So glad you BROKE ~Do you need to track your steps?~

Have you ever held on to something and refused to let it go?

When I walked in from planting herbs in my garden, I looked at my wrist to check the time, and there you were. You were broken, dangling on my arm, looking like you had been dragged to hell and back.

My heart skipped a beat, and I gasped like I saw Casper the Friendly Ghost! My mind raced, and I wondered how I would go on with my life without you. Every time I looked down at my arm, there you were telling me to “move my ass.” And you always reminded me that I wasn’t good enough

You son of a B****!

I should have dumped you before you dumped me, but against my better judgment, I held on. As a result, I became dependent on you, and now oddly, I feel free. I only took a step for years once my Fitbit was secure on my arm. If I took a step without you, it felt like a wasted step. YOU crippled my thinking and held me back from doing workouts that may not give me many steps but an excellent full-body burn.

For years I had my steps set at 10,000, my miles set at 4, and my stairs set at 10. I stuck to that even on days when I knew I needed to focus more on strength training. 


My Message To All Of My Step Counters

Stop! And I do mean immediately.

It took me FOUR LONG years to realize that counting my steps hurt me more than it helped me. When counting our steps, we focus more on cardio than strength training. Taking 10,000 steps is not better than 45 minutes of Strength training/Pilates, Yoga, etc.

Your body will change quickly, and your metabolism will stay awake and ready to go from workouts that your step counter will not count. Now I’m not telling you to throw your step counter away, but I am encouraging you to focus on workouts that your counter doesn’t focus on.

You could have chosen any blog to read, but you chose mine, and I’m honored!


37 Replies to “So glad you BROKE ~Do you need to track your steps?~”

  1. I don’t have a fitness watch, but it sounds as if your message is really wise. This sounds like a thing to be free of. My guess is that you’ll be active without it.

  2. Whatever that’s broke or broken must definitely be fixed or could be replaced if you don’t mind the prices.. while in that process keep calm, smile through and say to yourself is okay, thank God you’re back & a welcome kiss maybe.

  3. Wow! Wonderful post! Things happend for one reason, signs are in all…
    Thank’s for share dear Belladonna. Have an amax¿zing and relaxing evening!

  4. Sharing this informative article.
    Great perspective on the negative effects of being too dependent on step counting and the importance of incorporating strength training into fitness routines. Thank you for sharing!
    Many thanks


    1. Thank you Frank! I’m so glad it broke, I was so dependent on it and it’s not helpful if you want to lose weight the right way. Strength training and yoga is so important.
      Thank you so much for stopping by 🙌🏽

  5. I was sad for a minute, after mine broke a few years ago. I’ve been fine without it, and yes, I’ve kept stepping. 😁 One less thing tracking me…

  6. If it makes you feel any better, I lost my Fitbit at a MCDs. I was buying iced coffee. It was near Toronto, and my Fitbit somehow slipped off my wrist when I was sitting at one of the bar tables. It was only later when I realized what had happened. Fitbit replaced it and ironically, I am now trying to sell my Fitbit on FB marketplace 😆

    1. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 This is an awesome story!!!! I love it!
      Hilary I hope you sale that mess so you are free. I’m so mad at myself for holding on as long as I did…. Uggghhhh

      1. It’s still listed on FB marketplace but I think I’ll sell it eventually. I have no use for my Fitbit because I have an apple watch. At first I didn’t want an apple watch but my husband insisted that I get one. Now, I can’t live without it 😂

      2. Honestly, my apple watch exceeded my expectations. It connects with my favorite step counting app #PikminBloom, which is set up like a game. Games really seem to work for me. They got me lol

  7. I totally loved your narration and how you talk to your step counter like one talks about their ex. It’s always better to have a mix of cardio and strength training in your workout. Listening to the body and giving precedence to quality over quantity of workout keeps the body and mind healthy.

  8. I’ve seen big changes in my health and physique after my fitbit broke!! It made weightlifting and stretching seem like wastes of time, big mistake!

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