Tracking activity

I’ve not tracked my activity for two weeks now. I broke my Fitbit strap and there was no easy way to keep the tracker on my person while I waited for a replacement.

My new strap arrived today and after retrieving the Fitbit from the charger, I put it together and promptly put it on. It was like welcoming an old friend. It’s true: you don’t know what you have until it’s gone.

Image shows a fitness tracker against a bright purple blackground. Photo by Nikita Kostrykin on Unsplash

I missed counting steps, checking my heart rate, responding to my stretch reminders, looking at my sleep records. As I work at my desk for a large part of my day, I like ensuring I have a minimum number of steps. Not having my Fitbit available had left me somewhat adrift.

Tracking simple things for me is a habit that works to keep focused. It’s easier than I like with the ebbs and flows of public health restrictions to lose my attention on intentional movement. I have felt the absence of my Fitbit these past two weeks; I’ve been lost without its little vibrating nudges of my pre-set reminders. I can’t prove it, but I know my activity has been less and I know my sleep hasn’t been great.

So I’ve refreshed my data, double checked the charge, and I’m excited about counting my steps again. It’s the small things that make a difference. What are the little things that keep you going on your fitness journey? Tell us in the comments!

MarthaFitA55 lives and works in St. John’s.