Step Down for What

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!

 Pedometer at USC Football Game

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.

Tory Burch for Fitbit

From horse races to Braves games to birthdays and hanging out with friends, my Fitbit goes everywhere that I do.

 Fitbit on Display

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!

Fitbit Stats

Happy Steppin’!


One thought on “Step Down for What

  1. Wow! I will put this on my list of things to purchase! Seems great, I too am a recent grad who spends all day sitting down. I manage to go to the gym three times a week but would like something like this to push me on the days that I don’t


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