It is confession time. Sit down, hold on, here we go.... "Hi my name is Carla and I am addicted to my fitbit" (ok, I know I have already told you this before, but now we are on a whole new level) What is a fitbit you ask? Oh, just this silly wristband pedometer I wear that has totally TAKEN OVER MY LIFE! This my second attempt with the fitbit, the first go-around, I had it taken away from me because I was obsessing and hurting myself.
Let us travel back a few months to the holidays. Dan bought me a fitbit for a Christmas present. I fell head over heels in love with it! I programmed it into my IPhone and it tracks everything I do! It monitors my steps, calories in and calories out, how well I am sleeping, and even how many pounds I need to lose! It was love at first site!
I didn't care for the color at first, I am more of a hot pink girl, but it grew on me and now I love that fact that it blends in with most of my outfits! So anyways, lets get back to why I had my fitbit taken away the first time. If you remember a while back, I was injured training for a marathon last summer and was not suppose to be on my feet very much. It was a tendonitis injury so the more repetition the worse it would get. Needless to say, as soon as I received my new Christmas present, off I went. I was walking 5 miles a day, tracking calories and lost 6 pounds pretty quickly.....all was going well...until....OUCH!!!! My leg started flaring up again. Dan then proceeded to take my gift away and hide it in the closet until I became injury free!
It has now been a few months and he told me I am allowed to try it again, as long as I don't obsess about it. (which I still do, muahahahahaha!) One of my favorite things about this pedometer that you can become "fitbit friends" with someone and track their steps too! For example, my friend Scott, who thinks is super awesome....(which he isn't by the way) makes fun of me when he notices I haven't walked very much on a certain day. He is one of those guys who is on his feet all day (pretending to work) so he easily gets his 10,000 steps in....and then some. My goal is to kick his booty all the way to China! This week is THE WEEK I think I can actually WIN! I am already ahead of him! YAY ME!
I haven't been doing well at tracking calories...due to the sheer fact that I am lazy; AND............. I do not want to be held accountable for the potato salad that I just shoved into my mouth. Mmmm.....burp, that was delish......
The fitbit makes exercise fun and has gotten my big old booty off the couch and back exercising again. If you don't have one, I really encourage you to go out and purchase one. They have many different makes and models; prices vary depending on what you are looking for. If you are a game player or enjoy little challenges like me, this gadget it for you! I happen to have the flex, which is the wristband. I would be cautious when purchasing a fitbit "One," I have seen these out on the road or trails when they have fallen off while running.
Here are a couple shots of my morning walk (these morning walks are my secret enemy attacks against Scott...he is going down this week for sure!).....I sure do love where I live. Thank you Anacortes for being so hip and beautiful.....
As you can see, I live in one of the coolest places in the world!! So grateful that I live here!!! Well, I am off to get more steps in before Scott catches up with me! Oh and did I mention???? I am back running again....trying not to over-do it but I did run this the other day: