|circa 2002—taken and scanned. My, how quality has improved.|
Like now, she was 5'10. Like now, she thought she was fat.
Unlike now, she was a size 10 and 150 lbs.
Oh, what I would give to be her size again.
I've worked out off and on, and despite my sweet tooth, generally choose healthy eats. Still, the weight has crept on year after year.
I've spent more than one Sunday morning crying in the closet because things suddenly didn't fit and I didn't want to show up to church looking ugly and disgusting. I've been angry and depressed at the realization that I somehow now outweigh my husband. I've known for a long time that I need to do something. That something became a lot harder when I moved from suburb to city. Gym memberships skyrocketed from $30/month to nearly $100/month. No.
I've seen Fitbits around for awhile now and couldn't fathom why anyone would pay $100+ for a pedometer. What's the point? That's just silly. Still, lots of my coworkers were wearing them, and they sell like hotcakes whenever one pops up on our Facebook community's yard sale page.
What the heck?
Just before my latest surgery, I overheard a Fitbit discussion among coworkers and also heard the word challenge.
If there's one thing you should know about me, it's that I am a stubborn and competitive girl. If it's possible for me to win, I will fight to do so, even for something I don't want (as I type this, it's less than 20 minutes to the start of a Tori Kelly concert I won tickets to just because I like winning. I had to google who she was).
So, the idea of competition intrigued me and I started looking more into these overpriced bracelets. Thankfully, post-op recovery means I had lots of free time on my hands to do things like enter multiple instagram loop giveaways. I thought I'd popped one pain pill too many when the notification popped up saying I'd actually won one: A Kate Spade bag and four other goodies including...a Fitbit Flex.
Some quick research (and finding out while I was out, my boss and co-worker had both secured the same model) later, I sent back most of the prizes to Amazon in order to upgrade to the Fitbit Alta.
2 weeks, 3/4 challenges won, and 3 lbs. down (you gotta start somewhere), I am hooked.
What do you think of fitness trackers? Do you or would you use one to reach your goals?
Fellow Fitbit users, feel free to challenge me or follow my progress—I need all the encouragement I can get!