I had a great, relaxing weekend with the BF. AKA Dave Cakes. Just what I needed to recharge for the week ahead!
There was hanging out with friends who were in town (and whom we are trying to convince to move to the twin cities..cross your fingers, guys..I might soon have a total of 3 friends here!).
Pinteresting my heart out.
Crock-potting slash making a mess of my kitchen. (Still working on a decent crock pot dinner recipe good enough to share!! I can whip up a batch of cookies that turn out amazing, but meals are a whole different ball game!)
Watching the Golden Globes (oh my gosh Breaking Bad wins!! I am so obsessed with that show!! Also Jim Parsons from BBT should have won instead of that doof who did. Am I right?)
….and of course there was battling to see who could take the most steps in one day. With our handy dandy fitbits.
My dad bought me a fitbit one for Christmas and I have been slightly obsessed with it ever since. I even convinced Dave to buy one so that we could
battle encourage each other. He got the fitbit flex, the newest fitbit on the market. Cuz he likes to one-up me that’s how he rolls.
I really wanted a fitbit to track how much movement I get each day. Especially at work. (Possibly to validate the fact that I don’t feel like working out after an 8 hour shift on my feet.)
The fitbit goal is to take 10,000 steps a day. For me that equates to about 5 miles a day. It is surprisingly hard to hit that mark when I don’t work at the cafe or go for an intentional walk/run. This has really opened my eyes to how inactive I am on days that I don’t work and don’t hit the gym at all. I mean, how much can I really walk around a 1 bedroom apartment??
fitbit one Likes:
- It’s small and discrete. I’ve not once had someone ask, “what the heck is that??” I have to pull it out and show it off.
- Stays charged for a lonnng time.
- Syncs when you are within 20 feet of the “dongle” (<-am I the only one who thinks that’s a funny word??) or blue tooth capable device instead of having to plug it in.
- Tracks a million things:
- –Tracks miles walked instead of just steps.
- –Tracks stairs climbed. (Dave and I may or may not compete on this one too.)
- –Sleep tracker.
- You can also log food you eat and workouts you complete for better help at tracking calories. There is a pretty decent list of foods including Chipotle burrito bowl ingredients.
- You can personalize your name. Mine is “Amanda:)” and it will tell me things like “Let’s get going Amanda:)” #love
- All of the flipping stats!
fitbit one Dislikes:
Working on this…maybe it could have gps to make sure the miles are accurate?
Anyhow, I love my new fitbit! It keeps me mindful of my movement and even encourages me to get off my booty (which is useful when one has writing jobs). You should consider getting one and friend me so I can be competitive with someone other than Dave Cakes and Maria.
Semi-healthy note: No calorie tracker is 100% accurate. Keep that in mind if you are trying to lose weight by using the calorie counter.
[Update: Disclaimer: Two days after posting this, I got approved to be a fitbit affiliate because I love this device! There are now affiliate links in this post. I was not compensated at all to write this, however. As always, these are my honest opinions. :)]
Do you use a device to keep track of your fitness? Which one?
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