I would like to first say sorry for this repost topic. I did a search but could not find my answer.
When I first started working out this time and on previous diets I used heart rate monitor. I have had past success. A few months ago I had a trainer and we both noticed with working hard and eating right I was not loosing any weight. We narrowed it down to the heart rate monitor. My trainer stated that my resting heart rate should be about 70-75. (I am 1 month shy of age 30
So I went home and tested the monitor by sitting on the couch and it read that my heart rate was 85. If I walked around the house it would shoot to 115. We both thought this was not right. So I stopped using it. I just gaged my workout by how I felt and sweat. Guess what I lost weight. WOO HOO!
Well lately I have been DRAGGING myself to the gym! I know I have not been working out hard enough. i am tired of this diet routine. So after reading around here a lot, I thought hey lets try the monitor again. BUT I did not want to go back to old one.....so I got a nice new shiny one...and its pink too!
It is the polar F6.
So it again is saying that my heart rate for just sitting down is 80-85. When walking it spikes to 115. Is this acurate?? Also, it says that my 80% is 170. I think that is right but if I get to 120 just walking around then getting to 170 is not too hard. Don't get me wrong it is a work out getting there.
I like to think my cardo level is very good. I can spinn like its nothing. A few months ago I ran a 5k. I am not new to cardio. I know it is the key to weight loss. I just don't think my resting level should be that high. What does your monitor say? Is my resting heart rate for when I am sitting or sleeping?
I want to trust it! I really do! I just don't want to trust it and have it lie to me and I get no weight loss. My patience can not deal with anymore let down on this loooonnnnnggggg journey!
Maybe I'm just really confused and I have over thought it all and I need someone to put my head on straight.
Thank you for your help 3FC.