If you are just like me, you have been thinking about heading to the gym, tracking your calorie intake, or just too poor to afford an Apple Watch, so you decided to splurge a bit and buy a Fitbit. On their newest design being much smaller than their first few products, the Fitbit Alta was the perfect gift to get myself. I have slowly learned that I’m slightly addicted to my Fitbit. Are you too? Here’s some signs that might help you find out:
1. You obsessively check how many steps you’ve every 5 minutes.
2. As you get the reminders to take 250 steps you walk in circles in your room to be sure your Fitbit does not think you are lazy.
3. You add every single person, even your best friend’s mom, on the Fitbit app in hopes by beating it all in competitions.
4. Accessorizing your bar outfit on a bracelet? Sorry, I will be wearing my Fitbit. There’s no more way I am giving up all of those steps!
5. The first thing you do when you wake up are check how you slept. Your Fitbit is so smart them knows when you are sleeping, restless, and awake.
6. Your wrist begins vibrating uncontrollably and you realize you finally hit your daily goal and can’t contain your excitement.
7. All time you get a new badge you tell everybody… It is as if you won the Nobel Peace Prize.
8. You begin taking the stairs instead of the elevator so you can get those steps in.
9. Whenever you are beating your friends in a competition you ‘taunt’ them for they aren’t as accomplished as you.
10. As you aren’t wearing your Fitbit you feel completely naked.
11. Take the bus? No thanks. I need to reach my goal today.
12. If you see someone else on a Fitbit your immediate reaction is to ask it why you aren’t friends on the app.
13. Refusing to leave your bed while your Fitbit is charging because you’ll miss out on all by those steps.
14. You watch your step count slowly go up because it is simply a beautiful sight.
15. Practically sobbing because you’ve to take off your Fitbit while showering. You mean I will not be able to get those 3 steps into the shower?
16. As you only have 1,000 steps on a Sunday morning you feel like you should be doing something on your life.
17. You are really excited to get a tan line from your Fitbit.
18. You try to think of ways to increase your step count without actually moving your body *Cough cough clapping cough*
19. You feel the need to explain why you did not reach your goal.
20. But as you do reach your goal, you be sure everyone knows you walked to Arjona 3 times today.
21. As your Fitbit dies and you’re still on campus you decide to take the bus. It is not like your steps count now anyway.
22. You do not understand how you ever survived the past 20 years of your life without a Fitbit.
I hate to break it to you, but if you have agreed with any of this… you are addicted; so welcome to the club.