Monday, January 28, 2013
So, as some of you know, the other day I received a FitBit One in the mail -- I did not order one. It turns out to be a promotional thing, kinda cool.
Anyways, I never really wanted one -- just didn't want to spend $60 on a high tech pedometer.
But, since it was free, I'm using it.
I *kinda* like how it synchs to SP, but not fully. See, I know we all burn calories throughout the day, but I only count calories I burn when I'm intentionally working out -- and, for me, that doesn't include basic walks anymore unless they are over 2miles AND my Hr is up, because, if the HE isn't up, it's not "really" cardio. Though, a walk is better than nothing....don't STOP going for walks just because your HR may not get up, it's still good for you, this is just something I follow.
Anyways. Today I went for a walk down to work and back to hand in some paperwork to get some of my missed hours from last week back. Obviously, my FitBit counted it. And synced it to SP. Fine. I'll let it stay, because I probably would e counted it anyways.
Now, here's the tricky part that some people I've seen discussed on message boards:
What about when I purposely workout?
DO NOT enter in the workout you did plus a FitBit entry. Essentially, that workout will be counted 2x. No good.
Here's my thing though. I'd like to see how many calories I'm burning just on a reg basis vs how many I burn when I purposely exercise.
So here's my plan
When I purposely exercise, except for walks, I will take my FitBit off.
I know my steps will be lower than what I actually produced for the day, but that doesn't really bother me.
This way, I can input what I did for a workout : ie a Wii game, running, etc. and still have the FitBit entry for what my overall day did.
I said above except for walks. I don't typically record walks on SP, but I think with the FitBit I'll let it and just know that.
I will most likely take off the FitBit when I restart my running program in the spring, My reasoning? The FitBit doesn't tell me how fast my run was. I worked on brining my timed 1mi run down to 10mins in the fall. I know I'll be slower when I restart, but I want to track (on SP) how it progresses. I want to record my run as a run. Plain and simple.
So, for anyone who may check out my fitness page know that some days, well, most days, you,l see a FitBit and my personal entry, but that doesn't mean I'm double dipping...it means I took off my FitBit for specific exercise. (If you only see a FitBit it means A I didn't workout or B I forgot to take my FitBit off)