Two years ago, after having a cardioversion, my cardiologist recommended I get a fitness tracking device which includes monitoring my heart rate.
UNtil then I had been using a Fitbit One. It was easy. I could just clip it to my sock or hat brim when exercising.
I changed to a FitBit INspire HR. It is a watch. I was not particularly happy a bout it being a watch. You see, I love funky watches, big watches. To have to wear a fitness device all of the time cramps my style.
My sleep doctor was pleased because it more accurately tracks my sleep patterns.
Over time, I got used to this Fitbit watch. It sends all of my fitness data to SParkPeople seamlessly.
Then two weeks ago I had to upgrade the Operating SYstem on my MAC computer. ( I already m mentioned how doing this lost all of my photos and music files. IN fact almost daily I find more and more things which no longer work). SInce that upgrade, my FitBit no longer syncs with my online account. Thankfully it still works with my phone. I have spent hours trying to get it to work again. Today I finally read that this is happening to all MAC users.
I asked myself why I was trying so hard to get it to work.
I realized the answer is because TRACKING is one of the keys to success on this journey.
How often do you track your fitness? I do it daily.
HOw often do you track your food intake? I do it for every meal.
Even when I mess up. Even when I over eat. Even when I have sweets. Even when I eat too many carbs. I always track my food.
I admit during the 12 years I have been on SP I have lapsed at times, from tracking. Those were not healthy times in my life. I was having family issues. I was using food for comfort.
SInce then, I have never gone without tracking, food and fitness.
Tracking is a key to success. It is a healthy habit we need.
Let's all have a Tracking Tuesday!