I am new to the wearable fitness tracker world. I'm a couple of weeks into my wearing my Fitbit HR and I'm in love. Thank you to Premier Protein for providing it and for helping me with my 2016 commitment is to be more active. The first step in getting more active is really understanding how active you actually are. Two of my favorite features so far are the activity reports you can have emailed to you and the silent alarm feature.
The silent alarm uses vibration to alert you at times specified, you can set it for up to 8 times a day. I'm using it to remind me to get up and move around during my mostly seated work hours. It's like an invisible coach giving you a nudge... hey get up, it's time to move! For those of you that attended the Your Weight Matters National Convention in 2014 you'll remember that fun speaker Dr. James Levine who explained how we need to get up more through the day because "our chairs are killing us" and shared his research on how our sedentary lifestyles are contributing to obesity and other negative health effects.
The weekly reports Fitbit sends via email are great. You can store the data and compare your weeks which really helps you see how you are progressing toward your goals. I was sick last week so it was interesting to see the major activity drop and then the past few days as I re-entered the land of the living. Seeing my activity data in black and white helped me aim for a little better than the day before. I also love the badges you get for reaching certain goals. The other day I got one for climbing stairs. It reminds me of Girl Scout badges. I was super proud of my stairs badge that day. I know... I'm a goober.
You can also choose to be more social and compete in challenges with pals. I haven't tried that yet. I'll report back from time to time and let you all know how it's going and any fun features I mess with.
Heads up to fellow Premier Protein fans (and Costco members) you still have a few days to get in on this month's Costco coupon book deal and score $5 off Premier Protein shakes through this Sunday 1/24. Perfect for taking with you on a walk or hike and logging those steps.
Looks like vanilla is the most popular at my Costco. I just made a great shake the other day with vanilla. Oh how I was loving this shake last week when I was feeling like crud (upper respiratory, sinus, ear) it was so soothing on my throat.
Shelly's Blueberry Muffin Protein Shake
1 (11 oz.) Premier Protein Ready to Drink Vanilla Shake
1/4 cup Frozen Blueberries
a few Ice Cubes
a few dashes of cinnamon
Blend on high till well combined. I topped it with No Sugar Added, Homemade Whipped Cream and another dash of Cinnamon. Yum!
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Let me know how you like the Blueberry Muffin Protein Shake and any cool Fitbit features I should know about.