After getting used to wearing my fitbug air and being a #fitbugmum, I’ve been getting to grips with how to use it, I have found it’s been permanently attached to my waist for the last month or so.
I started using the fitbug on 14th June, and those first couple of weeks were all about tracking my steps before setting any targets in. Green circles means you have achieved your steps for the day, pink shows you have achieved or exceeded your targets for the day, blue shows you have achieved your aerobic target for the day and grey – well just keep trying!
I have since learnt that to achieve aerobic steps you need to be continuously walking for around ten minutes. Extra exercise can also be added in to help you out such as
We went on holiday to Center Parcs between 29th July and 2nd August and as you can see I was in the pink every day. I would have been worried if it had showed anything else to be honest on a holiday where you walk all the time.
When your fitbug syncs your steps to the app and uploads to the website, you will see on the screen how you’re getting on and can add you extra activity in.
So what does all this mean for me?
- I’ve learnt how many steps I walk (or not) in a day, and spurs me on to get in the pink
- It shames me into becoming more active
Wearing the fitbug air has become second nature for me in the last month, and apart from the last couple of days it has not left my side. Why the last couple of days I hear you ask? Well I *ahem* accidentally put it through the wash with my holiday clothes, so it’s drying out as we speak. It does still work though and will be back on my waist tomorrow.
Some of my top tips for increasing steps during the day
- walk on the school run if you get the chance, a half an hour walk will net you around 4000 steps and plenty of aerobic ones.
- do an extra five minutes of housework – it helps!
- take the stairs and not the lift at work
- If you work at a desk job, make sure you get up and walk around regularly. One day at work I only added up 1500 steps, it was quite shocking.
A month on, I’m finding the website a lot easier to use, and I have learnt today that you can import your food diary from MyFitnessPal now as well saving you adding data in twice if you already use one app.
My targets for the next month are
- To show one week completely in the pink
- To add my food diary in regularly instead of forgetting about it.
Disclosure – I received a fitbug air and 12 months free membership for reviewing this service. All opinions are my own.