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Diary of a Fitbit

FitbitLogo_withtagAbout this time last year, I found myself looking back and wondering what the heck happened. Life had become so busy that I was creating some extremely bad habits for myself, and as a result, routines were forming that I needed to stop in their tracks. Mark and I discussed things and decided that for the sake of our health, we needed to make some changes.  This involved analysing what we ate, what we drank and the general exercise (or not) that we were doing.
The year started great, I even managed to find a cereal that I enjoyed , so for the first time in years, I was eating breakfast. Mark had been biking to work, and I was walking to school and back twice a day which basically meant I was walking just under 2 hours a day and some of that was uphill which I swear was out to kill me.

Then, several  things changed.
After months of no motivation,(I really did find those walks hard),  and lack of energy among other things, I lost the plot and got diagnosed with severe anxiety and depression. Now anyone who has been down that road will understand, so I don’t need to go into detail, and if you don’t understand, then I pray you never do.

As well as that, my husband Mark had an accident on his bike and suddenly worlds got turned upside down. A back injury meant he was at home, and going through what I was going through, it was easier to be running late for school and opting for a ride in the car, rather than to continue walking……When he went on to have back surgery and not be allowed to walk for quite a while, one bad habit was created and from there we just went downhill.

I wished we were in a postition to join back at the gym because believe it or not, we both enjoyed going……well once we got there we enjoyed it, walking out the front door was always a mission. We found that not only did we have the ability to work out the frustrations of the day, but we had a set goal to achieve what our trainer had set us and we were constantly trying to better what we were doing (and outdo each other).
But the gym was out of reach on our budget, as many people find.


Then I heard about the Fit Bit…
The Fitbit is dedicated to helping people lead healthier, more active lives. They take a common sense approach to fitness, and believe that the key is to make it easier for consumers to be more active, eat smarter, and get enough sleep — in short, that small changes to your daily routine can add up to big results. The fit bit shows you what you are doing, what you are achieving and in doing so encourages you to do more, to push yourself further. Imagine you’ve walked 1450 steps, then perhaps you just might want to make it to 1500……..so a further 50 steps are created. 



I don’t know full details yet, but I do plan on opening myself up to everyone in the hope that they can see that things can be achievable for the every day person who has had years of bad habits
I want to make improvements and this amazing innovation can help with that.

The FitBit Charge tracks steps, distance, calories burned, floors climbed and active minutes so all those things you’re doing throughout the day, will be accounted for.
You can use your Fitbit tracker to see how many hours you sleep and better understand the quality of your sleep, which just has to be a good thing, especially for someone like me who doesn’t sleep well, and even when I do, I wake up feeling exhausted.
So once we receive these devices, we will set about to report our status as to where we are at the moment, and then over the next 3 months, we hope to share with you the progress that we make.

We would love you to join us as we start the journey that will lead to more awareness, and  a better understanding of what we have, and what we want to achieve.
We will also be giving away one of these amazing devices at some stage of our Christmas Promotion and we would love it if our winner would join our journey, although I can understand if they prefer to do it on a more private level.

A big thank you to all involved in allowing us to trial one of these and share with our readers.

Januarys  DiaryFebruary DiaryA few months on



  1. Looking so forward to reading this one. I think as we get older and busier its easy to not prioritise our own health

  2. Am interested to hear you feedback….everyone swears by them and I am seriously contemplating getting one

  3. Charmaine Willis-Croft

    Would love to try this, good luck

  4. I have heard so much about these. Really interested in following your journey and (if I am lucky enough) creating my own 🙂

  5. Thanks so much Debs for getting me onto the Fitbit. Was searching for a watch that would vibrate to alert me to specific times during the day ie lunch, pack up at work, pick up kids. It’s noisy where I work so a sounding alarm wasnt going to cut the mustard. All the other things the Fitbit came with was a bonus. I like how it tells me when Ive reached my stepping goals and tells me how well (or not) Ive slept. Not only that but all the statistics are on the app and you even get emails to tell you how well your doing and when you need to recharge battery. I have mine on constantly (except when Im recharging or having a shower – no its not waterproof). Love all the badges you can earn too. Ive already got my badges for walking a marathon, the penguin march and the London Underground. Love, love, love it! Thanks again Debs.

  6. I have had a fitbit flex for about 6 months I love it so motivating and several of my friends and family now have them too we can do challenges with each other and motivate each other to move more love love fitbit

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