Tag Archives: exercise

Product Review: Fitbit One

9 Feb

I am the biggest fan of my Fitbit One!

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I have a job the requires between 2-4 hours a day in the car commuting and sitting for 8 hours at my desk. I got in the habit of coming home exhausted and going straight to the couch or bed. Things needed to change.

As 2014 came, I decided it was time to start making time for myself and getting my fat ass on the treadmill. I am fortunate to have a gym in our basement, so I do not have any excuses to not use it.

When I started wearing my Fibit I was tracking barley 2,000 steps a day. The first week I set my goal to 5,000 steps a day. (I didn’t want to over do it in the beginning.) Each week I have upped my steps by 1,000 and I am currently at 9,000. No matter how many steps I have when I get home I make sure every day to hit my goal number. Over the last few weeks I have become stronger on the treadmill. I also do a few workout dance videos each night offered On demand.

Tracking steps has become a friendly competition. I have connected with 17 friends and coworkers who also have a Fitbit. Each day we discuss how active we have been, give excuses when one falls behind and take breaks during the day to do a lap around the office of to do a few flights of stairs (Keeps count of stairs).

You can also track your sleeping patterns. It was very interesting to see how often I was waking up are moving in my sleep. I wasn’t surprised to see the nights we kicked the dog out of the bed I tracked a better nights sleep.

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I want to also mention Fibit has amazing customer service. I owned a Fitbit one last year and had it clipped to my pants. Later in the day I noticed that it had fallen off and never to be found. I contacted their customer service. I provided them a few details, my proof of purchase, which Fitbit I lost and they sent me a replacement! How awesome!

I would like to give majority of the credit to my Fitbit One for my healthy lifestyle. It has been awesome to see all the progress I have made over the last five weeks.

Oh – one last note. You can sync with your Fitness Pal app!

I highly recommend this product!

XOXO – Elizabeth

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Weight Watchers!

9 Jan

It is a a new year and today I joined Weight Watchers Online.

This is my second time on the program. 2.5 years ago – 6 months before our wedding I joined and lost about 16 pounds. I am by no means “fat” but you know a girls need to look good on her wedding day!

Well, over the past few years I have let a pound here and there hang around. My jeans fit a little bit tighter and I would wear a sweatshirt all the time if I could. It has been long enough and I decided that the WW online offer right now was to good to pass up! (no sign up fee and 18 a month)

I am mostly joining to get back on track of eating healthy, tracking portions, and increase exercising each week AND to feel better about my self!

I plan to share my journey and hope to inspire others to get healthy with me! I have done it before and it really does work!

Have you every joined WW or currently on the program? Please share your experience!!

xoxo – Elizabeth

Groupon and Living Social

28 Mar

A few months ago I bought a Groupon for 2 months worth of Jazzercise classes. Well, today was the day that I finally went it. I have been mentally preparing for this. I had a very COMFORTABLE winter – and by comfortable I mean everything fits very snug.

The class was full and the instructor was very funny. I enjoyed the humor as I was very heavy on my feet and could not do all the jumps, toe taps, and hip swivels… My Goal is to attend 5 classes a week. 40 classes in 2 months. I am excited to get moving again, burn some calories, and cut some inches!

I also picked up a Living Social deal today. 10 yoga classes for 20 bucks. I got one for myself and one for my husband. It is a great activity for us to do together in the evening after work.

In the past picked I have up a few other deals – amazon  gift card, a massage, and fancy restaurant deals. Have you every used Groupon or Living Social?

xoxo – Elizabeth