Thursday, August 25, 2016

Fitness takes time

Now that I've been working on getting healthier I've discovered that it takes up a lot of time. When I get home from work aside from the normal things I need to do I also have to work a walk in. That doesn't always leave much time for blogging. That's my excuse for not posting again yesterday.

I'm really liking my fitbit. I love how I can check my progress on my phone and it's really got me motivated to keep moving. Yesterday I got home from work and I was tired and just wanted to lay on the couch. I knew I hadn't hit my goal of 10,000 steps yet so I got my butt moving and went out and took a walk to reach my goal.

With the fitbit it even sends you a weekly  progress report. It's interesting to see how much I really did during the week. This is a screenshot of the email they sent.


The sleep tracking is pretty interesting too. It tells me what time I went to bed, how long it took me to fall asleep and how many times and for how long I was awake during the night or was restless.

13 comments:

Duni said...

I hear you! I need to have a fixed yoga schedule, otherwise I would probably skip it ;-)
That is interesting that the fit bit monitors your sleep patterns.

Weekend-Windup said...

It's really a wonderful thing. I will also start doing with it. It is nice to see our efforts put for our healthy body.

Christine said...

Now that is interesting! That is a great report!

Jeanne Pursell said...

Those seem to be very popular...grandson wanted the FitBit that syncs with his iphone...not sure what it's called? But it works...he gets notified on the FitBit when texts are sent!

Isn't Technology amazing??? When it works!!

Marg said...

That Fit Bit does give you a lot of information. That is amazing. That is a great motivater too.

Sandra said...

you go girl! at first I thought you walked 33 miles in one day and I was about to type WHAT??? then I noticed the smaller print. good job..

Out on the prairie said...

It is killing me not having he local pool open, I was in such a good routine adding to my walking a swim routine.Will have to join the Y for the winter.

Sandee said...

You're doing very well. You'll have that other 10 pounds off soon. I know you said you felt better too. Way to go Ann.

Have a terrific day. Big hug to you and lots of scritches to Gibbs. ♥♥♥

Jeanette said...

One of the (many)things I hate about working full time is the lack of time for fitness! It truly is hard after being gone from home for 10 hours to get my butt out there and walk! Good for you for keeping the motivation. I have been a real slacker this summer!

BeadedTail said...

It sure does take extra time but it'll all be worth it. Glad you're enjoying your Fitbit! I used to like it when I got it two years ago but now I hate it.

A Quiet Corner said...

Yes, you are right on track...good girl!...:)JP

Ginny Hartzler said...

So you sleep with it on too? Wow, you ARE losing weight! We went to a surgeon yesterday, and she had a step counter on her ankle.

Betsy Adams said...

We love our FITBITS too ---and my daily goal is 9000 steps and we take a day off every week (usually Saturdays).... When we walk early in the mornings (when it's COOLER), I can easily finish the day with 12,000 steps. BUT---now that we are not walking as much (But are working in the yard both mornings and afternoons), my steps/miles are not as good...

One place I have you beat ---and you didn't even show it...That is FLOORS.... I assume since you are on flat ground there and don't go up and down stairs much that your floors are not as good as mine. We can't go anywhere without going up and down something... ha ha ... SO---I can easily finish a week with over 100 floors most of the time.... That helps with burning the calories.

I love the heart rate and sleep info too.... It's an eye-opener for sure...

SO proud of you... Keep up the good work..

Hugs,
Betsy

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