Friday, February 6, 2015

Gotta Get My Fitness On

My goodness, y'all. The real world is harder than I thought. Mainly because I prioritize my workouts over just about everything else in my life. 

Get asked to dinner on a Thursday? Eh. That interferes with my workout schedule.
Grad school deadlines approaching? I'll handle all of those at lunch tomorrow and workout tonight. 
Need to wash clothes? They can wait another 5 days until this weekend, they'll fit better if I workout.

These are legitimate situations. 
And these are legitimate decisions. 

I think I'm turning into a crazy person. But we already knew that, didn't we?

The past couple of weeks I've been motivated a little bit differently too. After using Jawbone UP bands for almost three years, my most recent one bit the dust. I decided it was time to try something new. And after much ado, just ask Alex, I finally decided on a FitBit Charge HR.

And it seems to have replaced both my UP band and my Polar watch. Both of which I wore religiously.

The FitBit is a little bit larger than what I wanted, but I'm happy for now. The UP3 that Jawbone just released is more esthetically pleasing, but also wasn't available for another 10 weeks. And I'm working on my fitness now. Not later. So thanks to Amazon and FitBit, I got my shiny new gadget in two days. I also really like that it also acts as my watch most days.

It's got some really snazzy features, that would take me forever to talk about. So here's a nice summary:

I highly suggest this sucker if you, like me, use a heart rate monitor regularly. As far as I can tell, the monitoring device on this thing is pretty accurate as well, so I still get a pretty good idea of my calorie burn during workouts. But without having to deal with two devices. I can dig it. 

I haven't used the food tracker in this one yet, but plan on it eventually. I'm being a little more flexible with my diet for right now as I settle into the real world. So once I've given that a try, I'll report back on how everything works when done 100% properly.

Do you use a fitness tracker? Which one? Why?

xoxo, jgp

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