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I got a FitBit!

Friday, December 19, 2014

(First of all, can't believe I have not blogged since January 1st, 2012. I didn't think it was that bad!)

Today, after checking in on SparkPeople and stuff, I started thinking of how to get back on track. I love technology, and after seeing I couldn't order the SP activity tracker, I started looking at iPhone apps I could use to track everything (steps, calories etc). Of course the FitBit app showed up, and I saw that you could track quite a lot with the actual app too. But then I went to the FitBit site, and just fell in love with the way they presented everything, like the Flex. I saw that a store called Clas Ohlson here in Oslo actually had a promotion on the Flex, and I decided to go there during lunch. And I bought one! Such an impulse shopper. Haha. They only had it in black but I ordered a navy armband from eBay just now. Oh online shopping you'll ruin me.. (Not really, I am not that bad. I got all my Christmas gifts online though!)

So yes - this is my Christmas gift to myself I guess! It'll hopefully motivate me to keep track of everything. I am also very curious about doing the sleep tracking because I have been really tired lately. Also the silent/vibrating alarm will be interesting because I wake up much easier to touch (ie someone waking me up) than just sound from my iPhone alarm.

I guess one thing I have to figure out (and would love tips about) is how I should integrate the FitBit fitness tracking into my cardio and ST minutes for the Biggest Loser challenge. I am sure it'll track more fitness minutes than I actually deserve... How do you all (who use FitBit) work it out? :)

Hopefully I'll blog again soon - not in another almost three years ;)
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    I use my Flex just to track steps and aim for 10,000 steps a day.

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    2307 days ago
    Hey there, stranger! You may have inspired me - I'm still using the same HRM that I've had since I reached my goal weight back in 2008. A Fitbit might be just the reward I need for getting back there again!

    Merry Christmas!
    2310 days ago
    I'm not sure which fitbit you got. I got the flex and I love it so much. I wear it from the moment I get up to the time I go to bed. I have been astonished at how much I actually walk during a day. It also pushes me when I see I didn't get my required 10,000 steps a day. If I'm short, I'll jump on the treadmill. If you got the flex I wear it in my pants pocket with the meter on the inside. This way, no matter what, if it falls (it never has) off, it will be in my pocket. My daughter got the one on the wrist. I have no idea how that works but I understand if you bike, you need to take it off your wrist and put it on your shoe. Good luck and welcome back!
    2315 days ago
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