The temps are getting colder. The days are shorter. It’s dark outside all the time. The holidays are here. The To-Do list is getting longer. Motivation may be low. The pumpkin pie is calling your name.
Now, is definitely NOT the time to hibernate.
This is the time of year when you need to put a little extra effort into being more active.
As a way to shake it up and to keep my booty motivated, I’m thrilled to be participating in the Shape/Men’s Fitness FitBit Charge Blogger Challenge.
The challenge involves 20 bloggers, 10 from the East Coast (whoop whoop!) and 10 from the West. We are competing to have the bragging rights of the most active region based on Total Steps and Total Distance. In addition, each week will hold a different challenge to complete.
We are all using the new FitBit Charge.
This is my first time using a fitness tracker wearable, besides my Garmin. In the past, I’ve tried pedometers and always thought they were very inaccurate. Remember the kind that had the little ball that rocked back and forth with every step? Talk about dark ages technology!
With the FitBit Charge, it not only track steps, but distance, floors climbed, calories burned and sleep. I always thought I got at least 10,000 steps a day, especially at work. I’m always moving. However, I found that I really only average about 7,000 – 8,000 in an 8 hour period. Checking my FitBit to see where I’m at on steps, has definitely motivated me to move a little more.
The sleep tracker has also been an eye opener. I can see the exact length of sleep, including restless and awake times. Last night I was awake 4 mins (2x) with 13 mins of restless (6x). I guess I need to work on my sleep a little bit!
This week, our challenge was to take our workout outdoors with a hike or trail run.
Getting outside to run is not a problem for me! Although after creeper dude last week, I’m way more cautious. BTW – I’m excited to meet up with new running buddies this week. I logged my miles on the treadmill in the morning. Then later in the afternoon, the kiddos, Cooper and I went for an afternoon hike to soak in the sunshine and fresh air.
Make sure you check out the Shape/Men’s Fitness FitBit Charge Challenge. In addition to tracking which team is leading the way (EAST COAST obviously!), you can also enter to win your own FitBit Charge by entering the weekly sweepstakes.
Perfect motivation to get you through this time of year!
This post is sponsored by the Shape/Men’s Fitness FitBit Charge Challenge.