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Have you ever had a break-up that you knew was a great decision? Not with a person (we ALL have those-haha). But with something like cable, a car, a bike, a video game system, etc.? Here's the story of my recent break-up.
Recently I had phone issues which made me default my phone and re-download my apps. Sigh! My Jawbone UP fitness tracker was one of them. But for some reason when I tried to sync the app to the UP band, it didn't work. So I decided to ditch it . . . and I am so glad!
Here are my top 7 reasons I broke up with my fitness tracker:
1. I am no longer obsessed with getting my 10,000 steps in.
Yes, I am SUPER competitive so I had to get those 10,000 steps plus a few extra thousand in on my running days. I run 5 miles a day 5 days a week. It was around 8,500 steps for me after my run. But I had to get around 11,000 – 12,000 a day. It drove my family crazy that I would walk in place while cooking, folding laundry, etc. (Yes, it REALLY did drive them crazy, says my husband as he edits this.)
2. I can enjoy my off days of running.
When I had my off days of running I would still think of ways I could get at least 5,000 – 6,000 steps in. It was so consuming because I was so obsessed with getting steps in.
3. My body gets the rest it needs.
I get to sit down and rest physically–and mentally since I'm not thinking about my steps–especially on my off days.
4. I'm not checking my app…ALL…THE…TIME.
I would check it every time I came home from anywhere I walked, after doing house work, laundry, cooking, anything! Anyone else battle with this?
5. My wrist is free.
6. I no longer get the annoying emails.
I would get emails with the worst titles like “You were low this week; try to step it up next week!” UGH!
7. Peace of mind.
I am back to running and enjoying it again!
I know some of you love your Fitbit or UP because it motivates you to exercise, and that is great! But for me I already love to run so I don't really need motivation. I haven't had my UP on for a week, and I have to say I haven't missed it one bit. So this break-up was a great decision!
How about you? Do you love your Fitbit or UP band, or do you have a love/hate relationship with it? Would love to hear your thoughts on this one! And, if you'd love to try out a Fitbit but don't want to pay full price, see how to turn your Smartphone into a Fitbit. Love that!