29 May 2017

First week with the FitBit

Okay so I totally splurged on myself to go with the FitBit splurge.  Got these Gaiam walking weights (Affiliate link) last night.  Already love and hate them. Just using them last night and today my arms are already screaming "Walking was easier before you decided to torture us" at me.   Probably should have started at the lower weight set but didn't want to have to buy two sets, so torture it is.

So far I am meeting or beating my step goal so I think 7,500 was a good starting goal for me.  Lowest I hit last week was 8,032 and the highest was 12,866.  Average was 10,311.  Am finding the hardest goal for me is calories burned.  I am eating less than I am putting out, sometimes barely, sometimes by enough to end up in the under category instead of in zone.  But still meeting the burn goal is me ending up just under or just over.  Barely.  *shrug*. Also water is tough.  I either get just under or just barely over.  I have a wimpy bladder, feels like it's gonna burst.  Today is the first day I feel like getting the steps may be a struggle.  I feel like I am overheating today (a big no no with MS).  We'll see.




24 May 2017

Just got a Fitbit

2 1/2 days into using my new Fitbit Flex 2 (affiliate link). Though I really need to lose weight, I decided not to be stupid. I know "they" all seem to say 10k+ is the goal. But I have MS, keep gaining then losing then gaining again with med changes, etc. I don't expect my fitness goals to fall within the norm.

I did two days of 10k steps and couldn't do anything else the rest of the week. So I started with goals that were more realistic for me. 7,500 steps. 30 active minutes. 8 hours for the move notifications. Monday doesn't count since It wasn't even really half a day, it got here late afternoon and needed to be charged. Yesterday I did over 10k steps, moved all 8 hours, and a 1 hour walk for the active minutes though it didn't recognize it as a walk for some reason. I had it off several hours today to pinkify my hair without pinkifying the Fitbit so today is a little off but I did get 47 active minutes, which it did detect as a walk. Missed 1 of the 8 active hours though honestly had I been wearing it, I think I would have had at least the minimum of 250 steps. Will probably end the day just above the 7500 step goal.


I think I set goals I can hit every day. Doing more will just be a bonus on good days.

 

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