Not exactly a sponsor (I wish). Possibly this could be noted as a product review.
So, here is the important thing, I got a Christmas present that I really, really like. It's the Fitbit. Good timing since I'm trying to gear up my walking again and I keep buying pedometers that I hate. At 15-20 bucks a pop those things add up and they are taking up space in the kitchen junk drawer.
This is sleek and stylish (not exactly). I don't really care about the style factor, I do wear it all the time however. It's water resistant so you can go in the shower with it. I don't think you can submerge it in a tub however.
It keeps me accountable but not OCD. I usually use the program it downloads to on my laptop. It feeds into my phone as well but I really don't use that. It does have a handy barcode reader for logging food. Technology is amazing.
I only log my weight in the mornings and by afternoon I take a look to see where I stand. There are rules to weighing in. Wake up, go to the restroom, strip off any undo weighty clothing and step on the scale. Never weigh in after that. There will be coffee and water ingested and could affect ones weight to the point that I would curl up in a fetal position on the floor and cry.
Typically I walk the dog after work and then I can get a good understanding if I need added time outside or if I need to tackle the dreaded treadmill. I hate the treadmill. I usually watch Netflix while I'm walking but I still hate it. A lot.
This week has been beautiful outside so that has been available to me but I've really been getting home late so I have only had limited time for that. So the treadmill and I usually at least have some time together. It does force me to RUN. Admittedly it's always been my mantra that I don't run. My body doesn't like it. I can't run for very long and it's a bit stop and go for me. However, I may hate the treadmill more than running. If I run I get my steps faster, also there is the whole panting, dry heaving gasping thing which is really great.
I just recently learned that most all calories burned leave the body from one's lungs. I read this and then my doctor confirmed this. That's crazy I didn't know this. I figure running is a better way to work out my lungs than hyperventilating in a bag. Well, actually I haven't tested the hyperventilating in a bag thing. If it works in losing weight someone please let me know cause I can do that in the car while going to work and back. It's a bit too weird looking? Not exactly private like doing Kegels huh?
Anyway, get a Fitbit. We can be friends in fitbit world and motivate each other on, or make fun of each other. Guess which one I would do?