The whole point of me getting a Fitbit was to encourage me to take more steps. For the most part it has worked. A week or two ago, I discovered challenges within the app. It motivated me even more.
After my first "Weekend Warrior" challenge, I set up another one in advance for this past weekend.
I had actually signed up for a walk, but I was so uncomfortable on Saturday morning, temperature-wise, that I ditched the event (FAIL). I can't say I would have come out on top if I had actually walked the walk, but I wouldn't be doing the walk of shame.
I barely got my daily goal worth of steps in two days. When my Fitbit told me the battery was low early Sunday, I thought for sure it would die giving me an excuse for being so lame. Nope.
What I've realized is, I might be codependent. It's funny because ten years ago I had no problem getting out "there" wherever there was, on my own. I would go to a movie by myself, go walking at a park by myself, go out to eat by myself, the mall, a bar, a community event....you name it.
I was Miss Independent. Now I'm the polar opposite. I literally get sad when my future hubby and teenage son aren't home on the weekend. I just want to curl up in bed and sleep and even more when the temps drop below 70.
Even when they are home, neither of them really push me to do anything. I need that push.
With a little PUSH, I could walk for HOURS...and I'm not talking about two or three. I love attending festivals or just walking around places with no direction.
What my Fitbit taught me this weekend is that it will not let me be lame. I need to step it up, per se. Hell, my friend who is pregnant out walked me by three times AND she's got a first grader.
Ideally, I'd like to hit 10,000 steps per day. I'm nowhere close. My baby steps goal is 5,000. That means in the 14-ish hours I'm tracking my steps, I need to take at least 357 to hit my goal. Why is that so hard for me?
It shouldn't be. I've got this.
On another note, if you're thinking about buying a more "affordable" tracker (even if it's only used for counting steps, think again. I bought a $20 Misfit and after about a month the battery died, or so I thought. I replaced the battery and NADA. It wasn't even worth contacting support.)