How to reset the Polar H7 Bluetooth heart rate sensor

This article was originally posted April 5, 2015, and updated January 5, 2016.

The Polar H7 Bluetooth heart rate sensor is must-have equipment for working out! I’ve had mine for a few years now, and it tracks how many calories I burn and how strenuously I work.

Because I use it almost every day, I have to change the battery a few times a year. The first time I changed the battery, I could not for the life of me figure out how to re-pair the sensor with my iPhone.

Thank goodness for the interwebs. :D

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Example: delightful animation

Website: http://www.virginpulse.com/

What they do: a workplace program to motivate employees to improve their health

What this example shows: what happens on the screen when I acknowledge reading one of VP’s “health cards.”

My reaction: I love seeing the little bubbles burst and float every time I click the “got it” button. It’s like a little sip of champagne for a job well done. :)

Here’s what it looks like.

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My perfect day of eating

I’m pretty strict about what I eat most of the time. To make it convenient, though, I tend to eat the same meals, and day of meals, over and over again. I eat for fuel, not for pleasure. (Man, that sounds so sad, doesn’t it? I do allow myself one cheat meal a week. Then I eat for pure gluttonous pleasure.)

Anyway, I notice that one certain day’s worth of meals makes me feel particularly good, keeps me within my macros, gets me all 21 Day Fix colored boxes in the right proportions, and results in a good weigh-in the next day.

I call it My perfect day of eating and it goes like this.

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2016: Year of my best body goals

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98D9uA-TNsI

Something about Oprah’s latest TV commercial for Weight Watchers, in which she says, “let’s let 2016 be the year of our best bodies,” really resonated with me.

Yes, I can make 2016 the year of my best body! I can do this!

I actually started my fitness journey last year, but I’m more determined than ever to keep going, trust the process, and get stronger.

Here are some of the things I’m doing to get there.

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