I bought myself a FitBit.
What’s a FitBit you ask? It’s this cool little device which tracks steps, distance, caloried burned and floors climbed. It monitors your sleep and wakes you with a silent alarm. It also wirelessly syncs to computers and smart phones.
- I bought it so I can monitor how much I’m actually moving, which probably isn’t much during the day since I sit at a desk all day. I know I need to move around more so I’m hoping FitBit helps me do that. I can monitor my activity on my laptop, smartphone and my tablet which will come in extra handy next week while I’m at my conference. We tend to do a TON of walking at these conferences so I’m hoping I can hit my 10,000 steps each day while I’m at conference.
It finally arrived today and was at my doorstep when I came home from work. I let out a bit of a squeal when I saw the box at my door. I had planned on stopped at the apartment gym to get in my workout but decided to go home first to see if my FitBit came. I’m glad I went home first!! I downloaded the software on my computer, phone and tablet. Created an account and BAM, I had a FitBit account!!
I changed clothes, got MDog leashed up and we headed out for a walk/run. She didn’t seem too into it today and was slowing me down a bit. I did the long loop around the apartment complex with her. When we got back home I dropped her off and then did the short loop by myself. I started using my FitBit at 5pm today and by 7:30 I already have 4,148 steps. Not too shabby. Here’s my dashboard which shows my progress. If you have a FitBit find me on the site and we can be FitBit buddies and help each other out. Let’s get fit!!
my fitbit dashboard
As of today:
- I have 15.5# to go until I reach my last goal I hit, which was a total of 98.1# off, which I hit a year ago, last May.
- I have 17.4# to go until I lose a total of 100#.
- Overall, I probably have around 85# to lose AFTER I take of the first 100#.
I was really hoping to hit the 100# off by the time I left for my conference this coming Sunday but I won’t hit it and that’s ok….I know I’ll be pretty damn close to my next huge goal. I’m really hoping the scale will go down when I come home from my trip. There’s a lot of walking involved AND I’m going to make sure I use the hotel gym. I’m packing my own snacks and things so I don’t eat all the hotel snacks and conference food. I have a plan….now I just have to stick to it. Wish me luck!
Do you have any tools to help keep you going on your weight loss journey? Any tips for me while traveling?