Friday, March 19, 2010

Weigh In And A Review

Well, I'm up again. I am kind of weirded out by it because I spent four days yacking my guts out and keeping down little to no food, but I also didn't eat very well or get any exercise I guess it is still to be expected. Of course having a horrible flu for four days means I am not going to beat myself up over it either.

Next Saturday I write my final exam for my English Prose Forms class. Thank the goddess! I will be so glad this course is over with and I can focus more on Taxation. Also, that means I will have more time to focus on exercise and diet etc. I am really looking forward to starting ChaLEAN!

Have I told you all about my Gruve yet? I didn't? Must have been the flu!

I got this cute little baby in the mail last week.

There was a special promotion on Twitter and I got this new tool at 50% off! At first I was a little worried that even at half off it was a little too costly for what I thought it was going to do for me.

Well I was wrong!

This weird looking item makes me get up and go. I think it goes well with my competitive nature. Let me tell you what it does so you understand.

You wear it like a pedometer, except this has no digital screen, no numbers, no step counts. All it has is a light that changes colours. So what you ask? Big deal? Well the first week it lulls you into a false sense of security while staying green the whole time as it analyzes your fitness/movement level. Then it sets you a goal and you go from there.

For example, after my assessment week I was set a "green goal" as they call it of 372 calories per day. So what happens now is you clip this little thing onto your belt or waistband and off you go. It starts off red first thing in the morning and moves through orange, yellow, blue and green. That in itself is pretty motivating. I press the little button, check the colour, and decide it's time for a walk!

Oh and did I mention the best part! If you sit still too long (you can set the time, mine is set to 50 minutes) it vibrates to let you know so you can get up and get moving! What an awesome idea! Everything is tracked online. You plug this into your computer via a usb cable and it logs you into a site to check how you are doing. (You get a subscription for a year when you buy it.)

Here's how my week looks so far, and remember I was sick for four days!

This screenshot was taken first thing Thursday morning, so ignore the data for that day (I did end up making it to green Thursday). Not too shabby for a sick girl!

I also like how you can click on any day and get the specific details for that day. This allows you to see when you are the most active, and perhaps when you can add a little more activity in.

Here is a detailed view of my best day. Nice right? Needless to say I am really enjoying this little Gruve. Much more than I thought I would, and yes, well worth the money spent.

Of course it also helps that we have had some really nice days lately...and who doesn't mind a nice walk outside on a great day?


Rachel Cotterill said...

That's really cute, I love it. I walk quite a bit but I don't have any way of tracking it at the moment.

Visiting from SITS to welcome you to our community :)

Sandy said...

That's awesome! I want one!

Welcome to SITS! It's great to have you in the SITStahood!

Susie said...

It's tough when you are on a weight plan and get sick:-( Keep up the good work.

Welcome to SITs! I hope you enjoy the party:-)

Gwenny said...

Thanks everyone! Still feeling under the weather, but much better than last week!

Anonymous said...

I had never heard of the Gruve. Very interesting!

Gwenny said...

I actually found out about it via Twiiter. I love it. In fact it just buzzed me...I better go for a walk!

Chibi said...

Very cool!

Sorry to hear you weren't feeling well - hope you're feeling better. :)

Queenie Jeannie said...

What a super cool gadget!! LOVE IT!

Welcome to the SITS community!

xoxoKrysten said...

Very cool!

Gwenny said...

Thanks everyone! I am feeling very popular right

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