Happy Halloween! We’re not quite in our costumes just yet, so I don’t have any pictures to share before all of this Trick or Treating madness sets in. I do, however, have a special treat for y’all in the form of a giveaway. Before we get to that part, let’s discuss why you’ll want to win the prize.
In the weeks leading up to the Runner’s World Half & Festival this month, I had the chance to test out some amazing products from the race sponsors. One of my favorites ended up being the iFit Active fitness tracker. (While I received this item free-of-charge, I was not required to review it. I genuinely had fun using it!) The band effortlessly measures and tracks your diet, exercise, and sleep each and every day.
The tracker can be worn alone (like, literally tossed in your pocket), as an adjustable wristband, or as a simple clip-on accessory. I felt most comfortable wearing it as a clip, and I was incredibly glad they created that option. It doesn’t detract from your outfits and it’s more of a “set it and forget it” type deal. That way I’m not constantly checking my numbers, you know?
One thing I love about wearing a fitness tracker is the constant motivation. Today, after a forced rest day thanks to Report Card Night, I got out for a run. After seeing my measly number of steps from yesterday, I decided to do something about it and go for a nice and easy thirty-minute run. It was gorgeous outside, so I’m really glad I got out there.
Since I brought up the numbers, let’s look at what a difference a day makes. On the left are today’s stats and on the right are yesterday’s. A common goal for people to reach each day is 10,000 steps. Yesterday at 3:30, I hadn’t even gotten half way there. Ouch. Since I was at school until 7 pm, it didn’t get much better. Today, though, I’ve already blown those numbers out of the water. Instead of getting upset about not reaching my goal yesterday, I used it as motivation to really kill it today. (PS: isn’t it odd that I somehow got screen shots at almost the same time and my battery life and signal strength was exactly the same? Or is that only weird to me?)
Another fun (or depressing if you’ve been up all night) feature the iFit Active comes with is the ability to track your sleep patterns. I’ve had shockingly scary stats some nights, but for the most part I’m hitting my goal of 7-8 hours each night. According to the iFit, this is a pretty typical night of sleep for me:
I think it’s so interesting to see how much my sleep affects my workouts and overall daily energy. I mean, I know that’s just basic science but sometimes I naively think I can “function” on just a little bit of sleep. Dumb.
The iFit Active also tracks calories out and calories in, with the ability to easily add in your meals, drinks, and snacks. I don’t personally use this feature but it seems to work pretty seamlessly with the rest of the functions. In addition to tracking basically your entire life, it can help you wake up for it through the alarm function. Pretty neat. For a detailed explanation of everything the band can do, just head over to the iFit website. But, before you go, iFit wants to give one of you a chance to win an iFit Active to try out for yourself!
The giveaway will end on November 7th and a winner will be announced the following day. Enter via the Rafflecopter below.
Good luck, y’all! I hope you have a great weekend and enjoy some much-deserved candy! Trick-or-treating ain’t easy, folks.