Gearing Up for A Walk With Fitbit


Gearing Up for A Walk With Fitbit

Its 5 am in the morning, and I wake up to a lil vibration on my left wrist, in half sleep i try to find the snooze button but promptly it again wakes me up with its vibrations. As I wake up, i glance at a new entrant in my gadgetry, Yessss! I am the new owner of fitbit, which is a famous fitness tracking device.
Once, I am up, the app pops up saying, you are 1234 steps ahead of ms.X and I get super charged up to let them behind with some added steps….the lazy me crops up and says… have a cup of coffee and then lets take them the time I have my dose of caffine, ms.X has already moved 1234*2 steps ahead making the contest difficult for me, I think, oh yeah, she is not in my time zone..and leave it to that.
The morning chores bring me to a total of 1000+ steps and I am figuring myself in the last two slots of fitbit challenge group. Never mind, after all, others are in different times zones, they may have treadmills to tread and increase the step count me thinks. Plus, I have so much work to do…(as if no one in the world really works as hard as me)
Somehow by the noon the step count is 2000+ and I finally think feel like moving a bit adding up the step count..but the device shows up the low battery signal and I have to wait till it charges because “there is no point walkin if I don’t have my fitbit on”.
office work and some meetings, a bit of commute and the step count increases only by 1000, now I have treaded 3000 steps which is a good feat, I think to myself, I still have a few hours to go and compete with these extra talented, and active ladies, I also remember “Sitting is the new smoking” proverb which is coined by a famous celebrity nutritionist, but  I can’t help myself doing the new form of smoking because, the standing desk has been hijacked by my team member and I have no option but to sit and work. I just hope that I get many calls to increase the step count, but that doesn’t happen either..I don’t know when it was the last time that god heard my plea.
By 5.3opm, I would have crossed the 4000 mark and feel awesomely proud of myself, just then Fitbit app says you and ms.X are too close for comfort, or ms. X has just tiptoed you. I feel like asking these ladies whether they have treadmill desks or they have an active jobs like postman, salesman or the likes. How on the earth can someone walk 15000 steps a day? everyday???
Its already 9.00 pm, I have hardly crossed the 5000 step mark and my eyes are red urging me to sleep, fitbit pops up and says its time to wind up and get a good night’s sleep. I finally feel that this device cares for me..otherwise the whole day, it just tells me that I am a useless person, moving my bum less often than others.
My sore heart and legs do not let me sleep, they keep reminding me of the deadly device called fitbit which helps me torture them to the core. I quickly take note and slip into my good night’s sleep, after all I am a 5am mommy.

Snehal Joshi

Snehal is a Certified Nutrition Coach by National Academy of Sports Medicine. She is writing about her persuits of Nutrition Science since last 4 years.

  • Snehalata jain
    Posted at 09:10h, 08 April

    U know what I have taken firm decision to get up at 5 am so that I can do all those extra work which remains as it is

    • admin
      Posted at 13:27h, 09 April

      Believe me, morning time is amazing. I get most of my work done. Then it is just the cakewalk.

  • Tammy
    Posted at 10:47h, 08 April

    I love how my Fitbit encourages me to get up and move every hour. I have a desk job and it’s a good reminder to get more steps in and not be so sedentary.

    • admin
      Posted at 13:24h, 09 April

      That’s is the exact usage and it is the best way to monitor whether you are sedentary or not. I love it but I take a break from it quite often.

  • Jeanine Byers
    Posted at 08:51h, 09 April

    I just watched a video last night that said it’s better if you don’t keep the watches on all the time because of EMFs. But it certainly sounds like you are getting your steps in!

    • admin
      Posted at 11:54h, 09 April

      Jeanine! I have stopped using it. 🙂 I dont get obsessed over the steps anymore.

  • Archana
    Posted at 15:48h, 10 April

    Haha!! Your post echos my sentiments perfectly! Hence I have not connected with anyone on Fitbit so I have no one to compare with!! 😉 And I have written about FitBit as my F post too! 🙂

    • admin
      Posted at 16:11h, 10 April

      Will check it out Archana. Thank you for dropping by.