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I'm a FitBit Fan!

Hi guys!  Have you noticed in the last month that I've talked about my FitBit quite a lot?  Well, I've been talking about it a lot because I really love it!  I love it so much that I thought I'd tell you why.

My husband and I had talked about getting FitBits for each other for Christmas, but ended up not getting them in the moving craziness.  And I had thought that it would be fun to have one, but not necessary.  I hadn't given FitBits another thought since Christmas.

Then on Valentine's Day, my hubby surprised me with a FitBit charge.  (Maybe he was tired of hearing me complain about the few pounds that I've gained since we've moved...darn stress snacking caught up to me!)

He got me this FitBit Charge, size small.  He got it at Walmart, but I've seen them at Costco and on Amazon for a little less than he paid.
Let me tell you why I love it...

1.  It keeps me motivated!  This was a screenshot from my FitBit app on my phone yesterday...
I've always been pretty good at exercising regularly, but actually seeing how many steps I'm taking and comparing them day by day has been eye opening.  

My step goal is 15,000 steps per day and I usually pass it by a few thousand steps, except on Sunday.  Sundays are really a day of rest for me I guess, and unless we go on a walk before or after church, I don't get many steps at all.  

Yesterday I only had time to run two miles before my kids woke up, then I ran and speedwalked around my basement for a while while my little guy played.  And I ran up and down my stairs a few times...not 71 times in a row though.  :)  My active minutes were higher than normal yesterday because of reason #2 (challenges).

2.  Challenges! 

I've been doing Workweek Challenges with some friends and their friends each week since I got my FitBit and it's been so fun!  Holy cow, the competiveness comes out of these sweet ladies and we end up stepping way more than usual to not end up last in the challenge.  
As you can see my sweet friend, Teri, as always is ahead of me!
You can comment to each other in the challenge and it's been a fun way to keep in touch with friends that I miss in New Mexico and also get back in touch with friends I haven't seen in years!  

3.  The FitBit itself...  

The TIME.  The display on the FitBit shows the time when you double tap it, or click on the button on the side.  I don't wear my watch anymore, and I miss being able to see the time without clicking on anything.

ALARMS.  You can set alarms on your FitBit app and then the alarm on your FitBit goes off by vibrating.  I've always had a hard time with alarms.  I sleep through them, or turn them off in my sleep.  But this alarm on my wrist isn't annoying, just two short vibrates and a long vibrate over and over.  It has helped me get up so much easier!  

The DISPLAY.  You can easily see how many steps you've taken, miles you've gone, calories you've burned and floors you've climbed by pushing the button on the side of the FitBit.  

CALLER ID.  If you turn Bluetooth on on your phone, you can have your FitBit notify you when someone is calling.  Your FitBIt vibrates and shows the name and number of the caller.  I love this because I hate having my phone on my all the time when I'm at home, so I love still being notified if someone is calling.  We don't have a landline, so I don't want to miss any calls on my phone because it's not right by me  

4.  Tracks my sleep.  I love being able to see my sleep patterns.  Most nights I sleep pretty well, but last night on the other hand I guess I was a little restless.  And I didn't go to bed early enough.  Ugh!

5.  Track your FOOD and WATER intake.  I haven't done this as often I should.  Counting calories kind of stresses me out, mostly when it gets to dinner time and I don't want to take the time to figure out how many calories I've eaten.  It's not that bad though, since the app helps you figure it out.  I'm just lazy I guess.  

There are lots of other reasons why I love my FitBit, but these are the main reasons.  I'm really glad that I have one and I think I'm addicted!  

What about you?  Do you have one?  Do you want one?  If you have one, what are your favorite features that I haven't figured out yet.  Happy stepping!
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