Do you work at a desk job?  Find yourself disgusted by your lack of movement throughout the day? I've worked at a desk job for almost two years and it’s starting to take a toll on my body. I’m an active person and make exercise a top priority, but it’s near impossible to keep the muscle tone I like when I sit on my butt all day long! I decided it’s time to stop making excuses so I ordered a 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.

1 comment:

  1. Love this post! I'm a huge fan of pedometers. When I was working a full time desk job my body actually ached from the lack of movement! Sitting all day was hard my hips and encouraged hamstring tightness. ugh! A pedometer is a great way to gauge your activity levels!