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Thoughtful Thursday: Fashionably Fitbit

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Faithful readers of this blog will remember that I lost my Fitbit last November.

It was one of those weird things that you can’t believe is happening to you.  It disappeared — right off my wrist — inside the house, while my daughter and I were trying to plan out how to move some furniture so we could put up the Christmas tree.

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For three days, I searched the house from top to bottom, looked under furniture. Looked inside the closets Where I grabbed table coverings. Even broke down and searched my garage and care–even though I knew for a fact I hadn’t left the house. I even downloaded apps to my phone that were supposed to lock in on the Bluetooth signal.

I was completely bummed. In the previous six months, I’d fallen in love with my Fitbit. It encouraged me to meet my goal by sitting there on my wrist and telling me I could do this. I could make those steps.

My husband bought me a smart watch with a fitness app for Christmas. It was nice. But not my Fitbit. Didn’t break things down. I couldn’t track my food with it. Slowly, I didn’t think about my steps. My commitment to the gym faded.

A few months ago, the hubby and I started working with a Health Coach. We made huge dietary changes. Still, my movement lagged.

I’m a writer — by definition, I’m only productive when my butt is firmly placed in a chair. I’ve also been staring down some huge deadlines. This required I spend more hours than normal at my desk.

My inactivity has been nagging at me, though. I knew I had to make a change–for the better. My thoughts went back to my Fitbit. That constant reminder on my wrist.

But that darn thing is somewhere in this house!

Seven months later. I went out and bought a new one. (Freind me there, if you want to do challenges!)

This morning, I took it off to wash up the juicer, and then ran downstairs to change the laundry.

Hit the bottom of the stairs, and wanted to hit myself in the forehead. You forgot to put the Fitbit back on. Those steps won’t count!

Already working!

Fact: I expect the old one to surface within the next twenty-four hours.

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Constance Phillips

Wife, mother, and author, Constance Phillips spends most of her time in a fantasy land of her own creating. When not writing stories of finding and rediscovering love, Constance and her husband spend the hours planning a cross-country motorcycle trip for the not-so-distant future…if they can find a sidecar big enough for their four pups.

4 thoughts on “Thoughtful Thursday: Fashionably Fitbit

  1. How frustrating!! I’ve done that too. Lost something I knew was in the house. Ugh. And I have to admit, I’m much more active when I have some sort of accountability. Right now I’m using my planner to jot down my exercise each day, but a FitBit would kick it up a notch! Have fun!

    1. Well, it’s now been almost 48 hours with the new fitbit and the old one has not showed up. 🙂

      By nature I’m a competitive person, so having that little kick in the butt and a goal to reach really helps.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Jill.

  2. Ha – you know that is *exactly* what is going to happen, too! I got the VivoFit2 last fall and I really like it…but I think I’m ready to upgrade to the Apple Watch. RadioMan has had one for a while, and I like the things that it does that my Vivo doesn’t (like giving me the option for workouts instead of just steps)…

    1. Kristina,

      I had the moto-watch. While it had some things I liked, the fitness tracker was not one of them. I know there are other ones out there, but Fitbit works for me. This time, I got a model with some smartwatch features, so I think this will be good in the long run.

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