At the end of August last year, literally the second last day, our fitbits came from Amazon. David, my husband, was supposed to be playing tennis that weekend, so I decided to get a head start and charge and start using mine before him. I didn’t charge his or anything, I left it there in the box. At home. Waiting for him.
He knew about it for some time as people in his office were using it and had a little competition going. Then we had a little competition going. For some time he held a lead ahead of me because it was Summer and he was playing tennis almost every weekend. After realizing how competitive it was making us in the fitness area and how much it changed our habits (like taking the stairs and walking to places instead of driving) we decided that this is the gift we’d get our parents for Christmas and have a little friendly competition.
Fast forward to Christmas week Man! Those old people could put in some steps! WTF!? My parents walk in the morning once it’s not raining and they do Salsa. I think we underestimated how active our parents were. It’s January 10th and I’ve been on the treadmill for the last two days in a row and I might just go on it tonight after dinner. I need to stay close behind them. They’re in their 50s!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My mother had a significantly low count the other day and I asked what happened. She said she took it off and forgot to put it back on. This is a competition so I won’t be reminding anyone to charge or put back on their fitbit… Every bit counts!! I know this all sounds mean but… you know how competition can sometimes bring out the worst in people? Yea, that may be me.
I just find it very interesting that my struggle to stay fit or exercise outside of our sessions with our trainer on Tuesdays and Thursdays has been overcome because of our parents. PARENTS. I know they’re not old by any means but it really puts things into perspective when these people are twice your age and putting in more steps that you. I’m quite anxious to see what I’ll look like by the end of February if we keep this up. I hope to never back down or just accept their lead.
I’ve lost 5lbs since I started using it and that is thanks to diet as well. I hope in 2014 I look and feel my best while keeping a few good curves… I don’t know how many good ones I have right now.