I’m sure we have all said it. This is the week, the month, the year that I start to get fit. With today’s busy lifestyle its all too easy to put off exercise and getting fitter. But what if there was an easier way to be active without even realising it. Over these past few months I’ve seen such a difference in my overall fitness levels and I have to put the majority of it down to this little guy. My trusty Fitbit!
I love wearing my Fitbit as it is so sleek and stylish as well as completely practical. It is a constant reminder to stay fit and healthly. I decided to upgrade my Fitbit as my other one had started to run a little slow and I really wanted to try out some of the new features. I went with the lilac and rose gold special edition because you know I’m all about that copper life!! It was a little pricey but worth every single penny as it has helped me so much with my fitness.
I love the function that it vibrates to let you know to walk around and keep as active as you can. There are all sorts of different thing s you can customise to achieve your goals. Whether it’s becoming a little fitter or getting up to marathon running ability. It is perfect for so many different types of people and can help lots of people.
Another amazing feature is the sleep tracker. It tracks your sleep without you even having to do anything. It gives you a break down of how much sleep you’ve had and whether it was high or low quality. Moral of the story, i need much more sleep i’m always getting notifications like you need to get more sleep. For those of you that struggle to sleep this is a good send for areas you can improve!
One thing that has really motivated me to be more active, it is getting 10K steps every day! It’s so satisfying getting that little buzz to say you did it!! They say that 10k steps, as unrealistic as it sounds, is the optimum level of activity per day and I truly believe it too. When I am more active, I sleep better and really reap the benefits the next day! It’s one whole continuous cycle going from strength to strength.
I’ve only ever written one post on fitness before but it seems to have been incredibly popular having gained over 18k views!! So if you like this kind of thing please do let me know. While we are on the topic of health and fitness I thought I would take a little bit of time to share a few of my favourite tips for staying fit.
1. I always get off the bus early. Whether it’s 2 or 3 stops it is something I always do. My journey to college is really long I’m talking 1hr30 each way so getting a little bit of fresh air before the day starts is great too.
2. If exercise is something you don’t particularly enjoy then multitask. For example you can do some easy body exercises whilst watching tv maybe during the adverts and you won’t even notice you’ve done them. For me I always exercise whilst either Love Island or Survival of the Fittest is on. If i haven’t done that it doesn’t feel complete. By incorporating exercise into your everyday life it becomes more of a habit and less of a chore.
3. Even a little bit of excerise counts. If you want to run for miles but if you can’t that’s equally okay! You need to build yourself up slowly. When i first started running I could barely run a Kilometer without stopping and less than 2 years my 5k personal best is 21.57. This isn’t a brag at all but when I see how much I’ve improved it shows that giving up isn’t an option. You will start to see an improvement every time you exercise!!