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For sometime now I have been contemplating getting a FitBit for myself.  And like anything that has to do with exercise, I think about why not to do it, more than I think about doing it!

There are so many questions I have been asking myself…  Do I really want to wear that thing on my wrist 24 hours a day?  By wearing that band on my wrist I feel like I’m announcing to the world… HEY WORLD, I’ve kinda let myself go and now I want to get healthy (I know most people won’t event notice it, but that what goes on in my head)!  I know there is the clip on style instead of the wristband, but it is also important for me to find out how much actual sleep I’m getting.  Do I need to start wearing pajamas just so I can attach the FitBit clip to something (that seems uncomfortable)?  Just like my previous pedometers, I would forget to attach the clip to my clothing everyday.  If this FitBit is going to happen, it’s going to have to be the wristband style.

I have friends with FitBit’s and they all seem to like them.  Most of them said it has been a great motivator to get in those extra steps daily.  Some have the wristband style and some have the clip on, each are very happy with the style they chose.  They like that you can check in with your friends who have a FitBit on the phone app and see how many steps everyone is doing weekly.  A motivator or added pressure?

Well, I did it!  I got myself a wristband style FitBit.  So far so good!  The first week I didn’t really change the way I was living and when I checked in every evening to see how many steps I had taken for the day I could not believe how little I was moving.  It has proven to me I really needed this device to get at least 10,000 steps in daily.

…And the sleep? Seems as the daily steps go up I’m sleeping with less restlessness. Win, Win!

And the wristband I was so concerned about, Tory Burch makes a cover for the FitBit to conceal it.

So I guess my answer would be…To Fitbit!

This is not a paid or sponsored post, just my view.