I thought that a week on hols would be the perfect time to see how active I would stay even when the sun lounger was calling to me. The only problem with this is that the Nike Fuel Band isn’t waterproof. Little bit of a problem when you’re surrounded by this…
Sorry, just wanted to share this beautiful view!
Anyway, it meant that I was constantly taking the band off and putting it back on, or forgetting to put it back on. I can at least confirm that the Fuel Band does bounce well after throwing it from the sea/pool to the sun lounger a few times. So here is a break down of 5 of our days in Mauritius, my steps, calories, fuel earned and hours won…
4.5 Mile Run on the treadmill
Fuel earned- 3764
Hours won- 7
Calories burnt- 813
Running after a very active 2 year old
Pilates Class and Glute Workout
Hours won- 4
Calories burnt- 481
Interval treadmill workout
20 Minute Cardio Blast workout and Glute Workout
Running after 2 year old and a 6 month old
Fuel earned- 3048
Hours won- 6
Overall I only made my daily fuel burn, of more than 3000 fuel points, on 3/7 days on holiday and I’ve actually shared the most active and interesting days with you. As you might imagine the day we were cooped inside during the cyclone wasn’t anywhere near target! I used the ‘sessions’ function on the new fuel band, allowing me to record my Pilates class and our tennis game (let’s use the word game lightly there) on my Nike + app, which is a great addition to the fuel band – just remember to press stop at the end of your session.
Having the fuel band on does make me think about how much I’m moving, and encourages me to take the stairs, walk instead of getting the bus, or just get up to make my bank of desks a cup of tea during an average day at work. I just wish that the fuel band was waterproof, and that I remembered to charge it more often! I’m not sure that it’s making me that more active in terms of running more or working out, however it is inspiring me to move a little bit more during active rest, rather than staying completely sedentary after a gym session. And it certainly made me think about staying active whilst on holiday to try to earn as many fuel points as possible!
Do you use a pedometer or fuel band? Do you think it would promote movement in your daily life?