You are all going to see my inner nerd come out now that I have this sweet little Bodybugg!!! Seriously numbers and more numbers! I LOVE it! You've seen my other page with the calories I burn for various workouts so I wanted to add in what a full week of calories burned adds up to for me! This in based of my Bodybugg readings which are more thorough and accurate then my Polar f4! (Not knocking the f4- that has been my baby for years, this is just a more advanced device!)
To start I am 5'10'' and weigh 152 so you have an idea of how I may compare to you. Here are some numbers for you for my first week with the Bodybugg!
FIRE 30~ Burned 275 calories. (Lower than I expected bc Polar usually read more like 325.)
Averaged 9 calories burned a minute and took 3093 steps. (CORE 20 didn't record info)
Total steps for the day~ 8978
Total calorie burn for the day~ 2506
Push Circuit 2~ Burned 173 calories. Averaged 5 calories per minute. (If you don't know Push this was a 35 min weight training session.) Took 276 steps.
HIIT 25 ~ Burned 211 calories. Averaged 8.44 calories a minute and took 1928 steps.
Total steps for the day~ 5638
Total calorie burn for the day~ 2497
FIRE 45~ 389 calories burned. (Note: ankle was acting up so modified moves. No jumping.)
Averaged 8.6 calories a minute and took 4300 steps.
(Stretch 10 and Abs 10– didn't record info…)
Total steps for the day~ 8779
Total calorie burn for the day~ 2650
Push Circuit 3~ Burned 132 calories. Averaged 3.6 cals a minute and took 235 steps.
Total steps for the day~ 3992
Total calorie burn for the day~ 2335
FIRE 55ez~ Burned 470 calories. (Polar f4 usually said more like 550-600 and I pushed hard today so that's a big difference in the report.)
Averaged 8.5 calories a minute and took 5258 steps.
Total steps for the day~ 12,643
Total calorie burn for the day~ 2827
HIIT 25~ Burned 200 calories.
Averaged 8 calories a minute and took 1808 steps. (Funny that it's different from Day 2!)
Abs 10~ Burned 30 calories.
Total steps for the day~ 6230
Total calorie burn for the day~ 2609
LEAN 1~ Burned 177 calories. Averaged 3.9 per minute and took 361 steps.
Total steps for the day~ 5498
Total calories burned for the day~ 2442
I started the week at 152 and today I weighed 151.5. The numbers don't reflect the calorie deficit I actually had each day but when you are adding in muscle and losing inches I know the scale will not always reflect it. Plus, I am sore from doing LEAN 1 and know that means I am most likely carrying extra water weight. (I also just had my free coaching session with a Bodybugg representative! Take it! I almost blew it off but I asked her how I was concerned that a deficit of 750 was too hard for me and my reasons being that I just feel exhausted. I thought it being because I'm not eating enough but when looking at my food log she pointed out that my carbs are so low each day and that may be playing a huge factor in my energy levels!)
Conclusion: The Bodybugg is an amazing device that can really help you get to know your body. Do you need one to reach your goal? No. Is it helpful? Yes, if you USE it! I had to be diligent in tracking my food because what good does it do to know how much I am burning if I don't know how much I am eating? The Bodybugg isn't a magic band on your arm that makes you lose or maintain your current weight. But I love the motivation it offers me when I see how many calories I am burning during a workout and as a whole for the day. The main drawback to the Bugg is that it's ugly and has to be worn on your arm where people can see it. Many people bling theirs out to make it look better and now I can see why. It can also draw unwanted attention if that bothers you- I've had several people ask me what it is and when I explain they've proceeded to tell me I don't need to lose weight or to not get too 'extreme' about things. Said in love and with good intentions but they just don't know where I am in my fitness journey. At this point I am more like an athlete in training and I want to know if I can lose more pounds or if 150 is where my body wants to stay. And I want to make sure I get enough food to keep increasing my strength and cardio abilities while seeing if I can lose those last 5 pounds. If all that makes sense? I know we don't live our lives ruled by what others think~ I'm just saying that if you are wearing it you may get some unwanted opinions. But on the other hand you may encourage someone on their journey. 🙂