I’m addicted again … me and the FitBit.

I’m addicted again. It comes and goes with the cycles, but I’m back.

Obsessing about how many steps I have done on my FitBit. Last week I achieved the holy grail – 5 days of exercise giving me 10,000 steps for 5 days. It’s just occurred to me as I’m writing that there may be some people who achieve 10k steps without any specific exercise session. Shit! Is that you?

Cause I don’t. I can’t. I don’t think I’ve ever managed to do 10k steps without it being an exercise day. I’m chained to my computer for most of the day. And it’s common for me to do … wait for it … 1500 steps. No – I am not missing a zero.

But as I said, I’m addicted again. We finished Deadly Runners training. I got home around 6.50, had a quick bite, realised I was only at 7500 steps and then got V to drive me to be top of the hill on his way to the studio. I walked just over 2ks down the hill. And I got my 10k fireworks 3/4 of the way down.

My other catch-up tactic is to stomp around the house or beside my bed. It annoys the kids because they play video games underneath my bedroom. No ducks given here about their feelings though.

I’m not sure my addiction is healthy though. I have read articles where experts have said that the FitBit targets aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. Every body is different so 10k may indeed be a meaningless target.

But for me, it gets me out and about. I’m moving. And for me, it’s where I want to be.

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