I got my Fitbit 1 yesterday. Today I visited my Mum who is in residential care a 30 minute drive away. When I left her my car was parked opposite but I walked around the block before getting in and driving home.
I too work at a desk all day so every little helps
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My new FB is definitely making me move more...I love getting the badges. And since I have a desk job and a long commute, I appreciate easily seeing how much of my day was sedentary. I try to make that as little as possible.
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I also find myself moving instead of standing still when I am doing stuff around the house or waiting for food to cook. The Fitbit is a great motivator.
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This is the first week with my new Fitbit One too and I'm already loving that it's "inspiring" me to be more active. The other day after I let my dogs outside I walked "laps" around my house waiting for them to come in because I wanted to see how many more steps I could get....LOL I see this being a great tool for my weight loss success. I'm also REALLY loving the sleep analysis factor, just because I find that interesting.
Have fun with your Fitbit.
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I find myself grabbing trash from other parts of the house instead of waiting for water to boil. those steps add up
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It's a small difference but small changes lead to bigger ones. I was waiting for my water to heat and staring at the microwave counting the seconds when I suddenly became aware I was wearing my FB. Never before have I hightailed it out of the kitchen so fast just to walk around the house.
FB makes me realize times I could be walking instead of standing that I never paid much attention to.
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