Tuesday, October 23, 2012
SP has recently linked up with FitBit. I have one and like it a lot. Pedometers are intended to track your steps...and fitbit does that...but I also am finding out that it can serve as a motivator for just a bit more.
Last night soon before bedtime I realized how close I was to the 10000 steps we aim for each day. I was at about 9030. When I took the dog out, I stayed on the porch and began lightly jogging in place to try to get those steps up. I kept checking...and kept jogging...and in the end, DID get over 10000 steps.
I have also found myself doing the same sort of thing with climbing stairs. Pushing extra (sometimes right before going to bed!) to get those 10 flights or to reach a slightly higher goal. (just realized this would be a good blog topic). Anyway...I am proud of myself with this little tool that has pushed me into more movement!
FitBit is not perfect...and I recognize that, but it certainly has proven to be a helpful tool and very interesting to me. I have learned a lot about myself..especially about my sleep patterns (better than I thought!) It is my third effort at wearing a pedometer and this seems much more useable and effective than the first two.
Ahh..one more point...since FitBit has linked with SP...I am finding that FitBit credits me with more activity than I was logging myself. I only was counting what I could actually track...the number of stairs, the time I walked for exercise. This has proven to be quite interesting.
I do love this little tool that has become my constant companion.