I love to workout. Over 15 months I’ve been working out at a new facility. It is a new twist on HIIT training.

One of the reasons I love going there is the fitness monitors you wear while working out. They track things like heart rate, calories burned, and effort.

Well, it seems that I have been a little rough on mine as it is malfunctioning. Over the past two weeks, it has been cutting in and out and not tracking my progress accurately. Of course, I am getting a replacement belt, but it cannot come soon enough.

You see the belt is a real motivator. While I’ve still put in some great workouts over the time it’s been on the fritz, it’s just not the same. I am not obsessed with it, but I use it as an indicator as to how I’m doing that day.

I’ve become so “in tune” with the monitor that I know if I’m “doggin’” it on the floor or if I’m pushing myself or when I’m just average. It has even given me a good insight into how my body behaves when I am getting sick or recovering from being sick.

So now I wait for my new belt to arrive and have to suffer from one that has multiple personalities. I’m trying to push myself based on other things like how soaked my clothes are with sweat or how winded I am. But it’s just not the same without the monitor.

Ok – maybe I am a little addicted to it, but it’s a great motivator too. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.