Friday, March 22, 2013

Happy First Friday of the Spring and Have you Met the Fitbit?

 TGIF friends! This week marked the first official day of spring but apparently I am behind the times and we are off tonight for our first ski weekend of the season! It's been a really busy and skiing free winter so far so I'm really looking forward to some time on the slopes.

Have you heard of the fitbit? It's this tiny little gadget that you hook on to your waistband or bra strap to wear all day and it monitors everything from how many steps you are walking, stairs you are climbing to calories you are burning. You can enter even more stuff into it online like what you're eating and it all syncs up to give you weekly reports and an ongoing stats chart of your health habits. I recently got one as a gift and was a little wary at first but my bootcamp instructor randomly mentioned that a few of his clients recently got them and started seeing much better results in their daily fitness goals. I think the idea is that it makes you get competitive with yourself, always wanting to increase your daily steps and excercise. You can also buy their scale that wirelessly loads your weight to your fitbit online account too. I started using my fitbit yesterday and so far so good. It even has this weird armband that you put it in to sleep at night so it can monitor your sleep and wake you up with a silent alarm which is very cool! Anyway, after a day of playing with the fitbit I went ahead and bought their scale too so I'm fully loaded --- I'll let you know if my new gadgets change my life. :)

1 comment:

  1. Charlotte,

    I love my Fitbit! I just have the Fitbit Zip, it has fewer features so I'm curious how you like yours with the sleep/scale thing. For me just knowing steps/miles traveled has been incredibly motivating...although it can get depressing to see how much time is sedentary! I got into it because the mayor of Boston is doing a pedometer challenge and everyone at work is participating. I hope you like it!