Thursday, May 22, 2014
Fruit and Fitbit, Thank You Darling Daughter
In my last blog post I indicated I had joined yet another blog challenge. Well, that fell by the way side. I find it too hard to write blog posts every day for this blog, as well as my Travel Blog (where I am blogging about my recent trip to Spain), and to keep up with blogging on Bridge and Beyond (my charity blog which normally is also daily).
Since purchasing the fitbit have been trying to sit here on the computer less, and walk and move more. It's good for my arthritis and hopefully will lower my cholesterol. You can log your food and know how many calories etc you're taking in vs what you're burning up also on the fitbit page. I'm finding some days I eat more then I burn and some days I burn more then I eat. My downfall is cocktails, and wine with dinner. I do fine through out the day; so starting today going to see if I can trim by pouring smaller glasses of wine and making smaller martini's. It's a start.
Through fitbit you can join groups, have friends and cheer each other one. It's fun and takes the drudgery out of "exercising". You have virtual buddies. I found a group of fitbit'ers who knit. A couple actually successfully walk and knit at the same time. WOW...can see me falling if I tried that. I've also joined a group for folks 60+. Exercising as you age takes on a little different note of trying not to hurt your body. AND through fitbit I found you can walk virtually across the USA. CLICK HERE
Everyone starts somewhere in Virginia, you log your daily miles and it tells you where you are. I've logged miles just about 2 wks, and currently it says I'm 12.86 miles from Glendale, Virginia in Charles City County, and have traveled 47.6 miles. You see a little picture of where you are on the road. Kinda fun. The website is a bit slow though to load, so be patient.
And if you want a different type of virtual travel, do join me over on Traveling Suitcase