Fitbit and made daily step goals for myself to insure I keep moving throughout the day. I first heard of Fitbit from my boyfriend’s father. He owns one and raves about how beneficial and user friendly the device is. For those of you who don’t know, a Fitbit is a pedometer. Not only does it track steps, but the Fitbit also tracks flights of stairs climbed, distance traveled, calories burned, and sleep patterns. Without hesitation I ordered my Fitbit and set a daily step goal of 10,000 steps, the equivalent to about 5 miles.
Since I've had my Fitbit I haven’t gone to bed without meeting my goal but it hasn't always been easy! What I've learned is that if I do cardio exercise then I’m okay meeting my 10,000 step goal. BUT if I don’t make it to the gym I’m in big trouble! On an average day without exercising I was only getting about 5,500-6,000 steps per day, that’s about half of what I need! Needless to say there have been several nights where I look down at my Fitbit at 9:00 pm and realize I need to walk 2 miles before bed…talk about an eye opener.
I definitely recommend purchasing a Fitbit even if you don’t work a desk job. Since having mine I've made bigger efforts to keep moving throughout the day and feel much better about my daily activity. No more excuses! Buy your Fitbit today.