I have a fitbit. You're laughing aren't you. I know. It's okay. Any kind of verbiage referring to myself and using the word "fit" is sort of hilarious. I am not fit, nor do I expect to ever again be fit. (Wait, was I ever fit? I don't think so.) I was also the person who silently scoffed at the flood of fitbit wearers who exploded on the scene when it first came out. Oh how the mighty (again, not even slightly mighty) have fallen. Karl, who was looking to get rid of his, offered it to me for the bargain price of one good hug. Sold. I've been wearing it for just shy of a week and these are my observations.
- So far, the coolest thing it does is tell me who is calling when my phone rings. The first day I wore it I was doing yoga and Kysa's name flashed up on the screen. It took me a minute to associate the fitbit and my phone, to whom it is linked. I'm digging this little unexpected perk since I frequently keep my phone's ringer on silent.
- I will never, ever make it to 10,000 steps in one day. If I do, there had better be a party or a funeral, because 10,000 steps will surely kill me.
- Having said the above, I walk much more than I previously thought.
- I am now a little bit obsessed with how many steps I do walk. I check the thing WAY too much.
- I think it does what it was designed to do; be a good incentive to moving more. I am much more motivated now to park WAY out in the lot so I get more steps and go up and down all the grocery store aisles, even if I don't need anything in those aisles. Same goes with any store. This could get expensive.
- It makes my wrist sweat. I could live without that.
- It is not cute, but if you layer it with enough bracelets it kind of blends in.
- It's sort of a gateway drug because now I really want an iwatch. Christmas is coming.
Closing thoughts.....I need to move more and I think the fitbit is helping. We'll see what another few weeks brings.
P.S. My sister called this morning to tell me she had juncos (snowbirds) at her bird feeder. Juncos arrive very close to the first snow. I thought you might like to know that. he he.