“Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Fitbit through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Fitbit, all opinions are my own.”
It’s December, which means we are officially kicking off the holiday countdown at my house. T-minus 22 days until Christmas, y’all. Ryne and I have pretty much nailed down what we’ll be getting out toddler, but we’ve had trouble trying to come up with our gifts to each other. Yep, we’re that couple that just flat out asks what the other one wants when it comes to gifts. No surprises here. We do tend to have a theme, though: technology and fitness. If you’re on the hunt for something that combines those two things, Fitbit has you covered.
I was lucky enough to be able to test out one of their newest fitness trackers, the Fitbit Charge. At first glance, it won me over based on the design alone. Of all of the trackers I’ve tried, the Charge wins for being the most aesthetically pleasing. It is definitely the one I’d be most comfortable wearing on my wrist on a day-to-day basis.
To be totally honest, I need to be wearing this on my wrists at all times right now. Between changing jobs to one that requires a lot of sitting and the upcoming holiday meals, I need to be adamant about remaining active. I’ve now learned that it is ridiculously easy to forget to walk around. Real talk. I’ve also learned over the years that my brain doesn’t understand that I don’t actually need that fifth serving of pumpkin pie. This year, though, I’m not going it alone. I have a friendly little fitness buddy right on my wrist, and it’s usually saying something along the lines of: “you should probably move a little”.
What I love about fitness trackers like the Charge is that they remind you to do things you should be doing anyway. It’s not like you have to totally change your fitness routine to incorporate one of these trackers into your life. They are all about helping you #FindYourFit, without pressuring you to create a totally new routine for yourself.
At work, I try to get up at regular intervals and run errands (some that probably don’t even really need to happen right at that moment). I just need my butt to not permanently mold into the shape of my chair, you know? At home, it is a great reminder to get up and play with my kid instead of turning on Mickey Mouse and crashing into the couch. In the mornings, I tackle a few chores that I would otherwise neglect. In the evenings, it tracks my sleep which helps force me to slow down and go to freaking bed. I don’t know about you, but I am 100% more likely to make healthy choices after getting some quality shut-eye. Basically, wearing the Charge is a fun and simple way to step it up a little throughout the week. It’s an all day thing, not another item on the to-do list. Motivation without intimidation. I can get behind that.
This holiday season, the Fitbit Charge is helping me find my fit. I’d say that’s a reason to celebrate!
Question: Do you find it harder to stay motivated during the holidays? If not, can you send me some of your super powers? Fine, tips on how you do it will work too.