Nike approached me a couple of weeks back about taking part in Nike+ FuelBand challenge that worked something like this:
Take 5 x UK, female bloggers & influencers from different backgrounds – lifestyle, DJ, fashion & food:
- Melissa Bradshaw (www.decksandthecity.thepop.com)
- Reem Kanj (www.fivefivefabulous.com)
- Sabina Rosander (www.bntl.co.uk/site/category/womens/)
- Sarah Young (www.iamsarahyoung.com/blog/)
Add a Nike+ FuelBand
Nominate 1 day in a working week to feature each of them (today is my turn as you’ve no doubt guessed) going about their business to see how they clock up Fuel in their daily lives.
I love a challenge, especially one that allows me to indulge my super competitive side so I was like ‘hell yeah count me in’! Now, I have to admit, I’ve been over sharing my #Fuel count since I started wearing this addictive gadget 2 weeks ago – Apologies for those of you who have been subjected to my daily goal updates and self-congratulatory tweets. I can say in 13 days of having it I’ve been actively seeking out stairs, broken escalators and taking the longer route to any destination just to beat my own PB and today was no different.
My Daily Fuel Goal today was 3,500 (my average is about 3,914), a day in the life of me and my Nike+FuelBand looks a little something like this:
10am : By the time I’d had my first coffee of the day, checked emails and was ready to leave the house I’d clocked 820 #Fuelcheck running up and down the stairs in my flat etc
11am : A brisk walk from mine in Highbury to Holloway to meet the one like Hells Gibson for a cuppa and chat about new nail art options for the next Mill’s Meals shoot and I was up to 1,421 #Fuelcheck
12.30pm : Took the scenic route back to mine via the Emirates Stadium, lots of stairs for the taking. Always time to stop, get some inspiration and chuckle at the bus loads of tourists milling about 1,856 #Fuelcheck
12.33pm : Just time to squeeze in the stairs of course 1,939 #Fuelcheck!
1.30pm : Time to grab some proper comfort food in the shape of a well-earned baked potato at my local caff 2,363 #Fuelcheck
4.30pm: Vanilla Kipferl making, baking and tasting 2,837 #Fuelcheck
5:30pm : I cooked up a batch of warming broth with Curly Kale to top up my vegetable intake later on 3,400 #Fuelcheck
6.06pm : Final #Fuelcheck 3,512
I should point out that today’s my designated day in the week to work on my own projects, play in my kitchen and catch up with Mill’s Meals business - Hence why I’m running all over the place. Tuesday – Friday I’m office bound but even then, with the combination of my walk to and from the tube, walking up the escalator at Brixton (it’s a monster) and then taking the three flights of stairs up to my office, I clock my daily goal pretty effortlessly everyday. My point here is not to sound self-congratulatory and smug but simply put: I’m an active person. I find it almost impossible to sit still long enough to watch any film start-to-end, I love pottering about and I do walk everywhere I can but, from when I got my FuelBand, I’ve noticed myself being more active since I started, ultimately, competing with myself! It very quickly becomes all about upping your daily goal and smashing your personal best – I’ve not even taken it into the gym yet but lord knows when I do you’ll all be hearing it about it. I’m unashamedly a Nike+ FuelBand addict.