Wanna do some weekend holiday shopping? Add Runtastic Orbit to your list!

If you’re in the states, then it’s likely you’re enjoying a three day weekend 🙂 Monday is Labor Day and I wish everyone had the day off; I know some don’t 😦

But I do!! And my husband does too!

We usually do our weekly grocery shopping on weekends and also go fun shopping. I love fun shopping.

In case you like fun shopping too, I have something new that’s fresh off the market for you to try.

It’s the Orbit from Runtastic.

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This bad boy is waterproof!

Being a part of the Fit Approach community has allowed me to review some pretty cool stuff. This definitely tops the list.

I’ve always wanted to try a portable fitness tracker and this is only part of what the Orbit does. Among its main features of tracking steps, activity minutes, calories burned, distance, and what I’m most excited about–sleep!! The Orbit tells you how much “quality” sleep you’re getting. This interests me considering I’ve got two toddlers at home and I feel like I’m getting 0 quality sleep. At least now I can show proof.

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Once I received the Orbit, I downloaded the Runtastic Me app on my phone and created an account. Doing this allows the Orbit to sync to my phone and keep track of everything. I’m the least tech savvy person of anyone I know but these first few steps were legit easy.

One of the features I’ve been playing with and have really liked are the videos that Runtastic has available FREE on youtube. You can access these videos straight from the app from your phone. Perfect for traveling and working out on the go!

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I’m still playing around with it. There’s SO much fun stuff–like the personal challenges you can create–that I know I’ll like. I’ll be keeping you updated as I learn more 🙂

Have a great Sunday!!!

–Do you own a fitness tracker?

–Do you ever wonder how much “real” sleep you’re getting?

I received the Orbit free as part of my affiliation with Fit Approach. All opinions are my own and so far, all opinions on the Orbit are positive. When and if I come across something that bugs me, I will def let you know!

It’s Not Easy

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I’ve said before that the number one question I get asked is how I manage to find time to workout. I’ve always believed that if something is important enough, you’ll make time.

But I’m not going to lie, it’s not always easy.

My workouts happen in the evening when my husband gets home from work which is usually around 6 p.m. We put our son to bed and then I head out. I typically get home around 8 and my daughter is already in bed by that time. My husband and I have a small dinner and chat for a bit and then I shower and head to bed. I try call it a night by 10.

And then this is when it gets tough.

My son still does not sleep through the night. He wakes once for a bottle between 2-4 in the morning. My husband and I take turns each night as far as who wakes to do that feeding. The little guy always goes back down after his bottle, thankfully, and then wakes for the day around 6. My daughter’s waking time is around 6:30. Things are definitely difficult when both wake at the same time.

So there’s no continuous sleep. It’s hard. I’m tired. But it is what it is. As crazy as it sounds, you actually get used to it after a while. And there are worse days than others. Like today for example.

Our son woke up at 1 in the morning, early for his normal timing. Mind you I had gone to sleep at 10. He went back to sleep after his bottle but at 4:30 we heard our daughter. I looked at the video monitor to make sure she wasn’t just squirming around in her crib. Nope. She was standing, wide awake, ready to go. My son woke up soon after at 5:00 and our day officially began.

I’m typing this on coffee cup number 2. :  )

Here’s hoping you’re having a good morning!

–Do you have kids? Is it difficult to manage kids and working out?

–What makes it difficult to find time to workout in your life?

(Don’t forget, The Color Run giveaway is still happening–today is the last day!)