Two months ago, I purchased a Fitbit Flex for $99.95, strapped it around my wrist and have barely taken it off since (except to go swimming). As soon as I bought it, a few people asked for a review, but it takes time to see if you really like something or not…
Today, I can tell you I love my Fitbit. Since I agree with most of what Krystal wrote in her review, I won’t bother writing a pros/cons list. Instead, I thought I’d explain how I use my Fitbit, so you can imagine how you might too.
Last week, I shared how I’m slowly starting to add more exercise back into my daily routine, and I’m happy to report that I’ve worked out 3x since then. On Friday morning, I woke up early and went down to the gym to do a quick 35 minutes of cardio before work. On Saturday, I did a little yoga in the morning, went for a walk after brunch with Krystal, then spent an hour or so playing in the pool with my girlfriends’ two kids. And on Sunday, I went on a 5K walk with a friend, which ended up turning into a 9K walk; my hip is still recovering from that one, so I’ve been taking it easy since then. But my alarm is set for 5:45 a.m., so by the time you read this, hopefully I’ll have squeezed in another workout.
A few weeks ago, I mentioned that my focus here was going to shift slightly when I got back from all of my trips. I didn’t mean to hype that up at all, because the shift isn’t as exciting as it may have sounded… it’s just something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately, and I know that now is the right time to start taking action on some of those thoughts.
First, let’s backtrack a bit. Two years ago, I said I was done making excuses. After years of carrying more extra weight than I cared to admit (although I did reveal the magic number back then), I finally felt so uncomfortable in my own skin that I had to make a change. Out of nowhere, I went from being a complete couch potato to someone who was up at 5:30 a.m., out the door and at the gym by 6 a.m.