FitBit Be A Tracker not A Slacker

In my never  ending quest to be thinner, prettier, happier, blah, blah, blah , I was curious about  FitBit.  I couldn’t help but notice that my friend Maria Paulerico was tweeting her FitBit results every morning.


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Maria is passionate about helping others commit to making changes that will have an impact on their health and well being. She was the perfect person to get the skinny on FitBit.


Are you tracking or slacking?

I always say knowledge is power and consistency is the key to results. Well, keeping track of your numbers can be extremely helpful in reaching your weight loss goals. This type of instant feedback can help me make better choices, and influences my decisions to pick up the pace when I need and get more active.

Its been a full month since I’ve had my Fitbit Zip. I was looking for a change from my Bodybugg device. I rarely watch HSN TV and saw The Fitbit Zip was offered at that particular moment on easy pay, and discounted at $49.95. Like I said, I rarely watch TV, but just happened to have HSN on. So I figured this was a great opportunity to “test drive” it and if I didn’t like it, I could return it. Fitbit Zip is also sold at and for $59.95. Another bonus is that I wanted to get away from the reoccurring fee associated with subscribing to

As I had mentioned, my goal is to monitor my numbers; Fitbit Zip sets the magic number of 10,000 steps which is the default goal for this cute little clip on device. Did you know that 10,000 steps daily is approximately 5 miles?

And, since this month is National Heart Month, The American Heart Association uses the 10,000 steps metric as a guideline to follow for improving health and decreasing risk of heart disease, the number one killer of men and women in America.

I love how this syncs to MyFitnessPal app (you can connect with me there, my username is maria365) and tells me how many calories I need to burn in order to meet my weight loss goals.
Best part is that its very easy to use. However, for me, the hard part was remembering to clip it back on after changing. I sometimes even sleep with it. One day, I did forget to clip it back on and felt totally lost without it.

Another thing I’ve noticed is that it depends on what workout I do that will almost guarantee that my goals will be reached. On that particular day where I did crush my goals, I got a little notification on my iPhone. I did TurboFire Fire 45EZ from the Turbofire program*. The music is off the hook and the choreography is so much fun. I had logged in a little over 5,000 steps in just 45 minutes.
If you own a fitbit zip and want to connect with me, look me up!

*TurboFire® is the intense 90-day cardio conditioning program that will help you get leaner with exercises that burn up to 9x more fat and calories than regular cardio. New challenge groups are forming March 4, 2013. Message me on my Facebook Like Page if you’re interested.

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