Recall the article about “active couch potatoes” the other day. I find it to be a compelling article, because a lot of people do not necessarily sit on a couch and watch television regularly anymore (that is kind of 1998 anyway if you ask me).Instead, many of us drop the ball at work when we have a time consuming task or project that requires sitting behind a desk. Or when we are not at work, we are giving a lot of screen time through social media, video games, etc. I have a friend that I run with sometimes that is in great shape, and regularly uses a Fitbit. She also put her walking stats on Facebook. That, in conjunction with seeing it at Dicks Sporting Goods Store has intrigued my interest. I am very much on the fence because I don’t want to be something that I lose interest in a few months from now (equating to wasted money).
Before I make the purchase, I need answers to the following questions:
How accurate is this tool compared to the other high tech pedometers out there?
Does the alarm that taps your wrist have a snooze button?
What are the hidden expenses that will accompany this purchase (because there is usually a hidden expense when you buy a new piece of technology) and what else from the brand will one feel enticed to purchased (this is not the time for budget busters)?
Because I was out of my regular routine this week, lots of processed food intake ensued. Also because of the curveballs I had this week, I was only able to do the following:
Monday: Spin Class
Tuesday: Run 4 miles
Sunday: Run 4 miles
This upcoming week is going to be even busier than usual. I plan to exercise at least twice before going to work. Wish me luck.
The Bookworm is currently reading The Butler.