|(I got the pink one!)|
I love it.
I wish I had gone ahead and splurged on one of the two "fancier" models that also track sleep patterns, but oh well. The Zip was in my price range (I think I paid $60), and what I really wanted was a kick in the pants to get myself up and moving. As a stay-at-home mom, you'd think that I'd be constantly moving around, chasing after the kids, cleaning the house, etc. You would have been wrong. I'd fallen into a rather sedentary daily routine as the kids had gotten older, and I am embarrassed to admit that there were days when I spent hours in front of the computer without getting up once.
Run four times a week? Sure! Do anything else remotely active? Eh, no thanks.
Then I got the Zip. Since then, I have consciously made the decision to be more active. Knowing that this small device was tracking my movements actually makes me move more. Seeing the numbers rack up, I'm actually more motivated. "8,000 steps - BAD day, gotta do better." Next day - "13,000 steps before dinner! Yes!" It's been amazing, this little competition with myself.
Could I have bought a regular pedometer for less? Absolutely. Is the Fitbit worth $60? To me? Absolutely. I like being able to log on to the website and see my daily and weekly progress. I like getting text messages saying "Overachiever! You've surpassed your daily goal!" You can also see how you stack up next to others who have a Fitbit - so if you're at all competitive, it'll push you just a little more.
And the result on the scale? I'm down to 150 lbs as of this morning. That's an official 5 pound loss in the past 3 weeks, and most of that since I started wearing the Fitbit.
Yes, I've been eating less (and slightly better), but I've also been moving more - and I've been feeling better about myself. I am so glad I decided to get the Zip!
**All opinions are my own and I was in no way compensated for this post, though I am never opposed to doing things for money. That sounded dirty. **