Something Clicked!

I have a Mi Fit band.  Last June I was in a quandary about getting a fitness band.  A friend had one he wasn’t using – brand new, in the box, a gift from his company.  I’ve been wearing it ever since.  What I haven’t been doing over the last few months is paying attention.  So I didn’t know (and didn’t care much over the summer)  how many steps I was doing.


September 4th, I checked my statistics before bed.  I was so close to the 10,000 mark that in my pyjamas I quickly did enough to get me over.  And I did.

Then I did it the next day, and the next, and now I’m riding a 6 day streak!  And shaking my head a little about it.

That little “happy dance” that happened on Monday night has led to several sessions of determined walking in between other tasks that mostly have me sitting down.  I try to walk backwards, sideways (but not upside down).  I borrow techniques from Leslie Sansome, who I am sure will come in handy when the air is too bad to go out!

My new Mi Fit arrives on Monday (I hope!)  You see, the special charger for this gadget is still in Canada.  Fortunately one charge lasts a long time, but it’s down to 22%.  Not good if I want to stay on my roll.  The new one will also tell me the time, so I don’t need to wear a watch.

If you are contemplating a fitness band, stay tuned and see how I do with mine.  Or just get one (The Mi Fit is reasonably priced and pretty basic – no clutter) and see where it takes you.

And Ponnie….thanks for inspiring me to do some happy dancing!

Greetings from Beijing.


PS:  I currently use a Xiaomi phone (Buying local in China) and I can’t find the MiFit app for my Ipad.  I would make sure you can get the app for your phone before buying.



About Marcia Stehouwer

I have a great life (most days) and a small budget, so being frugal is one of my favourite hobbies. I started this blog after procrastinating for 3 months, on April Fool's Day. I knit, I read, I knit, I work... I am also about a quarter of the way through my goal to lose 100 pounds. So between knitting, working, reading etc., I also do some walking!
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