Tuesday, December 27, 2011

WLJ: Rewards

I'm not weighing in this week.  With the day off, I slept in ... two hours past my usual wake-up time.  And since I like to weigh in at the same time each week (because of the way weight fluctuates), I decided to skip it today.  Also, I don't want to feel bad about my weekend indulgence.  Sorry, I couldn't stay away from Mom's lefsa or cheesy hashbrowns.

I'm ready to get back into a bit of a routine though.  I completed the 20 Day Holiday Workout Challenge.  It wasn't that much of a challenge at all to make sure I worked out five days a week.  In fact, I think it's easier for me to workout five days a week than three.  It's too easy for me to take an extra day off when I'm only working out three days.  So I think I'm going to stick to four or five from here on out.  I've enjoyed my personal training sessions so far.  My trainer is nice, knowledgeable and positive.  That's what they should all be, right?  The other night she put me on the treadmill, and I realized I liked that better than the elliptical.  I also realized I miss running.  Who am I? Heh.

I'd like to find a way to reward myself for staying active.  Sure, the endorphins are nice, but a little something extra would be even nicer.  I've narrowed it down to two choices ...

Switch2Health -- You wear a Step (pedometer) or Replay (device that measures your activity), and you get points for every 10,000 steps or 60 minutes.  You can then redeem those points for rewards such as magazine.com discounts and GNC discount cards.  The device costs $24.95.

EarndIt --This program works with the fitbit (among other devices).  At $99, the fitbit is more expensive than the Replay/Step.  The fitbit measures activity as well as sleep patterns.  Through EarndIt, you can also use points to purchase discounts.  A friend of mine recently bought $200 worth of clothes with a few months of EarndIt points.  He's had a fitbit since they first came out, and he's a big fan.

One is definitely more expensive than the other, but I don't know anyone who has used the Step or Replay, so I'm leaning toward the fitbit and EarndIt.

Any thoughts or suggestions?


  1. hmmm...I'd never heard of EarndIt, but after checking out the website that seems like a better deal. I used to have a fitbit and loved it, but it broke (my fault, no the product's). I've been thinking of getting another one - I can tell you straight out that it motivated me to workout a little more. And free clothes? After months of WW and the gym, you'll need new clothes ;-)

  2. link to list of programs fitbit "interfaces" with:

    EarndIt rewards list: http://earndit.com/reward

    I cant rec fitbit enough, huge fan of it (and early adopter)

    If you have any questions, feel free to let me know!


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