Confessions Of A Curvy Girl: Slave To Technology


Jacqueline Wells
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Confessions Of A Curvy Girl
This may be yet another ‘get off my lawn’ post, but I want to ask the class for some feedback on wearable technology. Do you use it? Does it work?

The reason I ask is that I have finally hopped on the wearable tech bandwagon and bought a fitness tracker. I really only wanted it so I could track my steps but wham, bam I am now literally tracking every time I blink or take a sip of water! Well, not really but you get the idea.

Considering that I have a job that requires equal parts sitting in front of a computer and standing in the kitchen, getting the required ten thousand steps daily is a challenge for me. I liked that many popular devices encourage healthy competition between friends via a website or app. So I figured this was just what I needed–accountability.

It’s a shame that I need a strip of plastic with a computer chip inside to motivate me to keep moving every day, but I admit it works. Often I can be seen walking around the house at 9pm trying to get those last few hundred steps in. I have now become a slave to this thing. But, in the end, I will be the winner. At least I hope so.

Most days I can be seen working around the house in clothes flexible enough to go from the elliptical to the pick-up line at school to the grocery store. Get a jumpstart on your athletic apparel wardrobe HERE.