Listen. I feel like over the last six weeks or so that I have never paid so much attention to all these aspects of my fitness. I’m watching what I eat, exercising more, taking care of my skin and popping vitamins and fish oil like they’re candy. I am a stranger in my own body.
The good news is it’s all starting to feel a little more natural and becoming part of my daily routine. I wake up in the morning and know that I need to eat breakfast even though I really don’t enjoy breakfast. I carry around almonds and little bags of granola so I can have a healthy snack and eat every three hours because it’s supposed to help my metabolism. I put on my running shoes so I don’t have time to talk myself out of working out. I weigh myself once a week. I think about portion size. I have a watch that tells me how hard I’m working out. I’ve become a laboratory rat.
The point is I’m doing a lot of new stuff. All at one time. And sometimes I wonder if any of it’s working and if there are ways I can work harder or do more. The most recent product I received from Best Buy is the FitBit. This Fitbit Ultra FB102P wireless activity and sleep tracker measures steps taken, distance traveled, stairs climbed and calories burned for efficient monitoring of your workout progress.
It also tells you when you’ve sat on the couch all day watching all the shows you’ve recorded on you DVR. And I don’t like it much on those days. But it makes me aware of how much I’m moving, how well I’m sleeping, and if I need a little more physical activity. In other words, it’s like a conscience you can clip onto your bra or your belt or the waistband of your shorts. And you can create a personal account at Fitbit.com to keep track of all your information and track your progress. The only thing it doesn’t do is pack Caroline’s lunch in the morning. Which is too bad because that would be a revelation.
You have the chance to win your very own FitBit. All you have to do is leave a comment letting me know if you try to park far away or take the steps or other proactive things to increase your physical activity during the day. Here are the rules.
No duplicate comments.
You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:
a) Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post
b) Tweet about this promotion and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post
c) Blog about this promotion and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post
d) For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry.
This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older.
Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail.
You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.
The Official Rules are available here.
This sweepstakes runs from 2/15- 2/21.
Also be sure to visit the Inspiration to Fitness page on BlogHer.com where you can read other bloggers’ reviews, get great fitness tips and find more chances to win! You can also roll over the Best Buy image at the top of my blog to view a calendar of all the Inspiration to Fitness content. Good luck!
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