Fitbit: The Ultimate Lie Detector

As I thought about what to do to break out of this really long funk, I kept coming back to the fact that I’ve been lying to myself. Self-honesty is on an extended holiday. This has to stop.

I walked by the counter and noticed my Fitbit sitting there. I have barely used it for months. Why?

Mostly avoidance. If it isn’t on, I can fool myself into thinking I’m way more active than I actually am. Without Fitbit, sitting and walking morph into one huge blob on the fat side of my brain.

Using Fitbit is the ultimate lie detector. If I am not active, I know it. Actually, so does everyone else if they are Fitbit friends. And I accept every friend request. More is better in this case.

Now, I have publicly announced the Fitbit is back on. If I don’t move, I can be held accountable not only by myself but by my friends and family. Fitbit knows if you’ve been walking, running, exercising or sitting. The step counter and heart rate monitor know the truth. Lying isn’t possible and I need that right now.

In the past, I’ve loved doing Fitbit challenges. Look for me to come up with one soon and invite everyone. Or, if you have one, let me know. My favorite so far was 500K May where I walked half a million steps in May which is over 16,000 steps per day. Maybe that would be a good to do again.

No matter what, I’m going to move more with this ultimate lie detector hooked up to my wrist.