As a mum of four, I have been thinking more and more about keeping on top of my health now that I have little ones depending on me!
But for some reason, I was apprehensive about wearing a fitness tracker. I suffer with anxiety and overthinking and I worried it would negatively impact my mental health or worsen my anxiety.
I also feared that if I checked my sleep and it was not great I would convince myself I was exhausted and I would feel more tired knowing for sure I had slept less the night before.
But I went ahead and tried one for a week and today I'm sharing how I got on.
Long story short, I loved it. I was pleasantly surprised. Here's why:
My fitness tracker motivated me.
I thought reading how many steps I took in a day would be stressful and overwhelming. But for me, it has been extremely motivating. I now find myself using stairs where they are available instead of taking a lift.
It educated me.
I really paid attention to when I felt good and when I didn’t and how that coincided with my sleep and my steps. It taught me that my body needs more sleep than it was getting!
It made me feel proactive.
It seems minor but when I reached 10k steps I really felt proud of myself. When I first started wearing the fitness tracker I was barely making 3k and through motivation and changing some habits I was reaching 10k with what felt like little effort.
For something I thought I never wanted, I can’t believe how weird it feels when I'm not wearing it. It is a great feeling knowing you are keeping a close eye on your health.