How Tracking Exercise Can Motivate You

**I was not compensated or sponsored to talk about the Wahoo Tckr X HRM. I wrote this post to share how much I love this product.

It took me three months into my weight loss journey to finally start exercising. I started doing YouTube videos and the Just Dance game with my three year old. I wanted to optimize my workouts and make sure I was doing it with enough intensity to burn the maximum amount of calories. The best way I know how you can make sure you are working hard enough is with a Heart Rate Monitor.

When my husband asked what I wanted last month for Christmas I told him I wanted the Wahoo Tckr X HRM. It's has bluetooth capabilities so I don't have to worry about looking at a watch like some HRM's. It speaks to you through your connected smartphone so you don't have to stop working out to see what's going on. Best of all it is made from Wahoo which is my favorite fitness app to track my workouts.

I was so excited to take it out of the box and strap it on. It quickly connected to my phone and a profile was so easy to set up using the Wahoo Fitness app. Then you just pick the workout type you are doing and hit the start workout button. It starts tracking and lets you know how you are doing. I leave the phone on top of my couch where I can easily see it if I want to. It's exciting when the screen turns orange to show me that I am in fat burning zone.

I have been using the Wahoo Tckr X for a month now and I really love how well it connects, how accurate it is and how motivating it is. I know when I have it on I try my best to get into the orange zone. I loved this product so much that I had to share with you guys.

Do you use a Heart Rate Monitor to work out? 


  1. When we go to the gym, we always have a heart rate monitor on to see how many calories we're expending. Keeping track is so important for the diet.

  2. That is so neat that it talks to you so you don't have to keep looking at it to see your progress!

  3. We have a different type of HR Monitor, but I like the features you've described. I think seeing the color change would be more motivating than watching the numbers and trying to remember the correct value :)

    1. That's a feature I appreciate also. It would be easy to monitor without stopping.

  4. Being accountable to my health keeps me on track. I need to track my steps & exercise to push myself.

  5. Have to admit, I really don't like to exercise at all. I do a 15 minute Ttapp workout, because it's just 15 minutes and it's not a bunch of jumping around like a maniac lol. It stimulates the lymphatic system, which is very helpful. I don't use a HRM, but do sort of track exercise with my YouFood app, which is just logging that I did it.

  6. Now I know how can I motivate myself using this track.

  7. When we hold ourselves accountable for our routines and track what we do, we achieve better results. All the programs encourage it. :)