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I got a FREE fitbit!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Hello all!

I know I have been very quiet on here and in the blogosphere but don't worry, it's because I have been busy, working, working out, and moving!

Here are a few updates and then I will talk about my title. So as most of you know I took part in the 500 mini marathon. Oh. My. Word. By far the most rewarding and challenging physically activity I have done. So of course I signed up for next year! I completed it in exactly 4 hours (18 min/mile). Next year I plan on taking that time down closer to 3 hours.

Oh a different note my husband and I are moving into a different apartment complex. Before this apartment neither of us had lived on our own and our naivety definitely didn't help us in picking out a quality apartment. Hence we are taking our business else where! A week from today we will get the keys to our new apartment! Yay!

Ok so now to the fitbit! I am very excited about having one. I do have a polar watch but I don't like wearing it at work. Here is what happened, our health insurance though work as well as the state of Indiana gives you discounts on your premiums/make extra contributions to your HSA for doing healthy things. For example I get a discount because I don't smoke. Since we know our premiums will be going up in the coming years, my department (The House of Representatives), decided to give us another way to help buffer our costs. It's 24 week challenge and in those 24 weeks we have to average either 7500 a day or 11,000 and the at the end of the year we will get an extra amount deposited into our HSA account. If we wanted to participant we were given a fitbit. It's not the super fancy one that tracks your sleep and stuff like that but it does count your steps and calories. Every four weeks we will check in with our health coordinator with our steps to make sure we are on track.

I really appreciate when health insurance companies reward you for doing healthy things. It's really a win-win situation. You get healthier and because you are actively trying to improve your health you are less likely to need to use you insurance beyond your yearly check ups which is turn makes you a less of a liability to the insurance company.

Anyway, enough of my ramblings! I hope you all are having a fantastic Friday and an excellent weekend!
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  • v RYDERB
    Thanks for the update! Congratulations on your new fitbit and on your new apartment! emoticon ANDů. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon on completing your 500 mini marathon!
    761 days ago
    That's great, I love my fitbit! I have the one with the sleep tracking but I love seeing my steps through the day. If I'm low it makes me get up and walk so my step count stays high. Congrats on your mini marathon!! emoticon
    768 days ago
    Actually it works for you and the insurance company - healthy people use their health insurance less!!!! a real win win
    769 days ago
    How cool! Enjoy your fitbit.
    769 days ago
    What a great idea!
    769 days ago
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