I love my fitbit! It tells me everything I ever need to know about my daily activities and keeps me motivated when I’m feeling a little lazy. Before I started residency, my daily step goal was 10,000 steps per day. Since starting, however, I haven’t really had a problem with that goal (even on weekends when I have to try and keep up with my kids in my sleep deprived state). These are my fitbit logs from the last 2 days:
On Monday I was the gyne resident, which meant that I was running around between many units on different floors of the hospital taking care of lots if ward issues. My step count for that day was impressive, but the stairs count: 54 flights!
Yesterday I was the low-risk obstetrics resident. All the obstetrics units are on the same floor, so the stair count was lower, but there is a lot of walking back and forth, and running to deliver babies. I also forced myself to go for a run last night (thank-you building rome challenge). I was completely shocked to see my step count yesterday was over 28,000 steps!
Holy steps Batman!