Life Wearing A Fitbit, As Told By A College Student
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Life Wearing A Fitbit, As Told By A College Student

Some days 10,000 steps is the only thing I accomplish.

Life Wearing A Fitbit,  As Told By A College Student

Ever since I began to wear a Fitbit it has felt like I have a mini personal trainer sitting on my shoulder 24/7. Sometimes it isn't a bad thing, other times it makes me feel quite guilty when I don't reach my daily goals. Anyone in college who wears a Fitbit would probably agree it's not very difficult most days to reach your goals. However, when you get too comfortable watching Netflix your Fitbit will have no problem reminding you to quit being lazy. Here are a few things I've noticed take place in my daily routine since I have introduced the Fitbit to my college lifestyle, hopefully, others have experienced some of these as well.

1. It feels like you walked a lot more than you actually have.

Seriously I've walked miles upon miles today. I mean I had three classes in different buildings plus I had to walk to lunch. I really think I've earned my 10,000 steps for the day.

2. You didn't get as much sleep as you thought you had.

Alarm goes off, you feel as if you slept at least a solid 6 hours, sync Fitbit, welp...a solid 5 hours of sleep. Definitely will need my daily nap today.

3. You don't realize how long you've actually been sitting still.

I'm just going to take a quick break and watch some Netflix. *One hour later* Fitbit is throwing a tantrum.

4. High activity isn't achieved as easily as we all thought.

Alright eight minutes to get to class and there is one hill on the way, speed walk, that's high activity right? Hahaha no.

5. It takes quite a bit more effort than you anticipated to raise your heart rate.

Maybe if I go up these stairs fast enough my heart rate will rise at least a little...*gets to the top of steps* Well my heart rate has barely moved and now I am going to walk into class panting like a fricken dog.

6. Mini celebration every day when you get 10,000 steps.

*Fitbit just vibrates in celebratory of 10,000 steps* Do a mini happy dance in your head so no one looks at you like you are crazy. At least I've accomplished one thing today.

7. You didn't sleep as soundly as you thought.

Wake up feeling great, thinking you slept like a rock. Synch Fitbit, 24 times restless.....wonderful.

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