I traveled to a conference in Miami, drove a rental car to Tampa where I spent the night with my sister, then proceeded to fly to Dallas to I present for a client, all within 48 hours. Then, found myself on a flight back to San Francisco four hours later.
I couldn’t find my FitBit when I got home. Based off the pictures from my presentations, I had it on up until my last flight.
I was devastated.
How was I going to get my steps in, stay hydrated, get enough sleep and stay under my calorie targets?!
I searched everywhere.
Then, I became desperate and started blaming my husband (duh).
I couldn’t count my steps without my FitBit. Instead of moving around because my watch told me to, I scheduled performance breaks and started taking 25-minute walks several times throughout the day.
Surprisingly, those breaks and walks became something I looked forward to rather then something I had to do.
And, no more tracking towards my goal of 64 ounces of water. I just started drinking water only when I was thirsty. Shockingly, I noticed I needed more water in the morning, which meant I slept through the night without waking up for bio-breaks.
I started eating slower and stopping when I noticed I was full because I couldn’t count calories anymore. Turns out, I needed a lot more food then I was “letting myself.” When I started eating more, I stopped craving dessert after dinner.
I felt great and forgot all about my Fitbit. A few months later, I put on my jacket to take an early morning walk
… I found my beloved FitBit! I realized I took it off during my last TSA check. (Yet, I still blame my husband.)
It was dead …but I decided to not charge it and instead, I listed it on eBay.
I realized that although I teach mindfulness, I was not actually living it. I was using a tool to tell me how I much to exercise, to drink, and eat… when all along I had these innate skills with in me.
I was simply “too busy” to be self-aware and to listen to the signals my body was already sending me.
The best part: being self aware is free, matches all my outfits and doesn't need to be charged.
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