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Here's What It's Actually Like To Own A Fitbit

Let's take this step by step.

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7. Around 4 p.m., your Fitbit beeps: You've reached 10,000 steps!


Who cares if you passed up going to the movies with your friends and you forgot to do that thing for work? You got 10,000 steps and THAT IS ALL THAT MATTERS.

11. You get your first email badge. It's a lighthouse! Apparently, you climbed 50 floors and therefore you are a lighthouse.

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"With a floor count this high, you're a beacon of inspiration to us all," Fitbit informs you.


24. But the next morning when you wake up, the itch is back! You want to win again. You NEED to win again.

25. And that's when you realize that on some days, you'll simply care about your specific numbers more than on others...

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...and that's OK. After all, life has so many moving parts, and some days, the exact amount you move is simply not the priority.

But even if, in the end, your Fitbit ownership means you're only ~slightly~ more conscious of your overall habits than you were before, then you know what? That's still progress.

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