I bought my Fitbit about 3 years ago, and I’ve worn it every single day since. I used to hate the way the bands looked, but they've come out with some super cute looks now, from affordable to fancy. Typically, if I’m going somewhere fancy (which is like, never) I just take it off, but otherwise, it sleeps, showers and comes along with me on dog walks and workouts.
The great thing about this device is that I don’t have to do anything to manage it. It wirelessly syncs with my computer and the iPhone app gives me my daily steps, minutes that I worked out and also how many hours I've slept. But the best part is that the wrist device will vibrate when I’ve hit 10,000 steps, which is my daily goal. It doesn’t always happen, but when it does I do a little victory dance, then go on with my day. There’s nothing like a little win to make you feel better, right?
Fitbit Online - Connect Your Movement to your Nutrition
The online software program is also linked to My Fitness Pal where I log my daily food intake, so the calories I burn by walking and working out every day are directly added to my caloric allowance bottom line every day. So it's a nice little mental boost to know that you’ve earned that second glass of chardonnay!
Overall, I can’t say enough about this little tech product, mostly because it’s all upside in terms of motivation and support without having to remember to put it on every day. It’s just always there, doing its little job to keep my butt off the couch.
I love it.
PS. They have pink leather bands now which are super cute. I've had this band for about 2 years and it's looking like it's time for an upgrade!
Caren is a certified yoga teacher, fitness instructor and author of The Fit Habit. Here she shares simple, low carb recipes, quick home workout ideas and practical ways to foster mind + body wellness.