Fast track to nowhere

The eagle eyed physiotherapist noticed it straight away “You’ve got another one”.

“Yeah but its second hand. I got it from trade me. It was cheap. It doesn’t really count”.

You know you have a problem with fitness gadgets when you’re having to justify their purchase to your health professional. I seem to remember a similar conversation with him when I bought the Garmin Vivoactive too. Although that time, I also remember trying to cover it up with my sleeve. I had relapsed. I had only declared to my personal trainer two weeks before that I wasn’t going to get one as I was happy pairing the Garmin Vivofit with a chest strap to get all the data I needed.

And here I am again, this time with a Jawbone Up 3 ( My second Jawbone) on my wrist.

“I got it for my sleep”desperately clutching at straws.

He looks a bit confused and says something akin to…”just go to bed”. Continue reading “Fast track to nowhere”


Finding out what I’m made of

There are many things that I purposefully avoid because they make me feel bad about myself.

Ten pin bowling, gymnastics, old school bullies. I have a relatively robust self-esteem,  but there are some no go areas to which I do not venture because it’s a bit stabby. So I was surprised to find myself volunteering to have a body scan. It had been suggested before but I had refused. Mainly because I tend to have a golden rule about my discretionary spending that it has to make me happy, or at least fix one of my many aches and pains. This was not going to fit that criteria. Why would I pay money to feel miserable unless there was gin involved?

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A short, yet informative post about Bluetooth headphones that were supposed to change my life.

Unboxing the Plantronics Backbeat Fit

It’s been a dream  of mine to do an unboxing post. It seems to be a thing amongst that young and tech aware. You buy some new tech that you have ALWAYS WANTED, and then, instead of acting  normally, ripping it open with your teeth, inadvertently cutting through the instructions, lose a vital part and then get really pissed off that you have bashed it into the wall before you have even left the house and shown off with it. Instead of that you “unbox” it.

Continue reading “A short, yet informative post about Bluetooth headphones that were supposed to change my life.”