The downside to my fitness tracker
Friday, May 01, 2015
I have had my Spark Fitness Tracker for a week now and already have a love/hate relationship with it. I'm getting used to the fact that when we take the kids for a walk at work I have to keep my feet moving. We walked for about 1/2 hour and due to stopping to switch kids around it didn't track it as a workout. Grocery shopping no longer counts either because it is too much stop and go no matter how much I try to keep moving. Ok, I can accept that. In fact I'm ok with that because shopping was cheating anyway.
The problem comes with my competitive attitude. I did the 70,000 steps for April challenge in less than a week. I am obsessed with getting all my lights to light up - I need to get the "Glow Getter" award everyday. Today I went into work late so I rode my bike 70 minutes to make sure I'd get all my steps in. Ok, that's good, right? Except for the fact that I can't take a day off. I know you're supposed to let your body rest, but I can't because I need to meet all my daily goals. Twice this week my legs have been so sore I can barely sit and walking up the steps is a challenge. My body is telling me to take a break, but my mind won't let me.
I am determined to eat clean. I am trying to figure out what to eat when to keep my energy and blood sugar up - eggs and clementines did great this morning! It shouldn't be so hard to eat lean protein, veggies, and fruit. I just need to figure out how to manage my time better. That and stay strong when my husband wants to buy junk that neither of us need!