Monday, January 07, 2013
Although I received my FitBit just less than a week ago, I have already formed an opinion on it, and I wanted to share it with you just in case you were thinking of getting one.
Let me first start off by saying that for the longest time, I didn't want one. I have a desk job in which I don't get up much. My boss is very weird about things, and I wasn't sure how I could get in steps without him getting mad that I wasn't at my desk. However, I started considering it in December when BJ (boyfriend) and I did a lot of walking to find Christmas gifts. Every weekend we were out shopping. When I received a $100 gift card for Christmas, I took some time to really consider it. As you know, I ended up purchasing it.
I received and began using it last Wednesday. While at work, I was determined to get up every hour to get in at least five minutes of walking around my little office. This goes to show you that it will get you moving because you WANT to make the 8,000 steps (that's my goal right now)!
While I was so afraid that I would not get my steps in during the work day, I didn't do as well this weekend. I finished the day out with about 2,000 steps. Truthfully, this was the first weekend we weren't out and about. We slept most of the weekend; we were exhausted! Not only does it motivate you to be active, but it teaches you about your habits. I now know that I need to do better on the weekends.
Lastly, it tracks sleep. It goes into a wrist band while you sleep; I was a little worried about this too because I was afraid the wrist band would irritate me. It doesn't! After putting it on, I don't even notice it's there. It provides great information about how well you sleep. For example, a few nights ago, I woke up 20x! I couldn't believe it! With this information, I will be researching on how to get a better night's sleep.
If you've been thinking about getting one, I say do it. While $100 isn't cheap, it is worth it with all the information it provides. Plus, it gives you motivation!