Oh my gosh, is this Fitbit Zip the cutest fitness gadget ever?
I have all kinds of rationalizations for getting this thing. The best is that Hydra gave it to me for our anniversary. There is also the fact that I didn’t renew my gym membership when it expired in May because of a slow-healing knee injury.
What I have learned from my Fit Bit in the first week.
1) I am still highly motivated by a gold-star mentality.
This thing sticks its tongue out at me digitally if I don’t walk enough when it thinks I should. I want to make it smile. I want to walk 10,000 steps a day. So much so that after a really long Saturday I only had a thousand steps to go when I checked just before I was about to hit the sack….so I walked up and down the house till I slightly exceeded my goal. Hydra wonders what he triggered here!
2) I love that it syncs with my online account and gives details of every little bit of walking I do in 15 minute intervals. Obsessive much?
3) I like that the word “dongle” is now a part of my life. As in, insert the dongle into your USB drive to sync your FitBit.
This is not a sentence I could have deciphered when I was in high school. But I could have diagrammed it within an inch of it’s life.
4) I like that it’s small enough and sensitive enough to drop into a pocket or attach to my bra so I don’t have a big lump on my waist band.
5) I’ve discovered that my work neighborhood is really lovely early in the morning.
7) I feel a lot better at the end of the day if I have been able to spread my steps out rather than doing them in one lump. Man, my job is sedentary if I let it be.
8) I am apparently way more dangerous looking than I thought. I walked down Toluca Estates Road, which is admittedly marked “Private,” but I was hoping to get a glimpse of the actual lake. No dice.
Some lady in a huge SUV scowled at me and then apparently called her security service. The security service driver waved at me, then passed me when I got back onto Valley Spring. I walked up to the next intersection and doubled back, as was my original plan, and saw him waiting in the alley where he apparently thought I was headed next. Sheesh.
Per Google maps, these people don’t have a lake front anyway. Ha!