Last week I meant to write a quick review about the FitBit that I bought a few weeks back, and I totally forgot about it. In short, I love(d) it. Why past tense, you ask? Because I freakin’ LOST IT last Friday. *insert huge sigh* I am incredibly bummed, both because it cost $100, and because it was actually inspiring me move my body more!
The first couple of days I wore it on my body, I was thinking that the standard goal of 10,000 steps a day was kind of high and that I’d readjust it to a more realistic level (I was averaging 3-5k). By the last couple of days I wore it I was wearing it just a week or two later, I was hitting that 10,000 step goal!!
*Note – the reason I lost it is because I was being lazy and just stuck it in my bra without using the clip that it comes with. In retrospect, not the smartest idea, because somewhere between nursing Stella Friday evening (when my bra was obviously unclipped), riding my bike, and having a couple drinks at a local pub… the FitBit went missing. I cleaned my house, retraced my bike ride route, and looked around the bar, all to no avail. 🙁 If I ever splurge on buying another one, I will make sure to put it in the pocket of my pants or actually CLIPPED to my bra in the future. *doh*
At any rate, if you’re looking for a new “gadget” to make you more aware of your movements throughout the day and perhaps motivate you to do more, I’d definitely recommend getting the FitBit. I also found it super interesting to see my “sleep efficiency” – it tracks how long it takes you to fall asleep, how much you move in your sleep, etc. Check it out! ——————————————————————–
Starting Weight: 6wk pp: 161# (at BFP weight)
Last Week’s Weight: 159# (2 weeks ago)
Current Weight: 159#
Starting BMI: 24.5
Last Week’s BMI: 24.2
Current BMI: 24.2
1. Reiterate my goal and where I stand in reference to this goal:
I’m 5’8″ and have a goal weight of 142# (BMI of 21.6) or a Size 8, whichever happens first, so I have roughly 17# to go.
2. Discuss what I am going to do to achieve my goals:
*Move my body every day. – *sigh* I missed yesterday, b/c of drama with daycare falling through and it turning into a very hectic day in which I just didn’t make taking a walk a priority (plus I missed my softball game from getting out of work late – grr). I am 39/40 now though – not too bad!!!
*Eat healthy snacks. – Mostly. I’ve been grabbing too many mini pb cups lately though.
*Cut back on drinking. – Some.
*Make a new healthy dinner recipe. – Not a recipe per se, but I’ve been using turkey sausage in the mornings lately and it’s delicious!
*Drink 8oz every time I sit down to nurse Stella or pump (drinking roughly 100oz water/day). I need to get better at this. I’ve definitely been slacking lately.
*Walk places instead of drive when possible. Doing great at this!
3. Post a (reasonably healthy) recipe that I’ve tried, a cooking tip, a new idea for working out for people to try, a photo update of my weight loss, or anything else I feel like sharing.
I’m super excited about how well The Great 100 Day Challenge is going. I’m 39/40 so far, and I guarantee you that most of those day I would have skipped the workout if not for this challenge. Thanks for the motivation Carlia. 🙂 Feel free to join in if you’d like – it definitely doesn’t have to be fitness related either. For me, the goal of moving my body every day for 100 days is all about making ME a priority every day, even if it’s only for 10 minutes.
Please let me know if you want me to add you to the list below to join in on WWW!