I’ve been using my vivofit 2 for over a month now and can truly say that this device has made my life easier and made my training more enjoyable. I like pretty much everything about this fitness bracelet, but still need to get the heart rate strap for it. It’s great being able to see the areas of success and improvement. I am hoping that by using the vivofit I will be able to continue to track my health and tweak it for weight loss and faster marathon times.
I shared a little about my hypothyroid struggles and had a follow up with my doctor regarding recent blood work and the status of my thyroid mid May. I have never been a fan of traditional medicine and that’s why I love my integrative medical doctor. He was so helpful at addressing my particular needs and listening to my lifestyle to develop a plan to help me feel better and manage my lazy thyroid. He made recommendations on supplements especially for my training, wants me to cut out particular foods, and told me that my thyroid levels are up. Woohoo! As a gal with a lazy thyroid this is the best news. I ordered the supplements he suggested and talked to him about my weight loss struggles. I workout all the time and eat pretty mindful, so I could not understand why I gained weight.
After a long discussion, he told me to stop eating tree fruit and be careful of my carb intake. As a runner I am mindful about my carbohydrate intake and he understood completely because he is an athlete too. Thyroid hormone conversion takes place in the liver and long story short calorically high fruits that are also high in sugar are too much for my body to metabolize no matter my activity level. We also talked about my dairy intake, which I am now trying to limit to just cheese. No more greek yogurt. The carbs thing is pretty much a no brainer, but as a vegetarian it can sometimes be a challenge. For the last couple weeks I have been eating a small amount of white meat chicken once a day to see if I start to tell a difference over the nest month.
Okay, back to the vivo fit 2! Right before we left for Denver I decided I wanted to purchase this little guy to help me with my doctor’s recommendations. I wanted to be able to see my activity level and diet in one place. I did a lot of research (nerd alert) and decided that the vivo was the best option for me because it has a heart rate monitor strap too. This little guy lights up after an hour of inactivity, tracks my steps, makes goal suggestions through intuition, connects to the Garmin app on my phone, and serves as a center to track my whole day.
Reason’s why I love my vivo:
Easy to Use
Syncs Easily with Garmin Connect App
Syncs with Map My Run and My Fitness Pal
Smaller than a Watch
Optional Heart Rate Monitor Strap
Alerts after an hour of inactivity
Tracks Sleep Patterns