gymkit. Within this app you will be able to connect to cardio equipment and experience a two-way synchronization of data with one tap. This will give you the most accurate information possible!
It’s also way less pricey than the new series 4
Fitbit Charge 3
This watch gets straight to the point and you definitely get a bang for your buck! It features a 24/7 heart rate app, you can use it to better track your calorie burn and optimize workouts. It helps you uncover fitness trends that keep you motivated and guide you in the right direction! There are different exercise modes like running, biking, swimming, yoga and more. Set a goal and get real-time sets during your workout to keep getting better! The Fitbit 3 automatically can recognize exercises like runs, swims, sports and more. For Sleeping, you can see your time spent in light, deep, and REM sleep stages with the Sleep Tracking app. For females, there is a female tracking health app that will track periods, record symptoms, and even see and predicted ovulation times!
Garmin Forerunner 235
The Garmin Forerunner 235 has a GPS that tracks distance, pace, time, and heart rate. The activity tracking will count your daily steps, distance, calories, and sleep. The Garmin Forerunner also reminds you to move after sitting for more than an hour! It has a built-in GPS to locate your position quickly and precisely. Your heart rate is measured at your wrist 24/7 with the new heart rate technology. The colorful gauge will identify your heart rate and beats per minute in real time.
Those are my top 3 recommended fitness trackers you should check out for your fitness journey!
Look in the mirror and tell yourself this, “There will be NO more excuses in 2019! We have plenty of technology out there to assist me through my journey for the best results!”
So pick a watch and get moving!