Fitness Trackers: My New Favorite Accessory

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again; it’s hard for me to exercise if I find it boring. So, I mix it up to keep it up! Pilates, hiking, spin, cardio … I’ve done it all. When it comes to my fitness regimen, the most rewarding feeling is setting a goal and accomplishing it. I’m a competitive person by nature so when I have my mind set on something … you better believe I’ll go for it. It also helps to have someone keep you accountable. Normally it’s my trainer or a friend who keeps me on the right track but I’ve also found another option: a fitness tracker.

Since my son has started pre-school, my schedule has been a lot busier than usual. From running him to school to taking him to soccer practices, I take my workout where I can get it. Yes, I’ve been known to take a couple laps around the soccer field! With a fitness tracker, it’s easy for me to track just how much exercise I’ve gotten just in my regular day-to-day routine, which is actually kind of addicting! I’m serious. The second you put that thing on you will definitely not be taking the stairs. It’s like a video game for cardio; the more steps, the more points!

Even better, it also measures heart rate which is great for pregnant mommas-to-be while exercising. Many versions also track resting heart rate, sleep, and link with your calorie-counting apps. My favorite is definitely the FitBit, which comes in different stylish options.

You truly don’t need to be at a gym to get a nice workout in. Your busy schedule is no longer an excuse! Challenge yourself to start. Create a schedule that works for you. Monday-get out there and walk 45 minutes to run some errands. Tuesday-sneak in mini-workouts all day long (calf raises, take the stairs as much as possible.) Use a fitness tracker to motivate yourself and track how much your heart rate is pumpin’. Trust me, you’ll love being able to see your results at the end of the day!

 

Actress, model, active humanitarian, & Mom! Author of 'Everyday Chic'.