As I continue on my weight loss journey, I have found one tool that has been helping me get a little pep in my step. The Fitbit Zip Wireless Activity Tracker tracks steps, distance and calories burned.
Each day that I wear the Fitbit, I become more cognizant of how much I am moving. I have set a goal of 10,000 steps. Some days I make it. Others, I don't.
Either way, I feel like I am moving much more because I have I can check in to see where I am and figure out how to increase my steps.
On some days, I make it happen by stepping out in the evening for 15 minutes for a brisk walk. You'll be amazed at how many steps you can get in. Other days, I put on Just Dance 4 with my girls and I dance my steps. Oh and did I mention that I get rewarded for various goals such as when I reach my daily goal of 10,000 steps or when I reached my first cumulative 50 miles. Right now, I am working on reaching a Lifetime goal of 250 miles.
The Fitbit Zip comes with the above items. There are five color options: blue, black, lime, magenta and white. It retails for $59.95. You can hook it to your bra, attach it to your shirt or pants, or just stick it in your pocket.
Zip automatically syncs your information to PCs, Macs, the iPhone 4S, 5, iPod touch and the 3rd generation iPad. It comes with a USB dongle that automatically updates if you are 20 feet from the device. You can even register and pair your Fitbit devices via select smartphones including certain Androids.
While on the Fitbit website, I am able to view my dashboard and keep track of food, activity and weight with their separate logs. It also shows me how close I am to my daily goals.
I highly recommend the Fitbit Zip. Right now, I am working on losing baby #2's weight gain. Let's just be quiet about the fact that baby #2 will be turning 7 by the end of the month. I hope by the time she is 7, I can truly say, that weight gain is officially gone.
The Fitbit isn't just for me. My girls have been offering me encouragement too. They are interested in how I am doing. I know that by making Fitbit Zip a new habit, it will help all of us live a healthier lifestyle.