That’s right. I got a fitbit for Christmas – a fitbit Charge. H wondered why I didn’t want the next step up as in the one that monitors your heart rate. I don’t have any idea what my heart rate is to begin with, so why mess with the worry. As long as it’s beating I figure I’m good to go.
Now about that fitbit. This little wristband device is full of technology and tells me how many steps I have walked during the day as well as the distance I’ve covered. It was preset on 10,000 steps and that sounded good to me so I left it as is. I haven’t reached that goal yet because the weather has been so yucky I haven’t been out to run. But, you would be amazed at how many steps I have taken in this small house, most of them in this tiny kitchen.
I also get information on how many stairs I have climbed, which hasn’t been many, for the simple fact I don’t have any stairs.
It has a clock and an alarm and keeps tabs on how many calories I take in and how many I burn. Taking in is a lot easier than burning I’m sure I will find out. I will have to get V to tutor me on how to use that calorie part next week.
Mr. Fitbit also tells me how often I’m active during the day. He always says zero minutes so I’m not sure how I made those 8567 steps one day. He can also track my exercise when and if I ever get up and start a routine – and I will – I promise.
What I am really in awe of is the sleep quality feature that works only if you wear this fashion accessory to bed, recording when you are asleep, awake, or restless through the night.
According to Mr. Fitbit I should average 7-9 hours of sleep every night. No way that is going to happen so I bumped it down to seven hours which will be stretching it. Oh well, it’s a goal I can work towards and will be easier to reach than an exercise goal. Don’t you think?
You can also see where I was awake 3 times during the night and restless 15 times with a total of 32 minutes out of almost 6 hours of sleep either awake or restless. I guess it could be worse. I haven’t yet rationalized how I made those 18 steps last night that recorded as I was sleeping. I’m pretty sure I didn’t get out of the bed.
So I’m just a bit fit and hopefully Mr. Fitbit will help me fix that!