Several people have shared with me their love for the FitBit and I finally got one. I love my FitBit too. I didn’t realize before I got it how inherently lazy I was. I think of myself as an avid exerciser. I have been working out since my first year of college, before the freshman 15 had a name, but that was why.

I thought I walked a lot in the city. My first day with the FitBit I had to go to a meeting on 28th Street from Tribeca. I looked up the route on google maps to see how long it would take so I wouldn’t be late. To my surprise it was only a 2 mile walk. Normally that was a subway ride or even a justifiable cab since I had to go on the 6 train and I’m closest to the 1 or ACE. It was a gorgeous summer night and I arrived on time, maybe even a bit earlier than if I had taken the train because I would have left later.

When the opportunity to walk the shorter distance presented itself I always automatically took it. I think thought I was always saving time by taking the shorter route. Yet when the elevator wasn’t there I waited for it. That’s not time saving so there goes that theory. Now I take the stairs.

It has changed me from what I thought was a pretty motivated exerciser to a really motivated one. Everyday I work to get those 10,000 steps. Somedays it’s simple and I go way beyond to more than double and some days not. It’s okay. I average over 70,000 each week. I can live with that.

There are so many other benefits. My favorite being the sleep tracker. I love to see how long I have slept. I have become competitive with myself to get 8 hours. I feel so much better well rested.

You can track your weight, your food, your activity. I figure if what Ralph Waldo Emerson says is true, “you become what you think about all day long,” you might as well focus on your health.

Posted in Product Recommendations at September 13th, 2013. Comments Off on FitBit.

Travel Tip: ChiroFlow Water Pillow

I love this pillow and highly recommend it. I use the travel size one  at home and bring it when I travel.  I would rather bring fewer changes of clothing and have room for this pillow.  Wherever I go I wake up in the morning feeling as though I slept in my own bed at home.

When you sleep on a feather pillow, it flattens over the night and you have to wake up in the middle of the night turning it and fluffing it to keep it at the right height. This pillow has a water chamber in the middle that keeps your head at the right level no matter how much you toss and turn. The water chamber can be emptied to travel and filled at your destination.

Chiroflow Travel Water Pillow, Amazon

Posted in Product Recommendations at February 2nd, 2013. Comments Off on Travel Tip: ChiroFlow Water Pillow.