It's no secret to anyone that follows my Instagram Stories that I've been running a lot. Like A WHOLE LOT! I'm not doing it because I like to do it but because I love to eat and and am pretty damn lazy.
Every year I decided to start working out hardcore either in January or for my b-day in the summer and every year I'm the same weight, give or take a few pounds. But just like every time, I'm resolving to make it stick this time. So well, I'll say it's not just like every time because this time it will stick no matter what. Seriously!
I've been using a FitBit since January to track my steps as well as my runs. I also use it to track the calories that I consume to see if what I'm eating and how I'm working out is actually making a difference. I will say that I've dropped a few pounds having something that tracks my movements but with the FitBit I feel like it's too intrusive. There's the green light pressed against my wrist, the awful tan line that it gives me and the indentation from the inside of the watch on my skin.
Using an old school pedometer like the one I got from PINGKO has been a fun little experiment for me. When I first got it I had to set it all up with the time, what metric system I wanted to use and my weight--I guess to see if my walks were having an impact. Once I set it up I clipped it to my iPhone case and got to walking. This pedometer isn't bad. It tracked less steps than my Fitbit did but I liked that it wasn't intrusive. I also didn't obsess over how long it took to walk a half mile, mile, etc.
All in all it's a nifty little tool for those that don't need something so high tech and want to track how many steps they walk in a day. The only downside to this is that I normally wear dresses and don't always have something to clip this to. But for those that wear jeans or shorts, it might be more useful.