Tag Archives: Healthy

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

Is this Juicable?

17 May

We received a juicer for our wedding almost 2 years ago.  It has been sitting on our kitchen counter just waiting to be put to good use, until recently.

A few weeks back, while at the grocery store I stocked up on apples, carrots and strawberries. Now that fruit is starting to go down in $$ I bought a little to much.  Since it is just me and my husband there was no way we were going to be able to eat it all before it went bad. With my quick thinking 😉 I whipped out the ole juicer.

We are a good month into juicing now.  I try to make a batch in the evening (one  8 oz glass) and then have enough for a glass in the morning before work. So far my favorite to juice: Handful of tall carrots, 4 apples, a few celery stalks  (very potent taste) and strawberries.

Tonight I switched my line-up a little: Strawberries, Apples, Carrots, Lemon, Tomato, Blueberries.

I had some blueberries to add to the mix, but I was not sure that they would juice. I pulled out a hand blender, dropped in the berries, a handful of ice, and a few scoops of vanilla yogurt. After it was blended I poured in some juice. It was so delicious. My husband gave it two thumbs up! Well, not really, but he really enjoyed it.

Make sure that you clean all of the appliance after use. It can get pretty messy!

If you have not have the opportunity to juice, I highly recommend it! If you have, what do you like to blend together?

xoxo – Elizabeth