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I can't believe that we have just a little over a month before summer arrives. My favorite months are the summer ones, by far. So, in honor of my favorite season I purchased a Fitbit. I have been using it for just about a month now.
A Fitbit tracks your steps, calories, and sleep. I use My Fitness Pal to count my daily calories and it connects with Fitbit. It sends what I burn to my Fitness Pal account, so I can eat more if I choose to do so.
One of the goals of the Fitbit is to take 10,000 steps a day, which equals out to close to 5 miles depending on how big your stride is. I thought this would be super easy because I never sit down during the day. Boy, was I wrong. The first week or two I was pretty sore. After the second week I incorporated my weight lifting back in. I was really sore, yet again. It's been about a month, and the 10,000 step is very manageable now.
I have been feeling amazing. I have quite a bit more energy. I have been walking about 30 miles per week. I also have been able to up my calories from 1200 to 1500, and still lose weight. I love that aspect of it.
The Fitbit also keeps track of your sleep. I didn't think this would be helpful, but it is. I was trying some new medication and noticed that my sleep had changed to 9 hours a night. I felt that was a bit excessive. I advised my doctor about it and she switched my medication. I am down now to 7 hours a night. I feel great!
I found the sleep tracker to be a useful tool in watching your health. If you notice a change in your sleeping pattern it might be time to seek medical attention.
Am I glad that I purchased the Fitbit? Yes! The only downfall is that it took me a good week to get the hang of snapping the wrist band back on. It is waterproof, but I don't like to submerge it if I'm soaking in the tub.
To learn more about the Fitbit check out this video.
If you are interested in a Fitbit, please click belowFitbit Flex Wireless Activity + Sleep Wristband, Black.