A few weeks ago, the other lawyers in my firm and I were at lunch discussing how we all need to get back in shape. By the time we were walking out the door, a competition was born. We’ve each purchased FitBits to track our steps (and encouraged our staff to play as well). Between April 1 and June 30, we are competing to see who can take the most steps. We’re 11 days in and I am in 3rd place (but getting better each day!).
So far the FitBit has taught me two things: (1) I don’t walk nearly as much as I should and (2) I actually sleep more than I think. The FitBit tracks your steps and the quality of your sleep (and you can manually input some other data points, like weight and blood pressure). I am currently averaging 8,227 steps a day (a little over 4 miles), 7.3 hours of sleep, and I’m already down 2.6 pounds. Even if I don’t win this competition, the FitBit has made me more aware of my activity. I’m going to keep working to get my average up to the recommended 10,000 steps (and I’m hoping that this gets me running again).
I know a bunch of other book bloggers who have FitBits and I’ve had a lot of encouragement from them(as always). If you’re on FitBit and want to be friends, click here.