An Ode to the FitBit

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I cannot believe I haven’t written this post already. In the almost year since I have had my FitBit, I have become some sort of a crazed evangelist. I pretty much tell everyone I run into about my love for the Bit and I am feeling a little stingy about not telling you yet.


Basically, last June, despite thinking I was super active, I realized I…wasn’t. I worked out once a day but with much time spent on conference calls or in airports, I was actually not moving for a large portion of my day. Tied to his desk until all hours of the night, Ryan felt the same way. So to the Apple store to procure some FitBits. I figured it was just a pricey pedometer.

Oh no. No no.

The FitBit has changed how we spend our time. Instead of sitting down when we are done with work, we get out for a walk- we need our steps to hit our daily goal! We get up in the mornings to get activity in before work and instead of waiting at the gate for my flights, I walk. It’s incredible how many steps I can get in an hour looping Midway! I download podcasts so I can learn something while out for my walks and I log my workouts as well so they contribute to my daily activity. I don’t usually log my food intake but I do log water to keep me mindful of being hydrated.

Ryan and I have both lost weight with our Bits but more to the point, we are making being healthy and active a priority and spending time together in the process. Win-win. It’s really great and it’s fun having a shared goal- get out and get moving!

My Dad has always said that it doesn’t matter if you run or walk, it’s getting the miles under your feet that matters and he is spot on. Sure, I still run but if I don’t feel like it, it’s not an all or nothing thing- I can still head out for a walk. And Chicago, my goodness, is a pretty great place for copious amounts of walking.

And that’s what I think about that. FitBit forever.

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Tuesday Brain Dump

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I am smack dab in the middle of what I consider busy season in my job. I love the work I do and I am so lucky to do it and I genuinely forgot to shower today. And eat yesterday until 3pm. And have been consistently having work dreams for about 3 weeks, to the point where Ryan says I have been mumbling about emails in my sleep.

So there’s that.

I think it’s a good thing though, being so consumed with work, in terms of wedding planning. I’ve heard women say how when they got engaged, all they did at work was look at Pinterest and want to wedding plan. 1) I still think Pinterest is ridiculous and is breeding ground for copycats and unoriginality and 2) since my work time is my work time, my time to think wedding is so concentrated and separate that it’s fun and really efficient. This is another conversation for another time but in the last year or so, I’ve developed a zero-tolerance policy for when something doesn’t feel like a good fit or I am not being treated well and that includes wedding venues sooooo we made a switcheroo. People weren’t rocking our world at the original place we chose and there’s a new place in town with killer river views…done and done. Our 5 prong filter is working and once we secure a location for the ceremony, we’re in pretty good shape for awhile. #naptime

Luna Bell loves sitting on whatever magazine/iPad/important document you have been looking at but I think she especially loves blocking wedding magazines.

Oh and I got a FitBit and am OBSESSED.

That pretty much sums up my life right now- work, wedding, LB sitting on stuff, FitBit. I am going to try to not be such a deadbeat blogger now.

Happy Tuesday, Friends!