We all have or know of someone who has joined the Fitbit craze. They are amazing, are they not? A watch, a step counter, a calorie counter, a sleep tracker and, in some models, a heart rate monitor. How awesome is that? They have definitely become a new "trend." I see people all over campus and the gyms wearing them.
1. I find it motivates me to take more steps each day.
It really is motivating. Kind of silly, though, that something as simple as a step counter can actually make you want to take more steps. It definitely inspires me to get up and get moving.
2. On days I do not meet the daily step goal, I feel like a lazy bum.
If I don't reach 10,000 steps, I feel like I've accomplished absolutely nothing. Sometimes, I'll look at the number of steps and seriously question if I ever even stepped out of bed that morning. How can I only have 3,000 steps in a day? Yep, sadly, it's happened to me.
3. When I'm just "so close" to the 10,000 steps, I find myself walking around aimlessly in circles just to reach the daily goal.
Yes, I will admit it, I have a problem. I see 9,000-something and then I become SpongeBob and Patrick.
4. When I do reach 10,000 or higher, I feel embarrassingly accomplished.
Did I run a marathon? Did I run for president? Did I win the lottery? Nope! I just hit 10,000 steps and I feel like I did all three (it's pathetic).
5. Having competitions with friends via the Fitbit app makes you want to do way better.
OK, I will confess... I have cheated. (Sorry, friends.) But when you're beating me by 10 steps, what do you expect!? I am competitive and the Fitbit app has only fed my competitiveness by either making me work out longer or cheat (only a little).
6. It makes you realize how good, or, in my case, how bad your sleep pattern really is.
It really is awesome how it can track your sleep, I won't deny that. But holy cow, until I bought one, I didn't realize how terribly I slept during the week and how lazy I am during the weekend. Seriously, four hours on weekdays and nine on the weekends—is that normal? Not sure, but at least my Fitbit can track it!
7. I find myself refusing to take it off, even when going out and looking cute.
It is pathetic, I know. But how could I take it off when I am potentially going to get thousands of steps going place to place? Why wear my cute watches or bracelets when I can wear my super cute Fitbit?!?
8. When I go a day without it, I find myself feeling empty.
How will I know how many steps I took? How will I win the competition? What if I hit 10,000 and I don't even know!?
9. It is the easiest way to check the time in class.
You can format it any way you want, but my favorite is so I can click it and it shows the date and time. I can simply click the side button, and there's the time. Sometimes, I find myself clicking it every. Single. Minute. Until class is over.
10. I cannot go anywhere without the charger.
It has become equally as important as my cell phone charger because if it dies, how will I know how many steps I took?