As everyone who has spoken to me in the last eight or nine months knows, I am a fanatic with getting steps! A few months after starting my job I realized how much time I spend sitting at a computer during the day and it made me feel frumpy. I like to think I am a pretty athletic, energetic person but my job requires that I sit at a desk all day which is actually exhausting.
I ended up figuring out a way to get a free pedometer through my health insurance and I became obsessed! I wore it everywhere, literally. Work, football games, parties, bars, the mall, everywhere that I went I was wearing my pedometer. I became pretty good at hiding it until I got on the crop top trend and then it was out for everyone to see.
This was from a USC football game last fall and you can sort of see the pedometer by my hand – not ideal for crop tops, rompers, or dresses!
A few weeks into wearing the pedometer I learned about Fitbit Flex and lusted after this band. I had read every article and blog about the Flex and several that compared different types of activity bands. I decided that the Fitbit was the best option for me. It was the least expensive without losing the qualities and accuracy that I was looking for. Since I was a recent grad and attempting to save money, I did what every frugal daughter does and asked for it for Christmas and waited patiently.
Fast forward 5 months and I absolutely LOVE it. It’s not the most fashionable thing but I have rocked it at everything from galas to the gym and everything in between. In February I was thrilled to hear both Tory Burch and Fitbit say there is going to be a collaboration in the Spring of 2014 but so far there has not been anything released. I am once again patiently waiting until it comes out so I can combine my two loves of Tory Burch and Fitbit! Get on the email list to find out when it comes out here. The rendering below came from a StyleList article.
From horse races to Braves games to birthdays and hanging out with friends, my Fitbit goes everywhere that I do.
I recommend the Fitbit Flex to everyone because it is a way of staying conscious of your activity throughout the day. I am not sure if I have noticed a physical difference from doing it but I have certainly noticed my energy level spike. I am also a rather competitive person, I think I get that from my mother, but you have the ability to find friends and compete with them. This is added motivation for me since I hate to lose. I am now more conscious of doing laps around my office, pacing back and forth while cooking, and taking the stairs everywhere I go – it keeps me moving while doing some of the simplest activities!
I challenge myself to get 10,000 steps a day but sometimes I am too busy or, honestly, too lazy. I work towards getting 5,000 during the work day and then I either walk Chastain Park for an additional 5,000 or wander around Buckhead exploring until I reach my goal.
Activity trackers of any kind are great for all ages and all activity levels! I love getting to talk about my Fitbit and I hope it inspires people to get to steppin’!
Below is the most I’ve ever gotten in one day! My next goal is 30,000!