Monday, March 9, 2015

Why My Fitbit Owns Me

So I have a fitbit and I am obsessed. 

If you have a fitbit, let's be friends!

But for real, I am obsessed and I found this article "19 Very Real and Emotional Struggles of Having a Fitbit (Or Does Your Fitbit Have You?)" I totally agree with every point on this list. So let's go through them.

1. You live for the sole purpose of getting it to vibrate

This is true - whenever I start to feel it vibrate I get a little happy. Whoever is with me will know I have reached my 10,000 steps for that day and if no one is with me...I text my fiance and make sure he has been made aware. Also, if I am about 200 steps away from making that little thing vibrate and it is time for bed I will walk around my entire house until it goes off...

2. You get angry if you don't have it on when you walk

The article had it spot on, does it even count if you walk and don't have your fitbit on? I sit at a desk most days, so when I actually do get up to walk around I make sure my fitbit is on, or else I get angry at myself. One day, I was printing checks and was going back and forth from printer to my desk and thought to myself, this is going to get me a lot of steps only to realize I had not taken my fitbit off the charger and it was still charging.

3. Exercise that doesn't involving stepping feels futile

Ever since I got my fitbit I find myself on the treadmill more because it tracks my steps. I hate sometimes getting on the Cybex Cross Trainer, even though it is a great workout, the fitbit doesn't track my movements as well.

4. The happy smile haunts your dreams

My sole goal is to get the little green smiley on my app. Basically it means you completed your daily intake.

5. Fitbit's validation becomes more important than the opinions of human beings

Not sure about this one. But if I make my goal I am a happy lady.

6. You check if more often than you check your email

SO TRUE. I am literally on the app all the time.

7. Charging it is nearly impossible

OMG. I had the biggest trouble trying to get that sucker to charge this morning. There is nothing I can do to ever get it to charge on the first time. 

8. It is not as waterproof as it claims to be

I have yet to even put it on while I was in the shower. I am too scared because what would I do if I lost my fitbit.

9. It is unfashionable as all hell

There are some cute versions but like the article said, they are expensive. I did see a Chevron one at target but can't seem to find it anymore. I WANT IT.

10. You're constantly jumping up and down for seemingly no reason

I have to get my steps. I will reach my goal today. I will exceed my goal today.

11. You have jumping marathons before you go to bed

Refer back to Numero Uno. Can't go to bed being so close to your 10,000 step goal.

12. Everyone always thinks you're crazy and neurotic

Yep, this would refer back to Numero Uno as well...people will know I have reached my goal.

13. And they're RIGHT

I will admit I have gotten a little more crazy since my fitbit epidemic.

14. For some reason, you encourage your friends to join me

I want fitbit friends :) none of my real friends will get a fitbit

15. You're in a not-so-secret battle with friends and co-workers

I want my co-workers to get fitbits. This would be fun!

16. Non Fitbit users 100% don't care about anything you have to say

Yep, they don't want to hear how you exceeded your goal of 10,000 steps and did 21,000 steps..BUT I DO.

17. Your worst enemy is yourself

Once you reach your goal and make record steps in a day, what do you do next? Can you top it? For example, one Sunday I worked out and reached 21,000 steps well the next Sunday I went to workout to try and get the same amount of steps...I didn't even come close. FAILURE.

18. If you stop using it, your Fitbit using friends will shun you

I don't have any real life fitbit friends....

19. Even when you're done with it, you're never really done

I can't imagine not having my fitbit. I love it.

Does your Fitbit own you?

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Kim said...

I am here giggling to myself because I too am guilty of walking around the house or marching in place to make sure i get all my steps in if I am a few steps short of my goal before I go to bed.

Kyla Currier said...

I don't have a fitbit but I have been looking into it, although I'm leaning more towards the Nike one than the fitbit. Did you do research before you chose yours? If so what made you choose the fitbit?
xo, Kyla - KyMarieC

Ashley said...

I did a little research but my aunt and uncle each had one and loved it so I decided to get one! They have the nicer ones and I just got the flex, but it does exactly what i was wanting it to do!

Ashley said...

I did that a few nights ago! Even if I am like 500 steps away I just walk around watching TV, my fiance thinks I am ridiculous but I don't care!

Laina Turner said...

I got one for Christmas and I agree it has caused an obsession:)

Joey said...

Yes yes yes to all of these haha

Jaelan @ Making Mrs. M said...

Hahaha! Yep. Totally.

Jasmine Maria said...

I don't have FitBIt at all. I'm trying to get into working out again especially before swim suit season. Lol

sarah said...

This is awesome - because its all 100% true!! I have a Fitbit and I am so attached to it, its ridiculous. My email is - lets be friends!!

Bethany Magnie said...

I think I need one now! It would definitely encourage me to get up and moving more despite the baby.

Kristen Grace said...

This made me laugh so hard! I used to have one (it broke!) and if I didn't hit my 10,000 steps by the end of the day, I would run up and down the stairs until I was done! I need a new one pronto!

Nadine Lynn said...

Haha! I have a fit bit one that I got at Bargain Hunt which is like a close out store like Big Lots. It worked for awhile, but since I had to hook it on my had a rubber casing around it but the casing ripped over time. Now if I wear it, it tears holes in my clothes so I quit wearing it. I want something that does heart rate, sleep and steps. I am waiting to get it all in one. I know there will be something affordable out there eventually!!!

Ashley said...

Oh my I don't know what I would do if my fitbit broke I would probably go directly to target that day and get a new one!

Ashley S said...

I have heard of fitbit, but haven't tried or even looked into it. Maybe I should do this. Thanks for sharing about it though.

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

I think I'm the last person on earth who doesn't have one. I want one, too!!

Kara Schwieterman said...

I love my fitbit.. but HATE when I forget to put it on!!

familyfrugal said...

lol I love this! I have a different activity tracker, but I love getting the lights to give me a "celebratory dance" :)

Sandra Litcher said...

This is hysterical...and true! I have one that I was OBSESSED with at first, but I did take it off at one point and haven't put it back on. I need to remedy this!

Jessica said...

Love this!! I had a fitbit and than once i lost it and got the replacement I never used it again... I am hoping to get the charge soon to reuse it again!! I sorta miss it

Crystal Foose said...

I used the step counter on my phone for a couple weeks after I got it. I only get obsessed with things for a couple weeks at a time, so I am over it now, plus I was never remotely close to any number that wasn't just depressing!

Hope said...

I recently "re-found" my Fitbit and started wearing it again. A friend of mine added me to the Workweek Hustle challenge he had going on with some of his other friends last week. My new goal this week is to NOT get last place.
Damn desk job!

Also -- Please share if you find cute bands! I want one!

Alexandra Anne said...

Just found this blog today, and I think you're awesome already! Can we be blog friends? I am currently saving up for a FitBit because I'm broke as all get out, and planning my wedding, so yeah. I want to be a FitBit friend!!

Nice to meet you!