Anyone who knows me knows that I work out quite a bit. In fact, sometimes become enthralled in it and enjoy challenging myself with new workouts and activities. I become unmotivated when I plateau so I always feel the need to switch things up.
But which exercise is most helpful to me in reaching my goal? What can I do more of or less of?
Last year a friend of mine got a Fitbit. I was pretty amazed because It calculated her heartbeat, her steps, and how many stairs she took in a day. The tracker also allowed her to compete with other people who had the tracker, so she felt motivated all the time. Then my sister showed me hers while we were away and I knew then that I wanted a fitness tracker. I could see that it motivated both my friend and my sister in being more active.
But I didn’t get one because I didn’t know what I wanted, or how much I wanted to spend, or what the brands out there were.
Last Christmas, my mother-in-law surprised me with my very own fitness tracker. Now, it wasn’t the Fitbit, but what did I know about trackers anyway? I was happy just to get one!
Because work requires me to be on my feet, walking around for much of the day, I got used to carrying my phone around with me to tell the time. It was a bit of a nuisance because my phone is big and doesn’t fit well in my pockets. Once I started wearing my fitness tracker, I could leave my phone behind while challenging myself. It’s a win-win if you ask me!
Lately I’ve been thinking about upgrading. It’s time. Not to say I don’t like my tracker, because I do, but I want something with more bells and whistles. Who doesn’t like more bells and whistles? While my current tracker is great in tracking steps and burned calories, I want something that would also track how many stairs I climb climbing as well as the different exercises I do. My current tracker only tracks steps and not any other workout so it’s hard to accurately track my progress.
I started doing some research in finding a tracker that would be a little more elaborate with more features, but there here is just so much information out there! Everything from functionality to coloured wrist bands was plastered all over my screen. I quickly became overwhelmed. I mean, I want a new tracker, but I’m not willing to give up my days researching.
Through my mundane research, I came across an article on Reviews.com (http://www.reviews.com/fitness-tracker/). There it was: all the information I needed on one single page.
The site had a bunch of good reviews and really helped me nail down some choices, because apparently there are quite a few choices out there.
So, if you’re looking to track your fitness regiment a little closer, I find trackers can be helpful in reaching your fitness goals.
Good luck and keep active!