I have been unusually preoccupied with my chest lately! Well, not so much my chest as the little gadget I keep there, my Fitbit One. It is small but mighty – a lot like WIP. I would never have guessed that this addition to my life would hold such power over me. It gets me out for a power walk when all I want to do is veg in front of the TV. The app allows me to monitor my Fitbit friends. Some of them are more motivating than others. I am really driven to out-step Bob and out-run Amy which is hard since she just ran a marathon.
For those of you not familiar with the Fitbit, it is an activity monitor that tracks steps, distance, floors climbed, calories expended and more. The information is downloaded to a smartphone or computer every few minutes. It certainly has me doing my goal of 15k steps a day. I only missed my target once and that was when I was on an overnight flight to London for Droidcon. I did get up to 10k, the amount recommended for good health, by jogging in place in the plane’s catering aisle. I got some funny looks but I got it done! I have lost over 20 pounds in the last 6 months and am running (shocks even me) 4 miles, every second day and feeling great. I am looking for people to join me on my healthy lifestyle journey.
Anyone want to be my FitBit friend?