If you've been following my YouTube channel or any other possible social media outlet, then you may have noticed an increase in fitness-related posts. As winter approaches, we tend to gravitate toward comfort foods and occasionally fall off the fitness wagon. However, maintaining a healthy balance throughout my life is very important year-round. Staying fit and healthy has also become increasingly imperative for me, as a mother, in addition to instilling healthy habits in my 4-year-old son as well. Therefore, I've teamed up with Polar in what I like to call my "Fall Fitness Challenge" to tighten up my body and nutrition.
Recently, I featured the newly released Polar M400 watch in a post where I shared my daily fitness diary. Over the course of the past month, I've been incorporating high-intensity interval workouts (bootcamps) and yoga for 6-7 days per week in conjunction with a healthy diet. What I love about the M400 watch is that it ideally thinks for me, featuring calories burned and allows for syncing into MyFitnessPal. For example, I'll have protein oatmeal and spinach-egg white scramble in the morning, track it in MyFitnessPal, and it will sync my training activity within the app. I absolutely love this feature because it gives me accuracy in terms of calories burned and consumed.
My typical day of eating goes like this:
Steel-cut oatmeal with a scoop of protein
Spinach salad with fresh vegetables and solid albacore tuna
3 oz. wild salmon
Vegetable (green beans, broccoli, asparagus)
Quaker rice cakes
Vanilla roast almonds
Apples and peanut butter
Quest protein bars
By utilizing my new fitness/nutrition program, I have lost 8 pounds and 4-inches off my waistline, in one month! If you set goals for yourself, you can achieve them with determination and consistency.
*This post is sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of Polar.