To Fitbit or not to Fitbit

Happy Monday! Isn't it the worst when people say that? Especially if you haven't had an adequate amount of coffee yet. (So, two gallons.) I ain't apologizin', it IS a happy Monday if you want it to be won the lottery or got laid this morning. Otherwise, meh. It's a Monday.

So I have this new Fitbit and it mostly just makes me feel like a fat, lazy chump. Pretty sure I've met the 10,000 step goal maybe like twice and it's been on the weekends when I'm up and walking around most of the day unpacking endless boxes and I might even get a run in. Weekends are easy with everything we have going on, it's weekdays that are difficult. I don't even know how all y'all with 15-20k step goals make that happen. Usually I hover around 7-8k. Those weekday steps are hard to attain when you have a desk job.

The point of the whole deal is it has me up and moving more, thinkin' bout that mildly active lyfe. And I'm all about the challenges, y'all. It will only let me do 5 at a time, so if I haven't accepted, it's because I'm already maxed out. Keep inviting me (meg[at]nerkyblog[dot]com), I'm easy to beat.

To try get my steps in during the week, I take walks at work. I usually speedwalk like an old person at the mall for 15 -20 minutes in the morning and afternoon. I walk up and down the super long hallways 3 times because I like to make the security guard uncomfortable. I'm lucky if I get 2 walks in, most days I get wrapped up and I only get one walk, but hey, before Christmas I would have spent that time sitting on my ass at my desk, so I guess the plan is working.


Stealth action shot.

Pro tip: I take a change of shoes, because duh. 

So far I like the Fitbit. It makes me think about how I can be a little more active. If I park further away, I'll get more steps. If I use the upstairs bathroom, I get steps and floors. If I get up and walk around at work, I get my heart rate up and come back to my desk a little more refreshed. Seems pretty rad. It may not be a super effective tool for a super active athlete, but with all the time I've taken off from running and my knee being a little twat, it's a great tool for me to get back into the swing of things. I'd recommend. 

Comments

  1. I never meet 10k steps either! I'm pretty sure it's because I don't swing my arms much when I walk.

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    1. I read that if you're walking on a super soft surface that it may undercount your steps. Are you perhaps walking on clouds?

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  2. I think I would hate a Fitbit. Only because I used to use the MyFitnessPal app on my phone but then it started getting judgey and sending me alerts like, "Log your meals!" or "You haven't exercised in five days- get out!" and it's like, I KNOW. I'm not logging because then it doesn't count and I'm binging on Bones on Netflix, clearly I'm busy.

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    1. Hahah yeah I don't log on MFP anymore either because it started to get TOODAMNPUSHY.

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    2. ...and also because I didn't want a record of my shame.

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  3. So THAAAT'S why you haven't accepted my challenges as of late. Girl u popular huh. I will invite you today for a challenge beginning in 7 weeks.

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    1. UPDATE: You're in my challenge now, a.k.a. SHUT YOUR DAMN MOUTH, KELLY.

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    2. Hahaha and you're kicking my ass!

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