I got a Jawbone Up which tracks your steps and even your sleep patterns. You can input the food you eat into the application if you have a smartphone or ipad or ipod (which I didn't realize until I purchased it-you can't use it if you only have a computer).
Well, I was very shocked after just two days of using it. I figured I walked at least 5 miles a day because of how tired I was at the end of the day. I'm up constantly walking around in my classroom teaching.
But, at the end of the day when I plugged the jawbone into my son's ipad, it says I only walked 1300 steps. That's less than a mile! I sit down way more than I realized. Why on earth am I so tired?
What it does is motivate me to get out and get moving at the end of a very long day. The goal is 10,000 steps a day and I haven't come close to that yet. The best I've been able to do is about 6500 steps.
The most interesting thing for me is my sleep. I know I fall asleep quickly, but in the two nights I've worn it, the first night I fell asleep in 7 minutes and last night it took me 6 minutes. I never woke up all night long and last night slept over 9 hours! Yep, I'm tired!
I've now set an alarm on it to get me up and moving if I sit more than 45 minutes at a time. No, it won't ring or buzz, but it will vibrate, just to make me aware that I'm sitting still too long.
I'm off this morning for a walk, even though every muscle in my body says to rest.
And, if you remember way back when I kicked that stack of magazines in the hall and thought I broke my toe? Well, it is still hurting so I'm pretty sure I did break it! Poor baby :( It only hurts when I touch it or wiggle it and not when I walk on it which is a good thing. It's at the end knuckle. Ouch!