I’ve mentioned that having a Fitbit has stoked my competitive fire. Having a running competition makes me go further and push myself more. I even wrote about how our work week Fitbit challenge this week pushed me to raise the bar for myself.
So how did I do in this week’s workweek hustle challenge?
The end results of the challenge were really interesting. I ended up at the top with one other person far in front of everyone else. Here’s the step counts:
- Me – 72,976
- Coworker 1 – 71,485
- Coworker 2 – 32,763
- Coworker 3 – 30,182
- Coworker 4 – 23,113
- Coworker 5 – 19,306
Without pushing myself to keep up and beat that one coworker I definitely would have ended somewhere lower, probably around 50,000 steps. Instead I got an extra 20,000 steps in this week. Woah!
It’s funny because halfway through the week I accepted defeat. Then I realized I was only behind by 8,000 on Wednesday. Then I was only behind by a couple thousand on Thursday. And then when I left work on Friday I was only behind by 1,000. So I stepped it up!!
Friday night I hit the gym after work, took JuJu on two walks, went bowling, and paced for a few minutes. I had the most active night of the week, even more active than softball night! I ended up with 20,000 steps on Friday so I got a fancy little badge:
That was pretty exciting! The gamification aspect of Fitbit is pretty appealing so I see why people get sucked into it. I am looking forward to earning more badges and lifetime miles, though I don’t know that I can get more than 20,000 steps in a day – that was a lot of work!
Here’s some of the activity I put into my week to get those steps:
- 20 minute elliptical workout
- 30 minute elliptical workout
- multiple juju walks per day
- walked to lunch most days
- walked to the store for a work break
- rearranged furniture and put away things at new house
- softball game on Thursday
- bowling on Friday
Thanks to everyone who cheered me on this week! We will be doing work week challenges every week and a winner’s trophy will probably get passed around a lot, but I’m so happy to have won this first week! It was a fun little challenge for myself. I appreciate the support!