For the past month I’ve been rocking a new watch thanks to Kohl’s!
If you follow me on instagram you may have noticed that I like having an #armmess on my arms at all times. This mess changes from hour-to-hour and day-to-day but one thing remains the same, I wear things that make me happy and help me on my fitness journey.
I have a thing for watches and though some of them are expensive, I don’t believe you need an expensive watch to help you on your fitness or running journey.
Here are five ways a watch can be beneficial:
- Set a time goal – If you are new to fitness, goal setting is a great way to get where you want to be. Large goals have a way of not being met – i.e. that New Year’s goal you set every year to lose x amount of pounds! Set small goals weekly – this week I will walk 5 times for a minimum of 35 minutes. Grab your watch and go.
- Set a distance goal within your time goal – Once you make it a weekly habit to move for a certain period of time, set another goal – a distance goal. Walk/run/bike for the same amount of time you did the week before, but see if you can do the same loop/path/course faster in order to go father within that set amount of time.
- Track Workouts – If fitness is already a habit and you want to take your running game to the next level, take your watch to the track to time your workouts. A regular, non GPS is still the best way to time these types of runs. A GPS unit will typically give you a faster time, while this may seem nice at first, you don’t want to cheat yourself.
- See time – This may seem small, but small things add up big in life. Wearing a watch daily can help remind you – it’s time to move – I need to walk – you really should go for a run – making time for myself will make me feel better about myself. I’m a visual person, so I perform my best and feel my best when I have a visual reminder. A watch is right there giving my brain the signal to keep my actions in line with what my long-term goals are.
- Set time limits – I don’t have time to workout, I wish I could be like that but I’m just so busy, must be nice to have free time….have you heard friends or family say things like this to you before? Or maybe you are the person saying them. I challenge any individual who thinks they can’t carve out time weekly for themselves and their health to wear a watch with a stop watch function for two weeks. During those two weeks, when you find yourself checking facebook or other similar activities that can become time sucks, start the stop watch. When you are finished “just checking it for a minute” record how long that was. At the end of the two weeks tally up how many hours were wasted. You don’t have to be a long distance runner or workout for hours at the gym a day to see fitness results.
Now to the fun part….Kohl’s is giving one lucky winner the two Armitron watches pictured! The giveaway is open to all US residents.
How To Enter:
- Follow @mileposts and @kohls on instagram
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- Giveaway begins on the 4th of July at 12 am – mark your calendars and tell your friends!
Disclaimer: This post is a sponsored post courtesy of Kohl’s. All opinions and thoughts are my own. This post is not associated with or sponsored by twitter, instagram or facebook. Giveaway is open to US residents only. Giveaway runs from 7/4/15 at 12am to 7/11/15 12am EST. Chances of winning depend on the numbers of entries. We will verify that the winner follows both accounts.