I realize I’m joining this fitness revolution a bit late, but I recently bought the FitBig Charge. I normally wear my Garmin Forerunner 310XT when training for my races or just going for a fun run. I even brought it on a recent bike ride.
But I know that during the work day, I could stand to take a 10-20 minute break and unlock the handcuffs to my desk. I didn’t need a FitBit to tell me that I didn’t walk enough during my work day.
But, Jesus, Mary and Joseph, one day with a FitBit told me I barely moved. (And it’s approximately 100 steps to the bathroom.)
So today, I decided to just go for a quick walk around our building in downtown Fort Lauderdale after lunch.
We are in a pretty good area for walking, but just like any major city, Ft. Lauderdale has sketchy pockets which has prevented me from just getting up and going.
Know what I found out on my walk? There are a lot of FitBitters out there! Haha. Bitters. Ha.
“You a Bitter too?”
Anyway, when I was injured a few years ago, my orthopedic surgeon told me to walk, instead of run, for exercise. I forgot how much I missed just slowing down and walking. Sure I may not be burning thousands of calories, but I was enjoying the sunshine and boob sweat.
In fact, it looked like it may rain, so I threw on a jean jacket because I was wearing a v-neck white shirt and, well, I’m close to my coworkers, but I’m not sure they’d appreciate the free show. But, then I ended up sweating more because I was so hot. So I came back a drenching anyway.
Listen, no one said I was the brightest bulb, okay?
I’ve also figured out that if I want to hit the almighty 10,000 steps then I need to actually do more than a 10-20 minute walk each day.
Wonder how annoyed our security guard would be if I just walked back and forth in the lobby? Wonder how many steps that is…
Any tips for a FitBit noob?