My new fitness gadget

I have an early morning work meeting, but I wanted to share my new fitness gadget with you.

Sometimes the hardest thing to do is to find your motivation, put on your shoes and run. That has been me since we got back from vacation. I want to run, but have found every excuse not to. Plus I have the Mermaid Duathlon sneaking up on me. Yikes.

Emily has a fitbit and over the weekend I picked her brain about it. Since she really likes it, I thought it might be a great way to loosely track my daily activity. I’m still not sure how accurate they are, but at least I’ll have a general idea.

I did a little more research online and this new fitness geek has another gadget to play with.

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I started using it around 3:30-4pm ish and couldn’t wait to test it out. I took Bam for a walk around the ‘hood. Being outside is always so refreshing I didn’t want to stop. So quickly changed into my beloved Mizuno’s and hit up the trail. I felt a headache coming on the last two days, so I took it easy but turns out it completely cured it. Now I am convinced running is the cure for everything. Winking smile

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My activity log. Can you see the Type A smiling right now?

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Now if only I can figure out how to add friends….

How do you motivate yourself to do a workout?

Usually a coffee after works, but this time it was too late in the day.

What is your favorite fitness gadget?

Anyone else have a fitbit? I’m all ears to your experiences/advice.

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8 Comments on “My new fitness gadget

  1. I had been eyeing the Fitbit pretty much for this exact reason, but when I read reviews a lot of people said it’s not super accurate on your wrist – especially if you’re a hand talker. I saw some people say they finished a meal (never standing up) and their fitbit said they had walked a couple thousand steps. I’d love to hear a review after you’ve used it for a while!

  2. As a fellow Type A person, I completely relate to your number-crunching tendencies. I used to have a fitbit, but it made me feel really neurotic and I would give myself a guilt complex if I didn’t get in enough steps during the day. So, I returned it within 30 days of purchase. By about day 20, the band had started coming undone as well, so I wasn’t pleased with that.

  3. My husband and I got fitbits and I love mine, but he quit using his pretty quick (although he claims he didn’t quit, he just forgets most of the time… uh huh). I think it encourages me to walk more, especially times when I didn’t use to, like just to kill 30 min in the evening and enjoy the nice weather, or walk to the local taproom instead of driving. 🙂

  4. I love mine. I got my flex back in November and wore it religously for months, then quit for a couple but I’m back at it now. Helps me move durring the day when I normally wouldn’t while I’m at work.

    Their customer service is stellar. My original Flex quit working and they sent me a brand new one, no questions asked. And didn’t expect me to return the old one. They’re awesome and they totally stand behind their product. Love it.

  5. I’ve been considering getting one for a while. Was at Costco in Salinas the other day and they had them for less than normal price and with two additional bands (3 total). I almost bought it but talked myself out of it. Now I wish I had it.

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