I got a Fitbit a few weeks back. My brother got one for Christmas and he recommended it. I was on the fence about getting one. I had worn a pedometer for years and so I had a idea of how much I walked every day. In the past couple of years the answer was not much. I have a bad Achilles tendon. I have an opposite bad knee. My hip hurts since the surgery if I walk very much. I didn't seem like a likely candidate to excel at Fitbit which is based on encouragement to walk at least 10,000 steps a day.
But, I knew that I was getting weak and old and not having much energy. That wasn't going to correct itself. So I got a Fitbit. I got the blue one, but now I wish I had gotten the black. Since I have been wearing the Fitbit I have made the 10,000 steps every day accept when I had a touch of flu for a couple of days. Somehow the party on my arm motivates me to pour it on and get the steps in. It isn't easy. I can't think of one day that it has been easy. But, possible. Yes, it is possible.
At first my knee and heel were really sore. I wondered if I needed to lower the goal. As I debated that and kept going, I found myself getting stronger and stronger. I am not where I want to be yet, but I can feel a change. I like the Fitbit.