Archive for the ‘Walking’ Category

New FitBit Zip & FitBit One Wireless Activity Plus Sleep Tracker

Monday, September 17th, 2012

I love my FitBit

In my past post Here  I told you about my new FUN fitness tool that has me adding more steps in my day and tracking it all.

The company has just come out with two new and improved versions of their product.  With even more bells and whistles. Check them both out. The 99.00 one tracks your sleep. They now have a battery and don’t need to be rechanged on a base. They sink with lots of options and make it easy to keep pace with your friends.

I lost 80 lbs and have kept it off for over 2 1/2 years.

I’m now paying it forward to help others lose weight and get healthy.

Please contact me if you would like more inforamtion on how I can help you and your loved ones.

I’m  FREE Certified Health Coach NatalieJo

iHelpWeightLoss@gmail.com

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Vacation Exercise Me and My FitBit

Monday, August 20th, 2012

We ended each day with the sunset on top of Brockway MT.

 

I just got back from 1 week camping in Copper Harbor on the Keweenaw Peninsula in the UP of MI. I never hiked so much in my entire life. 80 lbs ago I would have never been able to do it.  My husband goes to CO every Sept to hike the 14’s but I stay home. So he is the expert.

On this trip I had my fitbit on everyday and we both did the same hikes just the two of us.  Most days we never saw another hiker.  We hiked different trails everyday. It’s a great place for hiking and biking.

Here are my totals for sun Aug 11th -19th

107,420 steps

554 floors up

47.78 miles

Plus 12 miles of bike riding the fitbit doesn’t add that in but I have a computer on the bike.

 

For some reason I thought the hiking was easier then the bike riding maybe because of the hills or wind.

My muscles or feet never hurt and each morning we got up and found new trails. We picked up a great book that helped us to locate each trail and yes we still did get lost some days but that made it exciting.

I’m not one to have fun exercising and some days the Mountains were no fun but I enjoy taking photos along the way. I’m very proud that I could do it am I’m thankful for the life I have now at goal over 2 1/2 years.

Here we hiked up a cliff to an old railroad bridge to get a good shot of the waterfall.

Here we biked to the beginning of HWY 41 where it starts In Copper Harbor UP MI and you can follow it 1990 miles all the way to the other end in Miami FL.

I loved it up there no cell reception unless you were on top of the MT. The internet reminded me of the good old days when you were kept waiting for every page to load.

 

FitBit My New Best Friend For Exercise

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Click the FitBit above to take you to a store to purchase it.

 

First let me say I don’t like exercise.  I lost 80 pounds and have kept it off for over two years.  That was my first journey and now I’m looking for activities I like to do to keep me in shape.

Recently I have seen a lot of talk about this new little pedometer the FitBit.  People claim it gets them moving and working harder. I saw it in the Target flyer this week so I ran out and got one last night.

My first test was wearing it to bed. It tracks your sleep don’t ask me how.  It said I woke up 5 times and I walked 46 steps. As far as I know I never stepped foot out of bed so I don’t know where the steps came from but I scored 98% on my sleep.  There is a website where you track and enter info.  You can set goals, list what you ate and it will track calories consumed and burned.

Well today just for fun I asked my husband to drive me up Rib Mountain so I could climb the look out tower and see how many flights of stairs it would track.  To my surprise it even tracked the walk up the hill to the tower how does it do that?  When I got to the top I had 18 flights of stairs.  When I got home I had an email from FitBit.  I earned my first badge.

How cool was that.  By looking at the site I found I could earn another badge for 25 flights good thing we have stairs in the house so I ran up and down them a bunch of times and I got my second badge of the day before bed.

I did real well on my climbing 250 feet up.  My total steps were only 4000 so far.  They say you should aim for 10,000 per day. I’ll have to work up to that. FitBit also has a social side where you can make friends and compare scores.  On our weight loss site they are walking across the US as a team virtually with FitBit.

So my first day using the FitBit has been a success.  I got in more stairs than I would have.  I’m having fun learning all the tools on the site and I think it will be a great tool to make my daily activity measurable and fun!

Update before I went to bed I just had to get a steps badge for 5000 steps I was only a few hundred steps away so I went walking around the house up and down stairs in circles.  Glad noone was watching and I got to 5000 steps.  Here’s my badge to prove it.

I never thought a little gadget likt this FitBit would have me walking all over the house at 11:30 pm just to get an email badge sent to me.  Who knew something as simple as that could do so much?

If you would like more info on the program I used to lose 80 lbs and keep it off for over two years you can learn more on my site I’m Coach NatalieJo

http://www.nataliejo.tsfl.com

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