Saturday, December 29, 2012
I asked my mom for a fitbit one for christmas and after finding a burgandy one for her online she got me one :-) I'm pretty impressed by it so far. I've mainly been seeing how many steps I do and calories I burn on an average day for me without striving for more at this point. On a really slow day at work it was only about 5000 steps but on my Wednesday off when I run, walk the dogs and work the greyhound races it was over 30,000 steps.
I'm hoping that having a accurate (or relatively accurate) way to track my calories will help me to learn to eat to my activity level rather than to just eat to my calorie range. I'm hoping on those not very active days I can eat less than my crazy busy days. I guess that is sort of similar to calorie cycling but it can be tailored to how many calories I am actually burning.
The only problem I've found so far is that fitbit gives you an estimate for how much you eat for the day but I seem to usually go under the estimate, probably because I am generally not very active in the evenings. I am sure this will be easy to adjust to though.
Once I get an idea of how active I am I'm going to make an effort to make that 10000 steps a day goal every single day. Having extra motivation to do a little extra activity each day will be great!