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Review: Fitbit Flex

I was previously using an app on my phone but it wasn’t very accurate and I didn’t take my phone to the bathroom with me so I wasn’t able to track those steps. So I decided to buy a Fitbit flex to better track my workouts. I love my Fitbit Flex especially the sleep tracker I get to see how well I slept and can make the necessary adjustments.   I bought it at Clicks SA.

What I track

I love tracking my water intake, calories burned, steps taken and distance covered. I recently started tracking the food I eat too on the app and it app also show the macronutrients I consumed.

The app

Sharing to social media is really easy. Someone mentioned to me recently that I’m a show off and I over share, so this and I if you follow me on Instagram you would have seen my fitbit updates. I love sharing my progress and it’s showing off then I’m sorry. not.

You can also track your water, food, weight and the app also shows your macronutrients. (I don’t what they are either).

What I love

The sleep tracker– I love my sleep and I love knowing about the quality of sleep I’m having. I even have a reminder for when to go to bed and when a silent alarm to wake me.

The steps counter- Tracking my steps is more accurate now because I always have my fitbit on me unlike when I used my phone to track them. On the app I’m able to see my calories burned, distance covered and active minutes.

After a week of low #fitbit #stats I ran, I mostly danced on the #loudest5k #musicrun #livethebeat

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Fitbit challenges– I love being able to challenge my friends and see who will take the most steps. These really help me be more creative in the way I take more steps sees as most of the friends I challenge are runners, you know running and I are not friends but I still get my steps in. (The only thing is they have to Fitbit users too)

Weekly email- I love the weekly email because I get to see my progress in a detailed manner.

Badges- You also get badges when you do well in a challenge or achieve a certain landmark distance. 

Since December I've covered 563 km. Imagine if I was running #fitbit #stats #tracking

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What I don’t like

I don’t like is the exercise tracker it only tracks runs, walks and hike. I do zumba and yoga sometimes and I have to manually log in to site to track these workouts. You also have to be online on your phone when you for you to track your exercise #DataMustFall.

The Fitbit also came with two wristbands of two different sizes, frankly I thought this was silly. What am I supposed to do with a large sized wristband? I was lucky enough to have a friend who also had a Fitbit and was using the large wristband and so we swapped. It would have been a real waste if I hadn’t swapped with him. The wristbands are also not very strong. The blue one is already slowly falling apart.

Question: How do you track your workouts? Do you have a fitbit or any other wearable fitness tracker?

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How to workout from home

I’ve been working out from home for the last 2 years and in that time I’ve had to find a way to stay consistent with my fitness routine. I can’t afford to go to the gym at this time. Below is a list of how I’ve been able to work out from home.

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2017 Vision-board and goals

Now that the dust has settled and the New Year celebration hype is over. It’s time to get to work on the dreams and goals. Over the last two years I’ve had a vision-board and they have worked for my about 65% of the time. This year I want my current vision board to work for me even more but I’ve noticed that I get lost in the details of planning. I write and write but there’s never any clarity or specifics and there’s way toooo many lists that are all over the place.

Perfect example is my video sharing my 2017 goals and vision-board. I noticed most of what I left out when I was editing it.  Here’s even a better one I have a journal for everything from prayer, fitness, gratitude, blog and daily planner). I’m clearly a master at planning but not at acting out the plan.

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Review: 2016 Vision board

2016 has been a great year and I’m sure there are some awesome moments that I’ve missed but below is list of the things that I managed to accomplish on my vision board. After last year’s vision board success I just had to do it again.

2016 #Visionboard us done and already on my wall. #Visualizing #dreams #life #goal

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Move Monday Series: Fitness Series

I’ve always worked harder at pursing my fitness goals when I had a social challenge or some of external accountability going, which is why I jumped on board the Sleekgeek #MoveMore challenge. It’s a simple way of getting us to move daily. Easy right? That’s what I thought but I soon found myself having to catch up on these “simple” exercises. I mean who doesn’t love a good burpee. *sarcasm at it’s best*

Monday 01/08/2016- This was easy I truly love star jumps and can do them all day. We were required to do 30, which I did in 3 minutes. I came to 4855 minutes in total

I couldn't meet day 2 challenge so I did it again yesterday #movemore #witnessthefitness #10950minutesofexercise

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