May 15, 2014

currently bedside table

thinking that it might be time to switch to iced coffee in the mornings.

reading Allegiant…still. It’s just not exciting me so I’m not making time to read. I need to just abandon it or quickly push through.

re-reading Practicing His Presence. Other than the Bible this book has been the most influential on my spiritual life and from the very first pages I feel deeply moved.

wanting a blender for smoothies. It doesn’t have to be a nice one, just functioning.

surprised to find a $50 gift card to Target in my wallet that I haven’t used. How did that happen? Might use it for the blender!

excited about the new (free!) gym opening up at work. It’s going to be perfect for summer workouts.

training for a 5k on the 24th. Due to random circumstances (weather, sickness) I haven’t run in over a week so I’m a little nervous about how this is going to go.

wondering if a Fitbit is a good investment. Everyone seems to love them, but is it something that is worth it in the long run?

hoping to pick up some quilt batting this weekend since I have a coupon.

listening to this song on repeat.

on my own at home until Sunday while my husband goes on a fishing trip with his dad and uncle.

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Comments on currently

  1. 1

    From Mindy:

    Love this format!

  2. 2

    From Melissa:

    You could definitely get a blender with your $50 Target gift card. Plus, what an awesome surprise!

  3. 3

    From Nora:

    I was contemplating a fitbit but then read an article via the NY Times that said that the calorie counters/step counters/etc. aren’t as accurate as people think (and showed some interesting stats and etc.) I decided for me at least, that saving the money and also not having yet another attachment to an app/tracker, that it wasn’t worth it for me. I make sure to work out 5-6 times a week, at least 30 minutes a day, and walk around more at work when I can. That’s just my .02 =)

    And agreed, definitely use the $50 for the blender.

    Confession: I haven’t read any of the Divergent books!

  4. 4

    From kapachino:

    So interesting! I’m glad I didn’t jump in and buy one, because if it’s not super accurate then I could just get a regular pedometer.

  5. 5

    From Sarah:

    I kinda want a fitbit too, but you can get a reeeeeally cheap pedometer and see if you find that motivating. Most people I know that have one get really into it for a couple of months, then the excitement wears off.

  6. 6

    From kapachino:

    That’s what I was thinking might happen! Seems like most people are addicted at first but then after awhile they stop talking about it.

  7. 7

    From Sarah:

    I have a Fitbit and am on the fence about whether it’s worth it. I don’t find that it motivates me to move more, and I do question its accuracy. I do really like the sleep tracking feature though.

  8. 8

    From kapachino:

    Thanks for that info! Sleep tracking is kinda cool, but it’s probably the last thing I really need help with. I get lots of sleep and my kids are good sleepers too so it’s not really a problem.

  9. 9

    From Stephany:

    I was thinking about getting a FitBit, too, but I just don’t see it as something I would use for an extended period of time. I feel like the “excitement” would wear off after a month or two, and I think all the tracking would be a little overwhelming! (And I also wonder if it would make me feel bad about not getting in as many steps as other people do? I’m SO BAD at the comparison game and I don’t need another medium to make me feel bad about myself, ha!) Plus, my mom got two different FitBit’s and neither one worked right for her, so it makes me a little iffy to spend the money.

    A $50 Target gift card surprise?! That’s pretty sweet!

  10. 10

    From Mikal:

    I have a fitbit zip and I love it. I’ve been tracking my workouts with a fancy fitness watch before I got the fitbit and I knew that having the daily/weekly/monthly graphs would be motivating and fun for me and I’d probably keep up with it for a while. I was a little annoyed with it in the winter when there was just no possible way to get in extra steps some days with snowstorms and a toddler running around. If you like logging workouts and looking at graphs and seeing weekly tallies of activity levels it would be helpful. But if you are looking for a super accurate step counter or calorie counter I wouldn’t spring for one (I don’t use mine for calorie counting/tracking purposes at all just daily steps and active minutes).

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    From Amanda:

    I was just looking into fitbits this week, but I’m on the fence. My work has a wellness program that comes with a pedometer so based on these comments I’ll try that first and see how it works out!

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