To further our quest for health, fitness, and, let’s face it – wedding photos we’ll be very happy about – Todd and I got Nike FuelBands today.
Nike FuelBand + iPhone app
He won his as a Klout perk*, and so I, of course, just had to have one as well.
They’re really cool…you wear them around your wrist and they track your overall activity (Fuel), calories burned (based on your own height and weight), number of steps taken, and distance walked/run – all during a 24 hour period (it automatically resets each night at midnight).
You can set a daily goal as well as a bigger goal. We each set a Fuel goal of 3K/day and we’re already thinking of upping it to the highest of 5K/day. Since we got them 4-6 hours after our workouts this morning we’ll take a few days to ascertain where we should be.
My 16-week goal is to burn 264,000 calories by the end of November – my last chance to have my wedding dress altered.
You can download a free iPhone app and it will sync to both that and your own Nike+ website. It’s really cool to be able to have all this stuff available at a glance no matter where you are or what you’re doing.
Nike FuelBand software + website
Todd and I already competing to see who can burn the most Fuel/calories, take the most steps, etc. We’re literally “fighting” over who can do the next load of laundry or take the dogs out, LOL. Hey, it all adds up – and that’s the point of these…they really make you acutely aware of just how active – or not – you are.
So, we are thinking this is going to up our game and make it that much more fun!
*Yes, let’s talk about Klout perks for a minute. Todd gets a $149 Nike FuelBand, and you know what I got? I won a years’ supply of my favorite antiperspirant. :-\ Granted, Secret Clinical (yes, that shit WORKS) isn’t cheap and our winnings were probably nearly the same in terms of dollar amounts, but mine wasn’t exactly the kind of “perk” I wanted to write a whole blog post about!