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10 Things Only People With A Fitbit Will Understand

I received a Fitbit in December, and the amount of time I have spent caring about what that little black band says is borderline ridiculous. I was a Fitbit hater prior to receiving one. I remember having a conversation with my husband that went something like this:

Me: I just don't think having a Fitbit will make me work-out more. I already work-out, so why would a step tracker make me want to do it more?
Him: Have you met you?! You are competitive and thrive on accomplishing goals.
Me: *silence

He was right, so I decided maybe not to completely write off the concept altogether. My other beef with the Fitbit? It's not the cutest fashion accessory. I am in work-out attire 5 days a week, but when I want to get fancy on a Friday night, I don't want a giant black eyesore on my wrist. I finally decided to just get over myself on this one. 

I hit 5 years with my company in December, so they let me pick from a list of service awards. One was the Fitbit HR, so I decided it was finally my chance to jump on the bandwagon. And jump on the bandwagon I did. I wear that thing every day, check it constantly to make sure it accurately captured the 15 steps I walked to the refrigerator, and treat getting 10,000 steps like a part-time job.

My fellow Fitbit nation, here are 10 daily thoughts that only plague our little minds. 

1. You will walk laps around the house at night just to get to 10,000 steps. Don't pretend you don't.
If it's close to midnight, said walking becomes jogging around the house. We all know it resets at midnight and YOU MUST GET YOUR STEPS.

2. Your Fitbit is dying but you don't want to take it off to charge because then those steps won't count. Say it isn't so!

3. You get Fitbit requests from friends, and the first thing you do is see what their daily step rate is. If it is significantly higher than yours, you consider rejecting them because you're in competition and YOU DON'T NEED THAT NEGATIVITY IN YOUR LIFE.

4. You explain to your friends how great the Fitbit is. When they say they just don't get what all the fuss is about, you want to shake them. They don't understand life. 

5. You don't want to take off your Fitbit because losing steps is the worst, but you also really don't want to wear that ugly black band with your adorable new red dress. #thestruggle. But alas, you've figured out a solution to this one. To your pocket it goes!

6. You vaguely remember when you would work-out and not care how many steps you took. It was a simpler time.

7. People think you are rude for constantly checking your wrist for the time. You aren't being rude, and you aren't checking the time. You're checking your step count. #priorities

8. You don't mind going grocery shopping or to the mall. Those places are stepping goldmines! 

9. If you don't get 10,000 steps, you feel like you failed at life for the day.

10. You love your Fitbit. It's your precious. 


Unknown said...

I so want a fitbit. My husband and I have been looking at these for a while just have not bought one.. I don't work out.. But I feel like I walk a lot.. I need something to count my steps dang it!! I wish the fitbit had cute fashion bands with it, I know other brands have them. But fitbit is where its at!

Unknown said...

Haha YES to all of this!!

Ashley said...

So true! When I really need steps I find things that I will need from the grocery store just as an excuse to go get more steps because pacing the house gets a little boring!

Unknown said...

I don't have one, but I've wanted one for a few years. Now I want one even more.

Alia said...

This is so funny. I told my hubby not to get me one for Christmas but he was gifted one and seriously these are right on point. I think I may have to get one!

Bailey Kay said...

I am NOT a Fitbit girl! I received one for free as part of a blogging thing, and I ended up selling it to a friend. However, I did join a gym last night and I'm excited to start working out!

Rachel said...

HAH yes to all of these! If I do not hit my goal for the day I get up and walk a bunch to get to it!

Janelle Cook said...

Haha, I love this and totally understand even though I don't have one. I'm like you - thrive on competition... I know it would be ugly if I had one! But that doesn't stop me from wanting one. :-P

Jen said...

Haha this is so funny! I love it.

Emily Stewart said...

Hahaha! Yes. Today is my day off from working out and I'm already pissed at the number of steps I won't get. Booo.

Alejandra said...

I have an Apple Watch, but agree with many of these. It makes me so mad when I forget to put my watch on for a workout. It's like the workout never every happened!

Lisa C said...

I've been debating getting a FitBit. They do make bracelets and other accessories to jazz them up. I'm hoping they just design a cuter band.


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