Fitbit Craze

I was excited to get a Fitbit for Mother's Day this year. I'd noticed others wearing them and thought it'd be a good way to stay motivated to move. Boy, does it keep me motivated.

You can set daily goals and weekend goals. You can challenge friends. You get rewards. During May I was getting settled into my new job, and if it hadn't been for my Fitbit, I wouldn't have pushed myself to walk as much.

During vacation, Tim and I would track our miles. We walked down to the pier each morning and by the time we returned to the condo, we were well on our way to reaching our 10,000 steps.

When you walk 20,000 steps in a day you receive a high top badge.

On July 5, I received the following email, "You've walked 250 miles—as many as the world's first underground railway. This triumph really lays the tracks for some big things in the future." Isn't that fun and creative?

I think one reason people are excited about their Fitbits is the encouragement you receive for reaching goals. So, my new goal is to hit 500 miles walked by the end of August. I'll let you know if I make it.