I lost 17 pounds with Digifit by Bruce J.
Testimonial from Digifit User – Bruce J.
I have been using Digifit with a Garmin heart rate monitor on my iPhone for about 6 months now. I’ve lost about 17lbs and I owe it to how Digifit guides me thru my workouts.
I am a 53 year old father of three. I’m in fairly good shape, no credit to trying… Before the beginning of this year I hadn’t exercised for a very long time, in fact I was about 17 lbs from where I should have been.
At the beginning of the year I joined a gym near work and tried a spin class. It seemed real hard so I dragged out an old heart monitor and watch. I found I was approaching my maximum heart rate so I figured I needed to temper it a bit, so I didn’t have a heart attack during class.
I thought it would be real cool if I could chart my heart rate during the workouts and see exactly what my heart was doing. So after I did my research I got the Digifit app with a Garmin heart rate strap. That in itself helped me to see exactly what my heart was doing while I was working out. After a while I was starting to get into better shape and felt disappointed that I was not losing any weight no matter how hard I was working out.
With the aid of Digifit I realized I was working out too intensely so during my days off I started riding a stationary bike I had at home but kept my heart rate in Zone 2: Fitness (Fat Burn) on the Digifit. When my heart rate started to go up I eased off a bit and when my heart rate started to drop too far I peddled harder. My workout time flew by and the lbs just started melting away.
I’m now almost to the weight I was when I got married over 25 years ago. In addition to the weight I’m almost at 2 belt notches on my waist, so it’s visible. Not only have I not changed my diet very much, but I don’t seem to be rebounding weight wise when I miss a class or two. It’s now looking like I might need new clothes, not a bad price to pay.
I’m now building a road bike and will be getting the speed and cadence sensor to use with my Digifit app. I’m looking to make this a lifestyle change and now only workout with my Digifit.