About a year ago, I saw a segment on The Today Show about fitness trackers. They claimed that they make people gain weight instead of motivating them to lose it. Well, I have to say that my FitBit motivates me every single day in one way or another.
Before I get into how I’m motivated by my FitBit, here’s the video I was talking about.
I participate in a weekly challenge and a weekend challenge so I’m always competing against other FitBit users to see who can get the most steps. Believe it or not, I’m a very competitive person so I don’t like losing. When I first started this journey a few months ago, I was coming in last but I’m not anymore. I’m not coming in first place….yet….but I’m working my way to the top of the leader board!
All the Pretty Colors
This one is kinda stupid, but I love seeing the colors change on my dashboard. When the colors change, I know I’m making progress and that makes me happy. I want to see the colors change. Sometimes that means stepping up my game, which is ok, because it benefits me.
I love collecting all the badges I earn for reaching certain milestones. It’s a visual reminder of how far I’ve come and it also encourages me to beat my best badge. Since I achieved the Sneakers badge for walking 10,000 steps in a day, I’ve set a goal to surpass that by walking 15,000 steps in a day. I haven’t reached that goal yet, obviously, but I’m working on it.
So, there you have it. If you don’t have a FitBit, I highly recommend you get one. I’ve managed to talk my mom, sister, and a few friends into getting one and they love it. Not quite as much as I do, but it’s pretty close.
“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” ~Jim Rohn