Workweek hustle smashed.

I love my Fitbit, nothing new there. I’m very competitive with myself & apparently equally competitive with challengers. I’m usually part of a Workweek Hustle challenge & last week I was very determined since I had increased my daily step goal. Buzzing to see my determination paid off & by so far! 

 
 

Day 2 of the New Goal

Today was harder…but I did better! The weather was beautiful today but that made it harder to walk once I got home from work. I waited until about 20:45 before I went for a walk, it was the perfect temperature. Shorts and vest top weather. I went for a longer walk, partly to make up my steps & partly to absorb the lovely day. I’ve also the temperature to thank for my water intake!

Fitbitch step goal

I made the brave decision to increase my step goal from today! I’ve been smashing my 10,000 goal everyday & dare I say, it’s becoming easy and not much of a challenge. I treat my goal as a bare minimum, actually aiming for the personal goal of 25% over – 12,500. That way I still have to push myself, but it’s not a disaster if I do not meet the personal as I’ll have met the official.

My official step goal is now 11,000, not a big increase but I’m increasing slowly & +25% now equals 13,750. 

Today I’ve reached it reasonably easily, let’s see if I can complete the Workweek Hustle with this goal! 👍🏼

  

Fitbitch confused.

Today I achieved the 75 floors badge. Horray! I hear you cheer, where’s the standard proof screenshot? Well there won’t be one as I’m very confused.

  
Usually I would be shouting from the rooftops when awarded a badge. But I just can’t. I definitely have not achieved 84 floors today. The last time I achieved a high floor count was when I earned my 50 floors badge. But, I was in tourist mode in Stockholm a month ago, and I worked hard for it. 

My daily average over the past three months has been 15. This week I have been wearing my Fitbit Charge on my ankle as opposed to my wrist (ankle is always first choice but not always practical). But the past four days my floors have been 13, 9, 19, 34. Actually yesterday’s was probably inaccurate too. I have not done anything differently/been anywhere different. Part of me thinks it is from driving, but I do the same commute daily. All other stats appear accurate, surely if it was a Fitbit fault or my error then all stats would be incorrect?

Someone help enlighten me…or just empathise. 

On the positive side, I smashed my water intake today (4100ml now).

4 badges. 4 days.

Fitbitch.

2705/2015

I achieved 4 badges in 4 days. It was brilliant! That’s not happened since my first week as a Fitbitter (all newbie badges flooded in).

I have been off work this week so I decided I would achieve my 25k step goal. Why not attempt it on the first Sunday? Then I’d the whole week to re-attempt if necessary.

Once the steps began mounting up, I was determined. A 5 mile walk, a few village walks, walking to my parents instead of driving. By 8:15pm I was close. About 4k away. Okay one more walk before I finished for the day. And so I set off, and I achieved 25k. Hooray! Let me see my badge!


But when you’ve reached 25k…it would be silly not to achieve the 30k goal too…

…The walking continued. My original route was extended…by now my hip was hurting with each step. Would it allow me to reach my goal?
…as dusk was closing & the church clock was striking 9:15pm…I looked down and I had done it! 30k & counting! My sheer stubbornness had paid off.

 

The other badges this week are lifetime badges.

Distance

& floors.

I am pleased to receive lifetime badges but they are not immediate gratification and so my pleasure is compromised. Because they are ‘commitment badges’ I struggle to picture just how many miles and floors they represent. Whereas with daily badges, I know how hard I have worked.

Looks like I had better start working towards 35k…there is always next weekend…

Fitbitch here 

Morning lovelies! 

As usual the first app I clicked on this morning was Fitbit! & it got me in a good mood for the day before I have even got out of bed. 

Firstly I clicked on the challenges that finished yesterday. The workweek hustle (two challenges) & goal day. Well goal day was standard, I met my goal & other Fitbitters went beyond theirs. I don’t feel disappointed with that as I don’t actually know the other challengers, and that doesn’t motivate me as much. 

 
However, the workweek hustle challenges are myself & my housemate and the two of us again plus my housemates friend living in Australia. We had to set up two challenges as I was getting so confused with the different time zone! I came an expected second in this 3 person challenge. The winner seems to walk a lot!!  

& then with the 2 person challenge, I won, since it is the same as above but without the first person living in Australia! I also beat my personal record (I love a bit of personal competition).  

I was more pleased when I checked my tracked sleep. 0x awake and 3x restless. I’ll take that!! My tracked sleep usually predicts my energy levels for the next day & also reflects just how tired I was.  

It’s no secret that I do cheat a little with my sleep. I take zolpidem to cure insomnia & trazadone for its sedative benefits. This ensures that I do sleep, but I still find looking at my restlessness interesting.

 

I woke up without an alarm this morning too, so since my sleep was so restful I obviously only needed just over 6 hours. 

Alternatively, this little one could have woken me…

  

Two friends purchased Fitbits yesterday. Cue weekend warrior challenge. I had better start stepping…TTFN.

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Welcome to my guilty pleasure…

So I’m really into my Fitbit (some call it obsessed). 

  
When I bought it a couple of months back, I was worried that the novelty would quickly wear off. It’s not. Not at all. 

I’m constantly looking at my Fitbit Charge. Or my dashboard on the app. Or googling Fitbit advice. Today I received confirmation from 6Tribes that my Fitbitters Tribe had gone live; another level of obsession. I love it. I like the group challenges. But I love that it’s a personal challenge. 

  
This week has been a good week. I’ve earned 4 badges. I love a recognition of my achievement, albeit virtual. 

  
I also like that there’s a big online Fitbit community & its worldwide. There’s loads of us, everywhere. There is always someone to motivate or problem solve. 

I use Myfitnesspal alongside Fitbit to track my food and water intake. The two sync well together and provide more accurate information. 

I was going to list my favourite stats from Fitbit but I’m not sure I can. It goes without saying that I love having a step counter -” just one more hundred…one more“. I find having the floors climbed tracker very motivating (& clever), ten floors is more than I ever realised. The first thing I do in the morning (after turning off my Fitbit alarm) & look at how I’ve slept through the night. I find that this monitors how healthy I’ve been the day before. 

  
I also really really like the water tracker. I know how important it is to be hydrating but it seemed a huge mission before I was a Fitbitter, now I enjoy drinking water because I can enter my intake! I don’t use the Fitbit for weight loss, but I appreciate its usefulness in adapting your calorie intake for the day based on the amount you have exercised. 

  
Next post giving more info on my recent 4 badge achievements. Just need to a few hundred more steps to meet my daily goal…TTFN.

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