Fit Bit Tid Bit

That’s right, people. I got a Fit Bit Charge HR. And it’s … alright so far.

So, for a while now I’ve been looking for a way to track my workouts. As you may or may not know, I’m a huge fan of being fit. Well, I was and got sidetracked hardcore with Hypothyroidism, but finally I’m getting back into the swing of things slowly but surely. How do I work out? Beachbody videos.

You can hate if you want to, but I think they’re very well done. Being someone who spent the entirety of their childhood through college being completely inactive,  Shaun T’s Insanity whipped me into gear. I then decided to try out Tony Horton’s P90X and well, the rest is history. I owe those two a lot. Both changed my complete outlook on life and helped me form a better version of myself. So naturally, I’ve turned to P90X3 to get me back up on that horse. And man has it been hard after 16 months of sloth-ing about.

But that’s all besides the point.  Back to the Fit Bit. During these programs I’ve always found it hard to track the data. Sure, Tony always pushes we track the number of push-ups, reps, and pull-ups you do ( which is all great and good), but I’m still part engineer and I need data. I feed on it. To be honest, crunching numbers and making graphs and such has always been kind of zen-like for me. And this desire has turned me to Fit Bit.

Fit Bit is made to track all sorts of healthy data. It’s tracks my heart rate, my steps, my calories burned, my hours slept. All great things to know. But the issue so far? What do I do with this data? Sure, I’ve received it a very streamline fashion, but knowing what my resting heart rate is or how many hours of sleep I’m averaging; is that actually helping me? So far, not so much.  I’m hoping I figure this out as I go, but for now I’m at a bit of a lost.

The only info I’ve found a tiny bit helpful so far is how many calories I’ve burned. But it’s a little strange that it gives me all the calories I’ve burned in a day. I mean, I suppose that’s good, but I wish it was just my calories per workout. I guess it might be better if I took the time to input my food and water intake. But I’m far too lazy for that. Maybe I need a mouth Fit Bit for that.

At any rate, I hope this thing works out.  And if anyone has any tips, let me know!

– Your P90Xer

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Getting Hard

Internet, the girlfriend and I went to see Get Hard the other weekend. Yes, the comedy with good ole Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart. Now, I love me quite a few Will Farrell movies and Kevin Hart’s stand up hilarious, but something about the trailer and the general premise made me not want to see it. It came off as a terrible comedy. Boy how I was wrong.  That film had me laughing from start to finish.  And I have to give credit to the marketers. Too many times do we see all the good parts in trailers, but Get Hard barely used any of the lines from the trailer which was refreshing.

If you need a funny movie to go see, go watch Get Hard. Do it. Now. Do it.

-Your Laughing Blogger

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Commuting and Writing

World, I’ve finally gotten back into the groove of things. I’d like to take a second and thank my doctors, who have been amazing over the past few months, and my new boss; without this new position, I’d be stuck in a constant changing schedule where I never got any personal stuff done. It’s been a great switch so far and finally I have structure again.

Now on to the actual reason for my post. I’ve discovered a great new time to start writing. When, you ask? Well it should be an obvious enough answer, but for some reason I found it near impossible until now. Thanks to my phone and its memo app, I now write everyday (well, almost) while commuting to and from work.  Brilliant, right?

I know, I know, I’m not the first to do this and it isn’t groundbreaking by any means, but like I said, I could never do this until now. When I lived in New Hampshire it was impossible. Well, I guess I could have written while driving 45 minutes to work every day, but it wouldn’t have been the safest thing in the world.

Now, however, I ride the T for a good 30 minutes to and from work. That’s a full hour a day that would be wasted away playing candy crush or overthinking a myriad of things for no reason. But instead I’ve converted it to pure production.  And that has re-sparked my writing every day.

Now, I challenge all of you other struggling writers out there to find that wasted time and use it for the better good. Take advantage of every second you can because the ideas will never stop flowing.

-Your Currently Undefeated Bracket Picker…for now

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