Back in October, Scott got us a pair of Fitbits. They’re high tech activity counter that monitors how many steps you take a day, how many flights of stairs you’ve climbed, approximately how many calories you’ve burned and how much ground you’ve covered in miles. You can even use it to track your sleep.
I find it incredibly motivating, because it forces me to be honest with myself about how much I actually move during the day. Working at home means that some days I can easily stay parked within our 1,100 square feet. However, thanks to the Fitbit, I know how much I’ve moved and so there’s no way to fool myself into thinking that standing in the kitchen all day has provided me with enough cardiovascular stimulation for a 24 hour period.
I’ve been running errands on foot more and have been hitting the gym with increasing regularity. My running mileage has ticked up considerably (I can do 3 miles without dying, which is the best I’ve achieved in nearly 6 years) and I’m sleeping better. I highly recommend it.
Squee! love, love, love my fitbit too! My husband got one in December and convinced me to get one for myself a day later. It has been such great motivation for both of us to make walking for exercise a daily habit.