Welcome my friends to our weekly issue of Journey with Friends. This is a time that we come together for support, for encouragement, for fellowship – all with one single goal in mind – to live better. Welcome to our journey to share our goals and our accomplishments and our disappointments and frustrations.
Together we can do this!
Hey friends – Happy Monday. How are you doing today? How was your week?
I’m learning to be nice to myself. To take care of me first and then let others fall closely behind. It’s a hard thing to do but I’m trying and it’s a step by step process. Speaking of step by steps – LOL – I want to talk about something I got last week. It’s a knock off of the Fitbit. You know the little band you wear on your arm day and night that monitors your steps. I can’t say enough nice things about this. It’s awesome. I charged it up Tuesday morning when I got it. The only bad thing I can say is when you charge it, it pops into the charger and getting it out of the charger takes a little flexing. After 45 minutes, it was ready to go.
I put it in the band, downloaded the app to my iPhone, made some updates on the app and there you go – time to forget about it and get on with your day. Now the only time you take the band off is if you are showering (you don’t want to get it wet) or charging it. It connects on your cell phone over Bluetooth. Usually the face is black but I turned it on by a gentle touch to show you how it looks with the time. It shows you the time, the date, steps you have taken and converts the steps into miles for the day. At night, you turn it on sleep mode and it monitors your sleep patterns – how cool is that huh? AND, it has an alarm that vibrates on your wrist every 2-3 hours to remind you to get up and move around if you are to sedentary.
Now, I’m a true lover of this watch and in no way got paid for saying any of these things. I think this ‘knock off’ is ideal – especially when normal Fitbits go for around $130.00 and up. Since I’m a bargain buyer you know that’s just too much for me. I got this sweet band on sale from amazon for – are you ready for this – less than $20.00! It is totally awesome and I’m hoping that it reminds me to move it – move it. In fact the second day I wore it, I was up to over 3,000 steps which is great to me. My goal is to eventually get to 10,000 steps a day.
So my friends, what have you done lately to help yourself out? Have an awesome week – remember WE CAN DO THIS TOGETHER!