The posts just keep getting better and better around these parts - please bear with me through this boring stretch of writing.
as mentioned many times before, we have a fitness program at work which
allows us to accumulate points and when we reach certain levels we
receive discounts on our health insurance. The name of the program is
Vitality. Maybe from here on out I can just say Vitality and y'all will
know what I'm talking about instead of me having to explain it each
time. Anyway, one of the ways to earn points is by purchasing a Fitbug
device which is basically just a pedometer and then each night you can
upload your daily data to the Fitbug web site and then receive points.
Up until recently, if you wanted a Fitbug you had to pay $50 for it and I
wasn't really willing to pay that; but, a few weeks ago when I was
shopping around the Vitality Mall, I happened to notice that the Fitbug
is now available for purchase with points, meaning you don't pay
anything so long as you have enough points to purchase it. I'm at the
highest level (Platinum) meaning I receive the largest insurance
discount and it also allows me the best discount in the Vitality Mall.
So, for me, the Fitbug was under 3,000 points and so I went ahead and
got one with some points even though I was saving points for something
From what I hear, the Fitbug is a super easy way to earn points. As long
as you hit 10,000 steps a day, then you will earn 10 points that day
and you get an extra 15 points for the first day of the week that you hit 10,000
steps. Really, that's about four miles. I don't know how many miles a
day is average, but I'm thinking four miles a day just walking around
doing whatever it is we do should be achievable. Plus using it at Goga
should help a whole heck of a lot.
The first day I used it was Wednesday and I hit over 10,000 steps. the
exact number was, I think, 10,351, then I set it down and stopped
counting because it was getting annoying. The first two hours of
Thursday I've managed to accumulate 2,295 steps, so I'm about one fourth
of the way to the daily goal and I've still got a lot of awake time in
front of me. I'm looking forward to using the Fitbug and seeing how many
steps I walk each day and more importantly looking forward to earning
points towards my insurance discount.