So I mentioned a few weeks ago that my husband got me a Fitbit Flex for Mother’s Day—and that I’m maybe, sort of, a little bit obsessed with it. Well, getting to my goal of 10,000 steps a day has proven to be a little more difficult than I expected, which has only strengthened my obsession. I find it especially crazy when I have a day where I’m on my feet a lot and I don’t get nearly as many steps in as I thought I would. Turns out standing around the kitchen chopping veggies or waiting in line at the store is not nearly as active as it feels. Still, I’ve found ways to add more steps into my day and each week my activity has been improving.

Along the way though, I’ve noticed some peculiar new issues that I lovingly refer to as #fitbitproblems…


So what’s the first step to knowing whether or not you have a Fitbit addiction? Identifying with any of my Top 10 #fitbitproblems:

  1. Your kids ask you if you’re doing a pee pee dance while you’re washing the dishes because you can’t. stop. stepping.
  2. Washing your face at night becomes an Olympic sport as you need every last second to get those last steps in.
  3. You’re exhausted but, instead of laying down, you find yourself circling your bedroom while scrolling through Instagram to get in those last 500 steps.
  4. You refuse to leave your seat until the Fitbit is done charging.
  5. You’re juuuuuust about to fall asleep but you jolt up because you forgot to put it in sleep mode.
  6. Your husband can’t quite figure out why you’re not nearly as annoyed as you should be that the kids keep sending you inside for things while you’re hanging out in the backyard.
  7. You have an odd striped tan line on one wrist.
  8. At bedtime, your four year old does laps around the upstairs of your house, “trying to get [her] steps in.”
  9. Your nine year old glares at you accusingly from the backseat when you don’t circle the parking lot looking for a closer spot. “You’re trying to get your steps in, aren’t you?” she complains.
  10. You get really frustrated after an intense yoga session because, while your body feels stronger and longer, you’ve only added like 15 steps to your daily total.

For more #FitbitProblems, check out the hashtag on Twitter and Instagram and also check out @FitbitProblems on Twitter—especially if you need something to do while you get those last steps in! 😉

Also, feel free to share any of your Fitbit problems in the comments so I don’t feel like such a weirdo.

Written by Jennifer Garry
Jen is a freelance writer and girl mom from New York. When she's not knee-deep in glittery crafts and girl talk, you can probably find her sprawled across her couch in the middle of a Netflix marathon with dark chocolate smeared on her face. The struggle is real.