A few weeks ago I got a $50 gift card in the mail from a social group I participate in. I considered using it for a Christmas gift for my hubby, but he said that I should use it for myself. So I spent a little while trying to find something that I’d like. If you know much about me, you know I am very frugal. I don’t spend much on myself, so I was struggling to find something useful. Yes, I was looking for useful vs. frivolous.
I wasn’t sure what I wanted, so I found myself looking at accessories and other gift suggestions for ladies. I came across a Fitbit Flex and saw that it was marked down from $99 to $79. I’m very committed to my 60+ minutes of exercise a day, so I thought that the Fitbit would come in useful. There is no way I would spend $79 on it, but after applying my gift card $29 didn’t sound so bad.
My Fitbit arrived on the 18th and I didn’t want to wait until Christmas to use, so I opened it up and got it set up right away. I was excited to track my exercise minutes, steps, and sleep. I’ve been under a lot of stress this month and have not been sleeping well. I wanted to know just how bad my sleep really was. The first few nights said I was sleeping over 8 hours. I knew it wasn’t true because I was laying awake quite a bit. I am good at laying still as I lay awake, so the Fitbit recorded it as sleeping time with lots of restlessness. It thought my entire time in bed was sleep time. I went to the help forum and discovered that I could change the sleep settings to sensitive. The next few nights showed that I was sleeping closer to 6 hours. Much of the time I lay awake reflected restless, but it sensed a lot of time awake too. I would not call myself an insomniac, I’ve just been under great stress and find my mind obsessing when it’s dark and quiet. I’m hoping that stress disappates soon.
|I sure need some lotion!!|
I’ve been doing great with meeting my daily goals. Those include 10,000 steps, 60 active minutes, and 64 ounces of water. I’ve actually been over on all. I have not set up any goals for calories or weight. I’m just not into weighing myself. I just go by how my clothes fit.
If you have a Fitbit, let’s be friends!! You can follow me here. I have not participated in any challenges yet, but I am certainly open to it. I will probably post more about Fitbit in the new year.