Last week I teamed up with several fellow bloggers for our first FitBit Blogger Challenge to simply see who could take the most steps in 7 days. The “prize” for the winner was merely bragging rights… and a blog post of praise from the losers.
Now, obviously had I actually remembered to wear my FitBit every day during the 7 days, I might have had a better showing. But who am I kidding? There is no WAY I was coming close to Virginia from That Bald Chick – who wrapped up an impressive 89,400 steps last week.
How many IS that per day anyway… someone get me a calculator.
The FitBit – in case you havent heard – is my new favorite tool for getting my self in shape by introducing a huge dose of…. AWARENESS.
With the FitBit you are brutally aware of what you are doing – or in my case this week NOT doing – to stay on track with your weightloss or health goals. The FitBit is worn close to your body and tracks your steps, floors climbed (I assume based on altitude, because the time I killed myself on the StairMaster didnt register) distance walked, and calories burned. You can even track your sleep cycles! It also has a little “flower” that I like to grow over and over each day. The more leaves you have – the better your day is going.
The FitBit also has an online dashboard community where you can track all of your stats and progress, as well as connect with other FitBit users. It will even sync with popular phone apps – like MyFitnessPal – so you can even track your “calories in” while FitBit monitors your “calories out.”
So we will be doing the FitBit Blogger Challenge again soon (and I am going to wear my FitBit every day if I have to staple it to my body), and hopefully I will have a better shot at winning… or at least coming in closer.
I bow to you Mrs V.